This Award is named in honor of the first member of City of Lakes to serve as District Governor of Rotary District 5950.  Don Backstrom was District Governor from 2000-2001.  Prior to serving as District Governor Done served for several years in various capacities with District 5950.  Her served as President of City of Lakes from 1995-1996.  This award is not awarded annually.  Instead it is given to a select few Rotarians who have demonstrated by their actions the Rotary motto of Service Above Self by serving in significant capacities for several years with District 5950.  In October, 2001, Don became the first recipient of this Award shortly before he died of pancreatic cancer. 
Don Backstrom Service Above Self Award recipients:
2015   Jim Nelson
2014   Gayle Noakes
2012   Steve Olson
2005   Mary Balzer
2004   Tom Tamura
2001   Don Backstrom
The City of Lakes Rotary Club has a number of recognition awards that are given out each year.  Click on each of them to see a description of the Award and the current and past recipients: