— The Openherd Team

Membership Meeting 05.11.2019

The Calpaca membership meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the month. The 2019 schedule is:

May 11, hosted by Jackie Jones at Back 40 Farms in Valley Springs, CA

August 10, hosted by Cindy Harris at Alpacas At Windy Hill in Somis, CA

November 9, hosted by Karen Kelly at Arapaho Rose Alpacas in Redding, CA



May 11, 2019

Hosted by Jackie Jones 

 Back 40 Farms, Valley Springs, CA

Do your flying fingers set a calculator on fire? Are you an early bird who loves the smell of fresh brewed coffee? Do you like helping others? Do you like spending time with alpaca enthusiasts?  Would you like to listen to judge’s comments? Do you like being part of the excitement of an alpaca show but don’t really want to show? Would you like to experience the challenge of herding cats?

The educational afternoon portion of the May Calpaca meeting will be focused on providing training for show volunteers. We haven’t provided this training in several years.  With all of the new alpaca owners joining Calpaca we thought now would be an excellent time. Calpaca hosts two alpaca shows a year and volunteers are critical to a show that runs smoothly and supports the exhibitors and show event team.  We will provide overviews and detailed training of the various volunteer jobs required by the AOA show division.  



Hosted by Jackie Jones

5055 Messing Rd, Valley Springs, CA 95252

Saturday May 11, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – General Membership Meeting

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch


Lunch will be a Pot-Luck. Please bring something to share, as well as a chair! Please RSVP by April 27 to Jackie at jaclyndjones@outlook.com or call 916-337-7474


1:00 PM – 3:PM Education Program

 See above for information


This will be a fun and interactive presentation from those who have served as volunteers for the various jobs in past shows.


All are invited. New to alpacas or seasoned old-timers are encouraged to attend. If you haven’t attended a meeting before come see why Calpaca folks are known as some of the friendliest in the industry.  You don’t have to be a Calpaca member to be a volunteer.