January’s featured Geocacher of the Month comes from a US state that’s known for its contributions to American history. The first hot dog hails from this state, as do America’s first ambulances and traffic lights. Now our congratulations to SerenityNow for being named Ohio’s first featured Geocacher of the Month.
A panel of Groundspeak Lackeys had a difficult time choosing a final winner. More than 150 votes were received. Lackey’s were greatly impressed with the three amazing final candidates. SerenityNow was named featured Geocacher of the Month for the couple’s innovation, creativity, stewardship, and helpfulness.
One geocacher casting a vote for the geocaching team mentioned, “SerenityNow is such a great caching couple and is loved by cachers all over Northeast Ohio. They continue to share their love of caching with old and new cachers alike.”
SerenityNow are popular for organizing annual geocaching events in Ohio. They are also known to hide many puzzling and creative geocaches. According to TeamDotOne, “Not only do they go way out of their way to host the best events ever, but they 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.”
SerenityNow will receive a collector’s edition Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with Geocacher of the Month hats and certificate acknowledging their 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 who have yet to be honored as 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 February featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by February 2oth.
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.