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The branding initiative was developed to promote awareness of the unique qualities that distinguish Suri alpacas and Suri fiber products as “Simply Stunning”.
The next step in moving Suri into the national/global spotlight.
What is Branding
Increase demand for quality animals
What is a Mark’s Value?
How do I get
the Mark for Use?
GO TO THE Suri Network website: https://Surinetwork.org/Suri-Simply-Stunning
Greetings Suri Network Members!
Happy Autumn to all our members!! We want to first
thank you for your continued support of the Suri
Network.This is your Suri Breed Association and the
board is honored to work with you to support our
mission of advancing the Suri alpaca industry.
It was a busy summer for Suri Network, culminating
in our successful annual event: the 15th Annual Suri Symposium and All Suri Fleece Show. The soon to
be issued PURELYSURI magazine highlights a feature
article about the event, so be looking for this in your
The Board thanks all who helped make the 2019
Symposium and Fleece Show a success - our sponsors, speakers, auction item donors and auction bidders and winners, our volunteers, fleece and fiber arts competition judges and superintendent, and our Symposium and Fleece Show participants.
We especially want to thank our sponsors and vendors,
who without their financial support, we could not have the event:
Gold Sponsors: Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas, Big Timber Alpacas
Silver Sponsor: Long Hollow Suri Alpacas & New Era Fiber
Royal Fleece Show Sponsors: Raynay Alpacas, 2 Point Farm
Tote Bag Sponsors: BI Suri Alpacas; Akuna Matada
Meal, Ribbon, Farm Table, Pen, Fleece Transport
Sponsors: Boulder Hill Alpacas, BuzznHumm Alpacas, Derwydd Alpacas, Healing Springs Alpacas, Heritage
Farm, Mazuri, Mill Creek Alpacas, Seed Stock Alpacas,
River Alpacas, Sie Sutter Suri Alpacas
Vendors: New Era Fiber, Imperial Yarn
The Suri Network Board of Trustees hosted our annual membership meeting at the Symposium.Presentations included the Treasurer’s financial report and updates of
key initiatives including branding, and the strategic plan.
committee chairs as follows:
We encourage involvement from all SN members in continuing to make the Suri Network the best breed association possible. Please contact me or any of the Board committee chairs if you would like to serve on
any of the committees.
At the Symposium, we were honored to announce the winners of the Jim Barker Award and the Judy Steele Creativity Award.The Jim Barker award was given to
Jill McElderry-Maxwell for her service and dedication
to the Suri Network and Suri industry.
The Judy Steele Creativity Award was presented to
Karl and Jan Heinrich for their advancements in Suri
fiber and its processing.
In October 2019, as part of our Youth Outreach
initiative, Suri Network hosted an information booth
at the 92nd Annual FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Estimated attendance was 70,000 youth, advisors, supporters and alumni from all over the country.Our booth was very well- received, and we introduced the Suri alpaca to many FFA youth! We want to thank the following volunteers who made it happen: Beth Sheets, Nancy Lindemood, Michelle Pressler, Liz Vahlkamp,Michael Sheets and SueLynne Childers.
The rest of this newsletter is focused on educating you about the Suri Simply Stunning tm brand.We strongly believe the Suri brand will help give you the tools to promote your Suri alpaca and products in the marketplace.Please take the time to study it and then apply to SN to use the brand.Its free for SN members!!
How do I use the Mark??
Suri Simply StunningTM Partners
Akuna Matada Suri Alpacas - Deb & Doug Christner
Northern Prairie Alpacas - Deb Wellinghoff
SuperFleece Suri Alpacas - Joy Hays Conwell
Memory M-Acres - Lisa Collura & Robert Figular
Salt River Alpacas - Liz & Chris Vahlkamp
Boulder Hill Alpacas - Margit Korsak
iMpress Alpacas - Michelle Pressler & William Ward
2 Point Farm LLC - Nancy Lindemood
Hasselbring’s Harmony Ranch - Patty & Britt Hasselbring
Big Timber Alpacas LLC - Sue King
BI Bar Ranch - Ted & Julie Ritschard
Raynay Alpaca Farm - Candy & Ray McMahan
Sie Sutter Alpacas LLC - Dawn Browning & Susan Feil
Alpaca Road LLC - Jackie Mathiason
Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farms - Janice Clingman & Jim Hellenbrand
Long Hollow Suri Alpacas/New Era Fiber - Karl & Janice Heinrich
Healing Springs Suris - Leslie Rebtoy
Sandollar Farms & Alpacas - Nikki & Collins Griffith
Hidden Creek Alpacas - Bryan & Becky Miltenberger
Zena Suri Alpacas - Kathleen & Tom Callan
Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas - Tim & Beth Sheets
Wilkins Livestock - Michael & Janet Wilkins
Triple H Ranch - Jennifer Hack
Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery - Karen Ball & Russell Ratti
Anderson Acres Alpacas - Roy Anderson, Rex Anderson
Alpacas at Windy Hill - Cindy Harris
Coldwater Creek Alpacas - Mary & Norm Zahn
Sweet Valley Suris - Brion & Kristie Smoker