IGO History

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Eastern Iowa Geocachers Assoc. - The EIGA

The EIGA (Eastern Iowa Geocachers Association) was informally created following a meeting of geocachers from Iowa (and surrounding areas) on January 10, 2004 at Jonesy's in Solon, Iowa.  Click the header link (above) to read much more about the EIGA.

Iowa Geocachers Assoc. - The IGO is Born

Sometime later in 2004 the group discussed going state-wide and an interested group of geocachers met at Great Plains Sauce and Dough Co. in Ames one evening to further the cause.  Shortly after that meeting the IGO was formed and a set of proposed bylaws were written by Windchill and Summitt Dweller in the cab of a pickup truck (5th wheel in tow) on the way back home from MOGA II (in March 2005).   

The original (2005-2006) IGO Board of Directors included:

  • Windchill ( Jay L. ) - President
  • Summitt Dweller ( Mark M. ) - Vice President
  • Boasark ( Jan A. ) - Secretary
  • SaidCache ( Mike D. ) - Treasurer
  • Northwood Goonies ( Shane B. )
  • Schnider ( Chad C. )
  • Fishpounder ( Matt B. )
  • Welch ( Nathan W. )
  • AmesCacher ( Matt W. )

The 2nd BOD and Officers included:

  • Summitt Dweller ( Mark M. ) - President
  • Schnider ( Chad C. ) - Vice President
  • UNIBear ( Brett F. ) - Secretary
  • SuperGoober ( Jeff G. ) - Treasurer
  • Northwood Goonies ( Shane B. )
  • Windchill ( Jay L. )
  • Fishpounder ( Matt B. )
  • Welch ( Nathan W. )
  • Boasark ( Jan A.)

The 3rd BOD and Officers included:

  • 3AMT ( Allen W. ) and later Welch ( Nathan W. ) - President
  • Welch ( Nathan W. ) - Vice President
  • Boasark ( Jan A.) - Secretary
  • AB -n- AP ( Sean P. ) - Treasurer
  • UNIBear ( Brett F. )
  • Blue Grass Tom ( Tom H. )
  • Windchill ( Jay L. )
  • Fishpounder ( Matt B. )
  • Summitt Dweller ( Mark M. )

The 4th (or was it later?) BOD and Officers included:

  • AB -n- AP ( Sean P. ) - President
  • Parabola ( Travis D. ) - Vice President
  • The NVG ( Scott M. ) - Treasurer
  • RedHeadBassett ( Angie B.) - Secretary
  • Bucknuts ( Dale W. )
  • Welch ( Nathan W. )
  • Boasark ( Jan A. )
  • Blue Grass Tom ( Tom H. )
  • Supergoober ( Jeff G. )