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March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

Adela B on April 10, 2012, 3:00 am

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March’s featured nominees are a great example of those who take geocaching wide and far. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three daring, helpful, and  inspirational nominees. Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as March’s featured “Geocacher of the Month.”

Magicman65 - February 2012 Geocacher of the Month

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

Last month, Magicman65 was chosen as the February Featured Geocacher of the Month. Magicman65 was recognized for his ability to engage the geocaching community with creativity, commitment, and encouragement.

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

Alexschweigert 

Alexschweigert

Nominated by Hmichel777, “Alexschweigert led the Allerhalligen-Cruises on March, 24th on the fastest ship in the Wadden Sea with 280 cachers on board. That’s the 5th event of its kind involving chartered ships on the north sea led by Alex and his team. Alex shares his love for geocaching and the sea with others by inviting them to experience a geocaching adventure like no other. All events are recorded and can be found in Alex’s blog.”

 

 

 

 

 

Lisdowney

Lisdowney

Nominated by Treknschmidt, “We met Lisdowney aka Arnie and Gerry when we were working on completing a tough challenge cache. They were always willing to share their own experiences with us and to provide us with words of encouragement along the way. It’s not unusual to find one of them up a tree, in a cave, or canoeing to one of Ontario’s remote locations to log a lonely cache. Not only are these two always willing to offer a helping hand but they are truly inspirational to everyone of any age.”

 

 

 

Gsix5666

Gsix5666

Nominated by BSW2010, “Glenn is one of the best cachers in our area and contributes a lot to the geocaching community. He hosts an event every year on New Year’s Day. This proud Silver Level EarthCashe Master puts a lot of thought and effort into every cache he hides. Glenn keeps us plenty busy and is willing to help with any of his hides.”

 

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured March “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 March’s award through Friday, April 20th.

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.

Geocacher of the Month Geocoin

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 April Geocacher of the Month must be received by April 30th.

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.

 

 

  • Cinquecento

    My vote goes to: Alexschweigert

  • Altix

    Alex for President!

  • http://twitter.com/zwergenzwerg Zwergenzwerg

    I regret that I haven’t had a chance to take part in one of AlexSchweigert’s cruises yet.
    The effort he puts into his programmes is adorable and many cachers enjoy the results.
    So, for whom else should I vote than for AlexSchweigert? 

  • http://twitter.com/geo_ndr Dirk

    My vote for Alexschweigert!

  • Volker Becker

    Alex Schweigert

  • http://twitter.com/geo_ndr Dirk

    My favorite geocacher is Alexschweigert!

  • Ilkomat+Paraglyder

    We vote for Alexschweigert!!!!! Organizer of the best events ever. And he tries to share his crazy ideas with as many Geocachers as possible.

    So +2 for Alex!

    Ilka & Stephan

  • AKuhnSH

    Alexschweigert – who else!?

  • Becherzone

      I vote for Alexschweigert.

    der Becherverstecker

  • outdoor-spirit

    My vote goes to AlexSchweigert. As one of the man behind such great events like Nordseetaufe, Allerheiligen or Kiel-Oslo-Kiel he really deserves to become geocacher of the month. 
    Go, go, go Alex!!!

  • NGer

    VOTE Alex Schweigert

  • http://twitter.com/mmscouts Michi & Mike

     I vote for Alexschweigert!

  • SKSE

    I vote for Alexschweigert !!!

  • Möweninsel

    I vote for AlexSchweigert, he ist the King of the german coast. He is The Legend!

  • Sirex [CR]

    Alex Schweigert! Who else?

  • http://twitter.com/Aniger_HH Frau NDR

    My favorite geocacher is Alexschweigert!

  • italofila

    I would like to see alexschweigert as geocacher of the month, because he has spent a lot of effort and leisure time in creating breathtaking, unforgettable events (and that for many years, every time with new terrific and surprising details). Just to unite many Geocachers from all over the country (and from foreign countries, too) and to let them feel a certain spirit of the Geocaching community!

  • Markus Gruendel

    den SCHWEIGERT natürlich ;-)

  • zimtzickefri

    Alexschweigert for President! Äh… I vote for him!!!

  • Phallstaff

    Mach Alex Schweigert mal ne Schleife um den Hals!

  • Starglider

    I vote for Alexschweigert. His events are the best.
    Just make sure he will not charter a cruise liner to make it “Mega” – because he would be crazy enough to do it.

  • Baax

    My vote’s for Lisdowney. Take a look at their 81 grid…wow!

  • Filk

    I vote for Lisdowney. A master of the puzzle caches. An explorer of the deepest and darkest terrain. Always helpful and friendly. Definitely deserve it.

  • Doblinus

    I vote for ALEXSCHWEIGERT because I love his events

  • http://twitter.com/schnati_hh Schnati

    Yes, Alexschweigert is the one and only!

  • Millerleafs67

    Voting for Lisdowney. Haven’t had the privilege of meeting them personally yet – but have followed them to several cache placements over the years. One part of us says – vote for the elderly but…much more importantly, the “caching grapevine” in Ontario has said nothing but wonderful things about them for many years now.

  • emzett

    I vote for Alex, he is really passionate and maintains a very cool geocaching blog. Unfortunately, I have never attended one of his notorious events, but his dedication for geocaching activities and the community is legendary.

  • http://twitter.com/_TravellingJack Travelling Jack

    My vote: Alex Schweigert!

  • Ghost-Cassandra

    ALexschweigert, natürlich!

  • Dimi

    Go for ALEXSCHWEIGERT !!!

  • D.B.T.

    I vote for Alex Schweigert!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mac2k2baltic Marco

    I vote for Alexschweigert!

  • sabresfan

    It looks like some great nominees this month. I only know Lisdowney and I consider them an awesome represent of cachers of the Month. They area great couple who inspire the greatness of every one around them. 

  • Andi

    My Point gose to Alex Schweigert

  • torqui

    I cannot comment on the other ones, but Alex Schweigert definitely is not just a gotm, but an outstanding, yet down-to-earth guy. Just have a chat with him and enter his lovely, crazy world of ideas. Every community grows with these kinds of enthusiasts! Trust me, you annot be wrong voting fot Alex.

  • Alligateuse

    Alex Schweigert, of course :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/hatti112 Hartwig Janßen

    Alexschweigert, the god of the north sea!

  • http://twitter.com/benebelter Benebelter

    Of course, I vote for our “North Sea Pope”: Alexschweigert

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177052067 Michael Klose

    Vote for Alexschweigert !

  • Trinitus

    My vote: Alex Schweigert! The one and only…

  • Wiiilmaa

    my vote goes to the godfather of never to be forgotten Geocaching Events: Alex Schweigert

  • Binrat

    1 Vote for Lisdowney!

  • dasido

    I vote also for AlexSchweigert!

  • dasido

    I vote  for AlexSchweigert!

  • Electroqted

    I vote for Lisdowney! Arnie and Gerry are a couple that have embraced geocaching to the fullest – not just going for the numbers, but challenging themselves and seeking out interesting destinations. They’re always willing to help out with a ready smile on their faces :) We’ve always seen them as part of the “Orange Shirt” crew of organizers at the Central Ontario Mega Event “COG Spring Fling”. Congrats on the nomination – you deserve the win!

  • http://twitter.com/fidepus fidepus

    Alexschweigert +1

  • geocite

    We vote for team Lisdowney!  Great geocachers and very nice people.  They are always willing to lend a hand and answer geocaching questions at any event I’ve met them at.

  • GuelphHiker

    I support Lisdowney for the cacher of the month.

  • kini_ont

    I vote for Lisdowney! Arnie and Gerry are the the most awesome cachers you’d ever want to meet, always a smile and a helping hand.

  • wheezor

    Great job Lisdowney.


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