CDSS Lifetime Contribution Awards

2013 Award Recipient

tl_files/cdss/documents/awards/glenandjudi.jpgWe are delighted to announce that this year’s CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award will go to Glen and Judi Morningstar of Michigan. Glen and Judi have played and written music, called and written dances, taught music and dance, published music and dance books, led international music and dance exchanges, and facilitated leadership workshops in the music and dance community. They’re definitely into music and dance! We’ll tell you more about them later. Plans for the award celebration are in process and we’ll have more about that later, too. Congratulations, Glen and Judi!

The award will be presented to Glen & Judi on November 16, 2013, in Lansing, MI. Click here for details.

Past Award Recipients

Lifetime Contribution Award — Recommendations Sought for 2014

Do you know someone that has made a long term and exceptional contribution to the mission of CDSS? Has this contribution benefited more than one geographical area or generation? Has he or she worked in conjunction with CDSS for more than twenty years? If the answer is "yes" to all of these, then you may know a future recipient of the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award.

Examples of a significant contribution include: increasing the quality of what we do by inspiration, instruction or excellent example; bringing what we do to new communities; expanding the repertoire of dance, music and/or song through scholarship or original composition; working behind the scenes or enabling others to make these contributions.

Nominations for 2014 must be received by November 25, 2013. Send your recommendations to or to Awards Committee chair Mary Devlin, If you prefer snail mail, send information to Mary at 2230 SW Sunset Drive, Portland, OR 97239.

Your recommendation must include the name, address, phone number and email address of the person you are recommending as well as your own name and full contact information. Recommendations must be for living persons. Be sure to include one page highlighting why the person you are recommending deserves the award.

The Awards Committee will review recommendations in early December and submit a short list of nominees to the CDSS Governing Board for its decision.

Please note new deadline date.