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#1 User is offline   Shop99er 

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  Posted 03 December 2006 - 11:24 AM

In Kitsap and Pierce counties we tend to throw a lot of events. It takes months of planning to throw a good event and sometimes we have to reserve parks and event venues at the beginning of January to secure them. Since we can list events only 3 months out it, sometimes happens that we've all thought the same weekend is a great time for an event and we tend to overlap.

I thought it would be a good idea if we had a 2007 calendar of events to show when there are scheduled events. It gives potential event hosts an idea of who else is eyeballing that date and it also gives everyone an idea of what's going on through a whole year for caching events.

This calendar is for the Olympic Peninsula and counties south. Everything from Puget Sound west and, roughly, Olympia north.

Here's the CALENDAR link.

If you want to add an event just let me know. Doesn't matter if it's carved in stone or still in the planning stages.

This post has been edited by Tarn_Loon: 09 June 2011 - 03:23 PM
Reason for edit: OP requested update to Calendar link


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Posted 03 December 2006 - 01:29 PM

View PostShop99er, on Dec 3 2006, 11:24 AM, said:

In Kitsap and Pierce counties we tend to throw a lot of events. It takes months of planning to throw a good event and sometimes we have to reserve parks and event venues at the beginning of January to secure them. Since we can list events only 3 months out it, sometimes happens that we've all thought the same weekend is a great time for an event and we tend to overlap.

I thought it would be a good idea if we had a 2007 calendar of events to show when there are scheduled events. It gives potential event hosts an idea of who else is eyeballing that date and it also gives everyone an idea of what's going on through a whole year for caching events.

This calendar is for the Olympic Peninsula and counties south. Everything from Puget Sound west and, roughly, Olympia north.

Here's the CALENDAR link.

If you want to add an event just let me know. Doesn't matter if it's carved in stone or still in the planning stages.

I think this is a great idea - thanks for setting it up!

Suggestion: Make it for the entire NW corner - all of Washington, down to Portland, up to Vancouver/Victoria. Many of us travel to events throughout the region, and often have to decide between competing events - say, in Wenatchee and Port Orchard, or Spokane and Vancouver - on the same weekend.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 06:29 PM

Great idea! It would be great if you could expand this to include at least all of western WA, as Hydnsek suggested. I've got an event in the planning stages for the 48 North area on a Saturday at the end of January, but haven't listed it yet. It would be helpful to know what other events might be coming up around the same time to avoid conflicts.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:55 PM

All very valid points. And you're both right. If we are going to all work to spread the events we need to include more area.

How about if we include everything from the Canadian border down to Salem and from the Cascade Mts westward?

If you have events you're thinking of might as well let me know and I'll put them on the calendar now. All I ask is that when they get set in stone (you rent a hall or have it published) you let me know so I can get it locked in solid on the calendar. Likewise if the event doesn't look like it's going to happen let me know so I can open that date back up.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:23 PM

View PostShop99er, on Dec 3 2006, 08:55 PM, said:

All very valid points. And you're both right. If we are going to all work to spread the events we need to include more area.

How about if we include everything from the Canadian border down to Salem and from the Cascade Mts westward?

If you have events you're thinking of might as well let me know and I'll put them on the calendar now. All I ask is that when they get set in stone (you rent a hall or have it published) you let me know so I can get it locked in solid on the calendar. Likewise if the event doesn't look like it's going to happen let me know so I can open that date back up.

Thanks for offering to expand the calendar - but I'll still lobby for all of Washington, not just west of the Cascades. Wenatchee and Spokane are two areas that host events on a regular basis, and those of us just west of the Cascades often attend them (esp. in Apple Country :laughing: ).

The past two WSGA summer campouts have been east of the Cascades, as well, so having all of WSGA territory covered would be great.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:23 PM

Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for doing this. Since this will be a regional tool I'm going to pin this thread.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:52 PM

This is a great idea! It's about time someone came up with this idea, and go figure.....it was someone who has nothing else on her plate, to do so. This is why you wear the tiara, right?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:57 PM

View Post-Hawk-, on Dec 3 2006, 10:52 PM, said:

This is a great idea! It's about time someone came up with this idea, and go figure.....it was someone who has nothing else on her plate, to do so. This is why you wear the tiara, right?


When the MR. called to tell me the thread had been pinned I thought... holy moley what have I done this time!? Think up one little good idea.....

I've got no problem keeping the calendar updated since it's going to benifit all of us who are in the plotting and planning stages of an event. I think it will keep things a little more orginized and give us a lot more time to plan adventures and parties.

There are going to be two basic events. One will be the 'done deal' events. Those will show in all bold letters on the calendar. The other will be 'planned' events. Those will be in lower case letters.

The difference between the two will be this:

"Done Deal" Events should have a venue reserved. Money has exchanged hands, paperwork has been drawn up.

"Planned" Events will be dates that are being eyeballed by a host. It's the date they'd like to have the event on but nothing is in stone yet.

Events can easily be moved and refined once they're on the calendar.

I'm not opposed to putting unofficial events (like little cache machines, or hikes) onto the calendar as well.

Now.... the area that we cover. Since this is for all of us in the Pacific Northwest you have a say on what areas should be covered. If you think that the calendar should include all of Washington and all of Oregon ...so be it.

I am going to limit it to ONLY Washington and Oregon. Sorry Idaho and Northern California.

And yeah... I've earned my tiara. I may have to go put it on right now in fact!

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:02 PM

The WSGA's 48 North Chapter is kicking off the new year with a bang!

Our next event has just been listed, to be held on Saturday, January 20, in Mount Vernon -- Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Also coming up on Saturday, March 3, at a top-secret location in Skagit County, mark your calendars for The Great Rubber Duckie Caper and Potluck Lunch More details to follow shortly!

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:33 PM

The WSGA 2007 summer campout has been set for August 17-19 in Port Townsend.

For more information, see the forum thread in the gc NW forums or the forums at the WSGA website forums!

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:56 PM

HOTM for February is set for 2/24.

My bookmark and now on the WSGA Calendar.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:20 PM

HOTM for March

Skyline hike scheduled for 3/24 with a meetup of 0900 at the Trailhead.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:31 AM

View PostTotemLake, on Mar 4 2007, 07:20 PM, said:

HOTM for March

Skyline hike scheduled for 3/24 with a meetup of 0900 at the Trailhead.

Bookmarked



Thank you. It's on the calendar.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:52 PM

Just updated the calendar.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:25 AM

Just projected the Shop99er events into 2008. These dates aren't set in stone but since we tend to reserve space months in advance for our events this gives you good guidelines of what time frames we are thinking of.

Feel free to let me know if you are thinking of some events in '08. I'd be happy to include them. Just keep me in the loop if they are a "go" or not.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:23 AM

We are going to host a geocaching potluck in Shelton on September 1st from noon to 4. Please add it to the calandar.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 01:11 PM

You're on the list.

September is filling up!! Are we a bunch of party people or what?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:23 PM

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:01 AM

Just in case you haven't been to the Yahoo calendar here's what's happening through the summer.

JULY

13-15th Champoeg Camp Out (Oregon)
21st Wonka!
22nd Colombia Gorge Potluck

AUGUST

11th Perseids Meteor Shower Event
17-18th WSGA 2007 Camp Out
18th GeoLuau

SEPTEMBER

1st Geocaching 101 Potluck
8th Adults Only!!
15th 2nd Annual GCSEWA Cache-aholics Geo-Picnic
22nd Grays Harbor Cache Machine

If you want something to do on a weekend this summer... we've got you covered!!

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:57 AM

Lunch with GSAK
GC13EPA

This will be a very casual Meet and Greet to talk about our trials and errors of GSAK. The event will be on August 4, 2007 at Silverdale Waterfront Park. 11am to ???? Bring your own lunch.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 01:05 PM

Added into the Yahoo calendar as well as a couple of WAGA events.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:55 PM

GC14EP3

2nd Annual Lemonade Social
Sunday August 26th from 2pm to 4pm(?) Join us at beautiful Hillendale Park In Oregon City for an afternoon meet and greet of fellow geocachers in the area. On the agenda: bingo, a waterballoon toss, a fun group event and a door prize drawing.

Just like last year, we'll have Lemonade, cookies and Hotdogs.

The Dead Battery Bucket will be there, so save up your dead batteries and bring them to the event for recycling.
At the Canby Bash last month we collected a full bucket of batteries, can we beat that at this event?

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:14 AM

Just updated the calendar. Please check to see if I've missed anything.

If you have a general date for a future (like WAYYYY in the future) event let me know and I'll put that on the calendar as well. The Yahoo calendar is projected out into 2008 for people putting a dibs on a date.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:35 AM

Does anybody know when the cache page for the Grays Harbor CM will be up? I'm just curious to get more details.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:32 PM

View PostDoodleCat & MisterKrrk, on Jul 22 2007, 06:55 PM, said:

GC14EP3

2nd Annual Lemonade Social
Sunday August 26th from 2pm to 4pm(?) Join us at beautiful Hillendale Park In Oregon City for an afternoon meet and greet of fellow geocachers in the area. On the agenda: bingo, a waterballoon toss, a fun group event and a door prize drawing.

Just like last year, we'll have Lemonade, cookies and Hotdogs.

The Dead Battery Bucket will be there, so save up your dead batteries and bring them to the event for recycling.
At the Canby Bash last month we collected a full bucket of batteries, can we beat that at this event?


Sorry - but we have to change the hours on this to Noon to 3pm.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:35 AM

Regarding the Geocaching 101 potluck on September first.
We just discovered that dogs are not allowed in Loop field! Might need to change the listing a bit on the calendar.. thanks.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:24 AM

View PostDoodleCat & MisterKrrk, on Jul 28 2007, 05:32 PM, said:

Sorry - but we have to change the hours on this to Noon to 3pm.


Hours changed on the Yahoo calendar.

Thanks for the update.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:25 AM

View Postluckykoi, on Aug 16 2007, 09:35 AM, said:

Regarding the Geocaching 101 potluck on September first.
We just discovered that dogs are not allowed in Loop field! Might need to change the listing a bit on the calendar.. thanks.


Changed.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:04 PM

Here's a Spokane Event coming up:

Fiesta de Caro

Hola amigos! It's time once again to enjoy the last dog days of summer at one of our favorite caching grounds, good ol' Camp Caro. In celebration of Mexico Independence Day (a few days early), we'll be feasting on Mexican food in between playing geo-games and catching up with one another.

Time: 11:00 - 2:00; the feast will be ready around noon

Date: September 8, 2007

Where: Camp Caro in the Dishman Hills

What to bring: Lawn chairs, beverages, your GPS, hiking shoes, and your smiley geoface

The Inland Empire Chapter of the WSGA will provide all the fixins for tacos and burritos, and dessert too. There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:54 PM

Added Fiesta de Caro to the calendar. Thanks!

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:00 PM

Working on -Hawk-'s Meet and Greet- Lakewood Addition, on Sunday, Sept. 16th, if you would like to add it to the Yahoo! calender.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 02:28 PM

Meet and Greet is posted on the Yahoo Calendar.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:36 AM

Rest in Pieces added to the calendar

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:43 AM

The Mongols Are Coming!

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:59 AM

Mongolian BBQ. MMMMMMmmmmmm. That's some ono grinds right there.

Posted to the Yahoo calendar.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:08 AM

:P Thanks.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:59 PM

A Wenatchee event coming up for everyone to enjoy. If you were at the "In like a lion, Out like a lamb" car rally event, you'll have a bit of an upperhand...

What: Wenatchee Valley Rally (GC15WQ0- awaiting for approval)
Date: October 27th, 2007
Time: Starting at 1 p.m.
Where: Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee
What to bring: Paper map, your GPS, full tank o’gas, sense of adventure.

Also, there's a fair number of new caches in the valley and I've ordered sunshine for the weekend. Would be a great time to bring your bike and "do the loop" for all the caches there.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:58 PM

Wenatchee's also planning on having a CITO on Sunday, October 28. We would like to take advantage of a weekend that has the rally that Robinego mentions in the post above this, and also that it's the weekend of Make a Difference Day. Our town likes to do a lot of community things for Make a Difference Day.

The page isn't up, but if you're coming, plan on spending the whole weekend - Rally on Saturday, CITO on Sunday.

When we have more info, I plan on starting a thread about it, thanks.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:49 AM

View Postrobinego, on Sep 12 2007, 07:59 PM, said:

A Wenatchee event coming up for everyone to enjoy. If you were at the "In like a lion, Out like a lamb" car rally event, you'll have a bit of an upperhand...

What: Wenatchee Valley Rally (GC15WQ0 - awaiting for approval)
Date: October 27th, 2007
Time: Starting at 1 p.m.
Where: Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee
What to bring: Paper map, your GPS, full tank o’gas, sense of adventure.

Also, there's a fair number of new caches in the valley and I've ordered sunshine for the weekend. Would be a great time to bring your bike and "do the loop" for all the caches there.

Fixed. :)

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:36 AM

Both Wenatchee events are on the calendar. Keep me posted on the CITO event and I'll include all information.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 11:17 AM

Sorry so late on getting it posted here, but just in case anyone wants to come where we can guarantee 400 days of sunshine a year....

2nd Annual GCSEWA Cache-aholics Geo-Picnic 2007

Attention GeoCachers of South Eastern Washington and beyond.

It's a Family-Friendly gathering, so bring the kids!

Where: Howard Amon Park in Richland, near Sturgeon Cove Playground.
When: Saturday, September 15th from 11am-3pm

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:54 PM

Went through the calendar and updated it as much as I could.

Remember you can send me POSSIBLE dates for an event and I'll include it on the calendar. It's just a good way to save space for your event and let everyone know how to schedule their weekends.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:49 PM

Ok, here's our CITO event: Cache-cadians Make A Difference. Thanks! :shocked:

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:42 PM

Okay Ambrosia. You're updated.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:54 AM

Thanks. :D

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:57 AM

Add the Vancouver (WA) Cache Machine for January 5, 2008. I originally scheduled it for December 29, but that conflicts with the annual WSGA holiday party.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:59 AM

/me shakes fist: "Curse you, double post!"

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

View Posttravisl, on Oct 18 2007, 09:57 AM, said:

Add the Vancouver (WA) Cache Machine for January 5, 2008. I originally scheduled it for December 29, but that conflicts with the annual WSGA holiday party.


Updated the calendar and added the Cache Machine. Thanks for the heads up.

Dec 29 is a WAGA event? Haven't heard about it and don't see it on the events calendar. Someone want to clue me in? Official event or just a get-together?

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:12 AM

Don't forget to add Champoeg 2008 to the calendar.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:02 AM

View PostTeam Misguided, on Oct 20 2007, 09:12 AM, said:

Don't forget to add Champoeg 2008 to the calendar.


Are you kidding? Added it as soon as I could!!!

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