Outstanding State President Award

(Tom Humphrey Memorial Award)

President Bill Miller first awarded the Outstanding State President Award to Larry Olson #4563 of Illinois at the 1975 annual meeting held in Miami. It was hoped this would become an annual program. However, it did not and it wasn’t until President Larry Sheeler reinstated this award at the annual meeting held in Richmond, VA, 1988 that it became an annual award. Between those years, it was awarded once to R J Montgomery #18569 of Texas during Chuck Fries’ administration (1978-79). The award has been presented every year since 1988 except during Lanny Heater’s administration (1989-90), as he did not believe in singling out an outstanding state president. There was one tie and that was during James Hall’s year (1988-89) when Lanny Heater # 23429 of Arkansas and Michael Sawyer #36403 of Ohio shared the award. At the annual meeting held in Portland, OR, 1992, it was renamed as the Tom Humphrey Memorial Award . This award is sponsored by the Michigan JCI Senate.  

1974-75  Larry Olson #4563 (IL)  

1978-79  R J Montgomery #18569 (TX)  

1987-88  Jim Harmony #31809 (NY)
  
1988-89  Lanny Heater #23429 (AR)   
              Michael Sawyer #36403 (OH) 

1989-90  none given   

1990-91  Dan Kimble #41547 (WV)  

1991-92  Jan Baumgardner #42126 (MA) 

1992-93  John Price #36383 (WV)  

1993-94  Jim Brooks #41521 (PA)             

1994-95  Rolan Jackson #45050 (AL) 

1995-96  Pat Hoelker #45893 (IA)  

1996-97  Kevin Faherty #42138 (TX) 

1997-98  Gary Pittenger #24804 (IL)

1998-99  Dean Paulcheck #50582 (IL) 

1999-00  Greg Ritter #41130 (MN)  

2000-01  Ed Hart #28991 (MO)

2001-02  Tom Jablonowski #54450 (CT) 

2002-03  Marty Calabro #26870, (NV) 

2003-04  Jerry Luttman #46155, (IN) 

2004-05  Norm Hoffman #25676, (IL) 

2005-06  Dennis Kramer #61650 (MO) 

2006-07  Dave Delaney #41203 (MO) 

2007-08  Randy Johnson #56636 (MO) 

2008-09  Tracy Culler #64452 (NC) 

2009-10  Kim Bode #62467 (NC)

2010-11  Jenny Brunner #64688 (OH)

2011-12  Tom King #59642 (VA)

2012-13  Terry Jones #52694 (NC) 

2013-14  Kathleen King #68704 (VA)

2014-15  Hal Williams #43912 (FL)

2015-16  Jean Geddes #68886 (OH)