MiGO and You
This is the new home of the Michigan Geocaching Organization or MiGO. Geocaching is closing in on 20 years of existence and MiGO has been a part of most of that. Our goal is to promote the activity of geocaching by helping geocachers and those looking to get into geocaching. What can we do to help you? Take a look around and let us know what you think. Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions. Happy caching!
MiGO Leadership Update
Welcome Nikki Wolfin(Nikkiwolf25) as the new MiGO Executive Committee Secretary and Kevin Springsteen (aghudley) as the new Webmaster.
BIG things are going on at MiGO, and I just wanted to take a minute to let you know what some of them are:
In May we started the "MiGO Challenge of the Month". Participation has been good, but we'd like everyone to have the chance at coveted prizes awarded to some lucky member each month. Check out the Forum page on the mi-geocaching.org
website for more information. The August Challenge will celebrate Cache Owners, offer an Alternate Challenge, and a Bonus Challenge. It's time to get in the game!
Got plans for February yet? The annual Winter Social for 2019 is in the planning right now! Check out facebook, and watch the website for details as they become available. However, the dates to reserve are February 15, 16 & 17. Yes, that's right three days of Winter Social, lots of events, lots of new caches, plenty of opportunity to visit with old friends and meet new ones. Hotel blocks will be available. The event will be in the Lansing Area, and we expect all venues to be near one another. Shake off the snow and the last of Winter, and get ready for a great Spring of caching!
The Spring of 2019 will put Michigan on the world geocaching map with our first official GeoTour! MiGO and the Michigan Department of Resources are working together to launch a GeoTour to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Michigan's State Parks.
There are many more things to announce, but they're not quite ready yet. The new Executive Committee is working hard to restore your faith in our organization. We have new merchandise in the pipeline for the store. We have unique and exclusive path tags for you to acquire, we will have a bigger presence at events around the state and be making donations in cash and in-kind for events of all types and sizes. Let your RVP know if you have an event coming up that you would like MiGO to help with.
We hope your summer is going well and happy trails are all around.
Your Executive Committee
Remspec, Merlin1392, LynnGeoGin, Sludge_Shoveler,
LadyBee4T, Nikkiwolf25, & MOQs
MiGO wants to get you more involved in Geocaching and MiGO!
To that end, we are announcing the
“Challenge of the Month”!
Challenges will be posted on the first Friday of the month, and run until the last Sunday of the month. You can choose any cache that meets the challenge requirements, but all caches must be found during the challenge period.
We want everyone to be able to participate, so every challenge will have three levels:
Bronze Level: Pretty much everyone should be able to do these, though some may have you step out of your comfort zone a little!
Silver Level: These will be a bit tougher – it’s a way to push yourself as a cacher! Can you complete the Silver Level Challenge?
Gold Level: These are for the most dedicated and hardcore cachers out there! Challenge yourself to the max and see if you can complete these very tough challenges!
Go to the Forums on the Membership page to learn more and to participate.
The new site is paid for by the month per active membership. If you pay the $10 supporting membership you are paying for the cost for a year. If you sign up for a free membership MiGO pays the cost. On the old site we had over 7000 listed memberships. Why that many? The answer is people checking the site signed up for free membership and never come back. Signing up every three months weeds those inactive memberships out keeping our cost down. Which is cheaper paying for 150 members or 7,000?
We will lose about $2,000 this year unless our members are willing to become Supporting Members!
Turning the calendar to October means it is, once again, time for nominations for the
Susan Kay Schug Educational Scholarship.
Any MiGO member, their spouse or their child or grandchild, who will be attending a college or university, is eligible to apply for this scholarship by filling out the form, and submitting it per the instructions outlined in the application form. At the close of the application period, recipients will be selected from the eligible submissions, and announced shortly thereafter. For more information about the scholarship, click on the MiGO Scholarship in the main menu above.