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Volunteer Geocoin IGO "Extra Effort" Geocoin

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Nebraska, United States
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In the hands of Nascar Joe (NCJ).

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A while back, IGO member Blue Deuce donated a Groundspeak Volunteer Geocoin to the IGO and suggested that it be used as reward for people who put in extra effort for the good of the IGO or geocaching in Iowa.

About This Item

The following are some guidelines that will be used to determine who will be invited to log the coin:

  • People who participate in an IGO sponsored CITO event.
  • The person or people who lead the planning efforts for one of IGOs large annual events. At present, these are Hike N Seek and Cache Bash.
  • People who are very active in organizing, running and improving the IGO. This could include past and present board members and people who donate significant time or resources to the group.
  • People who put in extra effort to get geocaching accepted in a previously off-limits area. This could include folks who give presentations to town councils or park directors.
  • People who actively promote geocaching/IGO by talking to the media, teaching classes and otherwise exposing non-cachers.
  • People who keep geocaching alive and well by placing a higher-than-average number of high-quality caches.
In short, we are looking for people who take the lead in improving geocaching, the image of geocaching, or the relationships geocachers have with others.

Since this is intended to be a reward, only the "best of the best" will be invited. In addition to the high standards, the coin will be awarded no more than 4 times per year. Once a person has been awarded the coin, that person will not be eligible again for a period of one year. We hope that these limits will make logging this coin something special and will challenge people to give more to the geocaching community.

Cachers can be nominated at any time by sending an email to "" with a few words about what the nominee has done to earn the coin. Nominations will be considered by the IGO board of directors and possibly other geocachers. Please put "Extra Effort Geocoin Nomination" in the subject line of the email. An invitation to log the coin will be awarded to the nominee who is chosen as having done the most to further the IGO and/or geocaching.

Tracking History (602mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 2/24/2018 Nascar Joe (NCJ) grabbed it   Visit Log

Dodgecardoc (Mike) messaged me in back January and asked if I'd be available for a lunch sometime in February. I messaged back that the 24th would work for me but wondered what it was all about. He replied that the IGO Board of Directors wanted to thank me for all my hard work. I thought was "WOW, that is KOOL!!!" I didn't really do it for accolades and applause. I did it because I love Geocaching and I love to see people having fun Geocaching.

I would like to thank each and every member of the Iowa Geocaching Organization Board of Directors for recognizing my accomplishments and efforts. I would also like to thank those who attended this event and help me celebrate.

Before I close there are four people in particular I would especially like to thank.

The first two are L7! (Linda) and C4! (Larry) They were the inspiration for my Mustang series and quite frankly set the bar pretty high. I enjoyed their Get my series so very much.

The third person is Iowa.Landmark (Mark). I really think that he doesn't get the credit that he deserves. All the caches that must come through his email must be overwhelming at times. I swear there were times when he had my caches okayed before I had them submitted.

Lastly is the Director of Buchanan County Conservation Dan Cohen. If you've enjoyed any of my series' they were more than likely under his jurisdiction.

Once again thanks for the honor!!!!!

Visited 1/28/2018 Team_Schnauzer took it to The Flying Schnauzer Travel Bug Bungalow Iowa - 167.66 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/10/2017 imgrendel discovered it   Visit Log

Thank you for allowing me to discover this geocoin. I want to thank Team Schnauzer and CaptainJ for herding us cats and leading us to a host a great event (HikeNSeek2017). I hope that we have thrown down the gauntlet and next year will be even bigger and better. Logging this coin is a great honor. Thank you again

Discovered It 9/26/2017 kennyk4165 discovered it   Visit Log

about a year and a half ago ,this dude says "hey lets have Hike and Seek in Story County" we had a picnic to discuss it further(not in Kenny's driveway) words were passed ,ideas shared next thing you know it was ON!!!!!
Many meetings later,ups and downs ,peoples schedules got thick and then it was on us ,could have been some scrambling here and there but we as a team persevered and from everything I heard from the cachers I spoke with it was a worthy effort.

                                                             Thank You kennyk4165
Discovered It 9/26/2017 Team CatLemur discovered it   Visit Log

I'm truly honored to be able to log this trackable, and to have played a small part in this wonderful event. Thank you Josh, Doug, and the rest of the team for creating a truly memorable weekend.

Discovered It 9/26/2017 Speedy85 discovered it   Visit Log

It is a privilege to be able to log this geocoin. HNS 2017 has amazing leaders in Team Schnauzer and captainj!

I have learned that sleep doesn’t come easy when geocaching. But it is worth it when I get to hang out with some of the most fun, entertaining, and caring friends!

It was awesome being able to work with the committee over the past year or so. I have truly made some lifelong friends! I look forward to working with everyone again!

Discovered It 9/25/2017 Jdsdfam6 discovered it   Visit Log

Feel honored to have been able to assist with such a great HNS and honored to be able to discover this coin. We aren't big on discovering trackables but the ability to log this one is a privilage. Thanks to the leaders of HNS, Team_Schnauzer and Captainj for allowing us to kind of help out more last minute than everyone else.

Discovered It 9/25/2017 FWIA discovered it   Visit Log

I have logged many trackables during my years of geocaching but I can say this one will top the list. It is an honor and privilege to be able to log a discovery on this prestigious trackable.

I truly enjoyed working with the 2017 Hike-nSeek committee led by Team Schnauzer and CaptainJ! Thanks for letting me be a part of this awesome event!

Discovered It 9/25/2017 trex1 discovered it   Visit Log

It was a fun experience to help make Hike-N-Seek XIV a success. We had two great leads, Doug and Josh, who kept motivating their team to go the extra mile, and I'm honored to share a part of the credit along with them.

Discovered It 9/25/2017 boasark discovered it   Visit Log

I am honored to be a part of the 2017 Hike-N-Seek XIV team. What a great group to work with.


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