10th Life Of Da Cat is a State of Hawaii registered non-profit corporation set up to manage MikiDora.Com.
The board of directors includes businessman, Steven Taussig (Hawaii), 4 time World Surfing Champion, author and businessman, Nat Young (Australia), Miki's former lawyer and doubles tennis partner, Bob Simpson (Florida and France), respected surfing journalist, author and former Surfer Magazine editor, Drew Kampion. (Washington) and author, journalist and surfing historian, Bob Feigel (New Zealand).The 10th Life's patron is Miki's old friend and ally, and the man Miki chose to be the executor of his estate, Harry Hodge (Australia).We all have just one motive for being part of this project. And that's to see MikiDora.Com become a permanent online history of Miki's life, times and contribution to surfing's rich and varied history. None of us receives a salary and our board meetings are held online using Skype conferencing.
How the 10th Life Of Da Cat Started
A couple of years before Miki learned of the illness that would end his life his friend, Steven Taussig, happened to mention that it might be a good idea to acquire the MikiDora.Com web address to protect it from being exploited for commercial gain. Miki thought about it for a moment and asked Steven to make the arrangements ASAP.Since then, Steven set up "10th Life Of Da Cat" - a State of Hawaii Non Profit in order to transform MikiDora.Com into a permanent online record of his friend's life.There have already been many articles and three excellent biographies documenting Miki's life. But there is still a rich treasure trove of film, video, photos, letters, emails, faxes, personal reminiscences and mementos in public and private collections. Only something as flexible and accessible as a website can bring it all together in one place.
There was only one Miki Dora.There is only one MikiDora.ComOn January 3rd, 2015 10th Life Of Da Cat launched a crowd funding campaign on GoFundMe.Com to raise the funds we'll need to digitalize all of the materials we already have, plus all those promised to the project by Miki's friends and allies around the world. The sum we're hoping to raise is $30,000.This is an immense task and only the beginning. Next we'll be working with a web designer to put all of this information and historical material in a website that is easy to navigate and enjoy (for you) and easy to keep updated (for us).Help us to transform MikiDora.Com into a permanent online record Miki Dora's life, times and contribution to surfing's rich history. Please donate today to ensure the success of this worthwhile project.PLEASE LIKE US ON