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US Servas Announces Peace Awards

April 01, 2023 8:42 AM | Bill Magargal (Administrator)

Graphic of US Servas Peace Award MedalionBy Yosi McIntire Peace & Justice Secretary

Do you know a US Servas member who is doing some noteworthy things to make our world a better and more peaceful place … someone who inspires you to do more? Maybe it's working with refugees, or putting water and supplies in the desert for immigrants, or setting up gleaning operations for a food pantry, or working to promote racial justice or gender equality. If so, they might be eligible to receive one of three US Servas Peace awards to be presented at our 2023 National Conference this October 6-8 … the weekend before Indigenous Peoples Day.

Our National Peace Secretary, Yosi McIntire, and the US Servas Community Outreach team will review applications, then forward their recommendations to the Board of Directors. The member whose efforts are deemed "most worthy" will receive recognition at the US Servas 2023 Annual Conference this Fall. The awardee will also receive up to a $500 reimbursement for conference related expenses. In addition, US Servas will make a $500 donation in the member's name to the umbrella non-profit group under whose auspices they worked. The Peace Text BoxSecretary may present up to two additional awards of $500 each ($250 conf expenses plus $250 donation). It is our hope that winner(s) or their designees will make a brief presentation at the conference.

We look forward to hearing the stories of our amazing Servas members. Show how much you respect their efforts by sharing their stories with the rest of us.  Our website is being updated to include details and a submissions form for the award. In the interim, please submit their story (or yours) to me at


  • May 06, 2023 10:29 AM | Hannah Rosenthal
    Terry Place, a long time Servas member from Tanzania, been running an orphanage and basically a whole self sustained village. I met her first, when she hosted us in Phoenix 25 years ago. At the time she was a doula and worked with native People on the border of US and Mexico. I have been following her great deeds for years. She is a Servas hero.
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