Nominate an OHS Member for the

Distinguished Service Award 

Award Description

The Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Award is the pre­mier recog­ni­tion giv­en by the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety for vol­un­teer work by mem­bers of the orga­ni­za­tion. It rec­og­nizes sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions of the high­est order for the pro­mo­tion and bet­ter­ment of the Soci­ety. Pro­mo­tion can include note­wor­thy and out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the pro­grams and mis­sion of the Soci­ety as well as adver­tis­ing and pub­lic relations.

Recip­i­ents must be mem­bers of the OHS who have con­tributed sig­nif­i­cant ser­vice in terms of time, tal­ent, and work – not phil­an­thropy, though it is rec­og­nized that many vol­un­teers also give mon­e­tary dona­tions to the OHS.

Your nom­i­na­tion must be received by mid­night, April 1, 2021. If you send your nom­i­na­tion by USPS it must be post­marked no lat­er than April 1.


Submission Checklist

  • Have you ver­i­fied with the OHS office that the nom­i­nee is a cur­rent OHS mem­ber? (Tel: 484.488.PIPE (7473), Email: mail@​organhistoricalsociety.​org)
  • Are you an OHS mem­ber, or a non-mem­ber orga­ni­za­tion (church, school, his­tor­i­cal soci­ety, etc.)?
  • Have you reviewed the DSA Require­ments doc­u­ment? Click here to down­load DSA Oper­at­ing Pro­ce­dures and list of past recipients.

DSA Award Ballot

  • Nominee’s Qualifications

  • Nation­al-lev­el offices or posi­tions held (e.g. Board, com­mit­tees, etc.), includ­ing spe­cif­ic years of service:
  • OHS projects such as con­ven­tions, out­reach, doc­u­men­ta­tion, mem­ber­ship, research, pub­lish­ing, etc.:
  • Work in any area of organ his­to­ry, includ­ing writ­ing, schol­ar­ship, preser­va­tion, advo­ca­cy, fund-rais­ing, organ play­ing, organ restora­tion /​ main­te­nance, teach­ing, pro­mo­tion, etc. that direct­ly ben­e­fits the OHS:
  • Chap­ter-lev­el involve­ment, offices held, projects, etc.:
  • Oth­er per­ti­nent qualifications:
  • This field is for val­i­da­tion pur­pos­es and should be left unchanged.