The Biesemeyer Award was established in 1998 to recognize the most outstanding LVVSA volunteer for the year. It was established to honor Ralph Biesemeyer, one of the founding members of the club and exemplary volunteer, and to foster the continued spirit of volunteerism that keeps the club alive. Nomination requests for someone who has not previously won the award are sent with dues notices in January and are reviewed by a committee of non-nominees. The nominee with the most votes will be selected to receive the award at the annual club banquet.
The Mortenson Award was established early in the club's history, before OLC, to recognize the longest flight originating from Jean, NV, by a club member. It was established to honor Phillip "Mort" Mortenson, one of the founding members of the club and a strong advocate of cross-country soaring. The member with the longest flight for the preceding year will receive the award at the annual club banquet in March.