The nominees for the December featured “Geocacher of the Month” hail from three different countries. But they collectively represent the best of the geocaching community: being helpful, innovative, and creative. Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as December’s “Geocacher of the Month.”
Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be the “Geocacher of the Month.” Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.
Last month, Rokman4 was chosen as the November Featured Geocacher of the Month. Rokman4 is well known for helping to create the first ever geocaching training ground and for going out of his way to help geocachers in need. Congratulations again to Rokman4 and all those nominated in November.
Some testimonials have been edited for length.
Nominated by Cashub, “AbbeyAckbar have gathered people for such events as: WWFM VIII – Dublin, Ireland and a mega huge International Geocaching Day (IGD)01: CITO Burrow Beach, Dublin, Ireland and later that day another event: IGD01: Dublin, Ireland and recently 11.11.11 – It’s all about the numbers They are great planners, everything is always under control with them. It’s AbbeyAckbar who organizes the best events in Dublin, who are always willing to help any newbies, and who make things happen in Ireland. Their caches have the most amazing containers, and are very tricky, making another cache find an unbelievably fun experience!”
Nominated by geocite and PTBL, “He is always happy to lend a helping hand when you have a hard cache that you haven’t found. ElectroQTed takes his time to walk around the room to meet fellow cachers old and new and have a talk. He has been to a lot of events where he does speeches on geocaching. He is also at all of the CITOs that we have in the Waterloo Region of Canada and has helped plant many trees. Ted has helped organize numerous of the events that have occurred in southern Ontario. Ted has been caching well before a lot of people probably even knew what geocaching was. He has been caching since June 15, 2003 and has over 7400 finds. Ted is one of the first geocachers in the Waterloo Region and this past summer was in our local paper talking about the sport of geocaching. ElectroQTed is a good roll model for the geocaching community.”
Nominated by LoudmouthLee, “Jeremy is responsible for the vast majority of caches in the Queens borough of New York City. As well, he has taken time out of his busy schedule to help a lowly geo-newbie like me to get involved in the caching community, giving me great advice when I need it, and offering to help always. I know for sure that I’m not the only newbie who Jeremy has helped. I just know his kindness is peerless and he is a fantastic representation to what geocaching is all about.”
Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured December “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 December’s award through Monday the 26th.
If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be the Featured 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 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 January Geocacher of the Month must be received by January 3rd.
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.