Thursday, March 19, 2009

Phyllis Koscsco Memorial Established

As members are aware, Phyllis Phinney Koscso passed away on March 4, 2009. A very active member of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, Phyllis had been a past president of the Society, and was the chairman of the Bulletin Committee.

A long-time member of the Education Committee, Phyllis was a lecturer at our recently-completed Adult Education course in genealogy at the Dennis-Yarmouth High School. She was the originator of our program to help local Boy Scouts with the merit badge requirements for genealogy. Phyllis was also an active volunteer in our Genealogy Room at the Dennis Public Library and was responsible for the Cape Cod Genealogical Society sign outside the main door.

To remember her for her many services to the Society and to the Genealogy Room, the Board has established a fund to purchase a much-needed bookcase for the Genealogy Room in her memory. Those wishing to contribute to this fund may donate whatever amount they choose. A plaque commemorating Phyllis will be placed on one of the bookcase shelves.

Donations may be sent to the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1394, Harwich, MA 06245; or to CCGS Treasurer, Nancy Daniels, 10 Mary Road, Eastham, MA 02642. Please make your check payable to CCGS, and indicate it is for the Phyllis Koscso Memorial.