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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.

  • lakedawgs

    Congratulations to all!

  • mlud2000

    man, i should be geochacher of the month being my first and loving it, running through woods after work sweating in leather boots , cords, and a formal jacket with phone in hand probably doesnt look good but i cant help myself! congrats to all, from uk.

  • Keith Lane

    I vote for Memomls as she is something very special to all of us and deserves this award.

  • Renruts

    SerenityNow gets our vote!!  Their events are the best and they are great people! 

  • Lisa Lane

    I am voting for MEMOMLS as I think she is one of the greatest givers to the sport then anyone I know.

  • Jeanne Worthington

    MEMOMLS gets my vote. She is the most energetic, creative person I know. She always comes up with interesting and creative ideas to help new cachers learn about caching and keep us ol’ timers excited.

  • Digitaltangent

    I am voting for MEMOMLS … cuz its ALL about the numbers … ;)

  • Ray Lowney

    I send my vote for memomls. She is one of the most prolific and fun cachers I have ever met. Her events are not just fun and informative, they are innovative. She really deserves to be recognized for her many contributions to this great sport.

  • David Rowland

    My vote goes to Memomls. I’ve been impressed with her contributions to the caching community, especially in the North Florida area. I’ve also personnally been challenged by several of her geocaches.

  • Chuck Casson (MaddogUSMC)

    I vote for Memomls!  She is a wonderful person and keeps our local geocaching community together!  She is always there when you need her!

  • Katie Guzman

    I have to agree with Keith! Memomls has become an amazing asset to the geocaching community. Her spirit and creative events make every moment I spend with her and others that she’s introduced to me, become one of the most exciting aspects of my life, besides my children of course. :) I have to vote for Memomls! 

  • Carrollmissanne

    Would like so add my vote for Memomls,A great lady who has so much dedication for helping every one with Geocaching.

  • Funfinderone

    Memomls IS the best without a doubt. She embraced me and my sister from the very get go and has continued to “groom” us into being informed, educated, involved and fun cachers. She has held many 101 workshops, always available to assist in any capacity, is involved in a start-up company involving geo “stuff”, and how she still finds time to not only take care of her family, but hides and finds caches. I can’t say enough about Lynie because she is truly the “cache’s” meow!!

  • EJ2007

    I vote for memomls. She had done so much for geocaching in north east Florida her main events: Geocaching 101 events help all cachers alike from the newbies to the experienced. She also has done other events involving the caching community to celebrate other geocacher’s accomplishments. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1686672649 Greg Gabriele

    My vote is for Memomls. I met her when I was pretty new to caching at one of the many 101 events she hosts. She has been very kind to me and very helpful. She’s been informative and patient with my numerous questions and inquiries. She is definitely an asset to the Geo caching community and North Florida in general. 

  • Cirene

    My brother is an avid geocacher.  He has been encouraging me to get involved in geocaching, but he lives in Delaware, far away from me.  Thanks to the charm and friendship of Memomls, I have been able to find encouragement and support for my new sport, far away from my family, and been introduced to a whole new family of geocachers.  Here’s my vote for and thanks to Memomls.

  • Dj Jj

    Lisa, were you once a receptionist in an oncology office?  I was once a nurse in one.  Joyce

  • Carol Baughman/ SLP

    I would like to Vote for Memomls I think she does a Great Job helping New people with Geocaching :) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000094365769 Marie Crossman

    Yay for MEMOMLS!! She got our vote!! She gives much to the Geocaching community expecting nothing in return. She is a true “gem”. War1man and MiMi

  • GeoCacheTrioOP

    My vote is for Memomls.  She is always willing to help a new geocacher, helps put on terrific events, and is an avid supporter of this great sport!

  • BryanKF8G

    Serenity Now gets my vote. Very nice people that have interesting ideas for epic events every year…

  • Staci

    SerenityNow Gets my vote they are great people!

  • http://www.thecachestation.com/ memomls (Lynie)

    Okay this is a little weird. First let me say, that the Geocaching 101’s would not be the hit they are without the Geocaching 101 Peeps. They are a group of about 10 cachers that ALWAYS volunteer to present at the events. All I do is a book a room at the library. And if there weren’t so many eager cachers in the area, they would not be a success either. 
    I don’t know that I am “voting” for myself, but more as a representative of all of Northeast Florida cachers. It’s nice to let the rest of the caching world know about we have tons of nice cachers and most important a LOT of fun whenever and however we can get together. Thanks for all the nice comments, it just goes to show what a great bunch of people I hang out with. 

  • WHISTLEN

    SerenityNow gets my vote because they put out quality caches for everyone to find.  My kids enjoy their hides that are safe and family friendly.  We have attended a few of their events in the past and ALWAYS had a great time.  The have many hides and many finds BUT they are not into the numbers, just good quality hides.

  • Tim Whitten

    My vote goes for Memomls, We think she deserves it for all her hard work.

  • http://www.thecachestation.com/ JJDucky

    I vote for memomls. Even though she spends most of her time caching she is still a great mom!!

  • Kbelles2002

    Memomls!!! She helped me when I started to cache with her 101 events. Would love to see her win.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H4HHVXLX6YSEEB2UUGKPAOATNI RuthA

    SerenityNow get’s my vote.  They are such a great caching couple and are loved by cachers all over Northeast Ohio.   They continue to share their love of caching with old cachers and new cachers alike.  Their events are unique every year and draw hundreds of people from all over including other countries to share an incredible day of caching.   I can’t imagine a more deserving couple for Geocacher of the Month! 

  • http://www.augeoachers.com/ E (of authorized users)

    Not knowing any of these wonderful cachers, except from the nomination bios, it is very hard to make a real vote.  However, from what I have read, my vote goes to Memomls. 

  • E (of authorized users)

    Whoops!  Corrected the link (still under construction)!

  • 89GTA & GEO PSYCHO

    Our vote is for memomls! Where do we start… First off memomls is always there for all fellow Geocachers. Her willingness to help out newer cachers as well a veterans is what she is known best for. We’re sure she is personally responsible for keeping many many newbies in the game! What an asset we have in North East Florida!!

    Her Geocaching 101 events are so informative and always yield 30+ cachers for an indoor event. Everyone always learns something new, even old veterans like us!

    Her caches are top notch and well maintained, the challenges she creates keeps everyone in the area on their toes and looking forward to what she will create next!

    Not only is it an honor to have her as a fellow Geocacher but also to have her represent North East Florida.

    Go memomls!!

  • JustMe&WillieT

    My vote goes to Memomls! I met her at the very first event I ever attended and she took pity on me sitting like a bump on a log. I didn’t know anyone there and she introduced herself and invited me caching with her and showed me the ropes. She always makes sure to welcome new cachers at all the events she attends or hosts. She and the Cache Station put on wonderful events that are always entertaining and informative.

  • eyewise

    Serenity Now gets my vote!  FANTASTIC grand event each year, but they take the time to support through their attendance many, many smaller local and regional events also.  They were kind and helpful when I was a newbie too!

  • Anonymous

    I vote for SerenityNow. If you want to know about the meaning of Geocaching you need look no further than to 
    SerenityNow.

  • Happycamper333

    I’m voting for Memomls. She is well deserving of this award.

  • Sue Bourgoin

    I vote for Memomls.  She is so very enthusiastic about caching and helping the caching community.

  • Bill Norris

    My vote goes to Memomls.

  • MissLatitude

    SerenityNow are a very unique couple.  I’ve met a lot of geocaching couples and I find SerenityNow to be leaders in the world of great ideas.  When I met them, at one of their great events “Alien Encounter”, I felt welcomed into the caching community immediately.  I was thrilled with their ideas at the event and had a great time finding caches, completing tasks and meeting so many people.  I was inspired to host an event and was thrilled when they not only attended but took first place in the game.  I later talked to them and learned how they operated as a team and each person had a task.  They hosted more events but the one that will always be my favorite was Madri Gras held in Lorain County.  This event gave cachers a chance to connect with others and just be themselves, letting their hair down and showing a side we didn’t always see, while having a wonderful time.  SerenityNow’s way of thinking outside of the box is what makes them such wonderful members of the caching community.  It’s not about finding the most caches, or even the toughest ones, they make it a social game.  They give back to the caching community in so many ways.  My vote is for SerenityNow!

  • LaVerna Genest

    MeMomls was the first geocacher I met other than family. She welcomed me with open arms and made me feel right at home at all the events. My vote is for MeMomLS.

  • Codiebelle78

    MEMOMLS gets my vote!   She is solely responsible for bringing me out into the caching community here in NEFL after I moved from a different area. She embodies what geocaching is truly about…  Friends, Fellowship and Fun. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Alley/100000016797972 Peter Alley

    Memomls!!!!!

  • capjap

    I have been to a GCE in Ohio …the year they did the event in the summer instead of after school started….and had a great time.  SerenityNow was incredibly welcoming.  I know how much work goes into events such as this, and doing them year after year without getting stale is something extra special.  I vote for SerenityNow.  

  • Kevin Dahl

    My vote is for Memomls.  She put pride and dedication into all her events.  Her most recent event was the “Geo X-treme Race” which was attended by close to 100 cachers.

  • Wicked 24/7

    Memomls! Love her… And if anyone ever gets me to an event, it will be her. Good luck from Wicked 24/7!

  • http://twitter.com/PM1623 Patrick

    I vote for Bloodhounded. I am in Scouts myself and I love to see support for any scouting group!

  • http://www.facebook.com/larryc43230 Larry Cunningham

    SerenityNow gets my  vote. They’ve done more for geocaching, especially in Ohio, than anyone else I know.

  • WHO DAY LDY

    I vote for Memomls.  She is the reason I have met so many wonderful geocachers.  She always finds a way to encourage any event taking place and brings laughter to all geocaching adventures.  She has held multiple “101” sessions teaching us all something we didn’t know to make us more successful in our finds and hides! :)

  • Jer.

    SerenityNow gets my vote.  I am a “closet cacher”, and the ONLY time I come to an event is if SerenityNow puts it together. It is always a pleasure to participate in a well organized event. 

  • Blackwoodcasey

    I vote for Memomls she has done alot for geocachers and deserves this thank you!

  • Chickadeecurzi

    I vote serenitynow. they do awesome events and they deserve this award.


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