A regional club is awarded the "President’s Gold Star Club" title if it holds and supports certain activities in addition to the minimum standards all clubs must maintain. A Gold Star Club holds fundraising activities that benefit charities or other benevolent organizations. A Gold Star Club also hosts youth activities, social gatherings, and special promotions, and is involved in community service. WSPHC is an APHA President's Gold Star Club and has been for many years.
The "President’s Club of Distinction" Contest is held annually for APHA Gold Star Clubs. The award is to recognize clubs who exemplify the qualities of a premier regional club by virtue of their service to their members, their communities and the APHA. A club that is recognized as a Gold Star Club is eligible to enter "President’s Club of Distinction" Contest. Eight winners are chosen each year. Winning clubs receive a valuable awards package of APHA corporate sponsor products and services. WSPHC has won the APHA's President's Club of Distinction in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013(Reserve), 2014 and 2015.