A new Kite makers retreat

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A new Kite makers retreat

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Nov 15 2011, 06:19 PM

This is a cut and paste job from the pretty doc file Charm sent me. Obviously, i lost most of her formatting.
I will post more info as I get it.

Al
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                                                  KITE RETREAT 2012


                                      KITES OVER PERE MARQUETTE,
                                                           GRAFTON, Il.
                                           MARCH 23, 24, 25, 2012


                  PACK YOUR BAGS, SEWING MACHINE AND KITE STUFF
 
COME TO OUR FIRST KITE RETREAT ON THE BEAUTIFUL ILLINOIS RIVER
                                   At Pere Marquette State Park and Lodge 

        ONE HOUR FROM ST. LOUIS OR ONE HOUR FROM SPRINGFIELD, IL.
            
                                               **********************************
This is an all inclusive week end which includes:
  
               2 NIGHTS OF LODGING
  
              FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET
  
              SATURDAY BREAKFAST
  
              SATURDAY LUNCH
  
              SATURDAY DINNER
  
              SUNDAY BREAKFAST
  
              SUNDAY LUNCH


AT PERE MARQUETTE LODGE, YOU WILL ENJOY THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES AND SERVICES:
 

SOCIALIZE WITH KITEMAKING FRIENDS
 
A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT
 
GOOD LODGING
 
COMPLIMENTARY HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET
 
COMPLIMENTARY USE OF THE FITNESS CENTER, INDOOR POOL, SAUNA AND HOT TUB, I have personally checked these out.


 MARY MICHELLE WINERY TASTING ROOM & FOUNTAIN PATIO,
 
BRUSSELS TERRACE OVER LOOKING THE ILLINOIS RIVER, 
PERFECT SUNSET VIEWING
  
GIFT SHOP, 
LIFE SIZE CHESS SET IN THE GREAT ROOM/LOBBY,
 BOARD GAMES, SHUFFLEBOARD.

 Relax in front of the enormous fire places, a great place to just sit and talk.
 
 Or maybe you would like to go outside for TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL, HORSESHOES, HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS , also fishing. All within walking distance.
Best of all we have a large flying field right outside the lodge to fly our creations. Beautiful view of the River and plenty of room to fly. 




INSTRUCTORS:
  

BARBARA MEYERS, AKA PRESIDENT AND RENOWNED KITE MAKER.
 Barbara will be instructing you to build a box Genki. Flies great. No keels, it has a 2-point bridle so it is very easy to adjust.  The kite is 33" tall and 110" wide, lots of room to add your personal touch.  The 2 box fronts add a peek-a-boo effect to your center graphic.  Kit will include fabric from one solid color sail and tails.  Student should bring additional fabric for decoration Only 15 students and all kits must be ordered in advance. Cost is $55.

  

KEN MCNEILL OF BLUE MOON KITES.
Ken has been building kites for as long as I can remember Ken primarily builds sport kites, but in-between he manages to build some very nice single line kites. Go to:  http://www.bluemoonkites.com to see some of his works of art. 
Ken will be building one of his single line selections. Details will follow.



Ron and Charm Lindner
Ron and Charm have been members of the AKA and The St Louis Gateway kite club for over 23 years. Ron was past president of the gateway kite club. Ron and C harm were the recipients of the Robert Ingraham Award in 2009 For outstanding contributions to the AKA and Charm and Ron both received the Volunteer of the year for the AKA in 2008

Ron has taught classes here at the kite club and for a # of years at the MAKA .
Charm is the protégé of Charlie Sotich, the famous or notorious miniature kite maker, however you like to think of him. Charm has also taught at MAKR, AKA conventions, and holds numerous classes thru out the year for school kids and adults alike. Charm is an award-winning artist in her own right. See her at: http://charmsart.net 
  
Ron Lindner
Ron will be working with bamboo and old videotape to create hummers to add character to your kites. All material to be furnished.

   CHARM LINDNER
Charm will be having her miniature table open all week end and will also be doing a class on using Styrofoam plates and trays to make a twirling kite. An Origami kite and an oriental paper cut kite. If you have never attended one of charms classes you are in for a treat. A fun time is had by all.   


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Weekend Schedule 

FRIDAY NIGHT 5PM AND ON, CHECK IN & REGISTRATION
 RAFFLE DROP-OFF
  6PM BUFFET

SATURDAY CLASSES AND RAFFLE

SUNDAY AM CLASSES

SUNDAY PM, CHILDREN KITE MAKING AND FLY
For those of you who can stay we will be hosting a kite making and fly for the local kids. We feel this will be a great kick off for kite month which is in April, Charm will be making kites inside and Ron will be flying outside along with anybody else who would like to join in.


***********************************************

This is an all inclusive week end which includes:

  2 NIGHTS OF LODGING
  
  FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET
  
  SATURDAY BREAKFAST
  
  SATURDAY LUNCH
  
  SATURDAY DINNER
  
  SUNDAY BREAKFAST
  
  SUNDAY LUNCH


The cost for the week end will be as follows:
  
 SINGLE ROOM-$380 
 DOUBLE ROOM-$298 
   
 TRIPLE ROOM-$250 
    
 QUAD ROOM-$230 
Costs are per person and include everything except the cost of materials for classes, transportation and munchies.

Reservations must be made by Feb. 1-2012 in order to receive these prices. Any reservations received after this date will be priced accordingly, provided there is room available.

Please make all inquiries to:
Charm or Ron at: 
636-677-3029 or charon39@sbcglobal.net    

 

 


Ron & Charm Lindner
5633 carlton dr
High ridge, mo 63049

A web page with more info and a registration form will be coming soon.
Alan Sparling

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Re: A new Kite makers retreat

Postby Mike » Tue, Nov 15 2011, 08:42 PM

That looks fun! Thanks for posting, Al.

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Re: A new Kite makers retreat

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Nov 15 2011, 10:10 PM

Mike wrote:That looks fun! Thanks for posting, Al.


Ditto . . . . it does look cool.

It just overlaps the kid's spring break for us. We usually get out of town . . . . and I probably can't get away with KP X and this event in the same month. Maybe I'll check out the resort and see what my wife thinks.

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Re: A new Kite makers retreat

Postby Mux11 » Wed, Dec 07 2011, 06:02 PM

Wow that does look cool!
Anyone interested in this?

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Re: A new Kite makers retreat

Postby Mike » Sun, Jan 29 2012, 10:21 AM

Just a bump to remind people about this fun opportunity.
The web page is up:
http://stlouiskiteretreat.com/

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Re: A new Kite makers retreat

Postby Mux11 » Fri, Mar 02 2012, 11:05 PM

MAN bummer this is canceled.

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Re: A new Kite makers retreat

Postby Mike » Sat, Mar 03 2012, 09:12 AM

Yeah, bummer. I should have updated this post, thanks James.


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