The new year is upon us, and with that a new MGS Core! I’d like to welcome and THANK the following members for stepping up this year:
- John – CacheNCarry45 – President
- Adric – Alzarius – Vice President
- Sarah – Shenanagan – Secretary
- Cindy – tazscouter – Treasurer
- Brian – cooley1103 – Public Relations
Please join me in welcoming them here in the forums:
The last MGS hosted event of the year will be the GC635V1 – Maryland Geocaching Society Holiday Swap 2015. This fun event will take place at the Arbutus Community Association on Saturday, December 5th beginning at 1:00. The potluck dinner/lunch will start at 1PM and the Gift Exchange will begin at 2PM. The rules for the Gift Exchange along with the types of gifts that are brought to the gift exchange can be found on the cache page listing. I do hope you can attend this event. For those geocachers that have never attended, many MGS members consider this event the most fun of the whole year. Who can pass up eating great food and winning geocaching gifts. If you are attending, don’t forget to post which food item you are bringing on the MGS Forum.
I hope you will be able to join us in attending the 2015 Fall Picnic in Frostburg, MD on October 10th beginning at 10:30. Lots of activities have been planned at the Frostburg Recreational Complex including a Poker Run, Corn Hole Tournament, and new geocaches. There is camping available at the park; information can be found here. We will begin setting up at 10AM with the picnic to start at 10:30. In addition the winner of the Create Your Own Pathtag raffle will be announced. The event listing can be found at: GC5ZEDC and the food list can be found here.
Besides the picnic there are others events in the area on that weekend including a Friday evening, GC62TAK, a Saturday evening, GC6306N, and a Sunday morning, GC637FQ event, so there are many opportunities to meet other geocachers. Also, if you are heading home from the picnic on Sunday the 11th, don’t forget to find an earthcache on International EarthCache Day. There are several options for earthcaches on the I-68 corridor.
Come join the Maryland Geocaching Society as we clean up the beaches of Accokeek Farm at Piscataway National Park for our CITO event. This is a great way to give back to the community. Piscataway National Park is located on the shores of the Potomac River and the way the currents run in the Potomac, trash runs up ashore on the beaches. We will be helping them get their beaches read for their Food For Thought Event held a couple weeks later. The CITO will run for 10AM-Noon with a picnic being held afterward. There will also be a couple new geocaches put out in conjunction with the CITO. If you have not already done so, please log your Will Attend at the cache page listing, GC5TTR4. There is more information on what you will need for the CITO at the following link: MGS Forum. I hope to see you there.
It is hard to believe that GeoWoodstock is only 5 days away. Besides the Mega event itself, there are many other events surrounding GeoWoodstock starting on Thursday this week and extending all the way until Memorial Day. You can see all the events listed in the event calendar to the right. One in particular I want to bring up is the MGS/NoVAGO CITO being held right after closing ceremonies on Saturday at 6PM at Doubs Woods Park in Hagerstown MD. This is the first time that the MGS and NoVAGO have teemed up for a joint event. We will be cleaning up the south side of the park near the High School. Check out the page here: GC5H15P.
During the GeoWoodstock festivities, the MGS will have a booth in the vendor area. Stop by and say hi. For those that have completed CAM and have not picked up your coin, we will have them there for you. We will also be selling CAM coins from the last 3 years and the MGS 4 seasons pathtags as a set.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.