Joan Whiston Volunteer Award
In 2017 a new award was approved by the Executive, in memory of Joan Whiston who served as President of MGS for many years. It will first be presented in December 2017 at the Volunteer luncheon.
Criteria: outstanding volunteer service over time, with preference given to members not serving on the MGS Executive or Council. For example, volunteers from local branches, volunteers working in the MGS Resource Centre, volunteers involved in indexing and transcribing cemetery records, etc. The recipient cannot have previously won the Florence Cox Award.
Florence Cox Volunteer Service Award
The Florence Cox Volunteer Service Award was created in 1999; Flo passed away in 2000. Flo was a member of MGS since 1979. She was a very active volunteer in the Library and helped out in the indexing of many Manitoba Cemeteries. Flo donated a new photocopier in her will to the Society, for which we were all very grateful.
The following awards are presented in grateful acknowledgement of exceptional service to MGS. More than one Florence Cox Award can be given each year.
Sheila Shearer, Stacey Shackel (Southwest Branch), Sheila Woods (SE/Winnipeg Branch)
Helen Ellingson (Swan Valley Branch), Jan Gowan (SE/Winnipeg Branch) and Sandra Havig (SE/Winnipeg Branch)
Mavis Gray, Bill Curtis
Virginia Braid, Marilyn Muller (Dauphin Branch), Mona Phillips,
Judith Roe, Linda White
Sheila Shearer (SW Branch), Barbara Andrew (SW Branch)
Vivian Mitchell, Enid Dorwood
Debbie Degryse Clark
Don McGillivray (Beautiful Plains), Kelly Southworth
Bonnie Bridge, Julia Pierce (SW Branch)
Mary Bole, Jean Lenderbeck, John McCrindle, Karen Becker
Bill MacDonald, Eric Neufeld (Swan Valley Branch), Linda Toews
Judith Kelly, Geoff Lambert, Gord McBean, Shirle McGimpsey (Dauphin Branch), Bob Stokes, Marilyn Strang, Joan Whiston
Bill Burland, Wayne Digby, Vivian Mitchell, Anne Morton, Jayne Paradis,
Bill Pooley, Josie Stemerovicz
Virginia Braun, Maureen Corkal, Lynn Francis, Chris Irwin, Allan Pickard
Beth Audette, Mary Bole, Durlene Germscheid
Pat Allan, George Glenn, Margaret Goodman, Lorna Karman, Pat Kelly, Beth Wall
Jean Ammeter, Wayne Neily, Beryl Robbins, Margaret Scrase,
Orma Sozansky, Lori Walker