As the weather gets nicer (finally), activity has picked up a little in the WGA Cache of the Month. Here are the winners for April.
North Country Trail: Swedish Settlement by jenhen
Terrain : 3
If you enjoy historical sites and abandon ruins then you will enjoy finding this cache located in The Chequamegon National Forest.
Where Are the Cows? by Love2Labs/kmhiker
This is a multi cache in the Kettle Morine State Forest. You would do well to read the cache page carefully before heading out for this one.
"Excellent location picked, makes you think Outside-of-the-box to advance to second stage."
West Central Zone
Marathon Mystery by peach107
An Earth Cache by Platinum Earthcache Master peach107. The Dells of The Eau Claire is a scenic treasure that is well worth the trip.
South Central Zone
Sepulchre by mate dulce
A fun, feild solvable, inside/outside puzzle cache in Mad Town.
"Excellent family cache, unique and fun!"
Mind Maze by heavin
This on-site puzzle should keep you busy for a while, so plan a little extra time.
"This one was just plan awesome to try and figure out while out in the woods."
"This was a cleverly constructed cache. It took a while to navigate through the mind maze. This is a nice park too."
Series of the Month
Dr Seuss Series by beccaday
This fun series located in Pike Lake State Park will take you on a tour of your childhood memories. Oh, the places you'll go!
"This was a very well done series with the location of the caches as well as the containers. The series included 10 caches which were a combination of puzzles, traditional and Multi's which led to the final. Very well themed cache containers which were unique. The cache page write ups were very clever as well."
"My son still talks about the Horton container! Enjoyed the creative waypoints!"
"There was alot of effort put into these caches, which we love!"
"Awesome series with creative cache containers that take you all around the state park."
If you happen to be in the area, you owe it to yourself to seek out one of these great geocaches. Click here for Nominations and voting for the May Cache of the Month.
GC47Q1P 2013 WGA Spring Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup CITO this Saturday, April 27th, 2013.
Looks to be a great weekend and almost 70 degrees! The first of the year.
Please join us in helping to cleanup this 2 mile section of US HWY 10.
The Wisconsin Geocaching Association has adopted this section of roadway and over the last few years we have held several CITO events here.
WHERE: US HWY 10 between Hickory Hills Rd. and CTH W
DATE: Saturday, April 27th, 2013
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
We have plenty of Safety Vests, lots of trash and recyclable bags and even a few pairs of work gloves left.
All we need is you!
They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb but not in the Lonely Cache Game!
Jomusky racked up a lion's share of points in the last days of March to surge ahead of last month's winner Lacknothing who held the top spot for the month until this last onslaught of submissions.
Comment in the forums
Another very worthy bunch of geocaches were nominated again this month. Here are the winners of the March WGA Cache of the Month.
2CachingLoons Have Found Their King! by UnlivableVenus8 (aka PokerPlayingEMT-&a-BookWormQueen)
Located in a mini park in the Loon Capital, Mercer, is Clair D'Loon. It's hard to miss this geo-beacon.
"This one is just fun! What's not to like about a twenty foot tall loon?"
"Who wouldn't love a two story loon for a beacon????"
Where the Wild Things Are by suzisumac
A two part multi-cache located in Dale. One log describes it as "Devilisly creative".
"A fun multicache. Both stages are quite creative."
"It has a challenging first stage, a clever final... A well put together cache!"
West Central Zone
Sally's Savings Bank and Geocoin Exchange by zuma!
You might get a chance to meet a geocaching legend since the container is hidden in the front yard of some well known Wisconsin geocachers. (Sally and Jessie) Always well stocked, this one is worth a visit any time you are in the area.
"This is an easy to find and well cared for TB motel."
"It's in Zuma's front yard, need I say more!"
South Central Zone
The Truth Tree by Smashing Ground
Sometimes the truth jumps right out at you. This puzzle cache will either have you banging your head or enjoying a quick solve depending on how you look at it.
"Couldn't count the number of times I looked at this one before I got the "Ah Ha!" moment. Final is a cool location too!"
"Nice puzzle, nice hide location. Nice solid cache. Tree-mendous fun all around!"
Goldie, You're My Idol - Season 4 by beccaday
This is a tribute to Goldie Diggers who has been described on the cache page as "well known for his creative puzzles, fun cache containers, challenging hides and his total disregard for his own safety".
"A devious and creative hide, my favorite type!"
"A cache that you have to use your noggin for, and when you finally do you want to slap it!"
Series of the Month
American Literature: Final Exam by krymdog
A series of eight puzzles located in the "up nort". The series forms a perfect "?" when viewed on a map.
"It was a learning experience to read all the different literary styles and answer questions pertaining to the story.'
"Brought me back to High School Lit. Class and remembering GREAT Literature calssics. It had been a long time since a final exam and I enjoyed the challenage."
"This series has everything that makes for a great series in our mind...interesting puzzles, wonderful northwoods setting and finds that are meant to be found."
"This Cache series embodied all the fun elements of geocaching, challenging both mind and body."
"With currently 100% "favorite" status, this series has everyone enjoying lit class. Eight caches, each representing a different period in American lit, lead up to the final exam. Well thought out, well put together... one whole package of mental and physical caching fun!"
Nominate or vote for your favorite geocaches in the April WGA Cache of the Month!
Wisconsin Geocaching Association
Annual BOD Meeting
February 24, 2013 9:00 am
600 E Northland Ave, Appleton, WI
Meeting was called to order at 9:05 am by Jim.
All board members were present including: Lisa Daniels, Peter Quella, James Bliefnick, Barry Butrymowicz, Rebecca Lillo, Chris Walker, Rob England, Brian Kling, Renee Vanselow-Tapp
First order of business was the election of officers for the 2013 BOD.
For the position of President: Jim was nominated by Barry and second by Rob
Brian was nominated but declined
Pete was nominated by Brian and second by Jim
Vote was cast by paper ballot with Jim receiving 7 votes and Pete 2 votes
For the position of Vice President: Brian was nominated by Barry and second by Lisa
Pete was nominated by Renee and second by Brian
Vote was cast by paper ballot with Pete receiving 5 votes and Brian 4 votes
For the position of Treasurer: Renee was nominated by Brian and second by Pete
With only one nomination Renee had unanimous vote
For the position of Secretary: Barry was nominated by Brian and second by Pete
With only one nomination Barry had unanimous vote
Recap of "How to be a Board Member"
Jim explained some of the problems about making motions in the forums, if possible motions should be brought up in the Board forums first, so we can discuss it first, the make the formal motion to vote on.
Pete brought up about the actual term of Board Members. The actual term for new members starts at the annual meeting. New members to the board gain access to the BOD forums immediately after the election, but do not have voting powers for the approximately 2 weeks that they are in transition.
Access to the BOD forums is so that they can get caught up to speed on current happenings and also the past info that is available there. A motion will have to be made, and a change to the bylaws stating the actual start of new BOD terms.
Talked about making motions, posting in forums, and how to use the electronic voting.
Terms begin at the annual business meeting we need to post and change the bylaws.
Posts can be moved and deleted by any BOD, If it looks like obvious spam, it can be deleted. Brian mentioned that the new “attacks” we have been getting are by actual people who go thru the process of signing up for the site, and then post links in their forum tag lines.
Renee passed around a spreadsheet for the PayPal account and the checking account.
Renee is looking at gaining online access to the checking account and having the availability for the four officers of the BOD.
PayPal Account is now a business account using our Tax ID number. We can have 25 authorized users to use the account. It is still attached to Renee's credit card as a backup. With our checking account,
we are able to get a debit/check card that could be used as the backup and would free Renee of all indemnity if we had a back charge from a PayPal dispute.
Brian made motion to accept the Treasurer's report, Rob second, all in favor.
Minutes from 2012 meeting accepted.
Possible purchase of bookkeeping software
Brian has a point of sale program that could be used, a few tweaks are needed to make it work at
events, but can be easily done.
Reservations have been paid for the Campout event.
In the past this has been the operating budget that we have ran off of:
Publicity events $1000 (Brochures, Patches, Stickers)
CITO Events $900
Regional Events $600
Campout Reservations $475
Mega/ Pancake Breakfast $300
BOD Plaques $100
Geocoin Minting $3000
Generic Shirt orders $700
Discussion on the budget was tabled and will be discussed.
Web Site Report
Brian presented a recap of what happened in the last year and what will happen in the future on the website, as time permits.
Lately we have only have had the COTM winners article as our only monthly WGA news article. New news articles are needed more often.
WGA membership requirements and related website changes
At this time no changes are needed to the membership requirements. If we are looking at becoming a 501(c)(3) all information will be needed for our records.
Education Committee Report
We should look at other opportunities with state parks in other parts of the state. Similar to the way that Scrappy has his set up at Pike lake, his 101 classes went over well last year.
Rob brought up that Kohler Andrae had a interest last year.
Geo 101 and Train the Trainer Contact West Bend committee, to set up the times for the Train the Trainer and 101 consecutively. Running the Train the Trainer first, then let them help with the Geo 101 after.
101 Classes at State Parks. It was brought up to see if we can only have our “certified” trainers do 101 classes at State Parks, per our reviewers, we cannot limit who can hold a 101 class.
We need to update the 101 training info on the webpage.
Membership Committee Report
Talked about possibly sending out a “New Member Package” (Nametag, Coin, WGA Pencils) at a approximate cost of $3 per person, $100 per year. Possibly send out once a month.
Possibly send nametags to membership who do not have yet.
Send reminders to soon to expire memberships or expired memberships.
Ways to maintain Membership (Facebook, Twitter, other Social Media) - growing membership and a outline for growth
Chris talked about Facebook page. Weekly it is growing, Pictures get the biggest hits; about 1200 to 1300 hits on Facebook weekly. Might want to link to other caching groups in the area. (Wild bunch,Cooley Region, NE WI Geocachers).
Brian and Chris, are the two admins for FB.
Committee Assignments for 2013
Membership Chris is Chair, Brian, Barry
Education Jim, Rebecca, Renee is Chair
Website Lisa, Pete, Rob, Brian is Chair
We should put out a feeler post in all three committees to see if current members want to stay, and
maybe post in regular forums for new committee members.
A break was taken and Group photo to be posted on the WGA website.
Brian has been in contact with the President of MnGA about 2 weeks ago.
Agreed to $175 in help, plus Cachkins and other donations.
Friends of Interstate park will be doing a presentation they could also do informational walks about the geographic features of the park.
We will again be doing Night Caches will need to have volunteers place them.
Preorder Shirts Need to have a longer leg time. Need to get the logo for shirts and pathtags finalized.
We will again have the Pancake Breakfast we need to look into Safe Food Handler classes.
Spike007 and Scott543 will be hiding caches for the event.
Possible GX Proxy Coin, along with a pathtag. Barry will look into designs and GX coins.
Preorder of shirts through store instead of just guessing on our sale quantity.
Geocoins and pathtags
2012 geocoin recap and inventory 49 silver 5 gold
2011 geocoin inventory 89
Barry will try to sell 2011 coins @ 9.99 Buy it now 5 of each
2012 at 9.99 with free shipping on both.
Start a new WGA eBay name and link to the new business Pay Pal account.
Look at making a 2014 geocoin. Goal to have it Ready for November 1, of 2013. Start working on it after the campout.
CITO or Regional events - How many @ $150? Specify what funds can be used for.
We will sponsor up to 6.
Merchandise will be donated at Retail Value to events out of the $150.
Pete made motion and Chris second to sponsor CITO or regional events if asked for by the membership. Merchandise can fill the $150 if requested. All present in favor.
We should have a goal to promote more CITO across the state.
Having a board member take over the DOT contact. Chris will take over the Contact.
Fall Picnic event location.
Location: Gov. Thompson
Chair: Barry Butymowicz
Brian made motion Barry second and all in favor of holding at Gov Thompson SP. September 14 or 21. Check hunting start dates, Barry will meet with Maggie (Park Ranger). And check hunting in park.
Limited edition geocoin awards and service plaque awards
Brian made motion Renee second, to purchase the award plaques from Mantiowoc Trophy for Brian Mckay and Ralph Edwards approx price $32 and $10.95 shipping. All present in favor.
Brian made motion Lisa second to present Debbie (Amita17) with a Silver Geocoin for efforts put forth at events. All present in favor.
Current assets report
turkey shoot targets
portable fire place
T-shirt report and inventory
Current Inventory is all in one place.
Will need to order more before the Appleton CITO.
Renee made a motion to sell all old event shirts at $5 until gone. Brian Second. Motion Passed.
Renee will research and bring back to to the group the option of ordering hats, minimum order is 24 would have the generic logo on them.
F1rebirds brought up idea of Panthervision hats. Tabled until we see a better finished product.
Merchandise Sales at non WGA events / Donations to events
If asked by the cache owner and we have someone available to bring stuff there, sales can be at any event. In appreciation of allowing us to sell at the event, a donation of shirt or coin can be made to the event raffle (at the discretion of the seller).
Possibility of placing a geocache in every state park
Research # of state parks and which do not have caches.
WGA would be the owner of the cache, have a local cacher be the trail boss and maintain the cache.
Contact Ralph and see what info he has from this in the past.
Possibly make up labels to put on cache containers, send them to willing trail bosses with pencils.
Brian will contact Ralph and get the information.
WGA TB Race prizes
Possible prizes would be a State park sticker. Come up with about 10 “categories” for prizes.
With the response that we had this year, having another race again the following year could be easily done. Brian said the TBRun site is easy to use, but could write the code easily enough to run it directly from our site.
First place winner would win a State park sticker, Winner would also have team name, mileage and year put on WGA trailer. Brian made motion Renee Second. All in favor.
Amend the "Vendors at WGA Events" motion? Or keep wording/ cost the same?
Changes made and will be posted in the BOD forums. Motion will need to be voted on and passed online.
2014 Waukesha Jamboree
City wide community event. Geo101 and temp caches. Have been using the WGA as a sponsor, Renee will be the contact as it has been in the past and will keep us informed.
Discuss possible amendment to Article XIII: Property, Funds, and Assets of the bylaws to allow for some funds to remain in the WGA PayPal account (see attachment B)
We should check into the insurance issues with PayPal. Discussed at meeting and resolved
PayPal holds funds in federally insured bank accounts.
Discuss wisdom of having a personal bank account tied to WGA funds, and possible solutions to current situation.
Look at getting a Debit card attached to our checking account. This would relive Renee of liability of having her Credit Card attached to the PayPal account.
Discuss responsibility of WGA for reporting income and paying taxes or annual filing and publishing of Form 990
We were advised by free legal counsel (Mr Curly Girls) Attorney at law:
As of right now we are not violating any issues and being a non-for-profit non-stock org and do not have to worry about paying taxes.
Best way to track WGA assets.
Bring trailer to all events possible.
Pete brought up that there might be a few rule changes or clarifications needed soon.
Possible COTM Tours setup on the website.
Brian also reminded us to check the COTM near the end of the month. The program needs to have at least one cache in each region nominated.
West Bend Cache Bash
Barry will bring a Fire Dept tent to the Picnic to try out. They are purchased at Sam's Club approximate price $300. After the picnic we can decide if we would want to purchase one.
Pancake Breakfast and Geo101 are wanted by the West Bend committee.
Rebecca will take on the challenge of the newsletter, all of the BOD members need to help with this.
Try to get one out at least quarterly. Any material should be ready for a Mid March Newsletter.
"Remote" attendance to BOD meeting
Not reasonable as of yet.
Member Benefits Package
Jim brought a packet of info from the company he works for. Passed it on to Pete for review. It could be offered to our membership at no cost to us. It would be a accidental injury insurance similar to Afflac.
Meeting adjured 4:27 motion by Jim second by Pete.
UPDATED VENDOR MOTION
Whereas the Bylaws of the WGA state that our mission includes, as one of four purposes, "Provide an opportunity for geocachers in the State of Wisconsin to gather and socialize with one another."
Whereas, commercial interests may desire to make their products available to members of the WGA at our events;
Whereas, some member of the WGA may like to purchase geocaching related commercial products while at our events;
Whereas, our mission is primarily to provide a place for geocachers to socialize with one another, and unfettered and uncontrolled selling of commercial products within the shelter can potentially compromise the purpose of our event by being over populated with commercial interests, and some members may feel that commercial activity makes it more difficult to socialize;
The WGA from this date forward establishes these rules for the selling of commercial products at our events:
1. Vendors must get prior permission from the WGA of at least 7 days prior to the event in order to be allowed to sell commercial products at any WGA event.
2. Vendors must provide to the WGA Secretary the following information in writing prior to being approved to conducting any commercial activity: Name of individual, name of company (if any), mailing address, phone number, email address, and description of products that are intended for commercial activity.
3. Vendors may be required to pay a fee of $25 to the WGA for the privilege of setting up their commercial activity at our event. If vendor fee is waived, a donation would be accepted (for door prizes) in lieu of fee.
4. The WGA BOD will designate a area for vendor sales, the area may or may not be inside a shelter (if available). Vendors must provide their own table, booth or shelter to the extent that they see fit. The WGA is not responsible for providing any equipment to vendors.
Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning for the WGA Spring Campout Event. This year, the WGA has joined forces with the Minnesota Geocaching Association in hosting an interstate campout!
You don’t need to camp to attend. Book a motel or just stop in for a day. The WGA has reserved both group campsites. You may also reserved your own campsite, but they are going fast.
The campout will be held at Interstate State Park, which is one of the most scenic parks in the entire state. You’ll see fascinating glacial potholes and the steep, narrow gorge called The Dalles of the St. Croix. With nine miles of trails, there is plenty to see.
Mark your calendar for May 17-19.
There will be plenty to keep you busy and entertained for the entire weekend. We’re hosting a campfire social at the group campsite on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday you will be able to show off your rustic culinary skills in the Dutch Oven Cook-off, join the Interstate Tug-O-War, or if you enjoy fishing, join the fishing derby. The Kids' Adventure Cache will be available all day. Details for all activites will be available at the Interstate Shelter.
There will be a presentation by DNR Natural Resource Educator Julie Fox on Saturday Morning. Julie will be explaining the unique geology of the area as well as the history of Interstate Park.
Join us on Saturday night for night caches! They blink. They twinkle. They glow in the dark. There is no telling what you may find. Anyone is invited to place a night cache, so get going!
Several new caches will be placed in and around the park in addition to the dozens already within three miles. If you are really ambitious, there are over 20 caches along the Gandy Dancer trail starting less than a mile from the park entrance.
Other activities at Interstate Park include hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing and fishing. You can also visit the Ice Age Interpretive Center or pick up a souvenir at the gift shop.
You’ll have the opportunity to purchase limited edition WGA/MnGCA Interstate Campout apparel as well as WGA Geocoins, pathtags and Groundspeak merchandise at the Interstate Shelter on Saturday.
Complete Schedule (Subject to change)
- Group Camp Setup Starts 3:00pm
- Early Registration - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- Campfire Social - 8:00pm - Group Site
- Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm
- Registration & Merchandise Sales - 8:00am - 11:30am
- Night Cache Registration - 8:00am - 11:30am - Setup any time
- Kids Adventure Cache - Available all day
- Fishing Derby Registration - 8:00am - 9:30am
- Fishing Derby - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Meet at Interstate Shelter at 10:15am
- Presentation and Guided Walking Tour by Friends of Interstate - 10:30am - Location TBD
- Grill Open - 11:30am - 1:00pm
- Interstate Tug-Of-War - 2:00pm - Location TBD
- Dutch Oven Cookoff - Start any time. Judging at 5:00pm
- Grill Open - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- General Member Meeting, Awards, Raffle - 4:30pm
- Event Photo - 5:30pm
- Campfire Social - 8:00pm - Group Site
- Night Caches - 8:30pm - Location TBD
- Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm
- Pancake Breakfast - 8am - 10am
- Night Cache Pick-up
COMMENT ON THIS
Will the snow ever stop?! As Wisconsin geocachers, we've been spoiled the last 2 winters, with the lack of the white stuff. This season is a good reminder to seekers, (and cache owners) on what that 'snowflake icon' means!
Our first 2 WGA Events have come and gone; the LCG Event at Horicon and Bonfire on the Bay in Green Bay. Our thanks to the member volunteers that helped plan and execute these well attended gatherings.
The WGA Board of Directors met on Sunday, February 25th for 7 1/2 hours of WGA business. This was our required organizational meeting according to the WGA By-laws. The Association has always been blessed by good leaders, and the 2013 Board promises to continue that tradition in the coming year.
If the snow ever melts, the trash from the last 6 months will start to rear it's ugly head! Watch the Events List for WGA sponsored and locally sponsored CITO Events across the state.
Why not consider hosting a CITO? The WGA offers limited financial support to assist any member in co-hosting a CITO. Contact any current Director for more information.
The anticipation is building toward the WGA Spring Campout, being held on May 17-19 at Interstate Park near St. Croix Falls. Could this lead to an eventual MegaEvent? You should probably attend, so you can say, "I remember the first one!"
Finally, it is once again my privilege to serve another year as the President of the WGA. Please feel free to contact me at any time in the coming months with your input or comments. Better yet; introduce yourself at a WGA Event! I'd love to hear your "tales from the trails"!
Jim Bliefnick, WGA President
Over one hundred geocachers attended the WGA Bonfire on the Bay event on February 23rd. This was the fifth annual WGA Winter event which has previously been held in Waterville and Horicon. This year the event was held in Title Town at the Bay Beach Nature Center.
The weather couldn't have been better and many geocachers took the opportunity to gather around the bonfire, enjoy a few ditties by a Lone minstrel and dodge a few snowballs. Inside the Nature Center, geocachers were welcomed by WGA board members and volunteers. Every team was given a Bonfire on the Bay pathtag when they signed in.
Untold gallons of chili and dozens of hot dogs were served up by our kitchen staff headed up by Lisa from Curly Girls. The rest of the food was provided by attendees and there was plenty! Nobody went home hungry.
Planning is already underway for the next WGA Chili and Bonfire event. Watch the forums and Upcoming Events for details. Winter is winding down and spring is just around the corner. We have several events planned between now and the next bonfire event including the 12th annual WGA Spring Campout at Interstate State Park on May 17th-19th.
There were several close races among the dozen geocaches nominated for the February Cache of the Month. Thanks to everyone that nominated and voted, the entire state was very well represented.
Northern Zone - Cheezehead's T.B & Coin & HCH container Barn by Hayward Cheezehead
This fun cache is located just a few feet from the roadside. Being a LARGE, is findable any time of the year, and is kept well stocked by the nearby cache owner. "Honk or wave as you drive by."
Northeast Zone - The Expedition by JimandLinda
Several items are required to complete The Expedition, so read the description page carefully. The terrain changes depending on the season, but this multi is a true adventure any time of the year.
West Central Zone - URSA MINOR - YILDUN by bigjim60
A great amount of effort was spent to recreate the Little Bear constellation near the Little Bear Creek in the George Mead Wildlife Area in Central Wisconsin. This one won't disappoint those looking for a high terrain geocache.
South Central Zone - WSQ Old Baptist Union Cemetery (Abandoned) by Smashing Ground
This out of the way WSQ is a true testiment to the power of natural reclaimation. Several Civil War era markers can be found here.
Southeast Zone - black bottom stomp by chevyole
Here is another higher terrain geocache that the owner refers to as "Homage to the Lonely Cache Game". With a Howitzer, a time capsule and a great view, this is a must do cache.
Series of the Month - The Muppet Series by Jim Henson (aka froggerz)
A six pack that will have you chasing Muppets on the trails of Whitnal Park near Greenfield. You'll be getting the old band back together by finding the five original members of The Electric Mayhem Band. What could be more fun than Muppet hunting in Southeast Wisconsin?
Nominate or vote for your favorite caches in the March Cache of the Month.
The WGA BODs met in Appleton on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 from 9 AM until 4:30 PM to elect officers and organize the WGA activities for the coming year
(although the Minutes will be available after approved, we felt we should share some info with the membership on an informal basis).
New officers for 2013 are:
President - Jim Bliefnick of JimandLinda
Vice President - Pete Quella of Labrat_wr
Secretary - Barry Butrymowicz of Sweetlife
Treasurer - Renee Vanselow-Tapp of Auntie Nae
Our thanks to Webmaster Brian Kling of Team Black-Cat for his service as WGA Vice President last year.
The BOD reviewed the finances and structure of the WGA (with legal council present) and we are a sound and well-structured group.
Our Website continues to grow and develop to help keep the members informed.
We are hoping that more members will organize CITOs across the state this year. The WGA can provde limited financial support, if requested.
Planning is well underway for the Interste Campout on the WI/MN border.
The WGA Geocoin Comittee will be discussing offering a geocoin somtime during the next year. We still have a supply of 2011/2012 WGA coins in stock and discussed different outlets for marketing them.
The Fall GeoPicnic will be in mid September at Governor Thompson State Park in northeast Wisconsin, pending availability.
The WGA is looking to OWN a geocache in each State Park in Wisconsin. If successful, we will need trail bosses for maintenance. We will be seeking guidance (from the 'powers-that-be') for permission.
The WGA is hoping to e-mail 4 Newsletters this year, as another media source for members and friends.
The Squirrel was present at the meeting as an invited guest, but he did not comment on any items on the Agenda.
Our thanks to the Daniels family for allowing the use of a conference room for our meeting. They are very gracious hosts!