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Geocache Makers Souvenir Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
Earn a special Souvenir badge.

Calling all Geocache Makers (and folks who want to celebrate their favorite Makers) to host events to celebrate geocache creation and to inspire the next generation of geocache makers.

Anyone who logs an “Attended” at a registered Maker Madness event will earn a Maker Madness souvenir.

Who's in?
Posted by wga_admin on Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 18:18:37 CST (1745 reads)

Free Fun Weekend and Free Admission Days Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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This may be a few months away but for those of you that are considering making camping reservations for the summer may find this interesting. This may be the perfect time to go looking for one (or more) of the new WGA State Park caches. From the Wisconsin DNR:

 MADISON - Save the dates for Free Fun Weekend, June 7-8, when Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can fish for free, hike or bike state trails for free, ride public ATV trails for free, and, new this year, enjoy free admission to state parks and forests on both days as well.

 New this year, all state park vehicle admission sticker fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived for both Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8. Previously, the state park system's longstanding free open house was only the first Sunday in June; this year, vehicle admission fees have been waived for both the first Saturday and Sunday in June.

 "We're excited to add a second free day of admission to our state parks to make this truly a "free fun weekend," says Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp. "DNR is your gateway to the outdoors, and we want to open the door wide to everybody to enjoy our beautiful state and diverse recreation."

Posted by wga_admin on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 16:57:59 CST (1241 reads)

WGA LCG EVent-Frozen Mosquito Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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JimandLinda writes:  

Saturday, February 1st, brought 31 cache teams to Mosquito Hill Nature Center near New London to celebrate another successful year of hunting "Lonelies" and rescuing caches.

Several attendees enjoyed the new caches placed by Woodland3000 and suziesumac, whether they drove or snowshoed to them! Our thanks to the ladies for volunteering to help host this annual WGA Event.

Socializing began at 1 PM, with awards and door prizes given out before 3 PM. The Top 10 players are as follows:

1) isjustus4 2) f1rebirds 3) Lacknothing 4) Hitman4 5) scott543 6) huffinpuffin2 7) rattledbox 8) Jomusky 9) jar42 10) Farklers

The WGA would like to thank all that attended, as well as the 68 cache teams that participated in 2013 to help keep quality caches in Wisconsin!

Posted by wga_admin on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 16:56:19 CST (337 reads)

5th Annual WGA Chili Feed and Bonfire Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Back by popular demand, we are having our annual winter event in Title Town!

Join us on February 22nd at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay. The event and the building will be open from 10am until 3:30pm.

The WGA will be providing plenty of chili. Not too hot, but we'll have everything you need to make it as hot as you like. We'll also be providing hot beverages (coffee, tea and cocoa) as well as bowls, cups and utensils. The cost will be just $1 per bowl or if you like we will have hot dogs again for $1 each. The chili and hot dogs will be available starting around 11:00AM until 2:00pm or later if we have plenty left over.

We are asking participants to bring a dish to pass / share based on the first letter of their last name as follows:

 - Last name A-H: salad, fruit, and/or vegetables
 - Last name I-P: chips, pretzels, and/or snacks
 - Last name Q-Z: dessert or cookies

 If you like, you can hang out around the bonfire. There may be a few benches available, but you might want to bring your own lawn chairs.

 Meet The 2014 WGA Board - Newly elected members of the WGA Board of Directors will be announced in mid-February, and we expect most or all of them to be at the event. If you have any ideas / suggestions for the organization, this would be a good time to share them... the Board will having their annual "kickoff" meeting the next day.

There is a lot of activities at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Get more information on their website at

WGA membership is not required to attend this event. It is open to all geocachers.

Posted by wga_admin on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 10:27:32 CST (806 reads)

2014 WGA Board of Directors Election Results Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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The results are in after the conclusion of voting!

The 411 votes from 91 members that had been cast in the 2014 WGA Board of Directors election, ending on February 8th at 23:59 have been reviewed and are now the results have been certified. The following individuals have been elected to the Board.

2 YEAR TERMS (Ends February 2016)

  • Peter Quella
  • August Hopp
  • Valarie Butrymowicz
  • Steve Biedermann
  • Rob England


Election Details

These individuals will join or re-join current Board members Renee Vanselow-Tapp , Barry Butrymowicz, Rebecca Lillo, andChris Walker to form the 2014 WGA Board.

Note that per our bylaws, WGA officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) are not directly elected and instead are Board members that are selected and confirmed by the Board itself. Selection of officers should occur during the BOD meeting at the end of February.

The WGA would like to thank all the candidates who decided to run for the Board this year. All of the candidates were well qualified to serve on the Board and all would have done a great job and been an asset to the organization if elected. They all invested significant time and effort into running by explaining their viewpoints, describing their background, and answering questions in the Candidates Corner forum so that members could make an informed decision when it came time to vote.

Also, thanks to all the WGA members who spent time learning about the candidates, carefully considering the choices, and casting their votes. The involvement of members in this leadership selection process is crucial to the long-term success of the organization.

Complete Election Results

The number of votes each candidate received is shown in the list below, along with the percentage of all the votes cast (in parenthesis) and the percentage of members voting who selected that candidate (in square brackets).

  • Peter Quella 80 (19%)
  • August Hopp 73 (18%)
  • Valarie Butrymowicz 60 (15%)
  • Steve Biedermann 56 (14%)
  • Rob England 47 (11%)
  • Rich Bronson 44 (11%)
  • Will Church 36 (9%)
  • Kelso Gonzalez 15 (4%)
Posted by wga_admin on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @ 19:45:51 CST (328 reads)

January Cache of the Month Winners Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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WGA members have selected six very worthy caches as the winners of the January Cache of the Month.

January 2014 Northern Zone - Cemented in History by Anderson Crew

  • "Extremely unusual site and an older virtual cache."
  • "Finally, a COTM nominee that we have found! And this one is worthy. Not too many places that geocaching brings us to do we spend a couple of hours at, but that what we did here."
  • "I can't believe this classic hasn't already been COTM. A virtual tribute to one man's active imagination."

January 2014 Northeast Zone - Don't Get Wet by cacheseekers

  • "Great multi-location virtual cache. Makes you stop and learn about/appreciate a beautiful location that many people drive by every day without giving it a thought."

January 2014 West Central Zone - Curse of the Kiwanis, House of Karrmann by birddog58

  • "Well hidden cache in a unique location."
  • "This is a creative hide in a great location . Love the area and the GZ choice . This cache is what geocaching is about!"

January 2014 South Central Zone - The Professors Perplexing Seed Germinates! by MadisonJoe

  • "A Classic Madison puzzle cache in which the find is as hard as the puzzle itself."

January 2014 Southeast Zone - Oakfield Ledge by Pawn of Chaos

  • "A great place to experience the Niagara Escarpment!"

January 2014 Series of the Month - Key to Happiness Series by Da Cache Cows

  • "Nice variety of hides and containers, some easy to find and open, some requiring a little more thought. Each cache in the series is also set up to make you consider what happiness is and how to achieve it."

Nominate and vote for your favorite geocache now in the February Cache of the Month!

Posted by wga_admin on Thursday, February 06, 2014 @ 11:24:39 CST (222 reads)

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