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March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

Eric Schudiske on March 15, 2013, 2:38 am

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The nominees for the March Featured Geocacher of the Month award are innovators, creators and co-conspirators with other geocachers. They’re all friendly and welcoming to geocachers from Germany, America, Spain and all over the world. Each is already a winner and will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ.

louwtjievdw: Featured Geocacher of the Month for February

louwtjievdw: Featured Geocacher of the Month for February

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

Write a comment at the bottom of this blog about which of these geocachers you feel should be awarded the featured Geocacher of the Month title.

In February, Uncle Louwtjie, aka louwtjievdw, was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month. He’s known in the South African geocaching community as a creative geocache hider. He’s built a reputation as a geocacher who’s as quick to maintain his geocache hides as he is to make friends with new geocachers. He’s also known for friendly advice, leaving great logs on geocaches he’s found and having a cup of coffee ready for geocachers at his home.

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

moenk

moenk – nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

@mic nominated moenk who’s been geocaching since 2003. @mic says, “He (moenk) is the inventor of the very popular “Dönerstag“, an event which is celebrated in more than hundred locations worldwide on the same day. Furthermore, he created the biggest geocaching forum in Germany, Geoclub.de. And last but not least, he was producing a very famous podcast about geocaching called, “Cachetalk.” Another nominee wrote, “Moenk fosters the community towards a healthy growth, a responsible handling of nature and preserving the meaning and fun of geocaching. The Geocacher of the Month is a worthy reward for the energy, the
impetus and the style with which he supports the geocaching community.”

 

WVTim

WVTim

WVTim – nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

wallmeister22601 writes, “Tim is an outstanding geocacher who has inspired many a person with his unique and unusual geocaches. His caches are what inspired me to start hiding caches of my own and to continue geocaching.  His caches draw people from other states that come to his home state of West Virginia specifically to search for the wonderful and creative WVTim caches. He has the number one favorite physical traditional cache in the state of Virginia as well.

Tim is one of the most responsible geocache owners that I know. If any of his caches are in need of attention he will make it a point to repair them or replace them as quickly as he can. In short Tim in my opinion is a pillar of the geocaching community that inspires, encourages, educates and gives back so much.”

Chrismaxx

Christmaxx - nominated as Featured Geocacher of the Month

Christmaxx – nominated as Featured Geocacher of the Month

MallorcaClaudia writes, “They have placed a lot of geocaches in Majorca [including one featured as the Geocache of the Week with more than 350 favorite Points] and all of them are fantastic ones with special places, great views and nice trips. When I met them one year ago on a geocaching event I found out that they are also very friendly and nice people. They have given me a lot of advice on how to place geocaches and how to do the maintenance. For me they have become very good friends and for me the chrismaxx team is an idol.”

 

 

 

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the February featured  Geocacher of the Month. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ 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. We will be accepting comments for March’s award through Sunday, April 7.

If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next featured Geocacher of the Month. To nominate someone, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com and include the following information:

  • Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
  • A picture of the nominee
  • Description (200 or more 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 next Geocacher of the Month should be received by Monday, April 8. 

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.facebook.com/Purpetrator Rhonda Daley

    I vote for WVTim. His gadget caches are always a lot of fun and he does so much for the geocaching community with his geocaching seminars, caving events, etc etc. He is always a phone call away for anyone needing help with a cache and is just a great asset to the caching community.

  • MD8baller

    I would like to nominate WVTim for geocacher of the month. He has put
    countless hours (and money) into quality caches and is only a phone
    call away if help is needed. He is one of the most responsible cache
    owners I know when it comes to maintenance of his caches, including
    the complex gadget caches. Tim has also hosted many geocaching
    seminars and spelunking events for new and experienced cachers alike.
    He does much to ensure that geocaching is a true family event.

  • seth_wilson

    I have to agree with obxgeek. WVTim helps to create a positive environment for geocaching by educating people and putting together creative caches.

  • Stramon

    moenk!

  • Hecki67

    I vote for Moenk.

  • http://www.moenk.de/ moenk

    The so called “Spoiler-Forum” is a closed user group where geocachers meet to solve mysteries together. I think we should encourage teamwork, it is an important soft skill in modern life.

  • Team Knobelix

    I vote for Moenk

  • DasLangeSuchen

    My vote:
    moenk

  • hk@gg

    moenk… of course!

  • The9Searchers

    We vote for WVTim!

  • Butrflygirl

    I vote WVTim

  • Jack Morris

    I vote for WVTim! Woo!

  • Johan_Leicht

    I vote for moenk

  • latasust

    latasust

    I vote for moenk

  • Horrorheinz

    Moenk hat es sich verdient.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1270686703 Susan Kelley

    WVTim is an excellent example of an outstanding geocacher and deserves of Geocacher of the Month!! He has our two votes!!

  • Frank

    I vote for Chrismaxx

  • grumbier

    I vote for moenk, because he did a lot for the geocaching community.

  • Die Wildensteiner

    I vote for moenk.

    I like Döner and the forum. A good way to say: Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.schnitger Manuel Schnitger

    I vote for Chrismaxx! ;-)

  • mgehling

    Moenk ;-)

  • robert

    WVTim! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kara.brooks.106 Kara Brooks

    WVTim! Made my sons birthday memorable with his night caches!

  • Die Wanderwichtel

    Moenk!

  • Kampfzwerg

    Moenk!!!!!

  • roachthebuilder

    i vote r WVTim

  • Golgafinch

    I vote for moenk. Who else.

  • DNH7280

    Vote for Moenk!!!

  • Blacky75

    I vote for moenk

  • Claudia

    Go Chrismaxx, go

  • PeddersClan

    Moenk

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.brooks.370 Jason Brooks

    I vote for WVTim!! Got to love those puzzle caches that make me want to cry or scream- But well worth getting the kids stuck in a life size mouse trap! Lol

  • andrega

    I also vote for Moenk !

  • Inem

    I vote for Moenk.

  • Karlsson

    I vote for Moenk.

  • wolle

    I vote for Moenk.

  • Tommywv

    I vote for WVTIM!!!

  • derjenige

    I vote for WVTim

  • moenkenheimer

    WVTim for all his great works.

  • Big man about town

    WVTim has my vote.

  • Papa cache

    No question it should be WVTim. How on earth this moenk got nominated is beyond me. He openly admit he spoil owners caches. He also say Ground speak kiss his ass.

  • LPYankeeFan

    I vote for WVTim. His caches are worthy and he’s hosted plenty of wonderful events.

  • Netheron

    Definitely Moenk

  • Luminielle

    I vote for Moenk

  • kirepetze

    I vote for Moenk.

  • Hakan Tandogan

    I vote for Moenk, as well

  • Manush

    I vote for moenk!

  • Sweetfairy

    moenk will do it!

  • Rom-Kat

    I vote for Moenk !

  • BigBulette

    I’m voting for Moenk


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