These MGS Awards pay tribute to volunteers who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Society. These awards reflect our organization’s commitment to recognizing the dedication of our volunteers. Award recipients are published in our journal Generations.
Eric Jonasson Award of MeritEric Jonasson Award Recipient List
We recognize one MGS member who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution to the goals of the Society through volunteer activity. A framed certificate is awarded, a name plate is added to our Acknowledgement plaque in MGS Resource Centre. A book is purchased, reflecting the recipient’s area of most interest and inscribed with the name of the Award recipient and placed in the MGS library collection.
Florence Cox Volunteer Service AwardFlorence Cox Award Recipient List
We recognize one or more members of MGS, who have rendered exemplary service to MGS over either a short or longer period of time. A certificate is awarded and a book reflecting the recipient’s area of most interest will be purchased, inscribed with the name of the Award recipient and placed in the MGS library collection.
Joan Whiston Volunteer AwardJoan Whiston Award Recipient List
We recognize one MGS member for outstanding service over time. Examples may be: working in the Resource Centre, branch involvement, project contributions such as indexing or transcribing cemeteries, etc. A certificate is awarded and a book reflecting the recipient’s area of most interest will be purchased, inscribed with the name of the Award recipient and placed in the MGS library collection.
Honorary Life Membership AwardHonorary Life Membership Award Recipient List
We rarely bestow this honor to a MGS member for their exemplary contributions with long and committed service to the Society. A plaque is awarded.
Membership AcknowledgementsMembership Acknowledgements List
We recognize certain milestones of membership by publishing these names in our journal Generations and feature framed lists in the MGS Resource Centre.
Branches AwardsMGS Branches
Some of our Branches have established their own awards for members.
MGS Awards Presentation
Whenever possible awards are presented at the Society’s Annual General Meeting. Efforts are made to bestow these awards in person. If a recipient is unable to attend it will be presented at a later time by the Branch closest to the award recipient.