2017 Awards Banquet is Saturday, December 9

2017 Awards Banquet

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:30am – 2pm

Erik Jonsson Central Library
O’Hara Hall, 7th floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites members and their guests to join the Board in honoring this year’s recipients.

The 2017 Awards Banquet is free to current members, but reservations are required. Members may bring guest(s) at a cost of $15.00 each.

Register online by Monday, December 4.  Register by mail postmarked by Friday December 1.

The Awards Committee will present the honorees in our four categories. The winners of our 2017 Writing Contest will also be recognized.

Award of Merit – a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise, and abilities to the Society over a period of years
Heritage Preservation Award – an individual, group, or organization in recognition of contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history
Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level
Volunteer of the Year – a member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year to an extent that makes that member stand out and draw attention

Please consider volunteering your time to help with our awards banquet. Join your friends or meet new friends. Please volunteer now!

Private Wine Class for 20

DGS has received a delightful donation to give away at our 2017 Awards Banquet:
Treat your friends, family, and fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting for up to 20 people
in the classroom of a Total Wine & More store.
A $500 Value!

Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Taste eight premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. The recipient’s guests will enjoy a “tour of the land” and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.

The Recipient can choose one of three popular themes.
California Dreaming
Three outstanding white wines and five sumptuous red wines will delight your palate in this tasting. From Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in the cooler climates of Carneros and the Russian River Valley, to the famous Cabernet Sauvignon appellations of Stags Leap and Spring Mountain one of these outstanding selections is certain to become a favorite.
An Inspiring Taste of Italy
Stimulate your senses with the mesmerizing bouquets of sparkling, white, and red wines from Italy. Refresh your taste buds with Prosecco and crisp whites from the north and then dazzle them with bold and captivating reds from the south. Two Italian wines you will never forget, Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino, complete our inspiring tasting.
Tour De France
Travel with us through the most famous appellations from France. Taste Grand Cru Champagne before sampling two stunning and food-friendly wines from the Loire Valley and Provence. Five elegant reds such as prestigious Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Margaux will follow the white wine selections and show you why this is a wine tour of France like no other.

Redemption Notes for Recipient:

  • It is important for the recipient to be given the original certificate to ensure they understand the redemption policy for the Private Wine Class.
  • To redeem certificate, please visit https://totalwine.eventready.com/eventrequest. Under What type of event would you like to host? select “Private Class” and answer the subsequent questions.
  • Classes cannot be held on holiday weekends or the last six weeks of the year.
  • Three weeks notice required from request date.

DGS 2017 Awards Banquet is Saturday, December 9

2017 Awards Banquet

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:30am – 2pm

Erik Jonsson Central Library
O’Hara Hall, 7th floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites members and their guests to join the Board in honoring this year’s recipients.

The 2017 Awards Banquet is free to current members, but reservations are required. Members may bring guest(s) at a cost of $15.00 each.

Register online by Monday, December 4.  Register by mail postmarked by Friday December 1.

The Awards Committee will present the honorees in our four categories. The winners of our 2017 Writing Contest will also be recognized.

Award of Merit – a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise, and abilities to the Society over a period of years
Heritage Preservation Award – an individual, group, or organization in recognition of contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history
Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level
Volunteer of the Year – a member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year to an extent that makes that member stand out and draw attention

Please consider volunteering your time to help with our awards banquet. Join your friends or meet new friends. Please volunteer now!

DGS 2016 Awards Luncheon is Saturday, December 10

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Annual Awards Luncheon

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:30am – 2pm

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
O’Hara Room, 7th floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites members and their guests to join the Board in honoring this year’s recipients.

The Awards Luncheon is free to current members, but reservations are required. Members may bring guest(s) at a cost of $15.00 each.

Register online (by Sunday, Dec 4) and use a credit card to pay for guests, or Download and mail your reservation (postmarked by Friday, Dec 2). Please include check or money order for guests.

The Awards Committee will present the honorees in our four categories. The winners of our 2016 Writing Contest will also be recognized.

Award of Merit – a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise, and abilities to the Society over a period of years.
Heritage Preservation Award – an individual, group, or organization in recognition of contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history.
Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – an individual for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.
Volunteer of the Year – a member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year to the extent to make that member stand out and draw attention

We could use some help… Please Volunteer Now!

DGS 2016 Awards Luncheon is Saturday, Dec 10

Holiday Awards

Annual Awards Luncheon

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:30am – 2pm

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
O’Hara Room, 7th floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites members and their guests to join the Board in honoring this year’s recipients. The Awards Committee will present the honorees in our four categories.

  • Award of Merit – a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise, and abilities to the Society over a period of years.
  • Heritage Preservation Award – an individual, group, or organization in recognition of contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history.
  • Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – an individual for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.
  • Volunteer of the Year – a member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year to the extent to make that member stand out and draw attention

The Awards Luncheon is free to current members, but reservations are required. Members may bring guest(s) at a cost of $15.00 each.

Register online (by Dec 4) and use a credit card to pay for guests, or Download and mail your reservation (postmarked by Dec 2). Please include check or money order for guests.

We could use some help… Please Volunteer Now!

Nominations Sought for 2016 DGS Awards

Holiday Awards

Each December at our Awards Luncheon, the Dallas Genealogical Society recognizes members, local organizations, and nationally-known genealogists for their contributions to the genealogical community and to the goals of our society.

Please help the Awards Committee by recommending deserving people and groups. Nominations are due by December 1 for the following 2016 Awards:

Volunteer of the Year – Presented to a member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year.

Award of Merit – Presented to a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise, and abilities to the Society over a period of years.

Heritage Preservation Award – Presented to an individual, group, or organization in recognition of contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history.

Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.

Please submit a recommendation for a specific award through our website. You may also review past recipients at this same link.

Alternatively, you may send a nomination via email to: awards@dallasgenealogy.com. Please include the following information:
– Name of the Nominee
– Award for which you are nominating this person
– a statement explaining why you feel your nominee deserves the recognition

This year’s Awards Luncheon is on Saturday, December 10. Members may attend for free. Registration details will be available soon.

The 2016 Awards Committee members are Tony Hanson, chair, plus Sandra Crowley, Jimmy Walters, and Lisa Ross.

Honorees-Dallas Genealogical Society’s 2015 Awards!

At DGS’s 2015 Awards Luncheon, held Saturday, December 12, the Society honored the following for their contributions to the genealogical community:

  • Award of Merit – Sandra Crowley, DGS Immediate Past President
  • Volunteer of the Year –  Todd DeDecker, DGS Webmaster
  • Historic Preservation Award – Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Debra Polsky, Executive Director
  • Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – Sammie Townsend Lee, Dallas Public Library, Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division
  • Renee Jackson Smith Award – Elizabeth Kutz, DGS Jewish SIG Leader and former President
  • President’s Special Award – Jeri Steele, former IT Administrator, Treasurer, VP, and President of DGS
  • 2015 Writing Contest Winners –  Diane Gawedzinski, 1st place; RL Canady, 2nd place

Wholehearted congratulations to the winners with sincere acknowledgement of their dedication to family history research.

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From l to r: Crowley, Polsky, Canady, Lee, Gawedzinski, Kutz, DeDecker. Missing-Steele

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The Excitement is Building!

No, we’re not talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s the Dallas Genealogical Society’s 2015 Awards Luncheon being held Saturday, December 12 in the Community Showcase Room on the first floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas! Map

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Who has our President chosen to receive a Special Award? What local organization will be recognized for its contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history?

Please join us to honor our awards recipients. Registration opens at 11:30 am, followed by lunch at noon. The Awards program begins at 1 pm.

 

Current DGS members may attend at no cost, but a reservation is required by Tuesday, December 8. You may also make reservations for non-member guests at $15.00 each.

Recognition categories:

Volunteer of the Year
Heritage Preservation Award
Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award
Award of Merit
President’s Special Award
Award in honor of Renee Jackson Smith
DSG 2015 Writing Contest winners

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The Society will also launch its celebration of our 60th Anniversary year at the Luncheon!

Who Will Be Honored With the DGS Award of Merit this Year? The Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award?

To discover the answer, please join us at the Dallas Genealogical Society’s 2015 Awards Luncheon being held Saturday, December 12 in the Community Showcase Room on the first floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. Map

Registration opens at 11:30 am, followed by lunch at noon. The Awards program begins at 1 pm.

Current DGS members may attend at no cost, but a reservation is required by Tuesday, December 8. You may also make reservations for non-member guests at $15.00 each.

Recognition categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year 
  • Heritage Preservation Award
  • Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award
  • Award of Merit
  • President’s Special Award
  • award in honor of Renee Jackson Smith
  • winners of the DSG 2015 Writing Contest

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The Society will also launch its celebration of our 60th Anniversary year at the Luncheon!