Congratulations to Jeff Kidwell from Wimauma, FL for being the August 2009 Member of the Month. There were about a dozen worthy members considered for this honor. Jeff has been a member since 2004 and has faced challenges every year finding MECA events in his area. He's had to travel, more than most, to earn points in SQL Sound Quality contests. He's always at SBN, and we talk about having more events in FL. I promise him that I'm doing everything I can, and things are looking promising for 2010 , but Jeff's had to rack up the miles to earn points. Jeff was the Florida 2008 SQL Modified Champion and looks to repeat this year.
Jeff was at ESN and the Jacksonville event in August. He needs 1 more point to qualify in Modified SQ for the State Championship and the Invite to Finals. He sounds psyched about competing at Finals with his 2006 Silver Jeep Commander. Jeff uses Xstatic Batcaps for reserve power. He will travel to Atlanta for next week's GA Soundfest and is counting on getting that last point. Go Jeff Go
I've had many members over the last few years comment on Jeff's dedication and the challenge he deals with in Florida to get points. We all can appreciate the investment it takes to make those longer trips to attend the events. So, for all the right reasons: dedication, sportsmanship, great attitude, perseverance, great spirit, and friendship, we recognize Jeff Kidwell as our 2009 August Member of the Month.
Jeff had the following to say about being chosen the August 2009 MECA Member of the Month:
First off, thank you Steve, and MECA in general, for providing a fair, friendly atmosphere for this hobby. The people of MECA; its competitors, staff and judges are some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and are people I truely call friends. This is a great honor to be chosen from so many deserving people to be the MOTM! I thank those who nominated me and wish everyone best of luck out there.
I would like to thank Fred Lynch, Walt Bollinger, George Delgado and Steve Head for helping keep this truck going from year to year. There are so many people that have given me good information and shared what they have learned that I can't thank them all one by one here, but thank you! I can't wait to see everyone at finals to wrap up another great season in MECA.