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Honoring our Past Presidents

Serving as President of this organization is an honor and a privilege. Therefore, we want to honor those who provided leadership to our Society and to the genealogical community.
To recognize and honor the service of our Past Presidents, we have created the WSGS “Presidents’ Circle,” an exclusive group composed of men and women who served as president of our state society. They have helped shape WSGS into what it is today: an active and ever-changing organization dedicated to educating its members about genealogy and to cultivating public awareness of the educational, historical and personal value of genealogical research.
As a member of the “Presidents’ Circle,” each received a lifetime membership to WSGS – a small thank you for their years of service, dedication and support. 
  Year Past President Local Society
1984 Alma Greenwood Olympia Genealogical Society
Deceased 1985 Elsie Trautloff South King County Genealogical Society
Deceased 1987 Maxine Bissell Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
  1989 Kathleen Johnson Long Beach
1992 Pam Chilton Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
1994 Frank McLean Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
1996 Laura Pemberton Sparr Skagit Valley Genealogical Society
2000 Robert Witherspoon (deceased) Whatcom Genealogical Society
2004 Stephen Baylor Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
2008 Sue Ericksen Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
2013 Mikal McKinnon Tri-City Genealogical Society
2017 Virginia Majewski Clallam County Genealogical Society