Nomination letter: Phil first became interested in kites in 1993, when he drove past the first Chicago Sport Kite Festival and thought it looked interesting. He stopped and talked to a guy who turned out to be Jim Miller, and the rest is history. He started off flying sport kites and competed heavily through 1998, […]
Robert M. Ingraham Volunteer of the Year Award
Kitefliers, who, during their lifetime career in kiting, have exemplified outstanding volunteerism and service to the American Kitefliers Association, and, who, in the true spirit of Robert Ingraham, have given unselfishly of their time to help the AKA and promote kiting in general.
Award Criteria: Ingraham Volunteer of the Year
Nomination letter: We would like to nominate an individual who we think is, beyond words, deserving of this prestigious award. This is a person who has given a lifetime of love, effort, and perseverance to the American Kitefliers Association and to kiting world, who has bonded kiting world wide, who launched and nurtured a dream into reality for […]
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 of the contributions that have been made. Our nominee is […]
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 an avid kite maker […]
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 true spirit of Robert Ingraham, have given unselfishly of their time to help the AKA and promote […]
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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 is collected. Obviously, it isn’t simple at all. Ron does the […]
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 Director for what was then Region 4, for four years. […]
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Nomination letter: The Ingraham Award recognizes those who have volunteered unselfishly to help the AKA and to promote kiting in general. Our nominee has done all that and more. For who has given more of their time, energy, creativity, advice, and effort to the Association, and with less credit and recognition, than Susan Gomberg. Susan […]