|FGS Award of Merit: Shirley Sturdevant, Ontario, Canada|
Shirley revitalized many of the committees that had slowly dissolved (Awards, Nominations, Policy Procedure & Bylaws committees). She has also overseen the utilization of many new electronic media and the establishment of the Technical Services & Innovation Committee and Webinar Committee. She & her committee personally interviewed all applicants for the new Board structure and put together an innovative & thriving Board for the future.
Congratulations, Shirley Sturdevant!
This is just one example of how wonderful volunteers can assist a society in thriving. Does your society have some of these giving volunteers? Please visit the FGS website to nominate these members or others. Visit http://fgs.org/ and click on Awards for the details of each award category and the nomination form. Awards will be presented at various times during 2015 but if you are interested in a nomination for an award to be presented at the next FGS conference, the deadline is 1 January 2015. The next conference will be held 11-14 February 2015 in Salt Lake City in conjunction with RootsTech. Details are on the FGS website and everyone is welcome! Register now. [An inside note: we can accept awards nominations for a few more days if you want the award to be considered for presentation at the February conference.]