Since 1988, Avenidas has been honoring community members for the contributions they make to the community with the Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement Awards. In 2019, a pair of Palo Alto Rotarians - Gloria Hom and Ginny Lear - are being honored. Congrats to both! And last year Dick Mansfield, and his wife Ellie were honored.
 Rotarian Judy Kleinberg has received the 2020 Distinguished Citizen Award from Pacific Skyline Council of Boy Scouts of America, for her leadership and lifetime of service, and support of our Scouting programs on the Peninsula. Honored at a virtual Happy Hour on September 17, 2020. Fellow Rotarians Steve Player, Liz Kniss and Roger Smith were on the event committee.
The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the US. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.
 Mike and Jean Couch, Community School of Music and Arts is thrilled to recognize Mike and Jean Couch for their longtime support of CSMA. Since 1992 Mike and Jean have generously shared their professional expertise, talents and financial support to advance CSMA’s mission. Mike and Jean are exemplary community leaders, supporting organizations addressing the needs of our children, youth and seniors. Mike and Jean will be honored with an event at Filoli on August 22, 2021.
 Steve Player, is a recipient of the 2020 Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award.  Since 1988, Avenidas has been honoring community members for the contributions they make to the community with this award. Steve will be honored with additional outstanding recipients at a Sunday afternoon garden party in Palo Alto on September 26, 2021.