It's official! And thank you

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Mike
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It's official! And thank you

Postby Mike » Tue, Sep 11 2007, 08:40 PM

Our club is almost a year old. We've had a great time and we are off to a great start.
Last weekend in Mots, with our spirit and caring and enthusiasm we brought tears of gratitude to the eyes of some and left others feeling as excited and as high as, well, a kite!

We started new festivals in Pontiac and Decatur.

We are spreading the fun of kiting not only to Illinois but much of the Midwest and beyond.
We had a good presence in Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin this year.
Next year we strike California and Ohio, and we hit Michigan even harder--I don't think they noticed us enough in Grand Haven :-D
And of course, the Illinois festivals will only get better!

I want to thank every one of you for making this year so much fun.
We are still figuring out what exactly our club is: we don't have regular meetings , or dues, or a board of directors, or the things other clubs seem to have. But whatever we are it seems to be working and next year will be even better!

Ok, ok, enough speech making. I'll save the rest for our first annual picnic next month. Just couldn't help myself.
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It's official. We are cool.
This was posted over at the Revolution web site:

IKE rules!!!!


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John Barresi
Editor/Publisher
Kitelife Magazine

2006/07 AKA Regional Director (#9)
2006/07 AKA Sport Kite Committee
2006/07 International Rules Book Committee
2006 World Sport Kite Champ. Judge

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Knoted4ever
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Knoted4ever » Tue, Sep 11 2007, 08:54 PM

Go fly a kite!
Tom P.
Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

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Roxy
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Roxy » Tue, Sep 11 2007, 09:23 PM

A big congrat's to you!

Just remember I was the 100 th person. I've yet to fly :wallb:

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Re: It's official! And thank you

Postby Babbman » Tue, Sep 11 2007, 09:32 PM

October 14th, 2006 - Naperville, IL - Frontier Park... about 2 or 3pm....

Mike - "so should we form a club?"
Chris, Chris, Ken- "yes"

And IKE was born... the name came within a few days... the web site and forum went up around the 28th or 29th...

This was THE BEST thing we could have done... more fun that I could have imagines and some of the best company I have kept...

Chris (aka Babbman)

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Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby revmonkey » Tue, Sep 11 2007, 10:29 PM

I'll echo John's sentiments, IKE -does- rule. Thats two events iquad has done with a large amount of IKE members in attendance (and three with Mike!) and you are all really a lot of fun to hang around with. Thanks to every single one of you who were at MOTS this past weekend and I'm looking forward to coming back.

I think I'm even caught up on sleep now.

:SLKani:

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Jeff
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Jeff » Tue, Sep 11 2007, 10:46 PM

We like IKE!

I am proud to be a member of this club. I'm having a blast!
Keep calm, and park it in the pocket

IKE is on Image too!

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Frodos Majik
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Re: It's official! And thank you

Postby Frodos Majik » Wed, Sep 12 2007, 02:11 AM

I would have never thought flying a kite could bring me to so many different places and meeting so many GREAT friends!!! Not to mention ALL the FUN too!! :twisted: The club was probably the best thing that could have been born. :LogoRevAni: :up:

Also welcome aboard Monkey.
May Ol Ma Nature never hold her
breath on you.
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Ken

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Chris
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Re: It's official! And thank you

Postby Chris » Wed, Sep 12 2007, 05:21 AM

I'm so happy, I could :poop!!! :rotfl


Seriously, this has been the most fun I've had over the course of a summer since summer vacation! IKE has met pretty much all my expectations, and then some!

I'm very thankful for the outstanding group of folks that have become the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts, and hope we continue to grow by leaps and bounds! :up:

Thanks to all, for making this club an absolute and resounding success! :thanks:

And a BIG thanks to all the organizers of the festivals and events we have attended over the course of the season, without whom this club would not have become what it is today.

:mrblue: Thanks again everyone!! :mrgreen:
It's a great satisfaction knowing that for a brief point in time you made a difference.

-unknown

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Draftnik
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Draftnik » Wed, Sep 12 2007, 08:44 AM

Thank you, Mike, Chris, Chris, Steve, Denny, and Ken! It gives me goosebumps to think about what Ike has become this past year. You've made it look easy and we appreciate all that you do.
TTFN,
Draftnik

Ann
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Ann » Wed, Sep 12 2007, 03:15 PM

Congratulations All!

Thanks for working so hard to get a fledgling club off the ground. You have done a fantastic job!

It has been great spending time with you and having the opportunity to know you better. We are looking forward to many more events and fun times! (And remember, "yes" is not a four letter word!)

Ann

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Knoted4ever
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Knoted4ever » Wed, Sep 12 2007, 09:35 PM

Seriously though, it has been a lot of great fun! Everyone is so very nice and considerate!... except, of course, for that one jerk who likes to taunt the quad line fliers!
Tom P.

Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

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Invis
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Invis » Mon, Sep 17 2007, 08:01 AM

And just WHO would that be Tom?????????

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Nick
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Re: It's Official! And Thank You

Postby Nick » Mon, Sep 17 2007, 12:08 PM

hey mike u dont worry about not getting noticed at grand haven next year they will know we are there lol

that is awsome how the club got started. :revspin: :LogoRevAni: :up:


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