At its May 21, 2024 Meeting of Trustees, the Board for Certification of Genealogists presented to Richard G. Sayre, CG®, CGL℠, FUGA, the Donn Devine Award for Extraordinary Service to BCG.

The Donn Devine Award recognizes that the foundation of any great organization is rooted in service; it is the nurturing force which fuels all growth. The award itself is named in honor of a man whose extraordinary service to BCG truly exemplifies those whose activities may be honored by the award. The award is intended to recognize a current associate who has rendered the level of service epitomized by Donn Devine.

Rick’s years of dedicated service to BCG include the following:

      • Trustee, October 2015–October 2024
      • Booth Coordinator, 2015–2016
      • Executive Committee Member-at-Large, 2015–2016
      • Treasurer, 2016–2017
      • President, 2017-2019
      • Co-designer of the ED Roster, 2017–2018
      • Member of the DNA committee, 2019-present
      • Secretary, 2019–2021
      • Nominating Committee Chair, 2023–2024

    The Board is grateful to Rick for his service rendered to BCG and all that he continues to do for the genealogical community.

    The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations Certified Genetic Genealogist or CGG, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer or CGL are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.