Geocachers often come two by two: as couples or best friends out on the trail. April’s featured “Geocacher of the Month” nominees are great examples of couples who love nature and their communities. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these international and inspirational nominees. Now it’s your turn to help select one of the couple below as April’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.
Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocaching teams you feel should be crowned.
Last month, Alexschweigert was chosen as the March Featured Geocacher of the Month. Alexschweigert was recognized for sharing his love for geocaching and the sea with others by inviting them to experience a geocaching adventure like no other.
Here are your nominees for the April Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.
Nominated by vbpad, Gwen and Terry, a.k.a. Milosheart, “have been very instrumental in the success of geocaching in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. They have been hosting a monthly breakfast in various locations in Fredericton and have organized a winter geocaching contest for the past three years, with the third annual wrap-up event just finishing this month. Not only have they put so much of their time into organizing events and contests, but they still take the time to greet and welcome new cachers in the area.”
Nominated by geo-traveler, “Team Isle, Isle and Karl, a.k.a. Charly, together count for 163 years of life. Both have always been nature lovers and are in constant panic mode of falling rusty if they don’t exercise every day. For eight years now, Charly starts his laptop every evening and prepares the geocaching tour for the next day. Without fear, Isle and Charly search even for T5-caches in their hometown of Munich and in the near mountains of the Alps. They do not back off from crawling into dark and ugly tunnels, and they don’t fear high mountains or deep canyons if there might be the chance of a geocache. Night caching? No problem at all! I remember Christmas Eve 2008 with minus 20 degrees Celsius, when we hunted through the Holy Night for a cache whilst other families were sitting in front of their Christmas trees.”
With several nominations under their belt, Frog Dog and Corker, a.k.a. Jerry and Gina, are best described by Mermaid&Hornytoad as “very active in geocaching. They host an event at least once a year, sometimes twice. They have hidden some of the most unique and creative caches and have close to 5000 finds under their belt. They encourage newbies in their finding and placing caches. They are major supporter of geocaching in southeast New Mexico and just recently sponsored an event to honor the 100th Anniversary of New Mexico Statehood.”
Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured April Geocacher of the Month. A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for April’s award through Monday, May 28th.
Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.If you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a Featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to email@example.com.
Every nomination must meet the following requirements:
Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the May Geocacher of the Month must be received by June 8th.
Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.
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