Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen proclaims November 2, 2000 as Carol Skydell Day #galicia
Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
Dear Galicia SIG,
I apologize for the belated announcement of Carol Skydell Day on
JewishGen. I was unavoidably off-line for a few days and just got this
message, which I now pass on to you. Carol Skydell has been unbelievably
supportive of Galicia SIG and we send her our very best and most sincere
wishes for a wonderful birthday. It is hard to believe that Carol is 75!
Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen in honor of her 75th birthday
November 2, 2000
There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you
imagine the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?
This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the
Washington Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us
through her informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six
It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who
They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets
were wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age,
and no matter what your disability and no matter how technically
challenged you are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to
volunteer... and then some... Carol is our proof! <grin>
from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member andPublic Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast
she can still type.
Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of
her files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and
her car put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility
at the utmost.
JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her
willingness to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or
night it presents itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands
for, and her unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and
goals of this
Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks
Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol.
This will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated,
selfless work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?
Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational
budget which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs,
each and every month.
Happy Birthday, Carol!
Susan E. King <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Severna Park, MD