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BIRTHDAY MISSION 2009 ~ in smaller groups

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The 2008 Birthday mission was a mammoth job…

 

2009 will be broken down into 6 smaller mission groups…

Each of two months

 

January and February – hosted by Butterfly Lady

March and April

May and June

July and August

September and October

November and December.

 

~Tasia~ will be hosting one of these also.

We look forward to other volunteers – if we get too many volunteers, we may just have to draw names…..

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Calling all January and February Birthday boys and gals…

This mission is for you! If you have a birthday later in the year, then please be patient ~ your turn will come….

 

To participate :

 

You must be willing to send 2 geocoins (unactivated if trackable) to one participant.

You must be a registered user in these forums with some history of posting.

 

If you have a birthday in January or February and want to be part of this mission please send me a message through my GC.com profile.

 

Geocaching Name

Birthdate (you may include your age you are turning if you like)

Real Name

Address

 

Are you willing to mail outside your country? Or global region?

(Note some people don’t get this option, unfortunately, due to being the only one in their country signed up)

 

Do you have a seeking list? If so, where. If not, are there any coins you'd like to own?

 

- Please do not ask me to assign you a certain individual, the missions will be assigned at random.

 

What you need for this mission

1. Be prepared to mail in time, a birthday mission to a recipient.

2. Include 2 unactivated and trackable Geocoins (you may send more)

3. Add birthday goodies and treats as per the lists below.

4. Wrap it up, box it or package it and send it.

 

Birthday Missions should include something from the lists below.

The best mission would be one item from each group (two geocoins though)

THIS MISSION IS ALSO FAMILY FRIENDLY ~ please consider that when selecting gifts.

 

GROUP A (requires at least 2)

Regular unactivated Geocoin

(This can be upgraded)

 

GROUP B (optional extra)

Pathtag

Micro geocoins

Caching pins

TB tags and Geocoin buddies

 

GROUP C (optional)

Caching related items

 

GROUP D (optional)

Personal signature items

Regional souvenir

Postcard of your area

 

GROUP E (optional)

Novelty item or toy.

 

GROUP F

Birthday card or tag.

 

International missions should omit any seeds and plant material.

 

These "groups" are to help as a guide on what to include ~ especially for those who have not participated in a birthday mission before.

You may also wish to check out last year's mission.

2008 Birthday Mission

 

January Birthdays – you may get yours a little late – sorry.

With Christmas and New Year and Summer holidays (here downunder in KiwiLand), and this mission starting out late….. well, you get the picture.

 

NAMES FOR JANUARY IN ASAP – I will start allocating missions on the 20th.

NAMES FOR FEBRUARY IN BY 15 JANUARY.

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Wow, Butterflylady, you are on a roll!!!!

 

Since we are in a similar time zone, I guess I am the first to reply :D

My birthday is February 11 and I had a great mission last year...looking forward to this one.

I am also very nervous and surprised to find myself volunteering to organize the March/April Birthday Missions. With some guidance from an expert of course :rolleyes:

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Since we are in a similar time zone, I guess I am the first to reply :rolleyes:

 

GardenGorilla I think you have to update your profile concerning your location. :D

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I can volunteer to run one if you still need help. I've never ran a mission before, but if you let me know what to do, I can help.

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I'll be participating but not very soon, my birthday is December 28th :rolleyes: Can somebody beat that?

I'll have to wait all year long but it will be fun looking at all those receiving their birthday mission :D

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I too will volunteer to run a the mission for a couple of months. I'll send you a message, Butterfly_lady.

 

In the meantime, I might as well sign my wife up for her birthday:

 

Adult Mission (Esther of E&Cplus3)

Birthday Mission Email Sent - 11/12/08

Birthday Mission Name Received - NO

Birthday Mission Sent - NO

Birthday Mission Received - NO

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I don't get invovled in to many missions becuase I already have some many packages going in and out. But I do want to put my name out there if you get someone who backs out. I will find something to send to those people that need a gift. I would have for you to have to cover all the missed missions. Let me know.

 

Mike

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Adult Mission (Mrs Cheesy Pig)

Birthday Mission Email Sent - 12/12/08

Birthday Mission Name Received - NO

Birthday Mission Sent - NO

Birthday Mission Received - NO

 

Oh and Mike - you are sweet :rolleyes:

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Adult Mission (Geoghunt)

Birthday Mission Email Sent - 11/12/08

Birthday Mission Name Received - NO

Birthday Mission Sent - NO

Birthday Mission Received - NO

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I don't get invovled in to many missions becuase I already have some many packages going in and out. But I do want to put my name out there if you get someone who backs out. I will find something to send to those people that need a gift. I would have for you to have to cover all the missed missions. Let me know.

 

Mike

 

Way to step up to the plate Mike!! well done!

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Hello Butterfly Lady,

I would like to participate:

 

Young Adult :rolleyes:Mission Queenie-Boo-Bay

Birthday Mission Email Sent - 12/11/08

Birthday Mission Name Received - NO

Birthday Mission Sent - NO

Birthday Mission Received - NO

 

This looks like great fun :D .

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Since we are in a similar time zone, I guess I am the first to reply :rolleyes:

 

GardenGorilla I think you have to update your profile concerning your location. :D

 

Nope, it is already updated. WA stands for Western Australia...Butterfly_Lady is in New Zealand. I guess I sorta regard that as simlar time zones. 2 hours difference I think as opposed to 15 hours to Montana :D for example.

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WA ?

I thought it was Washington.

Oh Well thats what i get for trying to think.

 

River Tinkerbell 8th B-Day 1-19-09

Birthday Email sent-12-11-08. River Tinkerbell 8th B-Day 1-19

Birthday Mission Name Recieved-Not Yet

Birthday Mission Sent-Not Yet

Birthday Mission Recieved-Not Yet

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love this idea,,,dont think I fully understand the groups, but no birthdays here till july,,so i guess we wait for those months? and so if my wifes is in july and mine in sept do we go twice??? just need a lil understanding.

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Since we are in a similar time zone, I guess I am the first to reply :)

 

GardenGorilla I think you have to update your profile concerning your location. :blink:

 

Nope, it is already updated. WA stands for Western Australia...Butterfly_Lady is in New Zealand. I guess I sorta regard that as simlar time zones. 2 hours difference I think as opposed to 15 hours to Montana :) for example.

 

When I fly to Perth earlier this year it was 3 hours... or was it 4?

Only 2 hours difference Melbourne / NZ

2.5 hours Adelaide. and I think Cairns was a world of it's own.

 

But - remember, except for a couple of the island nations, New Zealand is ahead of the world, when it comes to time.... We start each day well before you all....

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love this idea,,,dont think I fully understand the groups, but no birthdays here till july,,so i guess we wait for those months? and so if my wifes is in july and mine in sept do we go twice??? just need a lil understanding.

 

Sorry - I was going to write - "mission to include something from each group below" but thought that could become too bulky for long distance missions.

They are a guideline to what to add to the geocoin to make it into a gift.

Edited by Butterfly_lady

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Never been in a mission before and I guess I will have to wait a year to get in on this one being a December birthday. Can't wait!

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Never been in a mission before and I guess I will have to wait a year to get in on this one being a December birthday. Can't wait!

 

There will be other missions between now & then.

In fact, one has just been set up.... Mission regifting

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love this idea,,,dont think I fully understand the groups, but no birthdays here till july,,so i guess we wait for those months? and so if my wifes is in july and mine in sept do we go twice??? just need a lil understanding.

 

Sorry - I was going to write - "mission to include something from each group below" but thought that could become too bulky for long distance missions.

They are a guideline to what to add to the geocoin to make it into a gift.

 

I'm with DJ J Rock re the groups.....the way it reads is that all the groups except the Geocoins are OPTIONAL - so you could end up with someone just sending the two coins and a card. I thought the idea was to receive a few extra birthday treats, as well as the card and coins. Is that right?

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love this idea,,,dont think I fully understand the groups, but no birthdays here till july,,so i guess we wait for those months? and so if my wifes is in july and mine in sept do we go twice??? just need a lil understanding.

 

Sorry - I was going to write - "mission to include something from each group below" but thought that could become too bulky for long distance missions.

They are a guideline to what to add to the geocoin to make it into a gift.

 

I'm with DJ J Rock re the groups.....the way it reads is that all the groups except the Geocoins are OPTIONAL - so you could end up with someone just sending the two coins and a card. I thought the idea was to receive a few extra birthday treats, as well as the card and coins. Is that right?

 

I'll work on the wording for the email that goes out...

 

Yes...the idea is geocoins PLUS birthday gift.

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CHANGING THE WORDING....

 

 

What you need for this mission

1. Be prepared to mail in time, a birthday mission to a recipient.

2. Include 2 unactivated and trackable Geocoins (you may send more)

3. Add birthday goodies and treats as per the lists below.

4. Wrap it up, box it or package it and send it.

 

The best mission would be one item from each group (two geocoins though)

THIS MISSION IS ALSO FAMILY FRIENDLY ~ please consider that when selecting gifts.

 

required

Regular unactivated Geocoin ( at least 2)

(This can be upgraded)

and a Birthday card or tag.

 

PLUS items to turn this into a birthday gift - suggestions below.

Pathtag

Micro geocoins

Caching pins

TB tags and Geocoin buddies

Caching related items

Personal signature items

Regional souvenir

Postcard of your area

Candy or chocolate items.

 

Please try to include - Novelty item or toy - be aware of the age of the receipent.

 

 

As pointed out, there was a little too much "optional" items....

THIS MISSION IS MEANT TO BE GEOCOINS (2) PLUS BIRTHDAY GIFT

 

Tossing just 2 geocoins into an envelope would satisfy the mission (Just), but it is meant to be more than that. Small items that relate to caching, the cacher's interests, or a play on their caching name add a great deal of pleasure - both to the sender and the receiver!

 

Please ensure you understand what you are expected to send before you sign up.

 

Edit - to try to get away from "groups" - that was the wrong word, but I can't quite find the right word.... it relates to the gift contents being varied.

Edited by Butterfly_lady

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Hi, BF-Lady --

 

I realize that I specified I'd like to be a part of Group D (I hadn't realized it was one from each group). But I am totally good with sending something (or multiple things) from each group. : )

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Email sent. My daughters birthday is in january so I´ll think she will enjoy this. She had great fun with the halloweenmission and the Santa mission.

 

grodan Karin

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Adult Mission (Millieballon)

Birthday Mission Email Sent - Yes some days ago

Birthday Mission Name Received - no

Birthday Mission Sent - no

Birthday Mission Received - no

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Ok Preteenski makes it to his teenage years in February so I have signed him up.

 

Looking forward to putting a mission together

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Child Mission : Preteenski

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received: no

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

Edited by skibumsuk

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Adult Mission : Pingos

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received: no

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

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Adult Mission - if that is what you want to call me....lol

Birthday Mission Email Sent - 12-11-08

Birthday Mission Name Received - ?

Birthday Mission Sent - ?

Birthday Mission Received - ?

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The JANUARY list.... Happy Birthday to.....

 

E&Cplus3

Team Black-Cat (Dan)

Sparticus06

geoghunt

River TinkerBell

grodan&fiabus - HunnyBunny

 

The FEBRUARY list ..... Happy Birthday to.....

 

Butterfly Lady

Cheesy Pigs

Millieballon

The Finding Irish 4 - Queenie-Boo-Bay

Jackalgirl

Team Black-Cat (Brian)

 

Some missions have been allocated (All for January, and a few for February)

January Birthday gals & guys who are happy with a belated birthday are still welcome to sign up.

February Birthdays are still welcome.

 

Emails to those sending missions,

plus the volunteers should be going out in the next few days.

(in between all my last minute things.......)

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Adult Mission : Pingos

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received: no

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

 

Email sent to you....

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Child Mission : Preteenski

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received: no

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

 

Sending email - seemed to have missed your sign up to...

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Teen Mission (Team Black-Cat (Dan))

Birthday Mission Email Sent - Yes

Birthday Mission Name Received - YES (12/22)

Birthday Mission Sent - no

Birthday Mission Received - no

 

Adult Mission (Team Black-Cat (Brian)

Birthday Mission Email Sent - Yes

Birthday Mission Name Received - Yes (12/22)

Birthday Mission Sent - no

Birthday Mission Received - no

Edited by Team Black-Cat

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Child Mission : Preteenski

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received: no

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

 

Sending email - seemed to have missed your sign up to...

 

Child Mission : Preteenski

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008 Resent 22/12/09

Birthday Mission Name Received: no

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

Edited by skibumsuk

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The JANUARY list.... Happy Birthday to.....

 

E&Cplus3

Team Black-Cat (Dan)

Sparticus06

geoghunt

River TinkerBell

grodan&fiabus - HunnyBunny

 

The FEBRUARY list ..... Happy Birthday to.....

 

Butterfly Lady

Cheesy Pigs

Millieballon

The Finding Irish 4 - Queenie-Boo-Bay

Jackalgirl

Team Black-Cat (Brian)

 

Some missions have been allocated (All for January, and a few for February)

January Birthday gals & guys who are happy with a belated birthday are still welcome to sign up.

February Birthdays are still welcome.

 

Emails to those sending missions,

plus the volunteers should be going out in the next few days.

(in between all my last minute things.......)

 

Hello Butterfly Lady,

One correction if I may The Finding Irish 4 is my Dad, he sent the e-mail on my behalf.

I will be trying to complete the mission myself, at least I will give it a shot, only call Dad if

we need him :)

 

Have the missions been e-mailed? I want to make sure I do not miss mine if I have a Jan B-Day

to get out.

 

I want to thank you for your time setting these missions up for all of us to participate in, they are

always so much fun, from our end anyway.

 

Thank you again,

Queeine

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Just got back from vacation and my daghter just got a email.

 

Child Mission : River TinkerBell

Birthday Mission Email Sent:Yes

Birthday Mission Name Received:Yes

Birthday Mission Sent:No

Birthday Mission Received:No

River TinkerBell says she is so excited and happy to be on another mission.

Time to do some shopping.

Maybe some research first will help.

Thanks Butterfly_lady for all you do.

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If you have signed up for Jan or Feb, you may receive a mission for someone in either of those months...

NOT ALL emails have been sent out, as there is still time for more birthday people to sign up.....

I'm leaving a few openings, so that the list can be juggled.

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Adult Mission - if that is what you want to call me....lol

Birthday Mission Email Sent - 12-11-08

Birthday Mission Name Received - Yep. 12-22-08. Now for a little research

Birthday Mission Sent - ?

Birthday Mission Received - ?

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Child mission HunnyBunny

 

Birthday Mission Email Sent - YES

Birthday Mission Name Received -YES, dec 23, now off to research

Birthday Mission Sent - no

Birthday Mission Received - no

 

grodan Karin

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Child Mission : Preteenski

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008 Resent 22/12/09

Birthday Mission Name Received:23/12/08

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

 

Have received name its an early birthday so will have to get our skates on, please forgive us if we miss the date of your birthday as we are away from home at the moment until 30/12/08.

 

 

Whoever receives Owen - Preteenski will see that he become Teenski this year! He loves Scuba diving, skiing, lego and sometimes caching depending on the type of the cache. He is currently collecting rubber ducks and key rings. Hope this helps abit. He is a typical boy of that age.

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Adult Mission Millieballon

Birthday Mission Email Sent - Yes

Birthday Mission Name Received - Yes (12/23)

Birthday Mission Sent - no

Birthday Mission Received - no

 

This morning I quickly checked my mail and found my "birthday mission"

What a lovely wishlist. We already had some shopping to do and by coincidence we found lots of ..... stuff.

My daughter and me had a hard time not nuying to much of that stuff.

I think i already have a nice coin and a good incoming one. Just have to check whether they do not own it already.

 

Do you think it is allowed to enter my daughter in the birthday mission when she becomes 15 and 1/2 ?

 

When she becomes 16 it is around the Dutch tradition Sinterklaas and the december month and it is already very busy. So we often transfer her birthday party to 15 and 1/2.

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Adult Mission : Pingos

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-16-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received: Yes 23-12-2008

Birthday Mission Sent: no

Birthday Mission Received: no

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Do you think it is allowed to enter my daughter in the birthday mission when she becomes 15 and 1/2 ?

 

When she becomes 16 it is around the Dutch tradition Sinterklaas and the december month and it is already very busy. So we often transfer her birthday party to 15 and 1/2.

 

Previous Birthday missions have had half birthdays.

It comes down to being prepared to send a mission at that time of the year also.

 

As I am not running all the missions, it also is up to the co-ordinator at that time.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS - apologies

I am feeling the pressure of being ready for leaving on Boxing day, and have yet to send out that email to volunteers.

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VOLUNTEERS - apologies

I am feeling the pressure of being ready for leaving on Boxing day, and have yet to send out that email to volunteers.

 

I would still like to help out if you need it. I'll be participating in the May-June mission also.

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Adult Mission : Joan (Maine Family)

Birthday Mission Email Sent: 12-27-2008

Birthday Mission Name Received:

Birthday Mission Sent:

Birthday Mission Received:

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OK let me see if I completely understand this..... If I sign up in my quarter, I will be sending a package during my quarter as well as receiving a package. If I sign up early will I get an earlier quarter to send in or still my birthday quarter?

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