Bolivar, Missouri, it is
PCGS Facility Hours: 10
a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
am bound to them, though I cannot
look into their eyes or hear their
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OCTOBER 7, 2021, 7 p.m. Kenneth Murray "Polk County Picture Collection"
Gratitude is one word that comes to mind frequently these days. In relation to PCGS, we owe a great debt of gratitude to so many individuals. Many people make the work here possible and support the mission of the organization. It is like a pebble thrown into a pond and the ripple effect spreads out over the surface area far from where the small pebble was initially thrown. Perhaps Mother Theresa said it best in her quote: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."1 Together we accomplish so much. More than we ever could as individuals. We are glad that you as members choose to join with us and support our mission of preserving history and supporting genealogical research.
Our members support us first by paying membership dues. Dues help to pay the bills from supplies needed to the postage required to send out a newsletter. Your support as members also tells us that you care about the preservation of Polk County’s history and genealogy.
Monetary donations are also given throughout the year. All of these, no matter the size, help to pay utility costs, insurance, repairs, and the list goes on. These donations are essential to keep the society operating.
Our volunteers work many hours on various projects as well as helping those
who request help via email, telephone, or come in the door. Without them, none of this would be possible. Their faithful service makes all the difference in the work of PCGS.
Some offer their support by caring enough to preserve the history of the area.
When they see something that needs to be preserved; they work to get the material into the proper place. Others support by just caring about the work and keeping informed about events and activities.
Some provide needed supplies such as hand sanitizer, paper towels and soap.
Each gift makes a difference and helps in some way.
Gifts of genealogical research are made. These might include family research or private papers. All help in increasing the materials available.
Ultimately all of the above support our mission statement: Polk County
Genealogical Society, Inc. promotes genealogical research by providing
educational and research opportunities, offering community services in related
fields, and collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical
Gratitude - yes, we are grateful for all that everyone does to make our mission
possible. Without the support of many, our work would not be possible.
Cay Sergent, PCGS President
1 Goodreads. (n.d.). Retrieved April 6, 2021, from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/49502-i-alonecannot-change-the-world-but-i-can-cast
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Did you know?
PCGS is 27 years old!
The PCGS Research Facility
(original Carnegie Public Library) is 106
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
If Bolivar schools are closed because of weather, the library will also be closed. If Polk County is under a Winter Weather Warning, the facility will be closed.
There will be no night meeting, either, if school is closed on a Thursday.
If bad weather develops on a Thursday afternoon before the regular monthly meeting, members can call 417-777-2820 to find out the status of the meeting. Winter Weather and Tornado Warnings will mean automatic cancellation of meetings.
Click here for school closings list at ky3.com
CLOSING DATES FOR 2021:
Friday, May 21 (Staff training)
Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)
Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)
Wednesday - Sunday, November 24 - November 28 (Thanksgiving)
Thursday, December 23 through Sunday, January 2 (Christmas break)
We will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022
GEOCACHING--Geocaching is an activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world.
PCGS is now part of the geocaching community.
For more information, please see this website Grandma's Little Stash
Business meetings are the first
Thursday of every month at the
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