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Geocaching, Winter Social & Retirement

Sunday, February 21, 2010

For those who don't know what Geocaching is, the simple definition goes something like: Using multibillion dollar Military satellites to locate Tupperware containers, filled with dime store trinkets, in the woods. It's an emerging sport, and has devotees all over the world. You can buy a GPS handheld unit for under a hundred bucks, then log into the Geocaching website (www.geocaching.com), put in a Zip code for where you want to go, and a whole list of geocaches will appear! You read about them, and decide which ones you wish to find. then you go find them, sign a logbook, and then post your adventures back on the website.
It's a wonderful way to spend time outdoors, and playing with technology at the same time. Plus, you get met other crazies out there doing the same thing! Here in my home state, we formed the Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO) to help 'cachers all across this state.
(www.mi-geocaching.org) For the past few years, I have been privileged to serve in the capacity of being on the Board of Directors of this fine organization. I won't go into the many various things I have done, but I will say that it was a pleasure for me to be able to give back to both a sport, and an organization, that I love so dearly.
but the last two or three years the focus of being on the Board transitioned from a role of creating the correct framework of how to run the club, into more of a maintenance role, and I began losing interest in the day-to-day operations. The club has grown from a handful of people in the beginning, to now a membership in the hundreds! So way back when we really did take the right steps to help ensure a better future. Now days, however, I found that my interest was waning, and so decided that we need to bring in some fresh legs, and younger eyes.
So..... at this year's Winter Social event, I announced my retirement from the Board. Oh, I'll still be doing stuff for the Org, but simply not toiling with all the little tasks that really are so necessary.
I had a run that I am very proud of, and know the club to be in good hands for today, and tomorrow, so could step down at a time of my choosing.
So boy howdy what a Retirement Party! And attended by 235 of my closest, personal friends ;) We had a lovely catered dinner, and lots of socializing, just the way it should be. And then... there was the After Glow.... oh..... my.... gawd.... giggle.....
Room 206 at the SleazeInn was Party Central, and we did! Apparently one of our merry band of revelers left with the toilet seat (?), and I was the happy recipient of some very happy gals who simply had to show off their voluminous breasts (!) Not easy being me, but I manage to do it with a sense of style ;)
So yea, sometimes a transition in Life happens not due to tragedy, but rather due to celebration, and love.
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