Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kay Grant Named 2014 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 Kay H. Grant of Bainbridge Island who was nominated by the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS).  She was recognized for her leader­ship, knowledge, and volunteer efforts toward the goals and operation of the BIGS.
Ms. Grant, an avid family historian,  has been a member of the BIGS Board of Directors serving as treasurer, now in her fourth consecutive term.  Her collaborative approach and reasoned thinking make her an integral member of the team. Her “big picture perspective” has been critical in defining and refining the BIGS’ goals to best support its membership.
Ms. Grant has always been a team player, helping with whatever was needed.  She led BIGS’ nominating committee for its annual election two years in a row and often represented the society at public events.  In addition to her work for BIGS, she also has volunteered at the local Family History Center, further supporting the local genealogy community. 
Ms. Grant has been an invaluable resource to the BIGS’ board and entire organization and proved that 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

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