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AKA Leadership

Is composed of Elected Officers and Regional Directors, Elected Committees, which are established by the association by-laws and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting, Standing Committees, which are established by the association by-laws and appointed by the President with the advice of the Directors and/or members, and Special Committees, which are established at the discretion of the President or by majority vote of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or the membership.

OfficeNamePhoneE-mail
PresidentPhillip Whitaker (OK)president@aka.kite.org
1st Vice-PresidentTom Wallbank (OK)vp1@aka.kite.org
2nd Vice-PresidentChristian Baden Powell (TX)vp2@aka.kite.org
TreasurerCecilia Dallmer(PA)treasurer@aka.kite.org
SecretaryRonda Brewer (OR)secretary@aka.kite.org
Director At LargeGlen Rothsteindal4@aka.kite.org
Director At LargeLindsey Johnson (OR)dal5@aka.kite.org

 

 

OfficeNamePhoneE-mail
Gary Engvall (RI)(401) 942-3606rd1 @aka.kite.org
Region 1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 2 New Jersey, Downstate New York, PennsylvaniaKurtis Jones (NJ)(201) 921-5518rd2
@aka.kite.org
Region 3 Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West VirginiaNot filled at present(540) 586-1261rd3 @aka.kite.org
Region4 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto RicoNot filled at present(781) 925-2357rd4 @aka.kite.org
Region5 Michigan, OhioMike Dertien (MI)(616) 460-3983rd5 @aka.kite.org
Region6 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, WisconsinDale Bowden (WI)(715)  325-2826rd6 @aka.kite.org
Region7 Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, UtahSherman Myers (UT)(801) 216-4722rd7 @aka.kite.org
Region8 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, TexasNot filled at present rd8 @aka.kite.org
Region9 Idaho, Montana, OregonGlen Rothstein (OR) (213) 407-3515rd9 @aka.kite.org
Region10 Alaska, WashingtonPamela Knight (WA)(253) 841-7104rd10 @aka.kite.org
Region11 N. California, NevadaDarril dela Torre (CA)(510) 233-4022rd11 @aka.kite.org
Region12 Arizona, S. California, Guam, HawaiiDon Fox (CA)(619) 200-1206rd12 @aka.kite.org
Region13 InternationalGary Mark (ON)(647) 299-0822rd13 @aka.kite.org
Executive DirectorDaniel Prenticexd@aka.kite.org
Kiting EditorDaniel Prenticekitepub@gmail.com

 

AKA Committees

Elected, Standing, and Special Committees assist AKA in its regular operations. All committee members must be members of the Association.

ELECTED COMMITTES are established by the Association’s by-laws and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting.

Nominations:  nominations@aka.kite.org
Chair: John Layton
Elections: election@aka.kite.org
Chair: Lindsey Johnson

STANDING COMMITTES are established by the Association’s by-laws.  Members are appointed by the President with the advice of the Directors and/or members.

Ways and Means: waysandmeans@aka.kite.org
Chair: Cel Dallmer
Renewal and Retention: xd@aka.kite.org
Chair: Daniel Prentice
Industry Liaison: xd@aka.kite.org
Chair: Daniel Prentice
Club Liaison:mikedallmer@verizon.net
Chair: Mike Dallmer
International:  region13@aka.kite.org
Gary Mark (Canada)

Festivals and Competitions:

Kitemakers’ Competition: kitemaking@aka.kite.org
Co-chairs: Jon Burkhardt, Karen Burkhardt
Sport Kite Competition:  sportkite@aka.kite.org
Chair: Currently Unfilled

Annual Meeting: convention@aka.kite.org
Chair: Phillip Whitaker

Archives and Recordsarchive@aka.kite.org
Chair: Daniel Prentice

Education and Public Service:
Chair: Wayne Hosking

SPECIAL COMMITTES are established at the discretion of the President or by the majority vote of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or the membership.

By-Laws: bylaws@aka.kite.org
Chair: Ted Manekin

Fli-Tech:
Chair: Geoff Bland

Kite Aerial Photography:
Chair: Jim Powers

Kites for Kids: Kitesforkids@aka.kite.org
Chair: Deb Lenzen

Webmaster: webmaster@aka.kite.org
Chair: Spencer Watson

Website Committee: websitefeedback@kite.org
Chair: Jon Burkhardt

More on Leadership

What is a Region?

There are thirteen geographical regions represented on the Board of Directors. The United States and its territories are divided into twelve Regions approximately equal in voting population. Members residing outside of the United States and its territories shall constitute an International Region. (Region 13) Each Region is represented on the AKA Board by one elected Regional Director.

What is a Regional Director?

Regional Directors represent the members in their geographical area. They vote on Association policy issues, attend local events, chair AKA committees, and prepare reports for the Kiting newsletter. Four of the twelve Directors are elected each year so that terms overlap.

How to run for AKA Office?

All officers of the Association shall be members of the Association, twenty-one (21) years of age, and shall be bonded.Elections are held by mail each fall, and the results are announced at the Annual Meeting.

the president is elected annually by the general membership to a one-year term.

Regional Directors, who must live in the region they represent, are elected to three-year terms by members from those regions.

Elections for Directors from regions:

  • 1, 2, 3, and 4are held in years divisible by 3 with no remainder(2019)
  • 5, 6, 7, and 8are held in years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 1(2020)
  • 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13are held in years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 2(2018)

The Executive Committee is nominated and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting.

Nominations for President and Regional Directors must be submitted to the Nominations Committee no less than 60 days before the Annual Meeting.

SPECIAL ANNUAL AWARDS

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Special Programs

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