2004 Attendee and Inspiration Behind the "Intellectual of
the Year" Award, Vince Kus, Chats with TR Online!
its been nearly 8 years since his one and only trip to Serb
Fest, his attendance is still one of the most talked about in
Serb Fest History. TR Online has been in pursuit of Vince for
2 years with the hopes of catching up and getting his take on
his place in Serb Fest history! Vince was the final addition to
the TR 2004 line-up and it proved to be a great one. He no doubt
was able to provide an unusual brand of entertainment to the group
- always a welcomed trait.
2008, the Intellectual of the Year award was officially renamed
in his honor, as its first ever recipient; a fitting way to pay
respect to the intellectual of all intellectual TR attendees,
past, present and future.
His eventual return is among the highest anticipated of past Serb
Fest attendees. For those of you never having had the pleasure
of experiencing the Intellectuals company, this
summary of our exchange gives a glimpse into his unique and eloquent
Online: In 2004, you joined us for your one and only trip
to Serb Fest at Turkey Run State Park. Where has life taken
you since that legendary weekend nearly 8 years ago?
Kus: It's been a long trek, for all of us men who were
apart of TR 2004 - a trek that I have and will continue to enjoy.
I have a wonderful Wife (Kathryn), a son (London 5yrs), a second
son (Sebastian 1yr) and have been residing in Arizona. I continue
to work at CDW (5yrs), while building and working toward fulfilling
my dreams and enjoying my friends and family.
TR Online: During the kayak/canoe trip in 2004, you saved
two drowning children. Have you experienced any more heroic
moments since miraculously saving these childrens lives?
Kus: I have been dominating opportunities that present
themselves and cherishing the moments they have created.
TR Online: You had a significant presence in the 2005
Fire & Ice Extravaganza, Special Edition DVD
release. Ive heard stories of you putting the DVD to good
use in college to impress guests at your apartment. Do you still
find yourself turning to the DVD when in need of (for lack of
a better term) an ego boost?
TR Online: In 2004, you were the very first recipient of the
Intellectual of the Year Award. In 2008, the award
was renamed the Vince Kus Honorary Intellectual of the
Year Award in honor of the unprecedented intellect you
displayed at TR 2004. Please share your thoughts on this and
any words of inspiration you may have for future attendees.
Kus: For all those who have taken part or will one day
take part in the TR experience, no finer thoughts can be offered
than this: Coming from the 2004 Intellectual of the Year,
an award that today, bears my name in honor, "Every man
has the opportunity to inspire, and those men who learn the
art of inspiration understand how to create the opportunity.
However, before the man understands how to create an opportunity
he must understand his own inspirations to be able see an opportunity
to inspire others."
TR Online: Since your attendance in 2004, the dynamic
of the Serb Fest has evolved quite a bit, nearly coming full
circle to what it was at Serb Fests inception in the mid-1970s.
No longer is it perceived as a guys weekend, but
more of a family friendly gathering among friends. There has
been summoning by the TR High Council for the return of Kusseneggar
to TR. Is there hope that one day you will return to Serb Fest
along with your family?
Kus: Could be soon! I raise my head high and say "hello"
to the TR class of 2012. May it be inspiring and legendary for
you. I will one day return to enjoy and share the new and exciting
experiences of being together at TR with my good friends. Until
then, I challenge you this: Let's not be men of our successes,
but men of value - Albert Einstein.
VINCE KUS PROFILE
2012 Turkey Run :: Serb Fest - online
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