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Japan Kitefliers Fund

15 March 2011 - 07:26 AM

The earthquake and tsunami of March 11 devastated much of Japan. As kitefliers, we all share the same sky, and now we need to help our friends in one of kiting's earliest homes. Please make a donation to our special Japan Kite Friends fund. Proceeds will be sent to the Japan Kite Association, for use in both humanitarian aid and for repairing damage to the Japan Kite Museum. All donations are tax-deductible. All donors will be entered into a drawing for some special kite prizes (to be held at the end of National Kite Month). Thank you for helping to keep Japan's kites flying! If you would like to help out by donating a prize, please contact Phil Broder. Already Jon Burkhardt and Barbara Meyer have agreed to donate kites. Kitelife.com is donating 3-one year subscriptions.
This effort is being undertaken by the AKA, Drachen Foundation, Kitelife.com and Revolution Kites. We urge you to help. All monies raised go to Japan, none will be kept. Reports indicate that all kiters are alive, no deaths, but many are in very difficult circumstances.

You can donate by using the donation button on our home page: http://aka.kite.org/
Or, by mailing a check to Box 1614, Walla Walla WA 99362. Make checks out to the AKA and note they are for the Japan Kitefliers Fund.

thanks much

AKA needs your help

25 August 2010 - 08:20 AM

If you are an AKA member, several of our back issues of Kiting on available for you to read and re-read in the Club House section of the AKA website. We want to get all of them up. It has been published in one form or another since 1979. There have been lots of changes since volume 1 issue 1. As I pulled out old issues form 1979 to 1999 it was sooo tempting to sit and re-read every issue. OK, I admit to quickly looking thru them and being amazed at the wealth of kite plans, tips on why kite won't fly, reflections from members, and seeing how the association has changed.

It's time to get our scanning project back on track. We're looking for volunteers to pick up part of this project.
All of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 are in PDF format.
We need help scanning previous years. What years could you do? Could you do 2005? Or 2004? If you have no back issues, they could be supplied to you. These need to be scanned into high quality jpg files, then we will transform into PDF's so that we have consistentcy.

Let me know if you are willing to help, what issues you have.
Oh, by the way, did you know there is a special supplement covering international festivals posted in the Club House? Look for the newest PDF, should be titled spring.
Thanks much