Form A Kite Club
Why not form a club? Something shared brings greater pleasure to all concerned. It is
hoped that this section may serve to show the way in which to start a club, and also
indicate its aims and activities. First and obviously, a club must have members.
A club is defined as 'a group of persons possessing common or similar interests or
occupations, who unite as an organized society' (Universal English Dictionary). But one's
ideas of those interests should not be too narrow.
These are divided into two classes: constructional and operational. Both provide fine
opportunities for demonstrating skill in the making and flying of kites. The first class
is similar in many respects to the exhibition previously described, the difference being
that the competitive element is now more in evidence.
A hunt for buried treasure is always a popular game, and this one
will arouse a great deal of interest. The organizer hides a small box containing the
treasure or prize. Maps are drawn on small pieces of paper, which give clues to the
whereabouts of the treasure.
These are best staged on a large open site, which allows room for manoeuvres and for
onlookers. But however good the site is, it is only a background for the displays. The
most important thing is that the latter should be as effective as possible, and this is
the intent of the following suggestions.
A small magazine, printed on a duplicator could be an interesting and
successful project. It could be published once a quarter or even annually. One way of
meeting the cost of production would be to make it a charge upon club funds.
19 Great Kites to Make