Honoring Arkansas Geocachers
I have an opportunity to recognize outstanding geocachers in Arkansas and seek all Arkansas geocacher's input!
Groundspeak presented their Volunteer Reviewers with a Limited Edition special geocoin this Christmas, and I choose to use mine as Reviewer Appreciation Awards for cachers in the areas I review.
Since I started reviewing the geocache listings in Arkansas I have gotten a mental image of some cachers, and through the arkgeocaching forums, through my percieved quality of their hides and logs, though emails and in other ways gained some insight into who's who.
This means that six Arkansas geocachers will be selected for recognition.
However, as mentioned, I have but limited view of the people and personalities integral to Arkansas geocaching, so I reach out to you, the geocachers, to tell me who has been the most influential, who has taken leadership, who has promoted the game and supported the geocaching community.
Being a geocacher makes one eligible, being a geocacher that a majority support for honor and recognition makes you a winner!
I want to hear from you in this thread nominations for Outstanding Geocachers. I will run this for two weeks, and announce the six nominees with the most votes on January 23rd, 2006.
If you know Arkansas geocachers who do not come to this website, either invite them here to place nominations or tell me where else I should post this.
Direct questions to me to NatureFish@gmail.com but send me NO nominations in email - I will ignore all nominations sent in any manner than this open forum!
Please submit the geocaching name of your nominee by replying here and, if you so choose, a brief note as to why this candidate is worthy of special recognition.
Here's the coin that will be presented along with a letter of Appreciation.
Groundspeak Volunteer Geocache Reviewer
Praise from the zen master
I like the "young man" comment by BPNJ. Makes me feel like the Grecian Formula is actually working! While I like the rookie of the year nod I will defer any votes to the people that have gotten us to where we are at:
LongDogs (also helps that I actually like dachshunds)
Grandkid38 (great hides, great fun and a great couple!)
Anyone can go back into the forums and read the topics and discussions that have started this association and see that no other short list is more deserving of an initial round of appreciation than the ones that weathered the storms and put up with all of the guff in getting this sport organized/recognized/homogenized in the state of Arkansas.
To that list I add BackPackNJack if for no other reason than the MoneyMouse game. Beyond that he is an interesting human being and always comes off as the genuine article.