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President's Award

for Outstanding Achievement
The Washington State Genealogical Society President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement is designed to single out that rare individual, society or organization who has demonstrated exemplary service above and beyond expectations.
The ideal recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement has:
  • Exhibited long-term, consistent service in the field of genealogy, family or local history, the genealogical community, records preservation or made an important single contribution in those areas that will endure into the future.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of energy, commitment, flexibility, and professional conduct.
  • Provided significant support and impact to the local genealogical community time and time again.
  • Exhibited personal influence and example to society members and/or the general public with their unselfish service.
  • Supported or advanced local or statewide genealogical research.
Nominations may be submitted by any individual, local society or organization, regardless of WSGS membership. Nominees do not have to have been officers in their local societies. The nomination form can be downloaded here.
Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the nomination form. Additional documents may be attached, if relevant. Nominations are due April 15, 2018 to roxanne@thekeeffes.com. Electronic submission is preferred.
Nominations will be reviewed by the WSGS Board of Directors, resulting in a recommendation to the WSGS President who will make a final decision.
The President’s Award will generally, but not necessarily, be awarded each year. The award will be presented at the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony where the recipient will receive a plaque to keep and their name engraved on the perpetual trophy/plaque.
For more information about the WSGS President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, contact Roxanne Lowe, Interim Chair, WSGS Recognition Committee.