The Distinguished Service Award (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.” And this $150 contribution to the Foundation may come from a club’s service account. Read an appeal from the Governor.
When you award the DSA you…
- reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured due to preventable injuries;
- provide scholarships and leadership training to members of our Service Leadership Programs; and
- award grants to Kiwanis and SLP clubs and divisions throughout the District for community service projects.
DSA recipients receive a beautiful plaque in recognition of their commitment to their community.
Presentation of the Distinguished Service Award
A highlight of the Annual Governor’s Visit to each division/region is the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award. The Governor makes a very special and personal presentation to each DSA recipient. Club presidents are encouraged to write a short introduction to be read upon presentation.
History of the Distinguished Service Award
The DSA was established during the 1991-1992 administrative year as the “Kiwanian of the Year” Award under Past Governor John Roberto. Learn more