Each month, Groundspeak Lackeys have the privilege of awarding one geocacher the title of “Featured Geocacher of the Month.” Deserving candidates are nominated by their fellow geocachers and Lackeys select three of the nominees to feature on the blog. The community then casts their votes to decide which of the three will be that month’s Featured Geocacher. Each of the November nominees showcased innovation, creativity, respect for the environment and helpfulness. We continue to be impressed by the number of qualified candidates as well as the number of people who vote for the winner.
With more than 100 votes submitted in November, it was a neck and neck competition. A panel of Lackeys, relying on voting and community comments, could ultimately only choose one. It is our honor to announce Rokman4 as November’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.
According to many, his dedication to the game since 2008 and his positive contribution the geocaching community are evident in his time spent assisting new geocachers, speaking at local libraries, and organizing the first ever geocaching training ground.
According to one comment: “Rod is looking into getting the city to donate a meeting room so that once a month new and seasoned cachers can learn how to use the different programs associated with geocaching, how to use Pocket Queries, and just general information about geocaching. Rod is a terrific role model for those of us that are new the the game.”
Rokman4 will receive a collector’s edition Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. Those nominees not chosen as the Featured Geocacher of the Month receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the Featured Geocachers of the Month here. The geocaching community is encouraged to renominate those not named Featured Geocacher of the Month.
If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 description (in 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 December Geocacher of the Month must be received by December 7th.
Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 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.