Pauline Glasser (2016)
In 2005 Pauline Glasser purchased some alpacas for her husband Colin as a 50th Birthday gift. Coming from a career as an Technology Teacher with a love of textiles, her love and involvement with alpacas commenced;
Pauline and Colin Glasser became members of the Australian Alpaca Association on July 1st 2006.
Pauline involved herself in the committee quite soon after becoming a member of the AAA and in 2010 became the Editor of the SQNNSW regional newsletter/magazine – a position which she still holds and enjoys immensely. Pauline was the Fleece Liaison Officer for the SQNNSW region for many years — a position she held in conjunction with her role on the National Showing and Judging Panel. Pauline is still an active member of this panel.
As part of her role on the Showing & Judging Panel, Pauline was assigned the task of preparing and implementing the Convenor Resources Workshop manual, an arduous task as it was written from scratch.
Pauline’s love of alpaca fleece and textiles opened up opportunities for her to become a Fleece Coordinator at Alpaca shows. With Pauline’s excitement and enthusiasm for the role — she easily found herself a group of likeminded members that would become the ‘SQNNSW fleece team’. The regional fleece team (with Pauline as the coordinator) have transported, counted, prepared, weighed and sorted fleece for judges at a variety of venues such as the National Sale and Show, Royal Queensland Show, Toowoomba Royal Show, Grafton Show and various other shows over many years.
Pauline and her husband Colin are the Convenors of the Grafton Show for many years.
Pauline has held a variety of fleece related workshops and training days in her own home for AAA members and textile lovers. Pauline and her husband Colin are regular visitors at Grafton elderly Citizens homes where they take alpacas into the premises for ‘therapy’ for the elderly. Promoting alpacas as therapeutic aids.
Pauline is an extremely active member of the South Queensland & Northern NSW Region, you will always find Pauline at; Regional Shows, Alpaca Displays, Agricultural shows, Alpaca Workshops, she always attends regional meetings (no matter where they are held).
Pauline and her husband always participate in Australian Alpaca Week – they attract hundreds of visitors with their enticing view and Devonshire teas. Pauline generally holds the open day on Mother’s Day so “Mother’s Day overlooking the Clarence River whilst having a Devonshire tea” has become quite a popular event in the region – there are often stories about the event published in the local newspaper.
Pauline is a wonderful regional member and an active advocate for the Australian alpaca industry, Pauline always has a smile on her face and is constantly eager and willing to help or assist anyone.
Pauline deserves the Certificate of Appreciation award and will be humbled by it as she does not do what she does for recognition, it is for the love of the alpaca!