To Close or Not to Close? Mar 30, 2021 16:59:33 GMT -5
Post by cash108 on Mar 30, 2021 16:59:33 GMT -5
I do believe angeluscowl is on to something about having more than just an online presences. Some of the early days of geocaching and the most fun was when groups of us got together informally. The big events, seemed to take on a life of their own and were not as much fun. Yet post-Covid having small events to hide caches, meet the admins, brainstorm the next challenge etc are great opportunities to link people together with the club, so that when they come to the forum they are eager to continue conversations. Some people don't like to meet and greet and this is understandable. Yet, when you can connect to members in "what's in it for me" they tend to spend more time making the club a funner place to be. Many times that I have hiked with new geocachers that I have met, they talk about the early days when people would get together to come up with a more unique cache container to hide. mrtbell told me about one that was linked to a lid and when you opened it, a critter would appear to jump out at you. Now finding that one would have been a hoot.
Maybe the best plan is an informal Event at a local brew pub, or park and only once a quarter. The main topic might be just how do we get our original members back and how do we recruit new members to be active. It is a start and once a group forms magic can grow from there.