An event is only as good as the people involved. Here are some of the folks behind the scenes.
John has been a member of the SOKF for the last three years and promptly reformatted our Saturday night auction into a far more efficient and successful production. He has also been involved in organizing the Banquet which accompanies the Auction. John is a member of the American Kitefliers Association (AKA), director of the Janice Curtis Memorial Bird Sanctuary nonprofit, and co-director of the local cribbage club. “I love the people I work with; they inspire me to do my best.”
Sales subcommittee chairperson. Retired as postmaster, USPS. This is her second term as Co-Chairperson.
Senior at Brookings Harbor High School. 2nd year enrolled in Leadership class and second term as SOKF Secretary.
Volunteer for numerous non-profits. Worked at Les Schwab Warehouse, Inc. and Koret of California as a financial and IT manager.
LaVeeta has been a member of the Committee for the last four years and digs in to do more than her share of the ‘grunt work’ to make the Festival happen. She helps produce the fliers’ welcome dinner on Friday night and operates the Fliers’ and Volunteers’ Cafe on Saturday and Sunday. LaVeeta retired as a teacher’s aide from an elementary school and found the SOKF inspirational because of the children’s kite making workshops and bringing children outdoors at an early age to fly kites. She’s also an experienced kite watcher (“I love to watch kites as they are flying, all the different colors, shapes, and sizes”) and is a member of the AKA and the regional kite club.
Eleanor, in addition to her full-time job, has been a member of the Committee for the last 4 years and manages and operates both the fliers’ welcome dinner on Friday night and the Fliers’ and Volunteers’ Cafe for Saturday’s and Sunday’s lunches.
Chairperson for Auction Banquet subcommittee. Retired from 25 years as a travel counselor. Served two terms as Secretary.
Retired to Brookings in late 2015 and immediately volunteered for the SOKF. Second year on Committee and second year as chairperson of Traffic Safety subcommittee.
Fourth term as Volunteer subcommittee chairperson. Retired educator. Ford Family Fdn. Leadership Class graduate.
Flier subcommittee chairperson. Retired from law enforcement. Served 6 years as SOKF Treasurer. Also served a term as Chairperson. Ford Family Fdn. Leadership Class Graduate.
Founder of the Southern Oregon Kite Festival, Steve proudly serves as the festival historian.