The Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Genealogy Volunteer of the Year Award
The Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Genealogy Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has provided outstanding volunteer service to the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium or its member societies, and as such to the field of genealogy, over and above the job to which they were elected or appointed to do. Donna was a founder of the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor and served as its first President. She served on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, and was their representative to the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She was instrumental in the formation of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council. As a delegate to NERGC, Donna encouraged members of New England’s genealogical community to work together for the common good. Following her death, in August 2001, NERGC established an award to recognize a person who best personifies Donna’s spirit of volunteerism.
Member societies in NERGC are strongly encouraged to nominate for the 2019 Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Award people whose service to our organizations and consortium follows Donna’s example. Nominations should include a summary of the nominee’s activity and a statement from the nominating organization of the reasons for believing that the nominee is a particularly suitable candidate for the award.
Please send all nominating information by November 15, 2018, to NERGC President John A. Leppman, 20 Thwing Lane, Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all NERGC organizations for helping us find a good award recipient!
2017: Richard & Pamela Roberts
2015: David Martin
2013: David Rosen
2011: Melinde Lutz Byrne
2009: Thomas F. Howard
2006: Cherry Fletcher Bamberg
2005: Cheryl Willis Patten
2004: Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk
2003: Rev. Dr. Robert L. Rafford
2002: Cecilia Marianne Rose