Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Washington State Archives Volunteer Appreciation Event 2014

 Got up at O-Dark Thirty (5 a.m.) to get ready to drive to Ellensburg, Washington for the Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Western Village VIP Room at the Rodeo Grounds of the Kittitas County Fair Grounds.
Beautiful day for a drive and Mount Rainier was very clear and easy to see from the RyeGrass pass before we got to Ellensburg.

Checking in we all got our pictures taken with Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Before heading for lunch.

This was the WSGS members that were there checking out the program and waiting for lunch. The Rodeo City BBQ catered the lunch, and while just a little spicy it was very good.

The entertainment was David Lundy singing old tunes similar to Burl Ives. Then Kevin Barnhart came up and told some old cowboy poems, very funny ones.

They had a number of door prizes and I did get pretty close, and two of the WSGS members did win door prizes. We all got a glass boot mug with a blue or red kerchief, some candy and a couple of pencils from the state archives.

Last was a surprise for one of the people there a special gift for Rose Banks for being the first person to digitize 100,000 records. This is her getting her picture taken with Kim Wyman and the trophy she got.

This is  Rose Banks,  thank you for all the records you have transcribed. If you want to go to the next Volunteer Appreciation Event, you need to sign up at Scribe .

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