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January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

January’s featured nominees are fabulous examples of uniquely talented geocachers. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three helpful, innovative, and creative nominees.  Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as January’s featured “Geocacher of the Month.”

AbbeyAckbar, December Featured Geocacher of the Month

Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be the featured “Geocacher of the Month.” Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.

Last month, AbbeyAckbar was chosen as the December Featured Geocacher of the Month. AbbeyAckbar, a geocaching couple, was recognized for organizing some of the most creative and popular events in Dublin, Ireland. They were also acknowledged for their consistent willingness to assist geocachers in need. Congratulations again to AbbeyAckbar and all other December nominees.

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

Bloodhounded

Bloodhounded

 

Nominated by BigAI437, “Kevin has not only started the geocaching blog, Cachecrazy.com, that reaches international geocachers, but he is constantly getting involved with the local community. Recently he set up a geocaching day for a group of local Girl Scouts. He took them out to find some caches after teaching them all about geocaching. Kevin made sure that these young girls had lots of fun and learned about a new sport that is not only fun, but takes you to places that you might have never visited. I am totally inspired by his commitment to geocaching, the geocaching community, and to his local community.”

 

SerenityNow

SerenityNow

Nominated by TeamDotOne, “SerenityNow is responsible for the largest annual events in Ohio known affectionately as the Grand Caching Events (GCE). An example of one of these events is CSI: Cleveland.  Not only do to they go way out of their way to host the best events ever but they always seem to come up with something new each and every year to make people want to keep coming back. We have spent countless hours enjoying their company, enjoying their events, enjoying their caches and most importantly, enjoying their friendship.”

 

 

 

 

Memomls

Memomls

Nominated by Horseshoechamp, “Memomls has put on many 101 events and always embraces new cachers with her friendly charm. She is the back bone of North Florida and is known far and wide for her giving- not only her knowledge but her wisdom of caching to all she comes in contact with. Memomls is part owner in a starting Geo-Business here in North Florida called The Cache Station which supplies all sorts of items for both new and old cachers alike. She looks out for many geocachers and willingly hosts events for different people’s accomplishments, even when they are new to geocaching.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured January “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 January’s award through Monday February 6th.

Geocacher of the Month Geocoin

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 February Geocacher of the Month must be received by February 17th.

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.

  • Helenb123

    Serenitynow gets my vote!

  • n’Amaze

    MEMOMLS is a blessing to us all!  Her dedication, enthusiasm and love for the sport are inspiring and contagious to her fellow cachers.  She is always willing to lend a hand to her fellow cacher, whether it is caching related or not!  She shares her knowledge with hosting as many 101 events as she can as well as comes up with the most creative events for everyone to enjoy.  If you need anything you know give her a call because even if she can’t help you she will know who can!  Always wanting to help her community, friends and people she just meet, MEMOMLS is a wonderful role model for us all!

  • catgar7

    SerenityNow gets my vote.  I have heard good things about their events!

  • nobody8

    I vote for serenity now great people

  • HooverFamily2006

    SerenityNow has my vote!

  • Tallahassee-Lassie

    Memomls!

  • Duffysims

    SerenityNow!!

  • Duffysims

    Serenity Now

  • billguru

    Definitely SerenityNow

  • BigBill54

    I vote for SerenityNow.
    They have brought much enjoyment to the sport/game and are always looking for ways to include others in the fun.
    It’s never about them. They are intent on making events fun for everybody – regardless of experience or ability.

  • Anonymous

    My vote is for SerenityNow.

    When I first started geocaching 2 years ago and only had 2 finds under my belt, I decided to attend a local geocaching get-together.  I was delighted to meet SerenityNow at this event, and they were very patient in answering my many questions about the sport/game/hobby.  They are so welcoming to everyone new to geocaching.

    As many others have commented, their “Grand Caching Events” are eagerly anticipated by everyone who has ever attended (or even heard of) one.  Their hard work and creativity are unmatched!

    I have also had the opportunity to go on a weekend cache run with them.  What a fun time that was!  They are truly a fun-loving couple!

    What does it take to become a featured geocacher of the month?  Their long term interest in geocaching, their friendliness and sense of humor, their many “Grand Caching Events” and hundreds of geocache hides make SerenityNow my choice.  There is no one that has contributed more to the enjoyment of geocaching for so many than they have.

  • Michelle n Tim Lowry

    We vote for Memomls.  She is a very special person and deserves kudos

  • Peg Gisleson

    I vote for Memomls as she has the most fantastic events and caches.  She is a joy to around and makes you very at ease when you first meet her.

  • Copperkeys824u

    My vote is for Memomls. She is great for what she does for our NE Florida cachers. Very dedicated and compassionate in helping to make caching very exciting, ie. Geo Xtreme Races..even tho I don’t win I still enjoy her efforts.

  • 2Hillbillies

    I vote for  MEMOMLS because she is a wonderful person.


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