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2015 – Kathy Goodwind

2015 – Kathy Goodwind

Nomination letter: For nearly 4 decades, this nominee has built a world-wide reputation as a designer, manufacturer and retailer of kites. This nominee first got her introduction to kiting by attending a kite festival in the mid-1970s. Soon after she started making...
2014 – Archie Stewart

2014 – Archie Stewart

Nomination letter:   We would like to nominate Archie Stewart for The Steve Edeiken Memorial Kiteflier of the Year Award. Since retiring from a career in telecommunications, Archie has devoted this phase of his life to introducing kite flying and the joy of...
2013 – Ray Bethell

2013 – Ray Bethell

Nomination letter:  This nomination for the Edeiken Award is long overdue. But our nominee is as deserving today as he may have been five, ten, or 15 years ago. We are endorsing for AKA’s highest honor, the consummate global kiting ambassador. He has certainly...

2012 – Richard & Marti Dermer

Nomination letter: I have long been impressed by the description of the primary Edeiken Award qualifications. “The Kiteflier of the Year will be a person who, during their lifetime, will have shown friendly, loving, fair, and even-handed concern for people in general,...