News from the Beach
October 24, 2016
More than a feeling

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The slow winding down of the summer season always seems to quickly transition into school obligations, after school activities, and all the bustle that autumn brings.  But here at KBIA, we are still meeting at the office, reminiscing over the past summer at KBIA, recollecting fond memories, and pouring over ways to make next season even better.  Board members have gathered together and approved the 2017 summer schedule.  The 2016 Membership Directory is currently at the printer and will be on it’s way to your mailbox soon!  Read on to hear about what else we have been up to…
How You Feel About KBIA
Survey Results
Last month, we sent out a survey requesting your feedback to help KBIA better serve our members and the children who take classes with us…we thank you. 
Among some of the biggest take-aways from the survey feedback, this is what we learned:
– Over 98% of respondents would recommend KBIA to a family member or friend. 
– 90% of respondents said that the location of KBIA is what makes it special, followed by staff (71%), history (64%), and quality of programs (63%). 
– A significant number of respondents obtain information from the KBIA website, as an example, over 90% look at the class descriptions. 
– Most classes received high marks, however, the survey did identify some classes that need attention, which will help guide us as we prepare for the 2017 season. 
– Over 80% of respondents informed us that the January mailing was not important to them in paper form.  
– The staff received excellent marks with over 94% of respondents agreeing with:
– the staff is well trained and professional
– the staff are great role models
– the staff does a great job of teaching and reinforcing positive values
– the staff is friendly and accessible
We are extremely thankful to the participants who gave their thoughtful input, and we have read through and reflected upon every response, rating, and comment.
We promised a prize to a randomly selected participant…and the winner is…
Kelley Currie!  Thank you Kelley, and we hope you enjoy your prize for providing your survey feedback!
We appreciate you!
Check Your E-mail!
January Member Letters
New this January, we will be sending out our annual Member Letters electronically instead of through the post office.  That’s right, we’re keeping up with the times – and with your preference, and transitioning our biggest mailing over to e-mail.  This will also include the 2017 Member Form, so please keep your eye out this January!
Which reminds us! Please, pretty please, send us your updated e-mail addresses so that we can ensure we are reaching you! We want to keep you updated on all the goings on at KBIA year-round, and the Member Letters are especially vital to informing you on our personal and financial reflections of the year.  You can e-mail us at [email protected] with your updated e-mail address.  Thank you!
#GivingTuesday KBIA
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It’s never too early to start getting in the giving spirit!  This November 29th marks #GivingTuesday, a day held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and after the biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement created to “inspire giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.”  Last year more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries celebrated #GivingTuesday, and this year KBIA is excited to become part of the movement. 

We hope you will consider donating to KBIA this #GivingTuesdayKBIA…donations will go towards your choice of scholarships, facilities, and general operations. 
How To Donate:
By mailed check, send to
P.O. Box 707
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Online, please click here.
Please contact the KBIA office at [email protected] , if you wish to donate by another method. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will send out more information as the date gets closer so please stay tuned!
2017 Calendar of Events
Save the dates … and please join us!
Jan 15-31       Membership Letter e-mailed and posted online
Jan 31            Counselor applications posted online
Mar 31            Registration Guide mailed and posted online
Jun 19            KBIA Office opens
Jun 24-25       Staff & Counselor Orientation Weekend
Jun 26            Season Opening Day
Jun 26-30       Membership Fee-Free Week
Jul 9               KBIA 26th Annual Day at the Beach 5K / 1K Road Race
Jul 22             July Watersports, Awards & BBQ
Jul 22             KBIA Seaside Celebration
Jul 26             MIRC Sailing Race at KBIA
Aug 11           Laser Regatta at KBIA
Aug 19           August Watersports, Awards & BBQ
Aug 19           Annual KBIA Membership Meeting @ 1PM