2013

January, 2013

In lieu of the January business meeting, the club went to the 3rd Annual Kick-off Appreciation Dinner held at the Stroudsmoor
Inn in the Poconos.  This is a great way to start the year and makes for a very interesting “meeting”.  Great food and friends.

 

February, 2013

A plea for help on how to put on a kite festival was received from  St. Martin’s Church in Mountain Top, PA.

Member Dale Wettstein passed away.

We had web problems.  Somehow LVKS lost its domain name.  It was fixed and the new web name is www.lehighvalleykitesociety.com.  We use this website as Pocono Kite Symphony’s archive site.

 

 March, 2013

Andy and Sylvia made a road trip to visit Mountain Top, saw the fields and met with the township and church rep.

The club held another workshop to pre-tape kids kite kits.  This makes it easier for all involved with kids kite building.  1/3 less work onsite.

 

April, 2013

The “new guard”, Wendy, Dave and Lori, were well under way with planning KDIP… More road signs were made, people contacted for sponsorship, assignments of responsibilities was established.

 

May, 2013

While loading trucks and vans with club stuff, a special meeting of KDIP was held.

The 23rd Annual Kite Day in the Park was held on May 4th.  It is always a lot of work but this year proved well worth it.

Joyce had arranged for the club to do kids kite building for the Bethlehem Area School “After School Program”.  We did kite building on May 7, 9, and 14 at various elementary schools. This was a new venture and seemed to be well received.  The possibility of doing it again next year remains promising.

 

June, 2013

PKS members were once again found atop Big Pocono Mt. for the “Friends of Big Pocono” Mountain Laurel Festival.  We enjoy doing the “Meet ‘n Greet” there and actually got to fly our own kites this year.

 

 July, 2013

The meeting and workshops were cancelled due to various reasons.

 

August, 2013

The monthly business meeting and workshop weekend was held on August 8th & 9th.  A good majority of the meeting was spent giving new member, Rich Evans, guidelines, hints and tips as well as dos and don’ts for his Mountain Top Kite Festival to be held in September 2013.

September 2013

September was a busy and fun-filled month.  First up was the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America & Anoopam Mission 2nd Annual Kite Festival  held September 8th.  It was a beautiful day with some good wind.  A few of our members took on the challenge of launching some of our larger kites for display.

Our monthly business meeting and workshop were held on September 13th & 14th.  During the meeting and workshop preparations were made for attending Sunfest in Ocean City, MD the weekend of September 20th.

Hot on the heels of a fantastic weekend in Ocean City, MD, PKS attended and helped spearhead the new Mountain Top Kite Festival.  Even though Mother Nature didn’t come through with our request for wind that day, we had a great time and made lots of new friends.  The kids kite building was a huge success.

 

October 2013

We held our monthly meeting and workshop on October 11th & 12th.

We were welcomed back to hold additional kid’s kite builds for the Bethlehem Area School District After School Program.  Kite builds were held and 4 different Bethlehem elementary schools on October 4, 16, 17 and 21.

 

November 2013

We held our monthly business meeting and workshop on November 8th & 9th.

 

December 2013

We has a special, impromptu meeting on December 7th.  Andy and Sylvia delivered kites donated to the Toys for Tots program.