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SHO YAMADA DIVISION 30 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The award was created by Division 30 to honor former Cypress Kiwanis member and 1975-1976 Kiwanis Lt. Governor Sho Yamada. It is the most prestigious award in Division 30 and is presented at the installation of the incoming Lt. Governor by the previous year’s recipient.

In addition, the previous year’s recipient organizes the election and only past recipients are allowed to vote.  The winner is presented with a personal plaque and his or her name is inscribed on a perpetual plaque.  The perpetual plaque is held by the current recipient then passed on to the following year's recipient. 

Sho was a member of the Cypress Kiwanis Club for over 23 years.  He served as president on three separate occasions.  He was lieutenant governor of Division 30 for the 1975-1976 term and served as a member of numerous district and division committees.  He was a Distinguished Club President, Distinguished Lt. Governor, and a Life Member of Kiwanis International.

Sho epitomized the ideals of Kiwanis.  It was his love and his hobby.  Although he was short in stature, he was ten feet tall to all who came in contact with him.  He was generous to his friends because he was a "people person".  He was always  happy to spend an afternoon or evening with friends sharing stories and thoughts about Kiwanis or any subject.  Sho had that certain charisma that attracted people to him.

Sho passed away on November 28, 1980 and the Sho Yamada Distinguished Service Award of Division 30 was established in 1981 in loving memory of Sho.


Past Recipients

1981 - WALTER CAPLINGER, LA HABRA AND
BILL MARSHALL, GRT ANAHEIM

1982 - CARY MAYER, LA MIRADA

1983 - DR. MERTON HILL, FULLERTON

1984 - RUSSELL VINCENT, GREATER WHITTIER

1985 - MELVIN WILLIAMS, LA HABRA

1986 - IRVIN CHAPMAN, FULLERTON

1987 - DR. EDWARD NORMAN, LA MIRADA

1988 - ARIE BARENDRECHT, LA MIRADA

1989 - FRANCIS RICKARD, LA HABRA

1990 - LEO VAN KAMPEN, CYPRESS

1991 - WILLIAM MARSHALL, GREATER ANAHEIM

1992 - CLIFFORD ROTHROCK, GREATER ANAHEIM

1993 - FRED BOLANDER, GREATER WHITTIER

1994 - DON HULL, BREA

1995 - CARL F. GOODMAN, LA HABRA

1996 - RICHARD ARGUIJO, GREATER WHITTIER

1997 - JOHN TODOKORO, CYPRESS

1998 - PHILIP ROBINSON, CYPRESS

1999 - HAL BENVENISTE, LA HABRA

2000 - RAMON "RAY" RAMOS, PICO RIVERA

2001 - CYNTHIA HOLMBERG, LA HABRA

2002 - LAMONT MIYA, CYPRESS

2003 - GEORGE HARRISON, LA HABRA

2004 - SUZANNE WARE, PICO RIVERA

2005 -  WARREN HEER, LA PALMA

2006 - ???

2007 - KEVIN MCCARTHY, FULLERTON

2008 - SHIRLEY MCCRAKEN, GREATER ANAHEIM

2009 - KEITH RICKEY, GREATER ANAHEIM

2010 - JOE CARTER, GREATER ANAHEIM

2011 - JOE SALAZAR, BREA

2012 - DENNIS O'HERN, BREA

2013 - JOE DALE, GREATER ANAHEIM

2014 - DEBBIE SCHEIBEL, LA MIRADA

2015 - GEORGE HALLICK, CYPRESS KIWANIS

2016 - MIKE FIELDS, CYPRESS KIWANIS

 

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