Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

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Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Postby SkyClimbers » Tue, Mar 31 2015, 03:02 PM

Hi there!!! :-)

I've been flying sport kites since my early 20's. But once I had kids, I took a hiatus. My kids are old enough to enjoy the hobby and help, so I'm picking it back up again.

Last year, I started a kite club in Macomb, Illinois, called the Sky Climbers. We have only had a few flies so far, but we've done several kite-making workshops, demonstrations, and we're holding our first every Kite Festival this fall. Our membership is small but growing.

Our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/SkyClimbersKiteClub
I just registered our domain and am working on a Wordpress install. When done, our official website will be http://www.skyclimbers.org/

Our festival is being sponsored by the Macomb Park District, and we're hoping to make it an annual event. It will be held in conjunction with the popular Macomb Balloon Rally. We feel very blessed to be hosting Team 180!!!

Now that we do have some funding needs, I'm researching how to make our club "official." That way, we can have a website, make flyers, pay for kite making supplies for workshops, and grow the hobby here. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

I'd welcome any help in getting the word out there about us.

:thanks:
Heather McMeekan
Good Winds,
Heather McMeekan

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Macomb, Illinois
Phone: (309) 333-8801

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Postby basicbill » Tue, Mar 31 2015, 04:01 PM

Hi there.

We had a new member from down there recently... Robbie from Hamilton, Illinois. He may be interested in your group, too.

Best of luck with the event!

Bill

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Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Postby Mike » Tue, Mar 31 2015, 04:05 PM

Hiya Heather!
Welcome to our club!
There's a form somewhere on the AKA website that you can submit to make your club official. It doesn't cost anything and you get a copy of the AKA magazine for the club.
Other than that, our club is the most informal of all clubs. We don't do much that is organized, but maybe you will inspire *us* to get organized. :)

p.s. the team name is:
:Logo180GO!:

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Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Mar 31 2015, 06:32 PM

Greetings & welcome to IKE!

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Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Postby makatakam » Tue, Mar 31 2015, 07:33 PM

Hi, and welcome to IKE.

Where in Macomb will the fest be held?
MARK

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Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Postby SkyClimbers » Wed, Apr 01 2015, 07:49 AM

Mike wrote:p.s. the team name is:
:Logo180GO!:


Er...heh...sorry about that!
Good Winds,
Heather McMeekan

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Macomb, Illinois
Phone: (309) 333-8801

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Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Postby SkyClimbers » Wed, Apr 01 2015, 07:51 AM

makatakam wrote:Hi, and welcome to IKE.

Where in Macomb will the fest be held?


The Kite Festival will be held in Veteran's Park on East University Drive on September 11-13th, 2015.
Good Winds,
Heather McMeekan

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Macomb, Illinois
Phone: (309) 333-8801


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