by Al Myers
The strength of the USAWA is made up by the contributions of our membership. One individual who has made powerful contributions to the USAWA was recently recognized by the USAWA Executive Board and the USAWA membership. This man is John Wilmot – who spear headed the beginning of the USAWA Postal Meet Series. John began promoting postal meets within the USAWA in 2007, which eventually became adopted officially as the USAWA Postal Series. This consists of 4 quarterly postal meets, culminating with the USAWA Postal Championships in December. John’s efforts with this has allowed many lifters to enjoy the participation in these postal meets. After several years of having the responsibility of directing these meets John has stepped down, passing the job off to Denny Habecker as the USAWA Postal Director.
On behalf of our organization, John was sent this nice plaque in recognition of his efforts. We had hoped to present this award in person, but was unable to make the arrangements. I recently received this letter from John which I would like to share, “Thanks for the very nice USAWA plaque. In 2007, I started directing postal meets to continue the tradition of the International Postal Championships. You helped me by lifting in the postal meets and encouraging other USAWA members to compete. The postal meets were successful because of the participation of a great group of athletes! Thanks again, John Wilmot.”
Congrats again John – your contributions have been very much appreciated by the USAWA!!