August 2020 – Newsletter 08

Seven and a half months to go!  We were saddened to see our southern friends in Victoria have postponed their Whittlesea event due to COVID19.  With so many caching plans and events have been thrown up in the air this year – it’s almost like a reset for everyone in 2021. 

Looking forward this means that the Cache QLD Dayboro event is the next largest event to be held in Australia (at this stage).  We would dearly love to get it to the magical MEGA milestone mark and have something to really get excited about by bringing Signal to our Sunny backyard.  Thankfully Queensland is still open to Queenslanders and fingers crossed soon we will be able to welcome all of our interstate friends back into the country.

In the meantime we are continuing to focus on regions of Queensland in our monthly Highlight posts with Toowoomba next up on the cards to coincide with Star Trek Day on the 8th – hmmm! I wonder what the connection is there?

Promotional Events

As mentioned last month we had our banner out for its first official public appearance recently at Orange Crews Community Celebrations event.  How good does it look!

We are currently in the publishing queue for our own event to be held in Toowoomba on Saturday 12th September. 

Perhaps after reading about all the awesome things on offer in our next Highlight post due on the 1st September you might like to pop into the Toowoomba event share some stories or perhaps make a weekend of it and track down some of the great caches. Maybe you could identify any that were missed that really should be included in a visit to the region.

Caches

We are continuing to publish caches out in Dayboro region with more on the way!  We loved the personal connection to our most recent cache ‘Crackerjack’ by FTF’er pajamateam.

‘This is a very special first to find for me.  My Grandfather and Nanna was one of the first members here at this great little bowls club.  My parents were members and players for many years.  All four held positions of office at this club and you should be able to find their names on different boards etc within the clubhouse.  There is a white bench dedicated to my Grandfather here at the club located outside the bar.’ 

The Shop

We have come to a decision that the ‘shop’ will be opening for sales and campground booking from October 3rd.  This is will be the 6 month mark until the event and we think a fair date given travel restrictions currently in place.  Now is the time to start discussing with friends and family about accommodation whether to go powered or unpowered!

Opening Ceremony: Trivia Night

Hot off the Presses! We just approached Net88 to be our Trivia host for the event and she has agreed!  Net88 was part of the Trivia team from the Stanthorpe Mega, so we know that we are in good hands.  In the meantime you can always catch up with Net88 on her excellent podcast ‘Geocaching with Net88 & friends’. There may be some good trivia mentioned in addition to the great advice, stories and tips from her guests.

Seminar: Cachetur

Seeing as we are talking about some of the event program we are also pleased to announce that Kitty Katch from Canberra has agreed to host an information session on using Cachetur.  If you have ever wanted help to plan an epic geocaching adventure then Cachetur is the trip planning tool for geocachers and is it powered by the Geocaching API. 

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