January of the new year saw the club at the 2nd Annual “Kick Off” Dinner at the Stroudsmoor Inn.  We find  is a great way to wind down from the Holidays which makes it all that much more enjoyable.  No meeting was held in January because of the dinner…WHAT A GREAT MEETING!


February – Wendy found herself being asked if she would consider being the Webmaster for the Club…  She hemmed and  hawed and raised her eyebrows a few times and was finally cajoled into accepting.  She is doing a great job.

Our annual “Kite Day in the Park” festival plans were under way already.  The “Old Guard” (Andy, Joyce & Sylvia) were mentoring the “New Guard” (Lori, Dave & Wendy) hoping for a successful festival.

We also had a workshop where Lori and Wendy worked on their 5’ feather flags, Joyce worked on a table banner for Meet ‘n Greets, and Sylvia worked on her fish kite with Andy spearheading the whole workshop.


March – The monthly meeting had us doing more planning for KDIP.  We had decided to do a workshop the day after each meeting for a few months. This workshop was concentrated on KDIP with kitchen inventories being taken and Wendy presenting the KDIP flyer while doing more planning for the Website.


April – More KDIP – takes a lot of planning to do a festival!  A special last minute check meeting was called for May 3rd, two days before KDIP.


May – “Kite Day in the Park” festival at the beautiful Louise Moore Park was a successful one under the ‘New Guard”.

Did a kids Kitebuild at an elementary school in Stroudsburg, PA.  All was going well until an unscheduled, accidental FIRE ALARM went off.  Too bad it was in the middle of the build or the kids could have taken their kites out with them.  That was different!


June had us back up on top of Big Pocono Mt. doing a “Meet ‘n Greet” with the “Friends of Big Pocono” group and their Mountain Laurel Festival.


July – Another meeting with a workshop following the next day.  We did 3 more kids Kitebuilds in a row…  Girl Scouts and two summer camps, July 19th, 25th & 27th.  We were busy but had a lot of help at each one.


August Another PKS Business meeting with no workshop (waaay too hot!).


SeptemberClub meeting and workshop, worked on Mega Banner / Shelter project. We also pre-taped Kids Kite Kits.   We were instrumental in helping to create the First Hindu Kite Festival north of Allentown in Coplay, Pa.   This was a very nice event with good winds and a beautiful setting. Looking forward to next year and helping out again.

We also attended Sunfest at Ocean City, MD again this year…a good time was had by all.


October Business meeting as usual plus a workshop where we worked on the shelter, did repairs and pre-taped (200) Kids Kite Kits for future use. THEN…Bethlehem Area School District contracted PKS for their After School Program, including Kids Kite Building thru out the year.


November – Solidified working with Bethlehem School District for the building of 500 kids kites.


December –  No business meeting due to illness and busy season. Due to uncontrollable problems, we lost the “.org” status of our LVKS branch of PKS. It is now “.com” and the logo link on the PKS website is now in limbo. We are looking forward to our appreciation dinner at Stroudsmoor Inn in January.