Service AwardBill T Russell Mountaineering AwardFran Smith Lifetime Achievement Award
Bradley, Bill 2000Lilley, Barbara 2001Jones, Ron 2001
Valkass, Maris 2000MacLeod, Gordon 2001Richter, Dan 2002
Leonard, Karen 2001Mantle, Doug 2002McRuer, Duane 2003
McDermott, Linda 2001Brasket, Ted 2003Steve, Smith 2004
Roach, Greg 2002Gnagy, Rich 2004Erspamer, Edna 2005
Roach, Mirna 2002Mitchell, Christine 2005Reber, Barbara 2006
Kline, Patty 2003Bartell, Ron 2005Acheson, Pat 2007
Acheson, Dean 2004Secor, R. J. 2006McMannes, Mary 2011
Acheson, Pat 2004Rambert, Patty 2007Lilley, Barbara 2017
Adrian, Mark 2005Tidball, Larry 2008MacLeod, Gordon 2017
Knapke, Charlie 2006Tidball, Barbee 2008
Craig, Gary 2007Henney, Vic 2010
Baldwin, Elaine 2008Wyman, Sue 2010
Jamison, Scot 2008Bowman, Tina 2012
Jamison, Yvonne 2008Dodge, Daryn 2015
Sumner, Bob 2009Smith, Brian 2016
Perkins, Ann 2010Gerlach, Greg 2017
Perkins, Dave 2010
Holloway, Sue 2010
Baldwin, David 2013
Hoak, Larry 2014
Morehouse, Jim 2018
Kelliher, Mat 2019


  • Served on management committee (either elected or appointed positions)
  • Leads trips for DPS
  • Hosts chili cook-off/old timers’ trip/etc.
  • Hosts meeting/potlucks
  • Does trip write-ups for Sage
  • Participates in Sierra club service activities; goes on service trips
  • Serves as webmaster; contribute to DPS website
  • Serves as Sage newsletter editor; contribute to Sage
  • Serves as Peak Guide editor; contribute to Peak Guide
  • Actively recruits for DPS
  • Goes on DPS trips
  • Promotes desert conservation and exploration
  • Would their absence be noticed?


  • Not necessarily a leader but it counts!
  • Has a passion for mountaineering and peak bagging
  • Completion of DPS achievements (emblem, explorer, list finish)
  • List finisher of other lists
  • Supports DPS Peak List improvement: participates in exploratory trips, scouts/writes up new routes, reviews status and conditions of existing peaks, etc.


Awardees shall have shown dedication to the DPS and Sierra Club over many years through service and/or mountaineering activities (such as those listed for the Mountaineering and Service Awards).

In selecting award recipients, the Management Committee will use the above criteria for each award as guidelines for candidate selection.

Members are encouraged to submit award candidates to the Management Committee.