Gloria Beek was honored at this year's annual PGS seminar on 14 February 2009 with the Unsung Researcher Award.
This award is presented annually to individuals who have made a significant contribution in support of PGS Objectives and the field of Genealogy. Gloria, a long-time member of the society, gives freely of her time volunteering with the group that is primarily responsible for the society's direct support of the Largo Library. Among other efforts, she has worked on the manuscript collection and the rare book collection. She was also singularly responsible for our successful transfer of ownership of a signed Carl Sandburg letter to the National Park Service, and of a collection of King family documents to the Library of Congress.
The trophy that Gloria is holding in the picture is displayed in the Genealogy Center of the Largo Library. It displays the names of all past recipients.
Congratulations, Gloria. The award is well-deserved.