Kiwanis Honors

Our members have been recognized by both Kiwanis and other community groups for their service to our community. 

Kiwanis Honors Kiwanians

Los Altos Kiwanian of the Year

2023 - Peter Bergsman

2022 - 

2021 - Arthur C. Carmichael, Jr. 

2020 - Martha McClatchie

2019 - Doris Padilla

2018 - Arthur C. Carmichael, Jr. 

2017 - Derek Lubich &  Doris Padilla 

2016 – Paul  B. Van Buren

2014 – Michelle Rogers

2013 – Traci Hatling

2012 – Julie Filice

2011 – Howard Bischoff

2010 – Diana Ritter

2009 – Jan Masters

2008 – Robert (Bob) Galen

2007 – Kenneth R. Kaye
2006 – Donna Cedervall
2005 – Linda Miller

2004 – Howard (Buzz) Thayer

2003 – Peter Bergsman

2002 – Shelly Hopkins

2001 – Lynn Davidson

2000 – Lucy Carlton

1999 – Scott McGuffin

1998 – John Giblin

1997 – Robert Davidson

1996 – Judy Steele

1995 – Katy Morgan

1994 – Joseph Cammarata

1993 – Rick Steele

1992 – Peter D. Bergsman & Elizabeth Cleary

1990 – Marilyn Henderson

1982 – Walter D. Chronert 

Donna Cedervall congratulated by Pat Emslie, LTG Division 34- 2018

 Kiwanis International & Cal-Nev-Ha District Life Member Award

2022 – Derek Lubich
2017 – Donna Cedervall
2012 – Douglas  Roberts
2009 – Arthur C. Carmichael
2008 – Howard A. Bischoff
2004 – Peter D. Bergsman

Art Carmichael receives his Life Member Award, with Past President Laura Bajuk and past recipients Peter Bergsman and Howard Bischoff - 2009

Kiwanis Leadership Society (Kiwanis International) 

2010 – Charmaine Turbow 

Kiwanis Tablet of Honor Award (Kiwanis International)  

2017 - Peter Bergsman

2010 – Paul B. Van Buren 

George F. Hixson Fellowship Award (Kiwanis International)   

2015 – Robert (Bob) Galen

2012 – Donna Cedervall

2010 – Peter D. Liesenfelt

2006 – Howard A.  Bischoff

2005 – Laura Bajuk 

2004 – Paul B. Van Buren

2004 – Carol Hanzlik

2002 – Dana Johnston

2002 – Karen M. Smith

2002 – Lynn Davidson
2001 – Lucy Carlton
2000 – Alexander Myers
2000 – Howard (Buzz) Thayer
2000 – Peter D. Bergsman
2000 – Howard Phillips
2000 – James (Jim) Young
1999 – Walter D. Chronert
1999 – Robert (Bob) Davidson  

Past President Donna Cedervall receives her 2012 Hixson Award from the
Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha District Governor Dick Olmstead,  while Judy Litteer, the Kiwanis Division 34 Lt. Governor looks on. 

Division 34 Kiwanian of the Year – Mort Korngold Award 

2023 - Derek Lubich
2018 – Donna Cedervall
2009 – Peter D. Bergsman
1991 – Raymond Skitt
1986 – Walter D. Chronert

William A. Dunlap Fellowship Award (Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha District) 

2017- Howard  Bischoff     

2006- Linda Miller 

2015 - Charmaine Turbow  

2005 - Karen Smith 

2013 - Douglas Roberts

2004 - Peter Bergsman

2011- Laura Bajuk                                      

2004- Howard "Buzz" Thayer 

2011- Donna  Cedervall

2004 - Kenneth Kaye

2011- Jan Masters  

2002 - Paul B. Van Buren 

2008 - Peter Leisenfelt

2008 - Melinda Schmidt 

Distinguished Service Award (Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha District) 

2018- Peter Bergsman, Julie McPherson,  Martha McClatchie
2017- Anjali Argawal, Christina Redden & Julie Filice
2016  - Doris Padilla, Howard Bischoff, Bob Galen, Peter Bergsman & Traci Hatling
2014 – Derek Lubich
2013 – Martha McClatchie, Jamie Lucia & Donna Cedervall
2012 – Derek Lubich
2011 – Diana Ritter
2010 – Charmaine Tu Turbow & Traci Hatling
2010 – Jan Masters
2008 – Donna Cedervall, Leslie Coe,   James Flynn, Howard A. Bischoff
2007 – Robert (Bob) Galen
2006 – Peter D. Liesenfelt, Douglas Roberts, Gregory B. Burns, Randall Hull
2005 – Paul B. Van Buren,  Melinda  Schmidt & Howard (Buzz) Thayer
2004 – Linda Miller,  Paul B. Van Buren, Bonnie Nunke, Carol Meacham, Peggy McKleroy, Lawrie Macmillan, Barbara Christensen, Donna Cedervall, Hollis Bischoff,  Laura Bajuk
2002 – Penny Thayer
2000 – Karen M. Smith
1997 – Peter D. Bergsman

Legion of Honor (25+ Years of Kiwanis Membership)

25 years

2016 - Buzz Thayer
2004 – Walter D. Chronert (1917 – 2007)
2007 – Kenneth R. Kaye (1943 – 2007)

30 years
2015 – Peter D. Bergsman, Karen Smith

50 years
2022 – Paul B. Van Buren

55  years
2022 – Arthur C. Carmichael, Jr.

Our Community Honors Kiwanians 

Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteers Service Award 

2017 -  Robert Galen
2015 – Douglas Roberts
2012 – Peter Liesenfelt
2010 – Howard Bischoff
2009 – Howard (Buzz) Thayer
2004 – Randall Hull
2003 – Paul B. Van Buren
1998 – Carol Hanzlik
1996 – Karen Smith
1995 – Joe Leal
1992 – James (Jim) Reynolds
1991 – Arthur C. Carmichael, Jr.
1991 – Raymond Skitt
1986 – Kenneth R. Kaye
1984 – Ed Gorzynski
1983 – Walter D. Chronert

Los Altos Community Foundation John W. Gardner Building Community Award 

2012 – Bob Galen

2010 – Arthur C. Carmichael, Jr.

2008 – Karen M. Smith

2006 – Paul B. Van Buren

2004 – Peter D. Bergsman 

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Walter & Marie Singer Business Volunteer Award  

2016 - Karen and Tom Smith
2014 - Maureen & Roy Jones 

Los Altos Community Foundation Community Service Award   

1997 – Bob & Lynn Davidson

1992 – Arthur C. Carmichael Jr.

1978 – Walter D. Chronert

1973 – John W. (Jack) Huston 

Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade Grand Marshals   

2023 - Ginny and King Lear
2022 - Chief Andy Galea, LAPD
2021- Mady and Mel Kahn (Car Parade)
2020 - Lawrence Chu (Virtual)
2019 - Dennis Young
2018 - Wynne Satterwhite
2017 – Art & Jean Carmichael
2016 – Paul and Liz Nyberg
2015 – Monique Kane, CHAC
2014 – Sgt. Paul Argulles, LAPD
2013 – Dave Roos, DVM
2012 – Bob & Lois Adams
2011 – Donald McDonald
2010 – Tim Justus
2009 – Art & Jean Carmichael
2008 – Lee Lynch
2007 – Bob Grimm
2006 – Richard Fisher
2005 – Marge Gratiot
2004 – Barbara (Bobbie) Huston
2003 – LAPD Canine Officer Gerry (handler, Officer John Korges)
2002 – Walter Chronert
2001 – Lucy Carlton