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July Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

Each of July’s Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees has made their mark on the geocaching community. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three influential and inspiring nominees.

Sniperchicken – June 2012 Geocacher of the Month

Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as July’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.

Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be crowned.

Last month, SniperChicken was chosen as the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. SniperChicken was recognized for his kindness and creative ability to engage the geocaching community through his caches. As the Board President of the Mississippi Geocachers Association, he is known to go above and beyond to research every hiding location to provide fellow geocachers with a unique geocache and story.

Here are your nominees for the July Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

daggy

daggy

Nominated by Deermark, Lynn, a.k.a, daggy “has been the Chairman of the Indiana Fall Geocaching Picnic for 8 years. This event draws between 200 and 300 geocachers every fall. She helped found INKY (The Indiana-Kentucky Geocaching Group). This group meets once a month for a social and has drawn between 30 and 80 new geocachers every month since inception. Daggy has volunteered with Lincoln State Park in Indiana to help with the park’s annual geocaching event for the last 5 years. She was also instrumental in writing the proposal that brought Geowoodstock X to Indiana. Daggy has been caching since September 2001 and has almost 16,000 finds and 137 hides. Her traditional hides have 248 favorite points and 67 of them are still active. She has hosted 14 Event Caches and has found a cache in 50 states. She gives so much back to the geocaching community, not just locally, but nationally.”

 

De Wijngemachtigde

De Wijngemachtigde

“Every year a Geocoin race is organized in the Netherlands to encourage people to put their coins in circulation instead of keeping them at home,” says irisisleuk. “When the original organizer suddenly stopped organizing this race, Guus, a.k.a. De Wijngemachtigde stepped in and took over this race. But his actions didn’t just result in copying what was done before. He really wanted to take it to the next level. This year, Guus managed to get a record number of 250 participants in the race. And the coins didn’t just visit the 12 provinces, but all 415 municipalities of the Netherlands. He thought of the idea that photos of the coin with the city limit sign and city hall and/or coat of arms of the city where a coin is dropped/retrieved, should be rewarded with bonus points as well. So, he now checks every log, of each coin for photos to see whether this coin should get  bonus points. He does all this himself. The way Guus has organized everything has really got our geocaching community in the Netherlands closer, more involved and resulted in many, many fun coin logs to read. This race has given a whole other dimension to geocaching. It really spices things up and makes moving trackables so much more fun.”

 

T&AD

T&DA

bigfish97 writes, “My name is Dustin and I am 14 years old. I have only been geocaching since February and now it is one of my favorite things to do. I was introduced to geocaching by my aunt and uncle, Troy and Amanda,” a.k.a. T&AD. “They showed me everything about geocaching such as Trackables, Geocoins, different types of caches, etc. They have been geocaching since January but have already found over 350 geocaches! I learned everything I know about geocaching from them. They still guide me through a lot of my finds, even from 300 miles away. I love to share my experiences with them because they are beginner geocachers that I can relate to. I am thankful that they introduced me to this great hobby and what I am asking is for you to choose them for the month of July because it would mean the world to me!”

 

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Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured July 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, a Geocacher of the Month profile icon, and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for July’s award through July 31st.

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 geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.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 August Geocacher of the Month must be received by August 10th.

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.

  • http://www.AUgeocachers.com/ E of authorized users

    After reading all three testimonies, my vote is for daggy!

  • magouye

    I read all three and all were super interesting – but I vote for dagga!

  • just me

    My vote is for De Wijngemachtigde.

  • Coralteach

    I also read all 3 bios, and I have to say that Daggy really deserves the award.

  • http://www.mygeekodyssey.com/ Cecil-Evil GeoCaching Monkey

    I, Cecil-Evil GeoCaching Monkey, believe that while all nominees have merit & would be welcomed into my conclave of minions… Daggy is just plain ookerific!

  • Bored of Ed

    I vote for Daggy. She is one of the people who got me started caching. She worked hard to get Geowoodstock to Indiana and worked even harder to make it a success.

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.davis.7545708 Larry Davis

    After reading all 3 bios above I believe that Daggy should receive the July 2012 Geocacher of the Month 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1252214752 Kathy Markham

    I vote for Daggy.  She worked tirelessly on the 2012 Geowoodstock making sure it was a great success and does alot to inspire cachers in the local INKY Geocaching group. 

  • kwbts124

    It’s a tough choice but as an NJROTC teacher, I am going to have to vote for T&AD.  Teaching is not just spreading knowledge it is more like spreading a passion.  Kids react to what we do and know what we love -that’s when real learning takes place.

  • Kecypup

    It was interesting to read all three nominees.  My vote is for Daggy.

  • Lair

    My vote is for Daggy.  She is a strong force for geocaching by organizing and promoting events to encourage veteran cachers as well as novices.  She works tirelessly to promote geocaching.

  • Busymom23

    I vote for Daggy! She is an inspiration to cachers everywhere with her dedication to geocaching.  

  • Dr. Who

    All three nominees look like fine assets to the geocaching community but I will have to recommend Daggy for personal reasons. She, and her husband, are one of the reasons my wife and I geocache. In Spetember of 2003, we saw an article on geocaching in a publication that featured Daggy. Her comments led us to go find our first cache and have been hooked since. Since that time, we have gotten know her and all she has done for geocaching in our region.

  • Madpuck

    De Wijngemachtigde would be my choice, tough call though as they are all deserving.  

  • Johneblue2002

    I vote for Daggy, as previous cachers have stated after reading all the bios, she gives her whole heart into the caching community.

  • Thielbar2004

    I vote for Daggy! She puts so much time and effort into the events she puts together that its always a blast to attend.

  • Gadrennen

    All three very deserving, but Daggy stands out. I know her personally and if she is not planning an event, then she is supporting others by attending their events.

  • Scratchy

    All three very deserving, but Daggy stands out. I know her personally and if she is not planning an event, then she is supporting others by attending their events.

  • Sivota

    My vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde. Not only for his tremendous work to organize the, above mentioned, geocoin race, but also for his beautiful created geocaches that stand out well beyond average and are real adventures to find.

  • Leavearock

    My vote is for Daggy.  She is a strong force for geocaching by organizing and promoting events to encourage veteran cachers as well as novices.  She works tirelessly to promote geocaching.

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  • ProfessorZoom

    Have to vote for Daggy – known her for years and seen all she has done for the hobby!

  • Tammyb

    Daggy seems to epitomize what a geocaches should be.

  • UltrasoundLass

    My vote goes to Daggy.  She is such a warm and friendly lady… someone you feel that you’ve known for a long time when you’ve just met.  She was one of the key organizers of the Geowoodstock X event, and worked diligently to make it a huge success!  And she ALWAYS has a smile on her face!

  • JessJoe04

    I have to vote for Daggy. I have had the pleasure to get to know her over the past couples of years and worked close to her while getting the ready for GeoWoodstock X. She has done a lot for the local area and beond. 

  • Imagineu33

    Hands down “DAGGY” !!! If you don’t have a great time at an event Daggy hosts it’s your own fault. When she puts her heart into a project you can be sure that everyone in your family from the very young to the very old will be included.
    If you go on a caching road trip with her she will surprise you with some great snacks so that you don’t starve before returning to civilization.

  • Sporknuts

    Daggy gets my vote.  I believe the geocacher of the month should be someone who does what they can and more to improve the game and draw people in.  While all three have done just that to some degree, after reading her write up, I feel that Daggy has gone above and beyond the call.  Thanks Daggy for you contribution to Geocaching.

  • Tjamm

    T&AD gets my vote for inspiring Dustin. Congratulations to all on your nomination !

  • De broekies

    Our vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde, of course! We know how much time and effort and enthousiasm he puts into it! In fact, he has added a new dimension to geocaching in the Netherlands. We enjoy reading the coinlogs (incredible great stories) and also the pictures people add to the logs are fantastic. Even mayors are ‘seduced’ bij geocachers to pose with a geocoin an a picture, hilarious!

  • AngelEyesRH

    One more vote for De Wijngemachtigde.
    It’s just wonderfull how somebody puts so much effort into geocaching to make it a bit enjoyable!!!

  • Ogima

    And one more vote for De Wijngemachtigde. His work for De Gemeenterace 2012 is incredible. Keep up the good work!

  • Brain and Pinky

    We vote the Wijngemachtigde! He is a very enthousiastic geocacher and we love the geocoin race. Everything is well organized. The complete Dutch geocach community is addicted to moving the racecoins.

  • landmannertjes

    Our vote goes also to the Wijngemachtigde.

  • landmannertjes

    Our vote goes also to the Wijngemachtigde

  • lemfisk&co.

    This is my -well deserved- vote for Guus (de Wijngemachtigde) for his great contribution to the Dutch geocache-family.
    Guys like him makes the difference !  So many people enjoy this geocoinrace overhere and -by doing so- it attracks new members of our community…. thats why he should be the geocacher of the month.

  • http://twitter.com/TeamMMJJT Team MMJJT

     Our vote goes to “de Wijngemachtigde” with his enthousiasm and dedication to organise the race, he brings lots of geo-cachers together. Also his work improves the game because people take more care of the coins they find, in writing their log’s and puting up more pictures every day. Guus keep up the good work!

  • Indy & Jones

    I vote the Wijngemachtigde. He do a lots of work for a lots of cachers to make it interesting to sent a coin traveling. He do it al by himself. He is very enthousiast. He is the one and only cacher of the month!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TealbyOz Diana Marshall

    I vote for daggy, but well done to all of the nominees!

  • Getzie family

    The Getzie family vote’s for the Wijngemachtigde.

  • http://twitter.com/wadseekers Titus Reith

    My vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde. 

  • J Neppelenbroek

    My vote goes to De Wijngemachtigde. His dedication inspires many many geocachers.

  • Skjal

    My vote goes to De Wijngemachtigde. His dedication inspires many many geocachers.

  • DaMSWer

    De Wijngemachtigde wil get our vote. Based on the fact that he is spending lots and lots of his free time to keep all the racecoins up to date.

  • Scuba_Mike

     Knowing the time, effort and dedication she put into Geowoodstock X I have to put in a vote for Daggy.

  • The Pirate

    Daggy get’s my vote she Rocks!

  • Trracer

     De Wijngemachtigde of course!

  • Splash

    My vote is for de Wijngemachtigde as well, keep up the good work Guus! The globalrace is fantastic!

  • Skamboo

    I have seen the many hours Daggy has put in to Geocaching including Geowoodstock X.   So my vote is for Daggy

  • Tovenaartje

    After the bad experience of handling the geocoinrace in 2010, took De Wijngemachtigde the organization in 2011. He knew in a short time the confidence of both participants and sponsors of the prize to get through clear communication. Everything runs very smoothly and if it takes longer, then that is a pre-announced reason. In short, De Wijngemachtigde over and over again to earn the geocacher of the month to be.

  • Japiejoo

    As a participant of the geocoinrace I surely vote for De Wijngemachtigde. The organisation is superb! Besides this, he owns some creative caches too!

  • DummiesNL

    Our vote goes to De Wijngemachtigde.


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