MiGO and You
This is the 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 2/2019
Welcome the following:
Bill Morehouse (GHBuccaneers)
Executive Committee At Large officer:
Lou Ann Cousinaw (DirtBikeGranny)
and in her new role as Executive Committee Treasurer:
Lynn Johnson (LynnGeoGin)
We would like to thank Beverly Siersma for her years of service as our Treasurer. We would also like to thank Fred Cowles (Sludge Shoveler) and Steve Quakkelaar (MOQ’s) for their service to the Executive Committee
BIG things are going on at MiGO, and I just wanted to take a minute to let you know what some of them are:
Last May we started the "MiGO Challenge of the Month". The "Second Season" kicked off March 1st. Participation is really picking up. 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.
Come to Camp MiGO the weekend of August 17th. Check out the panel on the home page.
The Spring of 2019 put Michigan on the world geocaching map with our first official GeoTour! MiGO and the Michigan Department of Resources continue working together on this GeoTour celebrating 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.
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 have made big strides in the number of supporting members, but we still have a long way to go to break even. Are you willing to become Supporting Members!
Susan Kay Schug Educational Scholarship
2020 applicantions will be available October 1st. 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.