No. When a Sourdough stops paying membership dues, they revert to Cheechako status. We make attempts to get them to renew, as most lapses are simply forgetting to renew or an expiration on their paypal account. If a member tells us that they are not going to renew or they fail to renew after a reasonable period of time and after reasonable effort on GCAK's part, we will administratively move the tracking number of their nametag from their possession (or its current location) to the Collection under the GCAK! profile. While in our Collection, it can be discovered, but it cannot be picked up, grabbed, or logged into any caches.
As for the physical nametag itself, we are not concerned about it as we cannot do anything with a "used" trackable if it has so much as a single discover log on it.
If the member has a change of heart and renews their membership at some future point, we simply move the nametag out of our collection and the member will be able to "grab" it from us and continue their travels.
Also, the new Sourdough Longevity items that are coming out will be owned by the Sourdough member instead of GCAK!, so the member will get to keep those items and use them as they would any other owned trackable. Only the original 1st year nametag is a GCAK-owned trackable.
This question has come up a couple times recently, so I'll put something in the coming newsletter explaining the nametag program in its entirety.
The Sourdough nametags will no longer be held electronically by GCAK!
All existing nametags are being adopted out to their assigned member. All future tag issues will be first activated by GCAK to build the default tag listing, and then it will be adopted out to the new member.
Even if a former Sourdough has dropped their membership down to Cheechako status, the previously issued nametag will be adopted out to them.
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patrick1956: Hello, I am from Belgium and my cache name is Patrick1956.Me and my wife we love to find caches in Belgium and also the places we go on holiday. This summer my wife comes on holiday to Alaska in July.So she hopes to find a few.
May 17, 2017 6:28:22 GMT -9
patrick1956: She collect also banners, can you say how we can set this banner of Alaska on our profile. Thanks
May 17, 2017 6:29:23 GMT -9
sethgeo: Anyone out there?
Jul 6, 2017 2:45:31 GMT -9
sethgeo: we found a cache on the Russian Kenai River and are curious about it.
Jul 6, 2017 2:46:38 GMT -9
sethgeo: We are from Florida and Michigan
Jul 6, 2017 2:51:33 GMT -9
TheFirefly: Hi Sethgeo! I don't know that I can help you with a Russian/Kenai River cache, but who knows? Go for it! :-)
Jul 6, 2017 18:27:07 GMT -9
ladybugkids: Found a pair of reading glasses on Powerline Trail near intersection with Campbell Gorge Rim Trail. Left in "Lost and Found" basket on post at intersection of Silver Fern and Gasline trails.
Aug 26, 2017 21:37:32 GMT -9
freeweez: Where can I find the wolf logo??
Apr 2, 2018 15:05:54 GMT -9
ladybugkids: I couldn't find the logos on the "new" website, but logos are still located on the "old" website at www.geocachealaska.org/gakartwork.htm. I got there by going to the "Advocate" tab, clicking on the link for the old Land Manager page, and then
Apr 25, 2018 10:16:46 GMT -9
ladybugkids: clicking the "GAK Logos" button on the right-hand side of the page.
Apr 25, 2018 10:17:28 GMT -9
ladybugkids: Looks like one can access the old Education fodder, newsletters, and other historical information from the "old" pages. Just have to finesse getting there.
Apr 25, 2018 10:18:48 GMT -9
SSO JOAT: Sorry about that... I have a lot of disarray going on recently; both here and away from this site.
Apr 26, 2018 6:15:56 GMT -9