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TurdleEggs Platform Statement

I believe in the value of the MBGA council as a service provider for members. The role of council is to be a resource for Manitoba cachers and support Geocaching as a fun, social, volunteer driven activity.

The wellness of council relies upon inclusive, unfiltered communications between all MBGA members. As president I would work to facilitate open dialogue and ensure all council voices are heard equally. I would table the following topics for discussion:

  • Invite additional members at large to join council and have active rural council participation
  • Dedicate a forum section to discussion of new ideas and current council topics
  • Formally recognize outstanding volunteer efforts of members

In cooperation with other members I spearheaded two group caching events and hosted two social events to help keep caching fun and open to all. I enthusiastically participate in the forums and try to leave supportive or entertaining logs on caches I've found (or not found).

As president, I would actively work with council continuing to develop the following MBGA provided services:

  • Communication forum and chat room for information exchange
  • Web site for access to resources and recognition of achievements
  • Organize social and caching events
  • Develop an education package and provide training
  • Promote environmental stewardship through CITO events
  • Provide access to MBGA products, pre-purchase travel bugs and produce Manitoba Geocoins

You can find me on the top ten lists for both finds and hides and under Cacher of the Month - July 2006. Please feel free to contact me at TurdleForPres@hotmail.com.

Tim Turner (TurdleEggs)