MnGCA Home MnGCA
Minnesota Geocaching Association
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   User listUser list   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

2009 MnGCA Geocoin Committee
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MnGCA Forum Index -> MnGCA Volunteer Opportunities
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
merkman
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 03 Jun 2006

Posts: 2032

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: 2009 MnGCA Geocoin Committee Reply with quote

If you would like to volunteer for the 2009 MnGCA Geocoin Committee please e-mail board@mngca.org

The Charter follows.

Code:
2009 MnGCA Geocoin Committee Charter

1. 2009 MnGCA GeoCoin Committee Purpose
    a. Design a 2009 MnGCA geocoin meeting MnGCA Board design criteria
        i. The committee may want to come up with multiple designs for
           presenting to the MnGCA Board
    b. Present design(s) and suggested price points for MnGCA Board selection
        i.  The top three designs will be advanced to a member vote at the
            Spring Event.
    c. Select a manufacturer for the geocoins
    d. Develop procedures for selling and distributing the geocoins

2. 2009 MnGCA GeoCoin Committee Setup
    a. Must include at least 3 MnGCA members
    b. Members must be committed for the duration of the task
    c. The committee may include current MnGCA Board members
    d. The committee will determine its own operating procedures with the
        following exceptions
       i. A committee chairperson will be implemented
       ii. Chairperson cannot be a current MnGCA Board member
    e. The committee will determine its own timelines taking into account
        the following
       i. The MnGCA board would prefer to vote on the geocoin design
          at the Spring 2009 General Membership Meeting
       ii. The MnGCA board would prefer to begin distribution of the new
           geocoin July 1 2009 but absolutely no later than the Fall 2009 General Membership Meeting
    f. The committee will have a private MnGCA forum for communication
    g. The committee will have access to the 2007 MnGCA Geocoin Commitee forum for research
    h. The MnGCA Board asks that the Board be regularly informed about
        committee progress
       i. Updates to be performed by committee chairperson

3. 2009 MnGCA GeoCoin Design Criteria
    a. The geocoin may or may not include the Geocaching.com logo
       i. Committee must determine legality of use
    b. The geocoin Non-logo side must have a unique design from the previous MnGCA geocoin
    d. The purpose of making the coin is primarily MnGCA promotion with profitability being secondary.
       i. The final design must be an impressive quality design.
    e. Partial reuse of previous design would be a cost savings
    f. Full use of the Logo side is permitted.
    g. The geocoin must be geocaching.com trackable
    h. The MnGCA Board is seeking a retail price of no more than $10.00
    i. The MnGCA Board is seeking the lowest possible price while meeting
       the other design criteria
       i. Any design resulting in less than $2.00 profit, per coin, for the
          MnGCA is probably not approvable by the MnGCA Board

4. 2009 MnGCA Geocoin Manufacturer Selection
    a. The committee will determine its own criteria for manufacturer
        selection
    b. If the previous design is used, using the same manufacturer is an
        additional cost savings because the previous die is partially reusable

5. 2009 MnGCA Geocoin Sales and Distribution Procedures
    a. Develop procedures for selling and distributing the geocoins
       i.  Present recomended quanities of coins to be sold for MnGCA Board approval.
       ii. Develop procedure for tracking sales tax
    b. The MnGCA Board prefers that the committee handle the sales and
        distribution.
       i. The MnGCA Board will consider alternatives
    c. Present procedure for MnGCA Board approval

6. 2009 MnGCA Geocoin Committee Dissolution
    a. Upon completion of a MnGCA Board approved design and
    b. Upon selection of a manufacturer and
    c. Upon manufacture of the geocoins and
    d. Upon implementation of sales and distribution procedures
    e. The committee’s work will be considered done
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LucidOndine
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 17 Jan 2006

Posts: 1931

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for more input here from the membership.
_________________
The Lucid Network (tm)-- More Bars in More Places!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
loneeagle_24
Geocacher


Joined: 17 Jun 2003

Posts: 874

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any updates on where the comittee is at in the new coin process? Not harping, more curious than anything else. Any updates would be appreciated. Thanks,
_________________
King of the Jeff Gordon TB's!
They put that cache WHERE?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
speedysk1
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 29 Oct 2007

Posts: 1991

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in...When do we start?
_________________
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LucidOndine
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 17 Jan 2006

Posts: 1931

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're looking for more interest here. The board be reducing the requirements here to promote more creative freedom to get this through. This will be the 2009 geocoin, not the 2008 one.
_________________
The Lucid Network (tm)-- More Bars in More Places!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
firstbass
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 01 Oct 2007

Posts: 538

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to be on the committee, partly because I'll be involved in the purchase and sale of the coins.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
trueenough
Geocacher


Joined: 01 Oct 2008

Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the board or committee considered putting this out more broadly, like an industry-typical Call for Artists, in a form we could pass amongst ourselves (announce on homepage, download PDF, utilize the Facebook group and make into a FB invite, etc)? There might be some caching-affiliated artists or graphic designers out in the ether (koffkoffkoff) who wouldn't otherwise hear about it here in a forum about volunteer opportunities -- On that note, thanks to Lucid for the link from your cacheside chat! Otherwise I too would still be wandering in said ether.

Would also be helpful to know more specifics... requirements, restrictions (as to content or due to manufacturing technique), what the last coins looked like if one side were to be kept the same for cost savings, etc... all info that could/would be addressed in a formal Call.

Unless the intent is to keep the project internal, and by internal I don't mean just MnGCA members but just MnGCA members who know about it (via monitoring forums or grapevine) and would be willing to formally join a committee. (No judgement there, that's a call for the active folks to make!)

(Edit: other venues to publicize a call could include the U of M geocaching student group -- might also be a good recruitment tool for MnGCA membership, or at least increasing the org's visibility)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CLAMM
Geocacher


Joined: 17 May 2006

Posts: 13

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in being part of the committee.

Lisa (clamm)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mazzmn
Geocacher


Joined: 31 Aug 2008

Posts: 18

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Previous MnGCA coins Reply with quote

Hi, kind of new here but I thought other lurkers might be interested in the previous MnGCA geocoins. I searched around and found the 2007 coin details here
http://mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3442
Very nice design and coin!



I also found the wooden nickel http://mngca.geocoin.net/, but had trouble finding images of any other MnGCA geocoins, anyone have links?

Mazz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pear Head
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 04 Apr 2004

Posts: 5694

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Previous MnGCA coins Reply with quote

mazzmn wrote:
had trouble finding images of any other MnGCA geocoins, anyone have links?


The only images I could find in our forums were hosted off-site and are gone now.

Last I heard, there are still gold coins available. If that's still the case then firstbass would likely have them as treasurer.
_________________
Hmm...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
X51hz
Geocacher


Joined: 04 Dec 2007

Posts: 218

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be happy to help out in anyway you need....ok not ANYWAY....but I will help
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
firstbass
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 01 Oct 2007

Posts: 538

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Previous MnGCA coins Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
Last I heard, there are still gold coins available. If that's still the case then firstbass would likely have them as treasurer.


The shiny gold and antique gold 2007 geocoins are sold out. There are several shiny silver and antique silver 2007 geocoins still available. Please send email or PM if you are interested.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
Pear Head
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 04 Apr 2004

Posts: 5694

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Previous MnGCA coins Reply with quote

firstbass wrote:
Pear Head wrote:
Last I heard, there are still gold coins available. If that's still the case then firstbass would likely have them as treasurer.


The shiny gold and antique gold 2007 geocoins are sold out. There are several shiny silver and antique silver 2007 geocoins still available. Please send email or PM if you are interested.


Sorry - I should have clarified a little better. I was referring to the 2006 golds. Do we still have them or are they all gone?
_________________
Hmm...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
firstbass
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 01 Oct 2007

Posts: 538

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: Previous MnGCA coins Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
I was referring to the 2006 golds. Do we still have them or are they all gone?


I do not have any 2006 coins.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
incakola
Geocacher


Joined: 28 Mar 2009

Posts: 94

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the coins been designed/created? When will they be available?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MnGCA Forum Index -> MnGCA Volunteer Opportunities All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
Geocaching Cache Icons, Copyright 2009, Groundspeak Inc. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.