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« on: November 07, 2017, 02:10 PM »

We've got the scoop on February's Maryland Kitemaking Retreat! AKA Grand Champion Deb Lenzen... and Mike Shaw... and more! Should be a great workshop, but space is VERY limited. Don't delay, get your registration in ASAP. Read on for details...
This is the first official notification of the upcoming 2018 MKS retreat in February entitled Fur, Feathers, and Figure Kites. This email is sent specially to those persons who have joined us in recent years or who have requested information about the 2018 retreat. From the comments received to date, we think that there would be a good chance that this year's retreat will again be extremely popular --- so we're again limiting registration to 35 registrants on a first come, first served basis. Don’t get left out: you will be considered registered only after your check is received.
The 2018 retreat begins on Friday evening February 16 and ends on Monday noon February 19. This year, we are featuring figure kites. Our featured presenter for our 2018 MKS retreat is Mike Shaw from Arizona. Mike will be presenting his marvelous “critter kites” -- giraffe, snake, lion, and owl. You can make one or more or a different critter. Deb Lenzen will present her feather kite (first place winner in figure kites at AKA’s 2017 Ocean City convention). Joining the feather mania thang, Alice Hayden will lead a workshop on Feathers, A Kite Accessory. That’s 2 presentations on figure kites and 2 presentations on feathers. Other cool events too. Photos and more details will be up on our web site in just a few days, and then registration is open to the public. And you heard it first, right here.

You’ve probably noticed that this email is a lot like last year’s, and so is the deal:
February 16 – 19: once again, you get to spend President’s Day weekend with your kite buddies and, just like last year, you get to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetie and NOT your kite buddies.
Same location as last year, the Turf Valley resort in Ellicott City, Maryland.
The same room rates as the last 5 years.
Fantastic agenda, including our traditional Saturday night banquet [paid for in your registration fee] and auction.

This year’s registration cost is $145 per person, same as last year. The Saturday night banquet is included in your registration. Additional banquet tickets for non-registered guests can be purchased for $50 each.

The details of the hotel are as follows:
Room rates are the same as the last 5 years for single or double occupancy:
Traditional 1 bed $95 / night
Traditional 2 beds $95 / night
Golf view 2 queens $95 / night
Queen Petite Suite $120 / night
One bedroom Suite $120 / night
Executive King Suite $120 / night.

6% Maryland tax and 7% [at last notice] Howard County room tax will be added to the room rates. If you want to come earlier or stay later, these rates will be honored 3 days before and 3 days after our meeting dates.
The cut-off date for reservations is January 24, 2018. Our Group Code is C/L #27W63C. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out is noon.
You need to make your own room reservations and payment arrangements with the hotel. To make reservations at the hotel, call 410-465-1500 or 888-833-8873. You must identify yourself as attending the Maryland Kite Society Retreat to get the group rate.
Our marvelous Saturday night banquet and auction is paid for in your registration fee. We have room for no more than 35 participants in the retreat, each with his or her own 8-foot work table. You are registered when your check is received; we're urging you to do that right away to ensure that you have a work space. You do have some time to sign up for our guaranteed reduced hotel rate for the retreat, but we suggest that you sign up right away to avoid extra costs or missing out on a room.
Checks for registration should be made out to the Maryland Kite Society and sent to Jon Burkhardt, Treasurer, Maryland Kite Society, 10113 Lloyd Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854.
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