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I thought the General Membership might enjoy a little “light reading” for a change. This history of NoVAGO was buried in the Admin Forum and was originally compiled for use in our negotiations with the FCPA. It never met that purpose, but it can give you a little trip down memory lane. I included names of “instigators” where known…not for any sort of credit, but rather to show the how, when, where, and who concept of the formation of NoVAGO. NoVAGO & Friends refers primarily to the elected board and appointed directors. Any names omitted were purely unintentional, and I’d be happy to add them to maintain a record…just drop me an e-mail. With all the things we have coming up in the future, I thought you might enjoy a look back too.

Bill

NoVAGO History is broken down by year and further by our involvement in the organization and the community. The various sections are described below:

MEDIA ATTENTION - NoVAGO in the news. TV, radio, and print provide exposure for NoVAGO and geocaching. This list provides a summary of NoVAGO in the media.

EVENTS - The Events list highlights our Community Involvement, Support to Organizations, Social Events, CITO Events, etc.. What isn’t shown, but is directly tied to many of these functions is the money spent by NoVAGO and individual cachers when conducting and attending these functions.

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS - Comprises the volunteer efforts of the NoVAGO family giving back to the community.

2004

Media Attention:

Washington Post Article “Cache Not Money is the prize for some GPS Enthusiasts” dated 4 Nov 04 (2Wheel'in & MooseMaMa interviewed)
Washington Post (Extra) Article “High Tech Hide and Seek” 11 Nov 04 (2Wheel'in interviewed)

2005

Media Attention:

Washington Post "Geocachers On the Trail of Adventure" 21 Oct 05 Article (Airsafety Interviewed)

EVENTS-Social

Hot, Hot, Hot!! Cache Event 2 Oct 05 (Held in Loudoun County)GCQD1W (Conducted by Airsafety, GLM, Gaiter Man & 2Wheel'in)
NoVA Night Owls Cache Event 29 Nov 05 (Held in Loudoun County) (Conducted by flyingmoose)
2nd MD/DC/VA Benchmarkers Meeting 2005 18 Dec (Held in Fairfax County) (Conducted by flyingmoose)

2006

Media Attention:

"As Seen on TV" 10 Mar 06, Fox News Channel 5 did an on-air cache hunt and interview with flowerman, flyingmoose and pyronorm, highlighting geocaching in the local area. Geocache GCTVAR is still alive and out there for hunting.
Times Community Newspaper article “Local Geocachers Clean Up Goose Creek” dated 16 Dec 06 (that article was published in the following Times Newspapers: Alexandria Times • Annandale Times • Burke Times • Centreville Times • Chantilly Times • Clarke Times-Courier • • Culpeper Citizen • Fairfax Times • Fairfax Station Times • Fauquier Times-Democrat • Fauquier Citizen • • Gainesville Times • Great Falls Times • Herndon Times • Loudoun Times-Mirror • McLean Times • • Rappahannock News • Reston Times • Springfield Times • Vienna Times (Article and photos featured flyingmoose & friends)

EVENTS-Social

NoVAGO’s Frozen Meet and Greet Event 19 Feb 06 (Held in Fairfax County) (Conducted by flyingmoose, twobuckchuck, donbert & traverski)
St. Patrick’s Day After 18 March 06 (Held in Alexandria City) GCTP6Y (Conducted by aharris)
NOVAGO's Southern Spring Meet 'N Greet!! 13 May 06 (Held in Stafford County) GCVN45 (Conducted by GeoPowers)
Cachers Choice Cache Event 11 Jul 06 (Held in Loudoun County) (Conducted by flyingmoose & DonGar)
NoVAGO Fall Gathering Cache Event 1 Oct 06 (Held in Loudoun County) (Flyingmoose, NoVAGO & Friends)
The Habanero Hullabaloo 29 Nov 06 (Held in Fairfax County) (Conducted by flyingmoose)

EVENTS-CITO

Grubby Goose Creek 16 Dec 06 GCZCDC (Held in Loudoun County) (flyingmoose & NoVAGO)
NoVAGO CITO at Scott’s Run GCRV3H 21 Jan 06 (Held in Fairfax County, this was the very first formal event conducted under the new NoVAGO banner). (flyingmoose & NoVAGO)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

Fairfax Earth Day/Arbor Day 2006 (Fairfax Clean Air Council) 29 Apr 06 (NoVAGO & Friends)

2007 - NoVAGO Officially Established on January 1st

Officers:

President - rufnredy
Vice President - LionHeart
Secretary - Team RJJO
Treasurer - BAJA Clan
Public Relations - Network Cacher

Media Attention:

Fauquier Times-Democrat article “Searching for Cool Cache” dated 5 Jan 07 (GLM interviewed)
Loudoun Connection article “Cache In” dated 10 Jan 07 (NetworkCacher, Lion Heart & rufnredy interviewed)
Washington Post (Extra) Article “Geocaching Rules Ahead” dated 27 Sep 07 (2Wheel'in interviewed)

EVENTS-Social

NoVAGO Kickoff and Caching Event 14 Jan 07 (Held in Loudoun County) (Conducted by rufnredy & friends)
La batalla para el Burrito Event 4 Mar 07 (Held in Loudoun County) (Conducted by flyingmoose)
NoVAGO Spring Fling 22 Apr 07 (Held in Fairfax County-NVRPA) (NoVAGO & Friends)
Soda Exchange on the Inca Trail 28 April 07 (Held in Prince William County) GC12CFR (Conducted by Blakeley Pirates)
NoVAGO’s Grazing, Gabbing, and Geocaching Event(s) 14 Jul 07 (Recurring) (Held in Prince William County) (Conducted by rufnredy)
2007 NoVAGO Summer Shindig 5 Aug 07 (Held in Fairfax County-NVRPA) (NoVAGO & Friends)
Occoquan Trailmasters 8 September 07 (Held in Fairfax County) GC134DQ (Conducted by Occoquan Trailmasters LLC)
NoVAGO’s 2007 october Fe(a)st 7 Oct 07 (Held in Frederick County) (NoVAGO & Morgan's Marauders)
Over The Hump Event(s) 24 Oct 07 (Recurring) (Held in Loudoun & Fairfax Counties) (Conducted by robert & Commonwealth Chick)
Halloween Nosh Event 27 October 07 (Held in Fauquier County) GC161K8 (Conducted by Team Roboknight)
World Wide Flash Mob Event 10 Nov 07 (Held in Fairfax County) (Conducted by pyronorm)
NoVAGO BBQ Bison Bonfire Event 1 Dec 07 (Held in Stafford County) (Conducted by zygote2K)

EVENTS-CITO

Bull Run CITO Event 14 Apr 07 (flyingmoose & NoVAGO)
Prince William County Trails & Streams Day CITO (Held in Prince William County)
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Public Land Day CITO 29 Sep 07 (Meadowood Special Recreation Area) (imfirstdue & Friends)
Huntley Meadows CITO Event 18 Nov 07 (Held in Fairfax County) (mgsgagag)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

Fairfax Earth Day/Arbor Day 2007 (Fairfax Clean Air Council) 28 Apr 07 (NoVAGO & Friends)
City of Fairfax Trails Day 2 Jun 07
NoVAGO USGS Open House 3 Nov 07 (NoVAGO & Friends)
NoVAGO and Geocaching Listed on the Virginia State Tourism Website
National Forum on Children and Nature (2Wheel’in)
Geocaching 101 Classes (Conducted at River Bend Regional Park, scheduled for Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and Falcon Ridge). Offered free of charge by NoVAGO, and charged for by FCPA when presented to the public. (rufnredy)

2008

Officers:

President - rufnredy
Vice President - kylvag
Secretary - Team RJJO
Treasurer - BAJA Clan
Public Relations - Network Cacher

Media Attention:

Blue Ridge Country Magazine Jan/Feb 2008 issue (2008 Trail Guide Issue)

EVENTS-Social

The Treasure You Seek Lies Not in a Box of Donuts 26 January 08 (Held in Fairfax County) GC18C1Y (Conducted by WWCD & TEAM RJJO(C)
February of the Penguins 13 March 08 (Held in Fairfax County) (GC191VT) (Conducted by Pengie123) (GC191VT)
NoVAGO Spring Fling-Redux 10 May 08 (GC1BHNG) (Held in Loudoun County) NoVAGO
Trailmasters 2 - The Potomac (GC1AR6P) 8 Jun 08 (Held in Loudoun County) Friends of the Potomac Trails (cphug184 and ScottWT)
rufnredy's Back on the Trail Event, We hope !! 9 July 08 (GC1DH1B) (Held in Fairfax County) rufnredy "Crutches and a Boot"
NoVAGO Swelter at the Shelter Summer Event 7 Jul 08 (GC1CVA3) (Held in Prince William County)
NoVAGO's 2008 October Fe(a)st at Four Mile Run (GC1G3XC) 12 Oct 08 (Held in Arlington County) (NoVAGO)
Willkommen… Willkommen… (GC1GVGK) 19 Oct 08 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
WWFM (World Wide Flash Mob) (GC1H472) 8 Nov 08 (Held in Fairfax County) (McMillie)
The Other Washington (GC1HR9W) 11 Nov 08 (Held in Washington DC) (Kelly@9)

EVENTS-Instructional

NoVAGO Meet & Greet and Cryptophobia Support Group 2 Feb 08 (GC18KFF) (Held in Loudoun County) NoVAGO
NoVAGO GPS Education Event 8 Mar 08 (Held in Fairfax County) (Conducted by TeamObbie1)
GSAK 101 Event (GC1E8JH) 31 Jul 08 (Held in Loudoun County) (cphug184 and rufnredy)
GSAK 201 Event (GC1E8JZ) 7 Aug 08 (Held in Loudoun County) (cphug184 and rufnredy)

EVENTS-CITO

Beaver Dam Reservoir NoVAGO CITO 2008 Event (GC19V2A) (Held in Loudoun County) NoVAGO & TeamObbie1
Rocky Run Stream Valley Park CITO (GC1GZR2) 25 Oct 08 (Held in Fairfax County) (McMillie)
Huntley Meadows CITO: Dogue Creek (GC1GW7P) 22 Nov 08 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO folks picking up stuff)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

PWC Parks Executive Staff comprehensively briefed on geocaching 8 Jan 08, which resulted in the immediate publication of PWC guidelines, and the adoption of and approval for geocaching on PWC lands. (BAJA Clan & 2Wheel’in)
Fairfax Earth Day/Arbor Day 2008 (Fairfax Clean Air Council) 19 Apr 08 (NoVAGO & Friends)
Rust Sanctuary Environment Fair 27 Apr 08 (Education & Publicity) (Held in Loudoun County) TeamObbie1 & MegaWheaties
Broadlands Nature Center 3 May 08 (Education & Publicity) MegaWheaties, TeamObbie1, and Networkcacher
Mount Vernon Estate 22 May 08 (Education & Waypoint Assistance) Kylvag, BAJA Clan and 2Wheel'in
Chinn Regional Library (GEO-101 Class) (Held in PWC) "Friends of Chinn Library"
GPS Presentation to Fairfax County Raven Quest Summer Camp, 14 Aug 08 (Fairfax County) (cphug184, bluerkt, and BugLady1)

2009

Officers:

President - cphug184
Vice President - Network Cacher
Secretary - Buglady1
Treasurer - BAJA Clan
Public Relations - 2Wheel'n

EVENTS-Social

Over the Hump - Once Again (GC1KZYG) 11 Feb 09 (Held in Fairfax County) (PSU Fan and PSU Grad)
Well Would You Look At That? (GC1KR68) 2-28 Feb 09 (Held in Fairfax County) (NetworkCacher)
2009 NoVAGO Meet and Greet/Sit and Eat (GC1M5YY) 15 Feb 09 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO Officers)
The NoVAGO "Spring has Sprung" Event (GC1QBV1) 17 May 09 (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO)
Flash Mob Wedding ~TeamObbie1~ (GC1MPYN) 31 May 09 ("Conducted" in Fairfax County) (Dave & Lori)
Livin' Large(mouth) at Sleepy Creek WMA (GC1QYY0) 20 Jun 09 (Sleepy Creek WMA W. VA) (Zygote2K)
Hmmm... It's A Certain Someone's Birthday ;) (GC1V4X9) 21 Jul 09 (Held in Fairfax County) (rufnredy)
Lion Heart Hunt II "Confederate Confusion" (GC1W1VT) 16 Aug 09 (Held in Prince William County) (Lion Heart)
NoVAGO's "Summertime and the Livin's Easy" Event (GC1WB4R) 23 Aug 09 (Held in Fauquier County) (NoVAGO)
"Number nine...number nine...number nine..." (GCZ54W) 9 Sep 09 (9/9/09) (Held in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose)
NoVAGO's You Autumn Come Cachin' Fall Event (GC1ZKFC) 1 Nov 09 (Held in Prince William County) (NoVAGO)
"One More Time Over The Hump" (GC1ZATM) 18 Nov 09 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)

EVENTS-Instructional

NoVAGO Puzzle Class (GC1V7V2) 29 Jul 09 (Held in Fairfax County) (cphug184)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

Geocaching briefing given to the Bull Run Mountain Conservancy & Virginia Outdoors Foundation 3 Mar 09 (reedkickball, MooseMaMa, and TooWheelin)
Haymarket Earthday/Arbor Day 2009 Geocaching Booth 25 April 09 (Prince William County) (Beaubackus & Freshbreath)
Fairfax Earth Day/Arbor Day 2009 (Fairfax Clean Air Council) 25 April 09 (NetworkCacher, NoVAGO & Friends)
Geocaching briefing given to the Lake Accotink Staff, 20 Nov 09 (FCPA) (cphug184)

2010

Officers:

President - cphug184
Vice President - Cache Mates
Secretary - TeamObbie1
Treasurer - KanukGirl
Public Relations - Reedkickball

Media Attention:

Loudoun Indie Article "Geocaching: If You Hide It, They Will Come" 17 Sep 10 (rufnredy & Blunoz)
Northern Virginia Magazine Article "Geocaching: Hunt for Treasure" October 2010 (2Wheel'in)

EVENTS-Social

"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 19 Jan 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"A Year in the Making" (GC22JYF) 23 Feb 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 16 Feb 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 16 Mar 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Jeepers Creepers, where'd you get those Peepers?" (GC252RP) 30 Mar 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (cphug184 & friends :wink:)
"Algonkian Park Spring Fever!" (GC2570E) 3 Apr 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (vocatan & iceleftd)
"NoVAGO Celebrates the Spring" Event (Dual CITO/Social GC24H5G) 10 Apr 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 20 Apr 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"10 Years! Northern Virginia, VA" (GC26PKJ) 1 May 10 (Held in Prince William County) (rufnredy)
"10 Years! Herndon, VA" (GCXN66) 2 May 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose)
"It Takes a Village" (GC27B0C) 13 May 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (cphug184)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 18 May 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 15 Jun 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"NoVAGO Geocaching Diet Event #1" (GC2AB7F) 30 Jun 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (TeamObbie1)
"NoVAGO Geocaching Diet Event #2 - Red Rock Trails" (GC2ACF0) 3 Jul 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (TeamObbie1)
"NoVAGO Geocaching Diet Event #3-Leesburg Dog Park (GC2ACFZ) 14 Jul 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (TeamObbie1)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC22F18) 20 Jul 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Station to Station" (GC2AWR2) 24 Jul 10 (A 100+ degree bike ride - ridden in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose)
"NoVAGO Geocaching Diet Event #4 - Ida Lee Park" (GC2AQV2) 25 Jul 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (TeamObbie1)
"NoVAGO Geocaching Diet Event #5-2 Creek Trail" (GC2ACGD) 31 Jul 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (TeamObbie1)
"NoVAGO’s Scorching Sortie to the Pony Barn" Summer Event (GC2BMJ8) 8 Aug 10 (Held in (Reston) Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Wear Out Your Feet! Meet and Greet" (GC2AQ03) 15 Aug 10 (Held at Sky Meadows State Park Fauquier County) (KJCachers)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC2CHRR) 17 Aug 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC2CHRR) 21 Sep 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Brambleton Fall Festival Cacher's Corner" (GC2FJE8) 9 Oct 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (Brambleton & thekid76)
"10:10:10 on 10/10/10" (GC2F5NR) 10 Oct 10 (Held in Prince William County) (rufnredy)
"10101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010" (GC2EYQJ) 10 Oct 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC2CHRR) 19 Oct 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Mountain Trailmasters" (GC2AXT6) 23 Oct 19 (Held in Fauquier County) (reedkickball)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC2CHRR) 16 Nov 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"NoVAGO's 2010 Fall into Geocaching" Event (GC2EVEX) 21 Nov 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2010 NoVA Edition" (GC2CHRR) 21 Dec 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)

EVENTS-Instructional

"Geocaching 101 - I have a GPS, What do I do next ?" (GC22X6J) 2 Feb 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"GSAK 101 - Getting Started" (GC22X6P) 24 Feb 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"GSAK 201 - Advanced Features" (GC22X6V) 29 Mar 10 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)

EVENTS-CITO

"NoVAGO Celebrates the Spring" Event (Dual CITO/Social GC24H5G) 10 Apr 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"CITO Event-Cloverdale Park" (GC26CDC) 9 May 10 (Held in Prince William County) (reedkickball)
"FØuN+Å!N HÆÐ €i+Ø <°++>< (GC28VJV) 12 Jun 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (Serrabou & Flyingmoose)
"Summer Solstice Super CITO! (GC29T6V) 21 Jun 10 (Held in Arlington County) (cphug184)
"Wolf Run Shoals CITO" (GC2A86T) 11 Sep 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (serrabou & flyingmoose)
"Trash & Bags (aka Aluminum & plastic)" (GC29ZNN) 27 Sep 10 (Held in Fairfax county) (flyingmoose & The Clean-up Crew)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

Geocaching presentation to Flint Hill Elementary School, 28 Jan 10 (Held in Fairfax County) (2Wheel'in)
Geocaching presentation to Providence RECenter Staff, Falls Church, 24 Mar 10 (FCPA) (cphug184)
Family Geocache Day at WNEC (GC281YQ) (Natl. Wildlife Federation) Reston, VA 15 May 10 (sunflowerjunkie & starfocus) :applause:
Geocaching 101 Presentation to Girl Scout Leaders & Scouts (Camp Potomac Woods) Lucketts, VA 25 Sep 10 (jeffnerner & PhotoGal) :smt023
Walker Nature Education Center (WNEC) "Geocaching for Kids" Program 4 Oct 10, Reston VA (2Wheel'in, MooseMaMa, jeffnerner, and rob3k)
"Wounded Warriors" Operation WOW (Wellness Opportunities for Warriors) 22 Oct 10 Fountainhead Regional Park (orchestrated by reedkickball & nighthawk700 and with the assistance of numerous NoVAGO, MGS, and Fredericksburg area cachers) Please see the related Forum Topic Here

2011

Officers:

President - Flyingmoose
Vice President - Serrabou
Secretary - TeamObbie1
Treasurer - KanukGirl
Public Relations - Buglady1

Media Attention:

Chantilly Patch Article Billion Dollar Satellites and Boxes of Stickers 6 Jun 11 (Serrabou)

EVENTS-Social

"Thanks" (GC2K496) 5 Jan 11 (Held in (Reston) Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 18 Jan 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Year Two: Launch of the Swag Capsule" GC2M9JR 9 Feb 11 (Held in Arlington County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 15 Feb 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 15 Mar 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Going Green (St. Patty's Eve)" (GC2PHFX) 16 Mar 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"366 days later...I can take up a social life again" (GC2KVY0 ) 25 Mar 11 (Held in Fairfax) (bernsa) :applause:
"Yuri's Night! 50 years in Space" (GC2QE64 ) 12 Apr 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 19 Apr 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"NoVAGO Spring Event At The Blue Ridge Center" (GC2RR99 ) 15 May 11 (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 17 May 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 21 Jun 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Camping Event at PWFP" (GC2YKYJ ) 15 Jul 11 (Held in Prince William County) (NoVAGO)
"NoVAGO Summer Heat in the Forest" (Click Here ) 16 Jul 11 (Held in Prince William County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 19 Jul 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"A Friendly Farewell" (GC2ZPF7 ) 26 Jul 11 (Held in Fairfax county) (Nighthawk700) :smt039
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 16 Aug 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 20 Sep 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 18 Oct 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"NoVAGO Fall Event: Tour de Arlington" (GC33V8K ) 23 Oct 11 (Held in Arlington County) (NoVAGO)
"elevenelevenelevenevent" (GC36GGZ ) 11 Nov 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 15 Nov 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2011 NoVA Edition" (GC2KVY2) 20 Dec 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)

EVENTS-Instructional

"NoVAGO Puzzle Cache Workshop" (GC2RAAM ) 10 May 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (two000miler)
"NoVAGO Puzzle Workshop" (GC35AAR) 1 Dec 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (two000miler)

EVENTS-CITO

"Cherry Blossom CITO" (GC2M4QD) 19 Mar 11 (Held in Washington DC) (TeamObbie1)
"Sugarland Run CITO 2011" (GC2Q7A5 ) 26 Mar 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (Agazo CT)
"NoVAGO's 2011 CITO Day Event" (GC2QXPB) 17 Apr 11 (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO & Friends)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

"Geocaching for All Program" at the Walker Nature Education Center (WNEC) 26 Mar 11 (Held in Reston, VA) (Conducted by jeffnerner, Photo_gal, and Baseball Mom)
"Bonnie Brae SACC Geocaching Camp" 20 Apr 11 (Held in Fairfax County) (flyingmoose, Bill.on.the.Sly, and bluerkt)
"Prince William Forest Park (NPS) 75th Anniversary" 9 July 11 [Guided geocaching] (Held in Prince William County) (reedkickball, and BugLady1)

2012

Officers:

President - Reedkickball
Vice President - Nemo Consequentia
Secretary - Flyingmoose
Treasurer - KanukGirl
Public Relations - Nicole and Jim

Media Attention:

Fairfax Times "Geocachers abound in Fairfax County" 28 Feb 12 Article (Cphug184 & Serrabou)

EVENTS-Social

“Thanks!”(GC38YT0) 5 Jan 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2012 NoVA Edition" (GC395TN) 17 Jan 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2012 NoVA Edition" (GC395TN) 21 Feb 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"NoVAGO Winter bike and hike at Burke Lake" (GC3C1K3 ) 25 Feb 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Leesburg No-M&G 2/29 With A TB Race Event" (GC3CNYA ) 29 Feb 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (B-Sharps)
"Miércoles de Veintinueve de Febrero!" (GC3AC4V ) 29 Feb 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - 2012 NoVA Edition" (GC395TN) 20 Mar 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"4th Thurs in Ashburn, 4th & 5th Start with "F" :)" (GC3EKGH ) 29 Mar 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Third Tuesday Beer and Burgers - Final Call NoVA" (GC3F565 ) 17 Apr 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (bernsa)
"One step forward to HOT Event...." (GC3G6D2 ) 22 Apr 12 (Held in Fairfax City) (PSU Fan)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - 5 Guys Named Moe" (GC3FQWH ) 26 Apr 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Down by the River "NoVAGO's Spring Event" (GC3CC4K ) 29 Apr 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"3rd 4th Thursday on a 3rd Thursday" (GC3J1QK ) 17 May 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Summer at the Jersey Shore" (GC3F5CX ) 19 Jun 12 (Held in Fairfax City) (bernsa)
"4th 4th Thursday at the Food Court" (GC3KM1A ) 28 Jun12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Third Tuesday 2012-01: Pizza Pandemonium" (GC3PH79 ) 17 Jul 12 (Held in Falls Church) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - 5 Guys Named Moe - Act 2" (GC3Q21P ) 26 Jul 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Bye Bye BAJA Clan ... Til we meet again ..." (GC3QGX7 ) 2 Aug 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO Friends of BAJA Clan) :smt039
"NoVAGO's Summer down at the neck" (GC3NBYG ) 18 Aug 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday 2012-02: Craving Ciabatta" (GC3Q9RB ) 21 Aug 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - Who has a Pot Belly ??" (GC3RKME ) 23 Aug 12 (Held in Loudoun County( (rufnredy)
"Third Tuesday 2012-03: Top'o Tysons" (GC3T28Q ) 18 Sep 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - CiCi's REvisited" (GC3VHNH ) 27 Sep 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Third Tuesday 2012-04: Nummy Noodles" (GC3WDYY ) 16 Oct 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (Neno Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - The Wegman's Way" (GC3XYHA ) 25 Oct 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"NoVAGO's Fall event at Ben Lomond Park" (GC3X9WP ) 27 Oct 12 (Held in Prince William County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday 2012-05: Burrito Bonanza" (GC3XFR7 ) 20 Nov 12 (Held in Arlington County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thurs in Ashburn - What's the Ruckers About ??" (GC40EEC ) 29 Nov 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Doce! Doce! Doce!" (GC419CT ) 12 Dec 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (schwandt)
"Third Tuesday 2012-06: Christmas Calzone" (GC406VE ) 18 Dec 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - The Wegman's Way Part 2" (GC426RV ) 20 Dec 12 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)

EVENTS-Instructional

"Novago Puzzle Cache Workshop" (GC3VQYH ) 20 Sep 12 (Held in Fairfax County) (two000miler)

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

"Long Branch Nature Center Geocaching 101 Class" 25 Feb 12 (Presentation & Guided Geocaching) Arlington, VA (Cphug184 and M&R) :applause:

2013

Officers:

President - rufnredy
Vice President - Schwandt
Secretary - WVKiwi
Treasurer - KanukGirl
Public Relations - Nicole and Jim

Media Attention:

EVENTS-Social

"Thanks!" (GC42XH3 ) 3 Jan 13 (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO)
"Third Tuesday 2013-01: Ballston's Belly" (GC42T6X ) 15 Jan 13 (Held in Arlington County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - Cheeburgers Galore" (GC442TW ( 31 Jan 13 (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"NoVAGO Winter Event: Groundhog Day at Glencarlyn" (GC44GRR ) (2 Feb 13) (Held in Arlington County) (NoVAGO)
"Frozen in February: An Ice Cream Social" (GC43YM9 ) (6 Feb 13) (Held in Falls Church) (Nemo Consequentia)
"Third Tuesday 2013-02: Fab Five" (GC43RJR ) (19 Feb 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - February at Cici's" (GC45DXG ) (28 Feb 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Are you Soup-erstitous?" (GC4629Z ) (13 Mar 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (hokiecachers and ItMustBeJames)
"2012 NoVAGO Award Nominations - Tortillas & Talk" (GC46PM0 ) (13 Mar 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"Pizza 3.14159 in NoVA ;)" (GC46NY6 ) (14 Mar 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"The Ides of March" (GC46WT1 ) (15 Mar 13) (Held in Winchester, VA) (WVKiwi)
"Third Tuesday 2013-03: Delicious Deli" (GC45E0P ) (19 Mar 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - Back at the Food Court" (GC47G4X ) (28 Mar 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Cache Mob - Green Flash" (GC4856W ) (7 Apr 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VPDJ)
"Mondays in Manassas" (GC47HF0 ) (8 Apr 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Cache Mob - Blue Flash" (GC4855M ) (13 Apr 13) (Held at Pohick Bay Regional Park) (VPDJ)
"Third Tuesday 2013-04: Taco Tuesday" (GC46A07 ) (16 Apr 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"2013 NoVAGO ... Celebrate Spring at Claude Moore" (GC45VT8 ) (20 Apr 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO)
"4th Thurs in Ashburn - 5 Guys Named Moe - Spring" (GC49PHB ) (25 Apr 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Cache Mob - Red Flash" (GC48578) (27 Apr 13) (Held in Fauquier County) (VPDJ)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- May 2013" (GC49NM9 ) (4 May 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Cache Mob - Victorious Flash" (GC48589 ) (4 May 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (VPDJ)
"Cache Mob - Fountainhead Flash" (GC4AM2D ) (11 May 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (VPDJ)
"Mondays in Manassas (Part 2)" (GC4A0WF ) (13 May 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Cache Mob - WW Bridge Flash" (GC4B61B ) (19 May 13) (Held in VA/MD) (VPDJ)
"Third Tuesday 2013-05: Possibly Pie" (GC48YR4 ) (21 May 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thurs in Ashburn - Who has a Pot Belly ?? Pt 2" (GC4B1GZ ) (30 May 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- June 2013" (GC4BDXT ) (1 Jun 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Cache Mob - Bull Run Flash" (GC4C1G9 ) (1 Jun 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VPDJ)
"Mmmm, I smell chips." (GC4B0VN ) (4 Jun 13) (Held in Arlington) (Nemo Consequentia)
"Cache Mob - Frying Pan Flash" (GC4C1FF ) (8 Jun 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (VPDJ)
"Mondays in Manassas (Gainesville Style)" (GC4D2ZB ) (10 Jun 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Cache Mob - Zombie Flash" (GC4CXYG ) (15 Jun 13) (Held in Maryland) (VPDJ)
"Third Tuesday 2013-06: Wonderful Wegmans" (GC4B0RJ ) (18 Jun 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"Old Friends and New Starts" (GC4D37G ) (22 Jun 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Cache Mob - Compulsive Capitals Flash" (GC4DRMM ) (23 Jun 13) (Held in Maryland) (VPDJ)
"4th Thursday in Ashburn - Can You Say Pizza ??" (GC4DKNA ) (27 Jun 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Cache Mob - Artillery Flash" (GC4DRN2 ) (29 Jun 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VPDJ)
"Cache Mob - Iwo Jima Flag Flash" (GC4EKWJ ) (6 Jul 13( (Arlington National Cemetery) (VPDJ)
"Mondays in Manassas (Sundae Style) - on a Sunday" (GC4EDQ3 ) (7 Jul 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- July 2013" (GC4DEF5 ) (13 Jul 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Cache Mob - Monumental Flash" (GC4EZJ8 ) (14 Jul 13) (Held in the District of Columbia) (VPDJ)
"Third Tuesday 2013-07: Barbecue Bliss" (GC4E3VJ ) (16 Jul 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thurs - At the Food Court - 3rd time's a charm" (GC4FYBE ) (25 Jul 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Cache Mob - Great Falls in the Dark Flash" (GC4FK58 ) (26 Jul 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (VPDJ)
"Cache Mob - 8-1 - You're going to Ruin your Dinner" (GC4GJ41 ) (1 Aug 13) (Held in Arlington) (VPDJ) (NOTE: The CO placed numerous events throughout August to support the Geocaching Souvenir of the Day Program. To see the other Events held by this CO go to their Profile and click on Geocaches….only the 1st Event will be listed here.)
"Flash your milestone" (GC4FV2B ) (1 Aug 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (obxgeek) (NOTE: The CO placed numerous events throughout August to support the Geocaching Souvenir of the Day Program. To see the other Events held by this CO go to their Profile and click on Geocaches….only the 1st Event will be listed here.)
"NOT The Daily Grind - August 1" (GC4G6AM ) (1 Aug 13) (Held in Prince William County) (CRDRST) (NOTE: The CO placed numerous events throughout August to support the Geocaching Souvenir of the Day Program. To see the other Events held by this CO go to their Profile and click on Geocaches….only the 1st Event will be listed here.)
"Cache Mob - DC Murals Flash" (GC4GB8W ) (4 Aug 13) (Held in the District of Columbia) (VPDJ)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- August 2013" (GC4G8NY ) (10 Aug 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"NoVAGO's Sweltering Summer Soiree" (GC4DPW1 ) (11 Aug 13) Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO)
"End of the Line to Top of the Line - Sunrise" (GC4H526) (11 Aug 13) Held in Loudoun County ) (schwandt)
"End of the Line to Top of the Line - Sunset" (GC4H54J ) (11 Aug 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (schwandt)
"Caching Day Cool Down" (GC4HBER ) (11 Aug 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (WVKiwi)
"Mondays in Manassas (Smiley Style)" (GC4H45G ) (12 Aug 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"yaD s'rednaH-tfeL" (GC4F14W ) (13 Aug 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (ydernfur)
"Start your racing engines" (GC4HFBJ ) (15 Aug 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (obxgeek)
"Aug-18 - Sushi Sunday Meet & Greet" (GC4HWHW ) (18 Aug 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (seadog129)
"Third Tuesday 2013-08: Naturally Noodles" (GC4G0YT ) (20 Aug 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Thurs in Ashburn - Here a Pizza, There a Pizza" (GC4HCG4 ) (22 Aug 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- September 2013" (GC4JEZN ) (7 Sep 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Mondays in Manassas (Better Late than Never)" (GC4KTW4 ) (16 Sep 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Third Tuesday 2013-09: Corner's Capping Court" (GC4HMKP ) (17 Sep 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"September 22 - Sushi Sunday Meet & Greet" (GC4MWGD ) (22 Sep 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (seadog129)
"4th WEDNESDAY - Potbelly's Revisited ... Again ;)" (GC4KM0M ) (25 Sep 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"Fern Sea Caching Convention" (GC4NF30 ) (28 Sep 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (WVKiwi)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- October 2013" (GC4N3WK ) (5 Oct 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"New Traditions, Old Memories - Burgers, Beer, Chat" (GC4P388 ) (10 Oct 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (derektiffany)
"Hitchhikers trying to hitch a ride" (GC4P35C ) (11 Oct 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (obxgeek)
"Mondays in Manassas (Mexican Style)" (GC4NT1D ) (14 Oct 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Third Tuesday 2013-10: Queso Quest" (GC4MKN2 ) (15 Oct 13) (Held in Arlington County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th Wed - 5 Guys Named Moe with frostbit toes ??" (GC4PDBC ) ((23 Oct 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"NoVAGO's Fall Fling at (Lake) Fairfax" (GC4PZWT ) (2 Nov 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO)
"9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- Ignition and Lift Off" (GC4PXGK ) (6 Nov 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (arealwhit)
"Have Space Will Travel" (GC4PZA4) (6 Nov 13) (Held in Prince William County) (Gaiter Man)
"The Final Frontier" (GC4QCJN ) (7 Nov 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (DePhogration)
"Geocaching in Space - A Photo Op Event" (GC4PWAN ) (7 Nov 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (dericktiffany)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- November 2013" (GC4PPJZ ) (9 Nov 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Mondays in Manassas (November 2013)" (GC4NT1J ) (11 Nov 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"11-12-13 event" (GC4KE4K ) (12 Nov 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (obxgeek)
"It's A Celebration!" (GC4PQ3B ) (16 Nov 13) (Held in Prince William County) (butrflygirl)
"November 17 - Sushi Sunday Meet & Greet" (GC4RD7A ) (17 Nov 13) (Held in Falls Church) (seadog129)
"Third Tuesday 2013-11: Perfect Panini" (GC4PK73 ) (19 Nov 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th (3rd) Wednesday at Wegman's" (GC4RJ5V ) (20 Nov 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)
"NoVAGO - Looking Ahead to 2014" (GC4RNHK ) (23 Nov 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO)
"Happy Birthday VASteelCityGirl!" (GC4NT22 ) (26 Nov 13) (Held in Prince William County) (VASteelCityGirl)
"Noodles & Cache" (GC4T45W ) (3 Dec 13) (Held in Fairfax City) (GeoChef74)
"B FUD LED in FFX" (GC4T22D ) (10 Dec 13) (Held in Fairfax City) (dericktiffany)
"13-12-11 at the food court" (GC4KE4Q ) (11 Dec 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (obxgeek)
"Woodbridge Meet and Greet -- December 2013" (GC4RXW5 ) (14 Dec 13) (Held in Prince William County) (DePhogration)
"Third Tuesday 2013-12: Holiday Hunger" (GC4RNB0 ) (17 Dec 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Nemo Consequentia)
"4th (3rd) Wednesday at The Diner" (GC4TMYP ) (18 Dec 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (rufnredy)

EVENTS-Instructional

"NoVAGO Puzzle Cache Workshop" (GC43RGP) (21 Mar 13) (Held in Falls Church) (two000miler) :applause:
"NoVAGO's Spring Volunteer Fair" (GC4BDDA ) (19 May 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (NoVAGO) :applause:
"Fall into Geocaching" an introductory geocaching class held at the Gulf Branch Nature Center (Arlington County) on 28 Sep 13. Conducted by NutmegBrownie with assistance from schwandt, WVKiwi, and derektiffany. :applause:
"NoVAGO Puzzle Cache Workshop" (GC4PK1W) (14 Nov 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (two000miler) :applause:

EVENTS-CITO

"MegaWheaties' Birthday CITO at Beaverdam" (GC44Z55 ) (9 Mar 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (MegaWheaties) :applause:
"Sugarland Run CITO 2013" (GC46Y8Z ) (23 Mar 13) (Held in Fairfax County) (Agazo) :smt023
"NoVAGO 2013 CITO at Claude Moore" (GC45MBZ ) (20 Apr 13) (Held in Loudoun County) (NoVAGO) :applause:

NoVAGO SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS

NoVAGO conducts "Geocaching 101" (presentation & cache hunts) at the Long Branch Nature Center (10 Feb 13) (Held in Arlington County) (In2mud) :applause:
"Fun with Geocaching" (presentation & cache hunts) at the Gulf Branch Nature Center (13 Apr 13) (Held in Arlington County) (NutmegBrownie, DerekTiffany,
schwandt, & Cphug184) :applause:

(Paraphrased submission submitted by rufnredy - thank you, and the other volunteers who made this a success!) :applause:
NoVAGO presented a series of Geocaching 101 classes at the various Loudoun County Library branches, and had a pretty good turn out ...

The classes totaled around 150 students and had both teens and adults joining the fun.
After a short presentation, all went outside the facilities and found several temporary caches.
The students were generally enthusiastic and I have already begun seeing some of them online and out caching ... Woo Hoo ..

I would like to thank the following for their help hosting and presenting:
Cascades Library - KanukGirl & Schwandt
Gum Springs Library - HokieCacher & Itmustbejames
Sterling Library - Schwandt & Iceleftd & rufnredy
Ashburn Library - Schwandt & rufnredy
Rust Library - rufnredy
Lovettesville Library - rufnredy
Purcelville Library - rufnredy

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Posted : 24/03/2008 7:01 am
(@teamweather)
Honorable Member

Thanks for sharing. It sure looks impressive when you look at it all at once. Three cheers for NOVAGO and the folks who put the time and effort to make the geocaching experience better for everyone. :D :D :D

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Posted : 24/03/2008 1:38 pm
(@teamrjjo-jenn)
Reputable Member

Thanks for sharing this, 2Wheelin.

NoVAGO has worked very hard to get where we are today!

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Posted : 24/03/2008 3:07 pm
 WWCD
(@wwcd)
Honorable Member

Is your Memory Lane list only for official "NoVAGO-sponsored" events or are you including ones held by NoVAGO members?

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Posted : 19/06/2008 9:51 am
(@toowheelin)
Member Moderator

Is your Memory Lane list only for official "NoVAGO-sponsored" events or are you including ones held by NoVAGO members?

No...my take on it is, even if it is a Member Sponsored Event...it's a "memory" for NoVAGO and should be included. If you know of any/some please list them here or send me an e-mail and I'll update the list. :smt024

Bill

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Posted : 19/06/2008 2:07 pm
(@rob3k)
Prominent Member

Found a few of the referenced articles still hiding out online: :)

Washington Post article “Cache Not Money is the prize for some GPS Enthusiasts” dated 4 Nov 04 (2Wheel'in & MooseMaMa interviewed)

Washington Post (Extra) article “High Tech Hide and Seek” 11 Nov 04 (2Wheel'in interviewed)

Washington Post (Extra) article “Geocaching Rules Ahead” dated 27 Sep 07 (2Wheel'in interviewed) - Different title online but I believe this is the referenced article.

Aha! And after reading the first linked article I finally know what UPS stands for:

"I always look for 'UPS,' " Bonnie said. "That's an Unusual Pile of Sticks. Or tromped-down leaves."

I knew the PS but couldn't figure out the U. 'Ugly, maybe?' was my first thought. :lol:

--

Uh and actually the text of the first two articles are identical although they are different URLs and have different titles. What's the good ol' WP up to there?

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Posted : 10/12/2008 9:30 am
(@photo_gal)
Eminent Member

What an awesome list of activities! Thanks for putting it up top in the forums to catch our attention. I hadn't seen any of those articles at the time they were published. I am going to follow the links and read them now. :D

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Posted : 20/01/2011 5:41 pm
(@flyingmoose)
Noble Member

I know this sounds like a daunting task, and I will help if you want me to but would be great to hyperlink all the events and articles. If you need help please let me know.

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Posted : 21/01/2011 5:31 am
(@toowheelin)
Member Moderator

I know this sounds like a daunting task, and I will help if you want me to but would be great to hyperlink all the events and articles. If you need help please let me know.

:doh: There are 10 (I think) media articles that probably wouldn't be too difficult to nail down a link for...rob3k actually listed 3 or 4 in one of his follow up posts to this topic. As far as the rest - whew!! Even though I have 5 day weekends...I don't have the time, or really the desire to link them. Go right ahead if you wish.

Bill

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Posted : 21/01/2011 5:56 am
(@flyingmoose)
Noble Member

Go right ahead if you wish.

Sure, if it makes it easier for everyone else then I have no problem plugging away at it over time.

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Posted : 21/01/2011 6:37 am
(@rob3k)
Prominent Member

Below is an update to the original post with all the GC codes converted to links to the cache page via coord.info. Takes care of events that had a GC code listed. EDIT - Cleaned it up a bit. I gave it a quick proofread and I think it is okay, but it might be missing some minor stuff (like underlining) from the original as I can't get to the BBCODE. You guys should be able to copy the code by doing an edit of my post. Tried adding it as an attachment, but site doesn't allow TXT attachments and I didn't fool with it after that. Anyway, feel free to use or ignore.
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Made a further refinement and e-mailed the results to TooWheelin to avoid cluttering up this page with a needlessly long post.

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Posted : 21/01/2011 7:25 am
(@toowheelin)
Member Moderator

First...a big NoVAGO THANK YOU to rob3k for posting the abundance of hyperlinks...you really did yeoman's work, and I'll make sure the links get incorporated into the OP.

Second...I'm really pleased :D , no - make that delighted :dancing: , that this topic has such renewed interest. It lay dormant for almost 2 years, with the exception of me just posting the updates. I hope the interest continues.

In that regard, I received a suggestion today to include another bit of "History" down memory lane. I was asked to include a chronological listing (by year) of all the elected Officers and appointed Directors. I know there are some among us...bless'em, who may think that is just the NoVAGO Board "blowing their own horn"...I do not think that's the case, rather that it would be a nice historical record for the membership look back upon in the years ahead...to see just who the folks were that steered the Good Ship NoVAGO.

I'd like to know what the Officers and Directors (former and current) and the entire membership of NoVAGO think about including that information. So...if you please, speak now or forever hold your peace. :silenced:

Bill

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Posted : 22/01/2011 1:29 pm
(@rufnredy)
Member Admin

Have to post my yes vote to include past officers/board members on the NoVAGO history list.
We have a lot of dedicated folks who have contributed many many hours of their time to promoting and guiding NoVAGO along and I think they should be recognized ..
I say go for it ...

dave

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Posted : 22/01/2011 3:02 pm
(@kjcachers)
Prominent Member

I will echo what Dave said plus it would be cool to see the entire history of the club via the officer list. :applause:

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Posted : 22/01/2011 3:12 pm
(@buglady1)
Reputable Member

Make that 3 of us to vote GO for NoVAGO...

ooh that was corny.. :doh:

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Posted : 22/01/2011 3:38 pm
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