May’s featured nominees have climbed mountains and crossed borders to bring awareness to their favorite hobby. These brave, enthusiastic, and adventurous explorers may reside in different parts of the world, but they all share a love of geocaching.
Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as May’s Featured “Geocacher of the Month.”
Write a comment at the bottom of this blog about which of these three geocachers you feel should be crowned.
Last month, Milosheart was chosen as the April Featured Geocacher of the Month. Milosheart was recognized for their ability to organize numerous geocaching gatherings, their hospitality, and for the success of geocaching in their community.
Here are your nominees for the May Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.
According to Team Monkeyboy, “when it comes to bravery and a sense of adventure, one husband and wife team definitely fit the bill; the iphone.cachers from Galena, Ohio.” Michael and Angela “will drive hundreds of miles for the sole purpose of grabbing a single leg of a Multi-State geocache, or defy a blazing lava flow from Mount Kilauea. These cachers are always up for the challenge because they love this hobby. Life has thrown iphone.cachers more than their share of surprises. In September of 2011, Mr. iphone.cacher was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and has since been fighting a brave battle. This amazing pair and their family are an absolute inspiration. They have managed to seize every adventure and are not slowing down, despite life’s obstacles.”
Nominated by cornishcay, One-Y Lee, a.k.a. kinglee, “is someone who never stops contributing to the geocaching community to keep the spirit and passion alive, especially in Asia, where we do not have a very large community of geocachers. One-Y started geocaching in Singapore many years ago, and even after moving to Hong Kong, his commitment to introducing this wonderful hobby to many new friends and keeping it alive for existing geocachers is absolutely amazing. He has organized geocaching activities in different parts of Hong Kong almost every weekend. Now, most local geocachers need not worry what to do during their weekend. One-Y hasn’t stopped there. He also organized trips to nearby countries like Thailand, China, and Macau for geocachers who are so keen to add additional countries to their statistical map. He raised so much awareness about this hobby that he was even featured in the local newspaper.”
Nominated by luisyopr, Lourdes, a.k.a. lulusoy, “is one of the most active geocachers from the island of Puerto Rico. ‘Lulu’ has managed to organize our very first official CITO event that was held in Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo. Lulu runs a podcast, called Cache D Island every two weeks. She loves to talk about anything and everything geocaching-related. Beginner geocachers can learn so much from her. She will guide them through everything until they have fallen in love with the hobby. Lulu also loves to explore new places and do new things. She and her crew organize different geotrips to various places across Puerto Rico. She is a great representation of an enthusiastic geocacher.”
Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured May 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 May’s award through Monday, June 18th.
Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month. If you know an outstanding geocacher and would like to nominate him or her to be a 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 June Geocacher of the Month must be received by Monday, June 25th.
Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three 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.