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Thread: Win A Geocoin for YOUR Collection – Help Out Katadin Goddess!

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    Thumbs up Win A Geocoin for YOUR Collection – Help Out Katadin Goddess!

    Mainiac1957 posted a thread with the link to Help Katadin Goddess. I am hoping - by asking, reaching out and trying to apply some incentive - this will help. Here it goes..........

    Katadin Goddess (KG), lost her beloved son Ryan Coyle, on 8/7, to an alcohol and drug overdose. Few mothers would be prepared to bury their son at 27 YO, let alone purchase a head stone. KG is, also, still paying for the services and fees associated with the preparation after death, memorial service, and burial of her son.

    KG humbly posted on her Facebook page a link to a website where she has posted her fondest desire. A simple wish – to have others care enough to help her purchase a headstone for Ryan. One special to her and which she can see in the winter as it stands above the snow.

    The act of a donation to the web site is now, even better. With KG and GeocachingMaine’s (GCM) permission. Every GCM member (you do not have to be a GCM donating member) who donates to her donation website will be entered to win. If you have already donated, you are automatically entered (if I know you are a member here).

    This is a GEOCOIN raffle! Donate to KG, between now and midnight on Thanksgiving Day 11/26 at the following link: http://www.giveforward.org/ryancoyle/ , notify me of your donation and you will be entered to win a Geocoin.

    A donation of $1 to $5 will give you 1 ticket/entry, donation up to $10 – 2 ticket/entries, up to $15 – 3 entries, up to $20 – 4 entries and so forth in increments of $5 as the donation amount goes up.

    Now – the Geocoin prizes. Some have been donated and I will provide some. Watch this thread for more information about the specific coins you might win. It will be posted by next week.

    The number of prizes awarded will depend on the level of fund raising attained. One nice geocoin coin will be donated, for up to $500 in donations, 2 coins to $750, 3 coins to $1000, 4 coins to $1250, 5 coins for $1500, 6 coins for $1750, 7 coins for $2000 and the final goal is $2500 or 8 coins - if KG’s goal is reached I will draw off 8 coin winners coming from our GCM members who donate. If the donations go above $2500 – by $500 (nothing in between), I will take the draw to 10 coins.

    In order for many folks to have a chance and enjoy a small token of appreciation - once you have won a coin, you are out of the competition. You can not win more than one coin. I hope this will be taken for what it is – giving back to our local community.

    If you have any questions – please email me or PM. Otherwise – I have a few folks who have already donated and I need to put your tickets in and send you a confirming email. Thank you to those who have already given……..looking forward to more donations.



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    Hi Lady......Count me in for a $10 donation and I'll also donate a coin to give away as part of this raffle. Geocachers helping other geocachers is a very noble cause......

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    I just donated some money....
    "There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats". Wind In the Willows

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    Thank you everyone. And I received an envelope of coins from KG today as well.

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    Wow ,
    ALOT of coins for a good cause.
    Wow, now you should be able to raffle away more than 1 coin for 500.00 etc.....
    It'd be nice to offer more coin drawings at each level.
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    Opalsns

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    To all who have donated to the link = http://www.giveforward.org/ryancoyle/ , a sincere Thank you! I have a few emails, and posts here too - so I know who most all the Geocachers may be.

    If you don't get a confirmation from me - you will not be in for the drawing - please give me until next week to bring all the donations and confirmation emails up to date. Some have been anonymous so unless you receive email from me you won't be in.

    I want this to be a fun way to donate just a dollar and get a chance to win a coin - but - the goal of the give away is for the total donations to reach KG's goal. You may donate more than once, too.

    The minimum number of coins (8) to be given away is driven off increasing the total overall donations. This is designed as an incentive, to reach the total goal. So the more dollars donated - the more winners! Not the more coins available the more winners.

    I warrantied a minimum number of coins to be won, with or without any (more) donations. As more donations come it, things may be adjusted. The adjustments may or may not be annouced but for now - the goal amounts are as originally posted.

    KG sent me; 3 - Darrlly4&Firefly03 personal in "Memory of Pepper" Geocoins (trackable); 1 - AT GAtoME Geocoin (trackable); a 2005 Geocaching ME Geocoin (only trackable on GCM); and a PN and N Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoin (both trackable). So this is a total of 7 coins she has sent. None of the trackables have been activated.

    I have promises of at least two other Geocoins from another members of the website. Will await their actual arrival ~ before I annouce what is being offered.

    In addition I will pledge the following coins - a Cache Addict's Compass Rose coin in AS; a Dorkfish Green Holdiay Lobster; a Honu PN Sea Turtle; an AS Dawn of the Faeries Geocoin and lastly - and only if we reach goal (the deadline is 11:59 PM on Thanksgiving night) I will give away a Tsunrisebey 2009 Earth Turtle (which has a baby hanging from it - it is the coin shown in the picture).

    As a further incentive - the Earthturtle coin - will be open for all previous winners at other levels to win - everyone who has won will be put back in for the final drawing. But remember - for this coin to be drawn off - we must met the final goal for KG's fund raiser. Right now folks we have a long way to go.

    Please, if you have any questions - ask. I am requiring anyone who wants to be in on this (i.e. folks from MA or NH, other states - or any folks you may want to invite - the more the merrier) to at least be signed up as members of GCM. I hope this clarifies everything.

    Here are the links to the coin photos:
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    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5640.jpg http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5642.jpg http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5641.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5644.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5645.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5647.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5648.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...a/153_5649.jpg

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    Have gotten some emails from folks. I know KatadinGoddess appreciates the support. Remember this will run until Thanksgiving night. No amount is to small as it all adds up. Will post more info along the way. Remember the link is - http://www.giveforward.org/ryancoyle/ Thanks again everyone!

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    this is so wonderful. havent been on the site in awhile and wanted to stop over to say how much i really appreciate what everyone is doing in their own way of support whether is emotional, $1.00 to this raffle, saying a prayer, or sending positive healing energy. thank you again, elaine

    its ironic that i have been in recovery almost 21 years, work as an alcohol drug counselor/clinical supervisor and had the sudden unexpected experience of losing Ryan to his own addiction. what i miss the most is going out in the jeep with him and his making fun of my dirty tupperware hunting. who else would go jeepin on trails with their mom? He was with me when i placed that Milwaukee brewers cache on flagstaff lake some 2 years ago. we did make a trip up once to Kennebago caches last summer.

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    EMSDanel just stopped by and has added a new Seattle Ink coin to the pot for the give away. Thanks EMSDanel!

    I will get a photo and post it a bit later.

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    Also, I just donated some money....

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