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  1. #1
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    Exclamation January Newsletter

    Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    January 2008
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    Volume III Issue 1
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    I. GeocachingMaine.org’s New Board
    II. The Social Side: Mega-Events
    III. Upcoming Events
    IV. Maine Geocaching Media Coverage
    V. Hot Topics of the Past Month
    VI. Featured Photos
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    I. GeocachingMaine.org’s New Board
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    Every even year, GeocachingMaine.org considers whether to choose a new Advisory Board.
    --This year the Geocaching Maine Community has chosen a new Board. The Board members elected for the next two years are, in alphabetical order: brdad, Kaching Karen, Medawisla, and Sudonim. The website manager, attroll, makes the fifth member of the Board.
    --Feel free to contact the Board with questions or thoughts pertaining to GeocachingMaine.org by submitting a confidential thread at the “Feedback to Board Members” forum.
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    II. The Social Side: Mega-Events
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    What’s bigger than a geocaching event? A mega-event!
    --A Mega-Event has to have at least 500 regional, national, even international attendees. Geocaching.com explains, “To be considered a mega-event, the organizers must obtain prior approval from Groundspeak--not just from their volunteer cache reviewer.”
    --GeoWoodstock VII is one mega-event to watch for: The first GeoWoodstock was in 2003 when 160+ geocachers attended. By 2007 the events had grown to thousands becoming mega-events! This year’s event will take over an entire town, literally! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...c-534059d5b7bb. Maine geocachers are preparing the caching trip to Tennessee: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3187. Mainiac1957 reminisces last year’s GeoWoodstock, “They had many different things to do from group caching to seminars to vendor tables. However,” and he warns, “if crowds are not your thing then a mega may not be for you.”
    --For more discussion about mega-events, go to: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3468.
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    III. Upcoming Events
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    01/17/08 Cabin Fever Event: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...d-4e8fa9a06dee
    Discussion: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3635
    01/25/09 Celebrate 2008-No cache too small! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...1-048a0f811b05
    Discussion: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...?t=3552&page=2
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    IV. Maine Geocaching Media Coverage
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    1. “Get Out! What’d you find in that Tupperware?”
    Posted: 10/27/08 FreePressOnline http://media.www.usmfreepress.org/me...-3509282.shtml
    "I use a multi-million dollar space-based satellite system to hunt down Tupperware containers hidden in the woods. What's your hobby?"
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    V. Hot Topics of the Past Month
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    ARTICLES:
    Thanksgiving Day: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3573
    ON THE TRAIL:
    Annual CITO: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3616
    Alphanumeric Cache: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3578
    Caching & Gas: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...?t=3345&page=3
    Cold water safety: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3639
    GRC’s: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ad.php?p=49219
    Highpointing: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3610
    Hints on first to find?: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3566
    Winter Caching: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...?t=3495&page=4
    TECHNOLOGY:
    Cache Stats: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...t=2328&page=11
    GPS Map 76: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3630
    Magellan users: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3562
    SWAG AND TRACKABLES:
    2008 Geocoin: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...?t=3551&page=4
    Leatherman coin:http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...?t=3456&page=2
    OFF THE TRAIL:
    Favorite Caching Gifts: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3645
    Hancock Relay for Life: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3623
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    VI. Featured Photos
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    “Portland Head Light after the Snow” by Haffy http://www.thedailygreen.com/weird-w...light-50120508
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    ~~~Next Month’s Feature: Podcache: Podcast for geocachers~~~
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    --Brought to you by GeocachingMaine.org; editor Medawisla; distributor attroll; reviewers Geocaching Maine Advisory Board. Questions/Comments welcome.
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    --Submit material, tentative event dates, to Medawisla by the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

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    Hey Lady....

    Please know that we all really appreciate the outstanding work that you do putting out this newsletter. You do it voluntarily (at least I don't think anyone pays for ads) and it shows your dedication to the sport and to our group here in Maine. Kudos!!!

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    Cool thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EMSDanel View Post
    Hey Lady....

    Please know that we all really appreciate the outstanding work that you do putting out this newsletter. You do it voluntarily (at least I don't think anyone pays for ads) and it shows your dedication to the sport and to our group here in Maine. Kudos!!!
    Thanks a lot! Yeah, I do it voluntarily...just the wrath of geocachers if I quit keeps me energized j/k Really, I love learning new things and sharing information. ...but if you want to advertise

    Hey, podcachers! I'll be contacting you soon enough for the feature in Feb's newsletter...hoping to tell more people about your hard work!
    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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