Club News Page:
July 2nd 2018. Club members are reminded that the Essex Kite Group has a WhatsApp group where club members can advertise their intent to attend a club meeting... or not. It's also very useful to rally up flyers for an impromptu fly at a designated place on non-club meeting days. Club members are urged to make use of this facility as information is quickly spread to all included group members.
To get access to the group you'll need a smartphone with WhatsApp installed and contact the WebMaster with your name and mobile number. Please note that the sole intention of the WhatsApp group is chat about club meetings.
June 20th 2018. A scanned copy of the KiteWings Spring 2018 magazine is now available for download, apologies for the lower quality and late arrival. As the magazine makes clear, the magazine editor is in desperate need of articles about anything to do with kite flying and club life in general, without our members support... the magazines frequency (or demise) is in jeopardy.
Also, while we're at it... the clubs Secretary has said he will stand down at the time of the next AGM. We need a new Secretary so someone please step up and consider this valuable position... or at least a part of it.
June 3rd 2018. Wick kite meeting. Despite to low winds in the morning, we had a good turn out of members and Mr E was keen to show off his latest creation, an inflatable crocodile which should in favourable winds fly without a lifter.
February 5th 2018. Our members are planning a Cody meeting in honour of Samuel Franklin Cody, born March 6th 1867 and who tragically fell to his death on August 7th 1913. Any club members who are interested in bringing their Cody kites along to celebrate Cody's achievements, please contact us. Date is as yet to be set.
January 10th 2018. Parking at Hainault Forest Country Park. There has been considerable chat on WhatsApp as you can no longer pay by cash at a machine. Your options are, pay by smartphone or use the RingGo Mobile App which you have to first register.. which I believe you can also set up on a PC. It's all Gobbledygook to me, so if anyone has further information or can take a clear picture of instructions of ways to pay from that car park, it may help others in advance.
January 3rd 2018. The clubs forum use has been changed to an information only site due to lack of use. These days people find it hard to keep tabs on all their social networks and our forum came low on their list of favourites. For now it will remain open to view previously posted content, no posts or replies can be made. Continue to use the clubs Facebook site, look here for news and updates or alternatively you can submit content to the clubs 'Kite Wings' magazine. Event reviews can be posted here, just send me the details, pictures etc. & I'll do the rest. Mark
January 1st 2018. The Essex Kite Group celebrated the new year with it's annual New Years Day Fly-In at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. Several club members turned out and while deltas ruled the skies, the power kites provided more ground level entertainment. It was a good social event and ended with a bit of a fizz and a bang.
Next club meeting: Sunday 15th July 2018 - Loughton Fun Day (Jessel Green) - IG10 2EQ
Old Codgers meetings: Meetings most Tuesdays at either Hainault or Thorndon Country Parks.