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3rd Annual WGA Picnic to Picnic TB Race Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Time to sign up for the 3rd Annual WGA Picnic to Picnic TB Race. All the fun starts this Saturday at the Picnic

For the 2014-2015 Race we will again ask that all Racers register for a $3 entry fee per trackable, to help cover the cost of prizes.

However, if you purchase and use a WGA Travel Tag for $7, or use a previously purchased WGA Travel Tag, we will waive the entry fee as a 'Thank you' for supporting the WGA.

We will have tags available at the GeoPicnic. You can enter as many trackables as you like.

Not sure what to attach to your TB tag? If you raced last year, you can attach your 'Participant' keychain to it and send it out! There should be no issues with recognizing that it is in a race!

We will be taking entries for the WGA TB Race III all day at the GeoPicnic on September 20th.

All TB Racers MUST start at the GeoPicnic! Plan on joining us at Lapham Peak for the green light on the next race!

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 19:32:03 CDT (118 reads)

Order your WGA Nametag for pickup at the picnic! Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Going to the WGA Picnic at Lapham Peak this upcoming Saturday and never had an Official WGA Nametag?

Go here to request yours:
Scuba Steve has a Nametag, do you?

Nametags can only be picked up in person so please only request one if you will be at the 2014 WGA Geo Picnic.

Nametag link will be closed the evening of Wednesday, Sept 17th to allow WalkingAdventure time to make them.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by wga_admin on Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 20:30:06 CDT (109 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

Congratulations!

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 (356 reads)

2014 WGA Board of Directors Nominations Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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The WGA is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Board of Directors election. Click here to go to the elections page and nominate the WGA member(s) you would like to have serve on the Board.

Five positions on the Board of Directors are up for election this year. These positions are currently held by the following individuals:

  • Peter Quella (labrat_wr)
  • James Bliefnick (JimandLinda)
  • Brian Kling (Team Black-Cat)
  • Lisa Daniels (Curly Girls)
  • Rob England (Averith)

Barry Butrymowicz and Chris Walker will be assisting with the administration/execution of the election. Some general notes about this phase of the Board of Directors election process:

  • Individuals must receive two nominations to appear on the ballot when voting for the Board begins.
  • Individuals receiving one nomination will be contacted via email to determine if they are interested in serving on the Board. If they are, their name will be placed on the elections page in a list of individuals who have one nomination and are looking for a second.
  • Please do not nominate individuals who are not eligible.
  • To serve on the Board, individuals must be WGA members and meet other eligibility requirements (including being at least 21 years of age) outlined in the WGA bylaws.
  • You are not allowed to nominate yourself.
  • Nominations will be accepted until January 25th, 2014 at 11:59pm. At this time, voting for the Board of Directors positions will begin and continue until 11:59pm on February 9th.

If you have any questions about this phase of the Board of Directors election process, post them in this forum topic.

Posted by wga_admin on Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 09:44:08 CST (314 reads)

Message from the President Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Hello WGA!

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

Posted by wga_admin on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:31:04 CDT (810 reads)

2013 WGA Board of Directors Meeting Summary Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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JimAndLinda writes:  

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!

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 10:27:43 CST (632 reads)



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