The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was established during the 1991-1992 administrative year as the "Kiwanian of the Year" Award under Past Governor John Roberto. The DSA offers clubs the opportunity to recognize, at the District level, a Kiwanian or community member for "many hours of service to Kiwanis and the community." Recipients of the DSA receive a beautiful plaque. The donation of $150 (which may come from a club's service account) supports the Foundation's work in several important areas such as:
Pediatric Trauma Program:
Striving to reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured due to preventable injuries
Service Leadership Programs (SLP):
Providing scholarships and leadership training
Offering financial assistance to clubs and divisions throughout the District for community projects
If at all possible, the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award should be made at the Governor's Official Visit to your division. This brings the DSA recipient the honor they deserve. DSAs are an important segment of the Official Visit. The Governor makes a very special and personal presentation to each DSA recipient, which will be a highlight of the Governor's visit. We suggest presidents write a short introduction to be read upon presentation.
Click here to place your order for a Distinguished Service Award.
Click here to download the history of the Distinguished Service Award.
Click here to read an appeal from the Governor.
Click here to view or download the Governor's Official Visit Schedule.