Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 400 outstanding volunteers, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2014 award recipients and learn why they received the 2014 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Patrick James Bundy of Yakima was nominated by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society for a 2014 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award. He was recognized for his leadership, knowledge, and volunteer efforts toward the goals and operation of the society.
A 30-year member of YVGS, Mr. Bundy has served in a number of society capacities. He is currently Vice-President and program chair, as well as handling the duties of publicity. In the early years of YVGS, he served as Recording Secretary and President. Mr. Bundy is also on a three-person board for the expansive YVGS library, and is in charge of book binding.
Mr. Bundy was instrumental in developing a library affiliation with the Genealogical Society of Utah Affiliate Library Program in Salt Lake City.
Besides his many activities with the YVGS, he is also active in the Washington State Genealogical Society, currently serving as historian. As a result of his many and varied activities, he richly deserved to be a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.