by Thom Van Vleck
If you haven’t marked it on you calendar yet, put a big circle around June 25th right now! I am hoping to do the USAWA proud hosting the USAWA Nationals this year. I will have Al Myers as my “consultant” to make sure I don’t screw this up. Al is an unpaid consultant, so I have to be careful I don’t get my money’s worth! But seriously, we are looking to do some cool things this year.
One idea that I would like to do will require some help from all you! I want to have a powerpoint going that will be projecting pictures from the great history of the USAWA onto a wall nearby or even behind the lifting area. So, I’m asking all of you to submit photos to me or Al. You can send me a photograph or photographs, you can attach them to an e-mail, you can send me a CD with photos, just get them in and we’ll put them in the rotation! I think it would add to the inspiration of the meet to have these photos scrolling on the wall while the meet goes on!
I will also have someone photographing every lift of the meet. These lifts plus the historic lifts will be downloaded to ONE CD and will be sold for$15.
I will also have many photos, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia from the Jackson Weightlifting Club on display! I will have a special table set up for the JWC and we will have the famous (or infamous) JWC photo album out as well as some of the old trophies and medals from 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.
More plans are coming along, so send your photos!