CSAGSI Awards and Recognitions of Service
Our organization is staffed and operated by volunteers. All board members, society officers, committee chair people, and committee members are volunteers. Everyone who helps create and run a meeting or CSAGSI event is a volunteer. The people who help you at the CSAGSI Collection Room at the Riverside Library are volunteers. The editors of the Koreny and newsletter are volunteers.
Without volunteers, our society would not function. CSAGSI can always use additional volunteers. Please consider donating some of your time.
The Anton J. Cermak Genealogy Builder Award was created in 2006 by then president Paul Nemecek to honor those who promote our culture and/or genealogy. It is given to both those inside and outside our society.
This award originated is granted for exceptional “Service, Leadership, Education, and Community Service“ in the field of genealogy. CSAGSI members and non-members are eligible for consideration for this award. Up to four of these awards are presented in any one year, with the winners being announced at the CSAGSI Volunteer Dinner. The President and Vice-President shall confer on the selection of the awardees.
CSAGSI Board of Directors members and Executive Committee Chairpersons should submit their list of nominees along with a short descriptive paragraph for each person being nominated prior to the first Board meeting every year.
Award recipients listed below:
Dolores Benes Duy
Sister Celine Laketek
Evelyn Krenek Fergle
Judy Baar Topinka
Mary Ellen Panoch-Zuro
Rev. Dusan Hladik
Diane & Maxine Leisinger
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
RICHARD A. HARTZEL, SR.
The Richard A. Hartzel Sr. Czech and Slovak Genealogy Society of Illinois, Heritage Award (monetary award) for young men and women ages 12 to 21 (as of August 1st of the award year), for their contribution to the Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illnois, and the Czech and Slovak community at large.
The awards will be presented at the CSAGSI quarterly meeting in August. (Attendance is not required.)
Award registrtion will be accepted from January 1 to April 15 for the annual award. Membership is not required, but is strongly suggested.
The registration form and application packet will be mailed to those interested in applying.
Request a registration form/application - Apply by mail to:
C/O Hartzel Heritage Award
P.O. Box 33
Brookfield, Illinois 60513
Richard A. Hartzel Sr. Heritage Award Recipients
CSAGSI Collection - Riverside Library
On most Tuesdays, from about 10 am to 2 pm, you will usually find a CSAGSI volunteer in the CSAGSI Collection room. They are there to help you use our records and resources for your genealogy research. Our computers have online access to a variety of genealogy records. In addition, the Riverside Library is a Family History Center Affiliate, allowing us to have additional online records for your research.
CSAGSI Collection - Riverside Library
On most Thursdays, from about 10 am to 2 pm, you will usually find our volunteer in the CSAGSI Collection room. They are there to help you use our records and resources for your genealogy research. Our computers have online access to a variety of genealogy records. In addition, the Riverside Library is a Family History Center Affiliate, allowing us to have additional online records for your research.
Membership Meeting Hospitality Volunteers
At every membership meeting, CSAGSI members volunteer to set up and fill the hospitality table with desserts, cookies and refreshments. We always thank them for their help and we always encourage our members to help them with the hospitality table and to bring those desserts and cookies to our meetings.
2019 Hospitality Volunteers: Dolores Duy, Alice Kubly, Diane and Maxine Liesinger, Lillian Nemec,, Beverly Scheer, Arlene Soucek Raila, Dien Ziegler.
NOTE: There have been no Membership meetings since 2019.