Next year the AKA votes for a new director for our region. Region 6 is: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin.
The regional director is our liaison with the national AKA.
Do we care who the regional director is?
I think we should give a little thought to what a regional director can do for us.
If we think the position is useful, maybe we should run someone from the club.
Off the top of my head, the director:
- Should be announced at all festivals that he/she attends and should be available for questions and should also promote membership in the AKA.
- Help to make sure that there are enough competitions in the region, pushing people to organize more comps if needed.
- Help to promote festivals in the region and nearby regions via emails to all the members. Really encourage turnout at the festivals.
- Drum up some sort of regional spirit for National Kite Month.
- Encourage inter-club cooperation for a couple really big festivals. Or even a really big mega-club fly.
- Spread the joy: get more people flying kites. The more the merrier!
- Maintain a region 6 web site with festival info, clubs in the area, maybe a regional calendar with times and dates of club flies. That would help when traveling with your kites in the trunk.
What do y'all think?
Don't be shy; post any thoughts you have. Newbies, please join in the conversation.
Have you had problems with the AKA?
Do you wish the AKA would do something different?
What would be good for the AKA to do?
Before Denny got so busy with non-kiting things, I thought he would be great for the job. Who do you think might be good for the job? Any volunteers?