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Section Awards

Service Award

Bill T Russell
Mountaineering Award
Fran Smith
Lifetime Achievement Award
Bradley,  Bill          2000 Lilley, Barbara      2001 Jones, Ron             2001
Valkass,  Maris      2000 MacLeod, Gordon   2001 Richter, Dan           2002
Leonard, Karen      2001 Mantle, Doug          2002 McRuer, Duane      2003
McDermott, Linda  2001 Brasket, Ted          2003 Steve, Smith          2004
Roach, Greg           2002 Gnagy, Rich           2004 Erspamer, Edna     2005
Roach, Mirna          2002 Mitchell, Christine 2005 Reber, Barbara      2006
Kline, Patty            2003 Bartell, Ron           2005 Acheson, Pat          2007
Acheson, Dean       2004 Secor, R. J.            2006 McMannes, Mary 2011
Acheson, Pat          2004 Rambert, Patty      2007 Lilley, Barbara       2017
Adrian, Mark          2005
Tidball, Larry         2008 MacLeod, Gordon   2017
Knapke, Charlie      2006
Tidball, Barbee      2008
Craig, Gary            2007 Henney, Vic           2010  
Baldwin, Elaine      2008

Wyman, Sue           2010  
Jamison, Scot        2008 Bowman, Tina        2012  
Jamison, Yvonne   2008 Dodge, Daryn        2015  
Sumner, Bob          2009 Smith, Brian        2016  
Perkins, Ann          2010 Gerlach, Greg        2017  
Perkins, Dave        2010    
Holloway, Sue       2010    
Baldwin, David      2013    
Hoak, Larry         2014    
Morehouse, Jim  2018    


  • 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.


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