Re: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations

Date: 8 Sep 2012 13:05:43 +0200
From: "kai edel" <kek76@xxxxxx>

I nominate another great swiss messenger for MCA.
Monsieur Jerome "Strom" Thiriet.

Many of you might know him from several ecmc's, cmwc's, suicmc's, etc. 
he attended through all these years.
I guess, he is already around since 13 years of messengering and
throughout all these years he organised countless of Alleycats and events.

For example, the ecmc 2005 in Basel. Everyone, who was there,
will remember the Party on "Das Boot" where naked couriers got all crazy
and turned the boat into a giant drum machine!

As the organizer of the Tricmc 2009, he brought the french, swiss and 
german messenger scene together and created a spirit and plattform,
which all of us european messengers brought us even closer together.

But, personally and most of all, i nominate Strom because he is one of
the most positive and active people in the community.
And even if he can't be as often as he wants to be on the street anymore,
because he is one of the chiefs of the Kurierzentrale, Basel, he never
forgets his messenger roots.

You can party hard, race hard, snuff harder or just chill out with him.

Whenever there was a messenger in need, like Pablo from NYC or
April from Washington, he threw a race to donate money or it just came
out of his own pocket.

Strom has a true messenger heart, and i know, whenever i will be
in trouble, lying deaddrunk in some corner or running out of cash,
he will be on my side to help me out like he will help out anyone of us
in the family.

Strom for MCA! the heart, kai 

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> Datum: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:25:50 -0700 (PDT)
> Von: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>
> An: Messenger list <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> Betreff: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations

> It’s time to call for nominations for this year’s Markus Cook Award
> for services to the international messenger community.
> This will be the 14th year that the award is presented. It was started by
> Buffalo Bill in 1998, to remember Markus and to draw attention to
> messengers whose work benefits all of us.
> From the IFBMA’s Markus Cook Award page:
> “The MCA for services to the International Messenger Community is not a
> prize for winning a race. At the time the Award was conceived, CMWC was
> beginning to be more about the racing than the happening. I [ Buffalo Bill]
> wanted to re-establish the spirit of the championships, to restate the reason
> that we all come to this event every year.
> The MCA is a reflection of the axiom that everyone who comes to a CMWC is
> a winner, whether they race or not.
> >Markus himself was very much in love with the CMWC, and in many ways he
> was the unlikeliest bike racer imaginable. He was several other things, of
> course. Editor of Mercury Rising messenger zine, unofficial spokesperson of
> the SFBMA, leader of L Sid, and a friend to all. The enthusiasm of Markus
> brought CMWC and the international messenger community toSan Francisco, and
> it saddens many people to this day that he did not live to see it.
> This award is for people that inspire and empower the wider messenger
> community, that put all of us before themselves.”
> There is no limit to the number of nominees and anyone can nominate
> someone. The messenger community is fortunate to have many people who are willing
> to devote time and effort to improve the lot of others. The difficult part
> is narrowing the list down to just one recipient every year.
> Nominations will close on Sunday September 18
> So send your nominations to the messenger list and/or send it to my
> email.
> The basic but not so strict criteria are:
>   – it must be mainly for activities that have taken place in the last
> 12 months; although you can also draw attention to his or her prior work.
>  - they don’t have to be a working messenger; they can be a former
> messenger
> The decision will be taken by a committee of former recipients and will be
> awarded as close to Messenger Appreciation Day (October 9) as possible.
> More on Markus:
> Markus Cook at the Messenger Memorial
> Mercury Falling from SF Weekly (<somewhat flawed)
> Letter replies to Mercury Falling
> Video clip of Markus:
> (Apologies for the video quality)
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