The Southern California Section’s first Distinguished Service Award was given to Agnes Ann Green in recognition of her outstanding record of continuous service and major contributions to the Section and the national society through her tireless devotion and activity. This is all quite a yardstick to measure the performance of the nominees for the distinguished service award. But Agnes’ record and quality of achievement, a watermark for the Section, creates guidelines for us to value the support, service and leadership of our membership for the benefit of all members and the society as a whole. For this reason, the award may not be offered every year, but will be treasured by the honorees, knowing that he/she has given of their time and efforts in a meaningful way that follows in Agnes’ footsteps. They will know that their colleagues recognize their services and achievements as representative of what the Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award acknowledges in its recipients.