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BASKL Board of Directors

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 President: John Gillespie 2020

 Vice President: Mark Quirmbach 2019
 Secretary: Brian Setterberg 2019
 Treasurer: Aaron Champie 2019
 Planning: Susan Skinner 2020
 Chief Judge: Susan Skinner 2020
 Rules and Scoring: TBD  
 Festivals: Steve Lewis 2020
 Field Setup: Mark Quirmbach 2019
 Promotions: David Bernstein 2020
 Master of Sound: TBD  

Webmaster: Chuck Sigal

The Tom Turner Spirit Award

The Tom Turner Spirit Award

"This special award is presented to an individual who unselfishly shares the joy of flying with others."

Tom was a man with spirit. When you met this man you knew right away that he would have an impact on your life, he just had that way about him. A brief encounter with Tom was all you needed to know that you had just met someone very special and would want him as a friend. He was fun to be with, a happy guy, someone you could share your failures and successes with. Tom was a kite flier; he loved the sport for the fun, for the people and for the new challenges that came with it. On or off the flying field Tom was a person who gave of himself, not wanting anything in return. Truly a person missed by everyone who knew him. Tom passed away on July 4th, 1996 on the kite field at a local Bay Area festival doing what he loved best, flying kites.


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