Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - K

A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter K including the Kitefliers' Association.

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Kitefliers' Association, International, 321 E. 48th St., New York N.Y. 10017

. . . Founded in 1948 "to encourage kite flying as an amateur sport." Publishes The Young Sportsman's Guide to Kite Flying and The Complete Book of Kites and Kite Flying, and occasional newsletters. Sponsors annual Ben Franklin Flyoff on January 17 (Franklin's birthday) in Sarasota, Fla., an annual Flyoff in New York's Central Park and every 10 years holds a Flyoff in India on the lawn of the Hunting Palace of the Maharajah of Bharatpur. No fees or dues. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope for membership card. Prominent members have included the Maharajah of Bharatpur, some members of the Kennedy family, former NYC mayor John Lindsay, Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, and Sen. Jacob Javits. 25,000 members, 2 chapters

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