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2015 Washington Coin

Posted By:  hydnsek @ Dec 17 2014, 08:37 PM
WSGA's 2015 Washington coin is at the mint! This year's coin is larger (2.25") and features the Washington state bird and state insect in black nickel. We should have them the week of January 12, for late-January deliveries. This is the earliest we've ever had our coins!

The sales page should go live Jan. 1, and of course, current members will receive a discount - so renew your membership! This year, due to the larger coin size and rising metal prices, member price will be $12 ($13.50 w/ shipping) and nonmembers will pay $14 ($15.50).


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2014 Member Bonus

Posted By:  hydnsek @ Dec 6 2014, 12:46 AM
Each fall since 2010, we've surprised our members with a Member Bonus - free swag to thank you for your support of WSGA and geocaching in Washington. Sweet!

This year, it's our first TB tag, featuring the WSGA logo. It should arrive in your mailbox within a couple weeks; Individual and Associate members receive 1, and Family members get 2. If you have any issues receiving yours, contact AndrewRJ.

Want more? Starting Jan. 1, we'll be selling the WSGA tag online for $5.


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Board Meeting - Dec. 18

Posted By:  hydnsek @ Dec 3 2014, 09:52 PM
The next meeting of the WSGA Board of Directors is Thursday, Dec. 18. The meeting will be 6:30-9:30 pm in Live Chat. All members are welcome to attend. To join the meeting, simply click Live Chat in the top navigation.

Meeting agenda

Note: If you have trouble joining the Live Chat, be sure Java is enabled in your browser. Or, you can use the Mibbit chat network. Visit the Mibbit site, get a logon ID and password (free). Click the "Go Straight to Chat" button. On the "Connect" dropdown box, search for "SlashNET". Put your "nickname" in (geocaching name) and in the "Channel" box type #wsga. Then you are in.

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2015 Summer Campout

Posted By:  hydnsek @ Nov 6 2014, 02:11 AM
WSGA's Campout Committee has been busily reviewing parks for our 12th-annual Summer Campout, and the deed is done. The 2015 WSGA Campout will be at Manchester State Park, which is near Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula, on July 31 - Aug. 2. (This is a week later than originally announced, due to campsite availability.)

Campout manager is LadyCosmic (Karin Haager) of Puget Sound chapter, assisted by ClayArtist (Patti Stoll) and the Olympic Peninsula chapter.

The event page and registration will be available within a couple months, and we'll have more details as they develop.

As always, there will be lots of fun and activities, plus great caching. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Announcing the 2015 Small Grant Program

Posted By:  hydnsek @ Nov 4 2014, 10:16 PM
WSGA is pleased to announce the second year of our Small Grant Program, which provides annual funding to support geocaching-­related projects in Washington.

For 2015, thanks to the program's success and the club's healthy finances, we are increasing the grant pool to $2,000 (from $500), all or part of which may be awarded to applicants. (Award limit is $1,000 per applicant.)

The Small Grant Program is available to individuals, groups, park systems, and nonprofit organizations working on geocaching-related activities that will positively impact the Washington geocaching community.

The 2014 recipients were Auburn Parks & Recreation and Mount Vernon Parks Foundation. Read about their awards and results.

The 2015 Grant timeline is as follows:
  • Grant applications accepted: Jan. 1-31, 2015
  • Applications evaluated: Feb. 1 - March 15
  • Grants announced: March 16

Attached is the 2015 Small Grants Program application (PDF), which also provides full details on the program and requirements.

We really want to to get the word out about the Grant Program to those who might benefit, so please help us publicize it and encourage eligible parties to participate. Tell fellow cachers, park personnel, schools, scouts, etc., who might have a great geocaching project that could use a boost.




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Events

Washington State Geocaching Association - WSGA Event Calendar

January

2015-01-03 GC5H39K
Gig Harbor Cache Machine II Dinner
2015-01-04 GC5H1XA
WSGA After-The-Holidays Holiday Party
2015-01-11 GC5G0ZJ
WSGA 2014 Holiday Party
2015-01-31 GC5G3QD
Golden Ground Frog Day

February

2015-02-07 GC5H1P2
Welcome to Camano Island Beach CITO
2015-02-08 GC5GEV3
GREAT BALLS of FIRE

June

2015-06-27 GC5FNHE
Tri-Cities 2015 MEGA Geocoin Challenge

August

2015-08-15 GC5G4X5
2015 Geocaching Block Party
2015-08-16 GC5F58Q
Going Ape 2015

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