MBGA General Meeting - May 2, 2006

Location: Smitty’s at Pembina & Grant
Time: 7:55 --> 9:30 ish

Present:
Steven (ertyu), Brian (grnbrg), Tobey (3Ts&aG), Roger (The-Stuntman), Peter (Peter and Gloria), Scott (Lizardo), Dani (dani_carriere)

Absent:
Jen (ava_ad0re), Daniel (Master Instigator), Teal (pink_panther)

Members Present:
Paula (Mhz)

Committee Member Reports

Scott (PR and Communications):

  • Started Geopics game on forum
  • Printed brochures for distribution at events such as Keycon (Dani to find out when Keycon is)
  • Will take over all incoming associations contacts after the meeting

Roger (Training and Workshops):

  • Had contact with MB Recreational Trails and Winnipeg Trails associations (still in discussions to figure out their motivations wrt geocaching, it appears they wish to incorporate geocaching into the local TransCanada trail sections)
  • Contact with Rubber Ducky resort (Roger will present at geocaching event in August)
  • Trying to contact other parties who have shown interest in past

Steve (Website):

  • Researched and selected web host (Dani to register MBGA account)

Brian (Vice President):

  • Quotings custom crests (possibly for use as milestones)
  • Continued looking into lotteries charity bingo events
  • Negotiating GPS Central Ads
  • Obtained media contact information
  • Looked into custom pins, but determined them to be too expensive

Peter (Treasurer):

  • Bank account setup
  • Cheques ordered (Dani to pick up)
  • Paypal account created (donations now accepted from website)

Tobey (Events):

  • Successful CITO event
  • May Blitz started and going well (Geocoins have been donated as prizes)

Dani (President):

  • Travelling to Ottawa for National Parks meeting on geocaching

Agenda Items

  • Peter will be ordering bulk TB tags and reselling them, gauge interest for ongoing purchasing
  • Tobey looking into signature item event for winter
  • Scott is going to look into Adopting a highway (Cleanup twice annually, Earth day and again in fall?)
  • Roger is going to look into general events or documents for newbies(Discussion about addressing the needs of new people to the sport, everyone approaches it differently and are usually introduced to the sport with enough information to start on their own, difficult to get new people together for an event if they are just starting and not connected)
  • Discussion brought up the idea of an event on hiding (where, how, best practices, considerations, etc.)
  • Peter is advancing funds to purchase webhosting for the next 2 years

Next meeting tenatively set for the second week in June, perhaps thursday, location TBD, probably the same area but not Smittys on a "wings night"

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