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Greetings, For the first time on our AKA Corner piece in KiteLife, I’m pulling double duty so I’m just sharing the president’s letter sent out to AKA members via email last month. As we head into the holiday season, I want to extend my best wishes to all of you out there in kite land… […]

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The Summer issue of Kiting is in the mail! It will arrive in US mailboxes by June 15 and a week later for our international members. All the great articles and pictures come from members. The next due date is July 15. Your festival can also be featured. Take some great photos and send them […]

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This is a summary of the actions taken and reports given at the quarterly board of directors meeting held earlier this week. First, good news from the treasurer. The AKA is on track to finish the year with a slight profit. This is thanks to stable membership,continued cost control, and increased sales. Second, good news […]

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AKA Corner – March 2012

One year ago, northern Japan was devastated by earthquakes and a tsunami. To commemorate this event; the lives lost; and the strength of the survivors, our friends in the Japan Kite Association are asking that each and everyone take a few minutes on Sunday March 11 to fly a white kite. Please join in wherever […]

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Issue 81: AKA Corner

It’s that time of year, time for holidays and celebrations! Whatever you celebrate, we wish you and your loved ones the best. The perfect gifts can be found in the AKA General Store. Top quality clothing, jewelry, bags, hats and more are available with the AKA logo and your name at no extra cost. Go […]

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Issue 80: AKA Corner

Closing out the year and looking toward the next! Hard to believe, but there are kiters that are not yet AKA members, or have let their membership lapse for more than 3 months. Introduce them to the joys of membership, at only $40 a year. Every person that signs up 5 new or renewing members […]

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Issue 79: AKA Corner

34th annual AKA Convention and Grand Nationals Are you ready for some serious kite flying, competition, camaraderie, workshops and the fabulous fly market? If so join the AKA in Wildwood New Jersey from September 26 till October 1, 2011 for the 34th Annual American Kitefliers Association Convention. For all kinds of information and registration forms […]

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Issue 78: AKA Corner

Educational Resources on the AKA Website Kites can be used in the classroom as way to teach physics, materials science, aeronautics, aerodynamics and weather. Using kites for education provides an interdisciplinary approach to relate worldwide culture, history, art and language. Few things in history have such a broad, positive, ageless international appeal. As a kite […]

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Issue 77: AKA Corner

Help Us Celebrate National Kite Month! March 26 – May 1st Spring is coming and with it, an exciting opportunity to reconnect with friends, family, and the great outdoors through kiting! Kiting is truly a universal activity, limited only by the imagination and celebrated in many cultures throughout the world. For some, kites conjure nostalgic […]

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Issue 76: AKA Corner

Do you know what the AKA does for you? In another forum, a question was posed: “What is the best kite group to belong to? And what are the benefits of belonging to the groups?” The writer had heard of the AKA, was vaguely aware of the discount programs at stores and was looking for […]

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