William and Nancy Klamm Service Award

In 2005, the Council of the Wilson Ornithological Society established the William and Nancy Klamm Service Award to honor the history of service and dedication to the Society shown by the Klamms.

Bill Klamm served as Treasurer from 1968 to 1973. Both he and Nancy regularly attended Wilson meetings, and both also served on the Auditing Committee during the 1970s and 1980s. Bill died in 1998. In 2002, Nancy passed away and bequeathed a substantial portion of her assets to the Wilson Ornithological Society, more than doubling the society’s endowment fund.

Beginning in 2007, the Klamm Service Award has been given annually to a member who has performed extraordinary service to the society.

Award Recipients

2022Allan R. Keith
2021John L. Zimmerman
2020Mary Bomberger Brown (posthumous) and John Kricher
2019John A. Smallwood
2018Robert (Bob) Beason
2017E. Dale Kennedy
2016Edward (Jed) H. Burtt, Jr.
2015Janet G. Hinshaw
2014Douglas A. James
2013Clait E. Braun
2012Doris J. Watt
2011Charles R. Blem & Leann Blem
2010Jerome A. Jackson
2009Kenneth C. Parkes
2008Richard C. Banks
2007George A. Hall