Our May business meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 6:30 PM. This is the first meeting for the 2023-2024 board. This zoom meeting will be broadcasted live via our YouTube channel. You will have the opportunity to post question or give us direct feedback up to the minute.
LINK TO MEETING AGENDA:
WSGA 2023 AGENDA 05/17/2023
Our March business meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 15th @ 7 PM. This is the final meeting for the 2022-2023 board. This zoom meeting will be broadcasted live via our YouTube channel. Stop by our YouTube Channel and catch the meeting live. You will have the opportunity to post question to the board if you would like.
Here are your 2023-2024 WSGA Executive and Chapter Representative Board candidates: (all positions will be running uncontested*)
*Please refer to WSGA By-Law 9.6 for more information.
President: Antoine Pin / Winos_Seattle
Vice-President: Jacquie Vaughn / Princess Trouble
Secretary: Lori Cassidy / Seabeck Tribe
Treasurer: Annette Bailes / PeachofWA
Olympic Peninsula: Joshua Craig / ConfusedZombie
Cache-Cadian: Gene Reed / Mr. Gadget #2
48 North: Karen Townsend / Pasileykmt
Southwest: Gabe Shanafelt / Wasuf
South Central: Benjamin Parruzot / Tecsomane
Puget Sound: Chris Umphenour / The Bad Cop
Inland Empire (I.E.): Jerry Martin / Martin5
Nominations for the 2023-2024 board has officially ended. We will make an announcement on Friday February 24th with a list of the 2023-2024 WSGA Board nominees. Voting will run from 3/1/23 – 3/10/23 and will be conducted online. More info to follow in our next post on 2/24/23.
The election season has started here at the WSGA. We are looking for candidates who are interested in serving the board in all positions for the 2023 – 2024 board. The tenure begins 4/1/23 and runs thru 3/31/24. All positions are open though we do have many of our current members returning for another year. If you are interested in a Chapter Representative position, you are required to reside in the chapter that you want to serve. Executive committee positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasure) are open to all Washington State Residents regardless of where in the state you live. If you are interested in any position, please contact us via the contact page on this website which is located next to the “Membership” menu. The deadline for nominees is 2/15/23. Once your nomination has been received, someone from our election committee will contact you to discuss the position you are interested in. All board members MUST be current WSGA members. Level of membership does not matter. You just have to be a current WSGA member to serve on this board and must keep your membership current during your tenure on the board. If you have any questions regarding serving on our board, please reach out to us via the contact page on our website.
Our January business meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 18th @ 7 PM. This zoom meeting will be broadcasted live via our YouTube channel. Stop by our YouTube Channel and catch the meeting live. You will have the opportunity to post question to the board if you would like.
Our November business meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 16th @ 7 PM. This zoom meeting will be broadcasted live via our YouTube channel. Stop by our YouTube Channel and catch the meeting live. You will have the opportunity to post question to the board if you would like.
To make it easy for anyone to find one of our kick-off events, here is a list of GeoTour kick off events taking place around the state:
INLAND EMPIRE CHAPTER – GCA0EFJ
SOUTHWEST CHAPTER – GCA0N2B
48 NORTH CHAPTER – GC8M8VV (Pending reviewer listing)
CACHE-CADIAN CHAPTER – GCA0T72
SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER – GCA0M4W
PUGET SOUND CHAPTER – GC9Z140
OLYMPIC PENINSULA CHAPTER – GCA0PBT
We will update this list as the last event get listed.
Our 20th Anniversary GeoTour now has an official launch date. The tour goes live on Saturday October 29th. We are putting together kick-off events around the state to help kick the tour off in grand fashion. You can also pick up your premium member coin if you are a WSGA premium member prior to 9/30/22. Chapter Reps will have the coins to hand out to members during the kick off events.
All GeoTour cache owners need to have their geocache placed and submitted to the reviewer ASAP. If you have already done so, please go out and check on your placed cache prior to 10/29/22 to see if its still where its supposed to be. If the cache is missing, contact your chapter rep for a replacement container.
During last nights board meeting (meeting of September 21, 2022) a motion of “no-confidence” with our current vice president occurred. The vote that followed the motion resulted in a vote of over 2/3 of the board to remove our current sitting vice president.
We are now currently looking for a interim vice president to finish out the rest of the current term which would end 3/31/23. If you are interested in the position, please contact us via our contact page on our website with the subject of “VP Position”. We are looking to fill the position by our next board meeting on 11/16/22. Interested candidates should contact us no later than 11/1/22. Candidates interested in running for the VP position would have to be vetted and would be required to attend our 11/16/22 meeting for questions from our board members and a vote into the VP position. All Candidates for the VP position are required to be a current WSGA member and must reside within the borders of Washington State.