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NSDKC Service Awards

Each year, the NSDKC awards ceremony is conducted during the Annual Holiday Brunch.

  • Lee I. Pickering Award of Excellence
    This award recognizes a member in good standing for five consecutive years that has demonstrated excellence in performance of his or her duties, commitment to a project, extraordinary detail and quality in the delivery of the project, and information required to complete the project, or assisted others in the completion and mentored them through the conclusion of the project.
     
  • George E. Hicks Award for Perseverance
    This award recognizes a member in good standing for five consecutive years who has demonstrated commitment to a long-term project and that he or she has demonstrated hard work, patience and endurance until the project was completed.
     
  • Carl J. DiCapo Award Most Outstanding Member
    This award recognizes a member in good standing who has demonstrated the most contributions to the Corporation’s growth and well-being.  Suggested contributions: the member who brings in new members (at least two or more within the calendar year), raises the most funds, serves on various committees or works on multiple issues for the Corporation’s benefit.
     
  • Special Recognition Award
    This award recognizes a member who has provided outstanding commitment, leadership, coordination, or resources to further the mission of the organization which is dedicated to the recognition, preservation and restoration of Greater Kansas City’s unique heritage.

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Past Recipients


2021        Award Presentation
Lee I. Pickering Award           Nancy L. Elder
Carl J. DiCapo Award            Linda "Linn" Mills
Special Recognition Award     Franklin McMillian

2020
Lee I. Pickering Award           R. Keith Nelson (posthumously)
Special Recognition Award     Anna Marie Tutera

2019
Lee I. Pickering Award            John Dunnewind
George E. Hicks Award          
Carl J. DiCapo Award             Dr. Charles Eddy
Special Recognition Award     Linda Dillon

2018  
Lee I. Pickering Award            Diane Boos Pickman
George E. Hicks Award           Ross Marshal
Carl J. DiCapo Award              Carl J. DiCapo
Special Recognition Award      Sharon M. Smart

2017     Award Presentations
Lee I. Pickering Award            Gary L. Hicks
George E. Hicks Award           Carl J. DiCapo
Special Recognition Award      Ross Marshall
Certificate of Appreciation       Overland Foresters
Certificate of Appreciation       Whitney E. Kerr

2016     Award Presentations
Lee I. Pickering Award           Dr. Charles Eddy
George E. Hicks Award          Dan Sturdevant
Special Recognition Award     Henry Leonard
Special Recognition Award     Nancy Elder

2015     Award Presentations
Lee I. Pickering Award          Ross Marshall
George E. Hicks Award         Carl J. DiCapo
Special Recognition Award    Susan Prestia
Special Recognition Award    Diane Boos Pepper

2014     Award Presentations
Lee I. Pickering Award         James P. Flanagan
George E. Hicks Award        Norman O. Besheer
Special Recognition Award   W. Christian Sizemore
Certificate of Appreciation    Kathryn H. Pickering

2013      Award Presentations
Lee I Pickering Award          Frank McMillian
George E Hicks Award         Gary L. Hicks
Special Recognition Award   John Hess Jr.
Award of Appreciation         Bryan Flanagan

2012     Award Presentations
Lee I Pickering Award           No Candidate
George E Hicks Award          Herbert F Ziegler Jr.
Special Recognition Award    Dr. Bruce Prince-Joseph
Special Recognition Award    Rev. Jeffrey Hon
Special Recognition Award    Dr. Charles Eddy

2011     Award Presentations Not Available
Lee I Pickering Award          Gary L. Hicks
George E Hicks Award         No Candidate
Special Recognition Award   James H Bernard Jr.
Award of Appreciation         Joe Vaughan

2010     Award Presentations
Lee I Pickering Award         John T. Dunnewind
George E. Hicks Award       Thomas E. Sims
Special Recognition Award   David J. Boutros

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Award Nominatons


Each year, the NSDKC awards ceremony is conducted during the Annual Holiday Brunch.

  • Our awardees are selected by the Awards Committee from nominations submitted by NSDKC members.
  • Nominations are due by November 1. 
  • Award Nomination Form