In an announcement made at the WSGS Annual Meeting on 22 Apr 2017 in Yakima, five local societies were awarded Innovative Grants.
Eastside Genealogical Society – to support the scanning and preservation of the society’s historical records for posting on their website.
- Eastern Washington Genealogical Society– the purchase of gravestones for nearly forgotten Civil War veterans in the local historic Evergreen Cemetery.
- Tri-City Genealogical Society– labeling equipment to provide labels for more than 3,000 books in their research library.
- Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society– support of promotional events with genealogy-related themes in WAGS’ “Community Connections” program.
- Whitman County Genealogical Society– upgrade office equipment in their research library for safety and efficiency reasons.
The Innovative Grant program was started in 2015 to support the inventive and creative efforts of local societies and organizations. When created, Recognition Chair Roxanne Lowe explained, “We know that local societies can do a lot with very little, so we’re hoping the Innovative Grant Program will be what you need to jump-start a project that has been dreamed about for some time.”
For more information, contact Roxanne Lowe, WSGS Recognition Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.