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. He was
recruited by CR, Scott Berger & Dan F, having been a friend
of the three in high school.
2008, the Intellectual of the Year award was officially renamed
in honor of its first ever recipient. A fitting way to pay respect
to the intellectual of all intellectual TR attendees, past, present
To this day, while many of today's regulars have never met Vince,
he continues to be one of the most talked about past attendees
of Serb Fest history and his eventual return is among the highest
anticipated of past Serb Fest attendees. In early 2012, nearly
8 years after his one and only infamous trip to Turkey Run, TR
Online caught up with him for a little "where are they now".
Vince did not disappoint!
Intellectual of the Year was first awarded to one-time TR
attendee, Vince Kus in 2004. This of course, is not awarded for
true intellect, but rather for more or less, marching to the
beat of your own drummer. In 2008, the award was renamed in
honor of its original recipient and the greatest intellectual of
our group to ever grace Serb Fest.
Intellectual of the Year :: 2004
Cevapcici Consumption Award :: 2004
consuming 20 in one sitting)
Phil" - 2004
asleep on the wall -2004
2 drowning children in Sugar Creek -2004
a speeding ticket on the drive home at a toll booth -2004
"If it doesn't fit, I'll just stick my nose in it"
make him give her a dead horse... That's my quote" -2004
TR 2004 Attendee and inspiration behind the Intellectual
of the Year Award, Vince Kus, Chats with TR Online!
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.
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