DSA Recipients

dsaThe Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes outstanding overall service by a DeMolay in various fields of religious life, education, community, home, DeMolay and other areas. Established by DeMolay International in 1959, it is awarded to a maximum of two DeMolay members per jurisdiction per year (one per six-month term). Since the DSA is an award, rather than an honor, the prospective recipient may participate actively in preparing his own nomination. Although the awards are generally made at the annual Convention in PA, applications may be submitted at any time. The Executive Officer, in consultation with other staff, selects the recipients from among qualified applicants.

There is no standard form for applying for the DSA. Rather, the applicant, working with his local Advisory Council, assembles a package of materials demonstrating his service in various areas. The local Advisory Council generally assists in soliciting recommendations from individuals who have worked with the applicant in various areas of service. The nomination for the Award officially comes from the Advisory Council, though a member may apply for his own nomination through his Advisory Council.

If you are interested in applying for the DSA please visit the Awards and Honors page for more information.

Year
Recipient
Chapter
1960
James M. Morgan
McKeesport
Leland G. Almes
Greenville
Robert F. Stark
Chester
Richard R. Shunk
Wilbur
1961
William M. Young
West Shore
1962
None Awarded
1963
Raymond Moyer
Fellowship
Raymond H. Thrush
Lincoln
Kenneth B. Muhleisen
Chester
1964
Arthur L. Shaffer, II
West Shore
John E. Sudduth
West Shore
1965
None Awarded
1966
Park E. Deitz
West Shore
1967
Robert T. Holland
West Shore
Wayne L. Garrett
Chester
1968
Charles A. Rothermel
Chester
1969
Melvin J. Wolpert, III
Pilgrim
Robert L. Taylor
Reading
1970
None Awarded
1971
David S. Forster
Reading
1972
Stephen R. Logan
Pilgrim
Dennis E. Yeingst
Carlisle
1973
David R. Kalodner*
Chester
1974
Darryl R. Sycher
Allentown
1975
None Awarded
1976
William S. Shillady
Reading
Mark Volz
Delaware Valley
1977
None Awarded
1978
Kenneth B. Rizzo
Friendship-Bray
1979
Harry G. Camic
McKeesport
1980
None Awarded
1981
Edward White
Allentown
1982
Jess A. Leidig, III
George Washington
1983
Eric C. Johnson
Delaware Valley
1984
Christopher S. Schnabel
Lafayette
Steven Schappell
Lafayette
1985
Randy Boone
Lafayette
Scott A. Brooks
George Washington
1986
Peter S. Seibert
Pilgrim
Val. W. Finnell
Fidelity
1987
Brent D. Richards
Susquehanna
1988
None Awarded
1989
David Groh
Allentown
David Messner
Pilgrim
1990
John C. Tynan
Lorraine
1991
Kris G. Sabin
Fidelity
Kevin Sciullo
Kiski Valley
1992
William W. Burch
Erie
Mark D. Wagner
Reading
1993
Michael J. Preletz
Reading
Matthew A. Curtin
Somerton
1994
Jason B. Stains
George Washington
A. Nathaniel Croumer
Elizabethtown
1995
Jason R. Solano
Pilgrim
Mark J. Preletz
Reading
1996
Robert R. Nye
Elizabethtown
Jeffrey R. Kline
Elizabethtown
1997
John K. Saltzgueber
Somerton
Erik K. Paisley
Allentown
1998
Daniel J. Forrer
Reading
Gregory M. Schaeffer
Elizabethtown
1999
Kevin D. Luy
Elizabethtown
Rakesh Kumar
Allentown
2000
George M. Stauffer
Reading
2001
Keith A. Bortz, Jr.
Reading
Christopher M. Fry
Elizabethtown
2002
None Awarded
2003
Justin D. Killian
Elizabethtown
2004
Stephen L. Prazenica
Elizabethtown
Seth C. Anthony
Erie
2005
Stephen R. Logan, Jr.
Elizabethtown
Chad G. Reichard
George Washington
2006
David A. Labagh
Elizabethtown
2007
Michael L. Brown
Elizabethtown
Joseph A. Pullin
Northeast
2008
Michael Labagh
Elizabethtown
2009
Matthew Maple
George Washington
2010
W. Thomas Moyer
Pilgrim
2011 Matthew A. Traverso George Washington
2012 Jeffrey R. Hample Northeast
2013
Colton Swindler
Carlisle

* At one time, jurisdictional DSA recipients competed for International Honors. Brother David Kalodner was chosen as International DeMolay of the Year for 1973.