Re: [messengers] 2015 Markus Cook Award - Call for Nominations

Date: 15 Sep 2015 19:41:22 -0000
From: nadir olivet <wooracer@xxxxxxxxxxx>


Ready for my brothers and sisters! Can't believe its been 18 years! I also Can't believe that I am part of such a great group. Truly blessed!

Commandante Zero

> From: wooracer@xxxxxxxxxxx
> To: messville@xxxxxxxxx; messengers@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:50:10 +0000
> Subject: Re: [messengers] 2015 Markus Cook Award - Call for Nominations
> 
> Who's calling???? Phone is busy!!!
> 
> > From: messville@xxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:22:13 -0400
> > To: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [messengers] 2015 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 18th 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:
> > 
> > 2014 - Jérôme “Strom” Thiriet
> > <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2014-mca-receipient-j%C3%A9r%C3%B4me-strom-thiriet-basel/797493606976746>,
> > Basel, Switzerland
> > 
> > 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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> > *Preview YouTube video Markus "Fur" Cook- bike messenger*
> > Markus "Fur" Cook- bike messenger
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvEfq-gMxZE&authuser=0>
> > 
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