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[ The Tom Turner Spirit Award ]

BASKL Board of Directors

Office Name <e-mail> Term Expires
  • President:
John Gillespie 2020

  • Vice President:
Mark Quirmbach 2021
  • Secretary:
David Bernstein 2021
  • Treasurer:
Aaron Champie 2021
  • Planning:
Susan Skinner 2020
  • Chief Judge:
Susan Skinner 2020
  • Rules & Scoring:
Susan Skinner 2020
  • Field Setup:
Mark Quirmbach 2021
  • Promotions:
Steve Lewis 2020

Webmaster: John Gillespie

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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