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

Date: 8 Sep 2012 15:57:57 +0200
From: Lane Dell <grubeegroova@xxxxxxxxx>


Seconded. Strom is god!

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, kai edel wrote:

>
>
> 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!
>
> ...to the heart, kai
>
>
>
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> > Datum: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:25:50 -0700 (PDT)
> > Von: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx <javascript:;>>
> > An: Messenger list <messengers@xxxxxxxxx <javascript:;>>
> > Betreff: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations
>
> > http://messmedia.org/2012/09/05/201mca-noms-call/
> >
> >
> > 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:Markus "Fur" Cook- bike messenger<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvEfq-gMxZE>
> > (Apologies for the video quality)
> >
> >
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