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American Kitefliers Association Inc

  • Walla Walla, WA
  • www.aka.kite.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history,
technology, and practice of building and flying kites - to advance the
joys and values of kiting in all nations

Main Programs

  1. Kite Flier Recongnision and Public Education
  2. Kiting promotions to public and members
  3. Festival Sactioning Program
  4. Kiting Magazine
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

AKA provides kiting educational and other resources world wide
A few resources are only available within the United States

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr Mel Hickman

Keywords

Self-reported

Kite Education, Sport Kites, Fighter Kites, Kite Making, KAP,

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EIN

54-1165154

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Providing public education on types of kites and kite flying
Advancing kite making as an art and craft form
Advancing sport kite flying as an amateur sport
Advancing fighter kite flying as an amateur sport
Advancing kite aerial photography as an art form
Encouraging kite safety
Supporting local kite festivals

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Kite Flier Recongnision and Public Education

Elections, awards, public education programs, and a membership development program keep members involved in all aspects of the association and kite flying.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

5758.00

Program 2

Kiting promotions to public and members

Individual contact with members via phone, mail, fax, email, and our web site provides recognition, information, referral, and promotion of kiting in general

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

35670.00

Program 3

Festival Sactioning Program

Each member is provided with $1,000,000 liability insurance when they fly at AKA sanctioned events. The events are also covered for $1,000,000

Category

Recreation & Sports

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

27328.00

Program 4

Kiting Magazine

Publication of a quarterly newsletter and a variety of other publications provide members with information on events, technical advancements, and a chance to communicate with other members.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

60025.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

AKA provides kiting educational and other resources world wide
A few resources are only available within the United States

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Financials

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American Kitefliers Association
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

American Kitefliers Association Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr Mel Hickman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Barbara Meyer

no affiliation

Term: Oct 2009 - Oct 2010

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?