Re: [messengers] 2014 Markus Cook Award – Call for nominations

Date: 6 Oct 2014 15:51:55 -0000
From: Blaize Felberbaum <blaize.felberbaum@xxxxxxxxxx>


Hello World

I would like to nominate the Cargo Bikes for MCA.

whoever it is… Omnium, Bullit, Janis homemade bullit look-a-like…
Cargo Bikes have help messenger all over to find new markets, find new incomes and helped us in a better living. Cargo races are now a full part of our CMC, bring us together through out competition as main races do too.

Blaize.

Blaize Felberbaum
Président du comité d'organisation
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Association CMWC2013 Lausanne
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CH-1005 Lausanne

On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM, Messville <messville@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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 17th 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: <
> http://messengers.org/?page_id=59>
> 
> “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.
> 
> 
> 
> So send your nominations to the* messenger list
> <http://ifbma.org/subscribe>*, or visit the *Markus Cook Award page on
> facebook* <https://www.facebook.com/MarkusCookAward> or by email to a
> *messville@xxxxxxxxx
> <messville@xxxxxxxxx>*. Please provide as much information about your
> nominee as possible as we would like to showcase profiles of many of the
> nominees.
> 
> *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.
> 
> Past recipients of the Markus Cook Award:
> 
> 2013 – Leah Hollinsworth
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2013-mca-receipient-leah-hollinsworth-toronto/649917591734349
>> ,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2012 – Shawn “Bega” Blumenfeld
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2012-mca-recipient-shawn-bega-blumenfeld-washington-dc/576771105715665
>> ,
> Washington, DC, USA
> 
> 2011 – Stephanie ‘Papillon’ Bartczak
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/mca-2011-recipient-stephanie-papillon-bartczak-london/576756025717173
>> ,
> London, England
> 
> 2010 - Nadir Olivet
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2010-recipient-nadir-olivet-toronto/576728679053241
>> ,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2009 - Luk Keller
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2009-mca-recipient-luk-keller-zurich/576752115717564
>> ,
> Zurich, Switzerland
> 
> 2008 – Martin Larsen
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2008-mca-recipient-martin-banana-larsen-copenhagen/576734742385968
>> ,
> Copenhagen Denmark
> 
> 2007 – Andy Zalan
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2007-mca-recipient-andy-zalan-washington-dc/576744802384962
>> ,
> Washington DC, USA
> 
> 2006 – Amy and Kevin “Squid” Bolger
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2006-mca-recipients-amy-and-kevin-squid-bolger-new-york-city/576680619058047
>> ,
> New York City, NY, USA
> 
> 2005 – Jean Andre Vallery
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2005-mca-recipient-jean-andre-vallery-sarasota/567749153284527
>> ,
> Sarasota, Florida, USA
> 
> 2004 – “Buffalo” Bill Chidley
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2004-mca-recipient-buffalo-bill-chidley-london/567726253286817
>> ,
> London, England
> 
> 2003 – Wayne Scott
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2003-mca-recipient-wayne-scott-toronto/567712103288232
>> ,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2002 – Derek Chadbourne
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2002-mca-recipient-derek-chadbourne-toronto/567678909958218
>> ,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2001 – Joel “Magpie” Metz
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2001-mca-recipient-joel-magpie-metz-san-francisco-us/567627616630014
>> ,
> San Francisco, CA, USA
> 
> 2000 – John Kenda and the Philadelphia BMA
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2000-mca-recipient-john-kenda-the-philadelphia-bma-bostonphiladelphia/567617019964407
>> ,
> Boston/Philadelphia USA
> 
> 1999 – Rebecca “Lambchop” Reilly
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/1999-mca-recipient-rebecca-lambchop-reilly-dcnycsfetc/567583666634409
>> ,
> DC/NYC/SF etc. USA
> 
> 1998 – Joe Hendry
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/1998-mca-recipient-joe-hendry-toronto/567582966634479
>> ,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> *More on Markus:*
> 
> Markus Cook Award on facebook <https://www.facebook.com/MarkusCookAward>
> 
> Markus Cook at the Messenger Memorial
> <http://www.ahalenia.com/memorial/markus.html>
> 
> Mercury Falling from SF Weekly
> <http://www.sfweekly.com/1996-05-08/news/mercury-falling> (<somewhat
> flawed)
> 
> Letter replies to Mercury Falling
> <http://www.sfweekly.com/1996-05-22/news/letters>
> 
> Markus Cook and L. Sid page on Tapewrecks
> <http://tapewrecks.blogspot.ca/2011/08/lsid-from-mercury-to-jupitah.html>
> 
> *Video clip of Markus:*
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvEfq-gMxZE
> 
> (Apologies for the video quality)
> 
> 
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