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2012 – George Emmons

Nomination letter: The Ingraham Award is used to recognize people for their long term support for the American Kitefliers Association and its goals. The efforts on behalf of the AKA by recent honorees have been very visible in their nature with most AKA members aware...

2011 – Cliff Quinn

Notification letter: Cliff became a member of the AKA in 1992. His first convention was at Wildwood New Jersey in 1996. After being hooked into kite flying, Cliff asked his wife to sew a kite or two for him. She did and then told him to learn to sew. He did and now is...

2010 – Mel Hickman

Nomination letter: The criteria for the Robert Ingraham Award states that the award should go to: Kitefliers, who, during their lifetime career in kiting, have exemplified outstanding volunteerism and service to the American Kitefliers Association, and, who, in the...

2009 – Ron & Charm Lindner

Nomination letter: For as long as anyone can remember, Ron Lindner has chaired the annual AKA FlyMart. It is a seemingly simple job — to recruit participants, fairly assign spaces, assist with set-up, sort out problems, guard the doors, and make sure the money...

2007 – Ted Manekin

Nomination letter: We are writing to nominate for the Bob Ingraham Award, one of AKA’s most familiar faces. In the earliest years of the Association, things we now take for granted were set down as format, policy, and procedures. Our Nominee served as a Regional...