Join or Renew your American Livebearer Association
This organization is the American Livebearer Association, Inc. It is a non-profit corporation originally formed under the Iowa Non-Profit Corporation Act of Nov. 22, 1974. The non-profit corporate entity was transferred and effective Feb. 2, 2001 becoming a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation under Michigan Public Act 162.
Membership Member Benefits:
Membership in the ALA is open to any interested club, individual or household on a yearly basis, and is non-transferable.
- A one year subscription to our Livebearers Journal publication, published quarterly in a full color PDF document, which includes articles for all levels of livebearer hobbyists.
- A one year subscription to our e-Trader, a monthly business newsletter distributed by MailChimp e-mail, including news and updates on .our annual convention, board committee reports, and our .exclusive “Trading Post” for sale and purchase of rare and unusual livebearer species
- Access to our 47-year back issue library (over 225 issues of Livebearers), downloadable for printing for personal use.
- Access to our 7 Special Publications, a compilation of Livebearer journal articles covering specific species (Goodeids, Xiphophorus , Guppies, Poecilia, for example) downloadable for printing for personal use
- Full access to the ALA website
- Participation in our Breeders Award Program (BAP) and Brood Record Program (BRP)
- Participation in our Species Maintenance Program (SMP) for domestic and wild-type livebearers
- Membership in the North American Goodeid Working Group (NAGWG) for long-term maintenance of at risk in the wild Mexican Goodied species
- Discounted registration to our Annual Convention
- The privilege to run for office and vote in ALA elections; hold a committee chair position reporting to the BOD, and membership in these committees.
Your dues also support our Vern Parish Research Fund (VPF), which supports scientific research on livebearer species, and Langhammer Fund for Conservation (LFC)
ALA Membership is now by annual subscription. You will be notified by PayPal when your membership renewal is due. Your current e-mail address is required since we now distribute the quarterly Livebearers Journal and the monthly e-Trader by e-mail.