Purpose:

To recognize those individuals who have continuously given extraordinary time and effort for the betterment of Dallas Safari Club.

Criteria:

Recipient(s) must have volunteered an extraordinary amount of time to help DSC on a continuous basis over a period exceeding three years.

Committee:

The Immediate Past President, President, President-Elect, Immediate Past Convention Chair or Co-Chair, Current Convention Chair or Co-Chair, and Executive Director shall serve as a Committee to select the winner or winners of the award in any given year. The President shall serve as Chair of the Committee.

Presentation:

The award shall be presented by the President at one of the banquets at DSC’s Annual Convention each year in which there is a recipient selected. The winner will not be announced until the time of the presentation.

Award:

The recipient shall receive a plaque to retain and the recipient’s name shall be added to a permanent plaque to be located in DSC office.

Miscellaneous:

There can be more than one or no winner in any given year. The award will only be given when a proper recipient has been selected.

In 2016, the Award of Excellence has been renamed the Dixie Yeatts Award of Excellence.

Awards have been presented to the following persons:

1998 Dorothy Flagg2008 Dixie Yeatts
1999 Judy Rhodes2009 Jerry Petermanr
2000 Lucy Blachly2010 Frank Sweeney
2001 Barbara Franklin2011 Bill Swisher
2002 Mike & Phyllis Billings2012 Christine Bond & Karen Wolfe
2003 Patti Roberson2013 John Eads
2004 Richard Allen & Tommy Caruthers2014 David Hood & Tommy Humphries
2005 Stan Newding2015 Jerry Mumfrey
2006 Jimmy Boy Watson2016 Scott Tobermann
2007 Ben Carter2017 John Patterson