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pogopod
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Joined: 26 Jan 2003

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:02 pm    Post subject: Membership Reply with quote

Maybe I am a little dense, but I can't seem to find anything about membership in this organization. Can anyone help?
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ck
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 16 Dec 2002

Posts: 69

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the question! As an org, as you've probably realized, we're all very new and in the process of forming guidelines for caching activity currently. We really have no formal process of becoming a "member." Our group is based on the premise that this is a sport for all and as long as you're registered as a member of the site and enjoy geocaching, you're in! At previous meetings, we've briefly discussed membership, but we have some decisions to make on how to become a member.

I hope this helps, feel free to contact me further with any questions. And welcome! Smile
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towlebooth
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 26 Nov 2002

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more info in this thread:

http://www.mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73
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Nellamit
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Joined: 08 Feb 2003

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 2:27 pm    Post subject: funding? Reply with quote

The obvious question, to me anyway, is how is this orginization funded? there must be some expenses for web space, supplies, pizza & beer at meetings, etc. whos paying for this stuff?
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Centris
Past MnGCA Chair


Joined: 27 Nov 2002

Posts: 620

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had Pizza and Beer at meetings?!?!?! Surprised Where was I????
.......this must have been after I left, eh Wink

This site and association is currently funded by voluntary donations we get at events and meetings. We are still a very new organization, so the subject of funding options and membership is still being researched at this time by the board. All of the start-up costs, talent and time expenditures have (so-far) been carried by various board members.

I don't think anyone really realizes all the time, effort and expense that goes into starting an organization like this, and keeping it up and running. We have a wonderful web-site and forum, great logo and lots of time being spent working with the parks, etc.
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Nellamit
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Joined: 08 Feb 2003

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response. I do realize that there is considerable time & expense involved in organizing something like this, or I wouldn't have posed the question. I will try to make the next meeting, but I cannot promise that I'll be there as I am also busy with Boy Scouts & a youth NRA shooting course. hope to meet you all soon.

Tim
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Membership Reply with quote

pogopod wrote:
Maybe I am a little dense, but I can't seem to find anything about membership in this organization. Can anyone help?


It has been a long time coming, but membership is now possible, encouraged, and free:

http://www.mngca.org/register.php

More information on this and the Land of 10,000 Lakes cache game at tomorrow's event. Wait. . .make that today's event! See you there!
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KC0GRN
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 22 Feb 2004

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh good, now I'm a full fledged member, and can represent the group accordingly at the science museum!

Sorry to miss out on the event, and pre appologies for missing out on the breakfast buddies next weekend (inventory at work! yuck, waht a way to ruin memorial day weekend). I'll be looking forward to a yellow jeep TBug!

Good luck to all on the games tomorrow, hope you all win something good.
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