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Greetings everyone! Just wanted to reach out to everyone and remind them that Early Registration is open for the Annual Convention in Ocean City, Maryland.  Hurry and register now, these savings will no longer be available after August 15th.  Head on over to the members only page of to find out how to sign up. If you have any questions about how to sign up, call or email us ASAP and we will help you out.

Want to find out more about who is going, or who is running the workshops? Have a look at the AKA Blog.  ( )  We are featuring interviews with presenters, past competitors, vendors, and others!  Maybe you will learn something new about what someone you thought you knew well.

This a reminder that now is the time to make it known if you are interested in running for one of the various positions on the Board of Directors. Elections are upon us! We are looking for intrepid folks that either want to be President or are wanting to represent their region in the following regions 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. If you have any questions about what it takes to be in one of these positions don’t hesitate to reach out and ask either the current member serving, or drop us a line. If you would like to run, please email nominations@ aka. kite .org.

Don’t forget that we are also taking nominations for the various awards that are handed out at the annual convention. You know someone… someone in our organization that deserves to be recognized. They go above and beyond showing their dedication to kiteflying. Should they be recognized as the kiteflier of the year? The Regional Director of the year? Or the Kite Artist of the year?  find out more at:
If you would like to nominate someone for one of the awards there are a few ways you can let us know. Contact your Regional Director or anyone on the Board of Directors. (The president and the Executive Director love it if you email them!  president@ aka .kite .org / xd@ aka .kite .org) or you can use this google form:
Hope you are having a wonderful summer flying kites! Don’t forget to share the journey with those around you.
Nic O’Neill
President – American Kitefliers Association