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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,...

2011 – Meg Albers

Nomination letter: The Edeiken award has been presented in the past, to kiters who contributed to our community by traveling on cultural exchanges, writing, organizing events, teaching, researching our kite history, and facilitating non-profits to promote or preserve...

2010 – Peter Lynn

Nomination letter: We nominate Peter Lynn for the AKA’s highest award — the Steve Edeikin Memorial Kiteflier of the Year Award for his incredible lifetime of achievements in the kiting world. Today, if you search the web for kite related webpages about Peter...

2009 – Bill Bigge & Steve Ferrel

Bill Bigge Nomination letter: This to nominate for the 2009 Steve Edeiken Memorial Kiteflier of the Year Award our longtime friend WILLIAM R. BIGGE. Though Bill is one of the most reticent kitefliers among us, we hope with this nomination to bring attention to his...

2008 – John Barresi

Nomination letter: Steve Edeiken was a sport kite flier. So it seems appropriate to nominate for this award, the most successful and visible sport kiter in our AKA community. Lifetime Achievement awards are often presented to our older members. But some fliers start...