Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ruth Caesar Named Outstanding Volunteer

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.

Today we’re introducing Ruth Caesar who was nominated by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society. She was recognized for her leader­ship, knowledge, and volunteer efforts toward the goals and operation of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS).

In her second term as President of the SVGS, Ms. Caesar is a firm believer that excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible. She channels the talents of her membership allowing them to reach for the stars.

Under her leadership, the website was overhauled, ensured the Stillaguamish Valley Early Schools books got to press, and secured grants to keep the SVGS running. As chair of the Washington State Genealogy Conference planning committee, she kept the ball rolling even though her whole world changed on Saturday, March 22, 2014, when the Oso mudslide careened through her area.

Even the devastating mudslide did not stop her leadership and guidance to ensure a successful conference. As a result, she richly deserved to be a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Ruth, really liked the conference this year.