The Outstanding Elected Officer or Ambassador Award

(Ira Moser Memorial Award)

     Prior to this named award, the President of the US JCI Senate had the option to recognize the outstanding elected officer of the year. Before 1993, only three Senators were recognized as the Elected Officer of the Year. At the annual meeting in 1994, Elected Officer of the Year was recognized annually without a named award. The Ira Moser Memorial Award was instituted at the annual meeting held in Orlando, 1994, to recognize the outstanding Ambassador. Because the award was strictly for Ambassadors, they received the recognition from 1993-1998. The outstanding elected officers recognized during this time period did NOT receive the true recognition of the Ira Moser Memorial Award. This award was changed in 1999 to recognize the outstanding elected/appointed officer of the year instead of just Ambassadors. This was changed again in 2002 to recognize the outstanding elected officer or Ambassador of the year. This award is sponsored by the Florida JCI Senate.

1978-79  Carl Keplinger #18957 (Treasurer)

1979-80  Dave Habershaw #17879 (Secretary)

1989-90  Charlie Gouveia #18294 (Secretary)

1993-94  Jan Baumgardner #42126 (Secretary) 
              Jim Harmony #31809 (Ambassador to Canada)

1994-95  Frank Butler #15132 (AVP)
              Hank Kolonder #34400 (Ambassador to Europe)

1995-96  Allen Pierce #43600 (AVP)
              Hank Kolonder #34400 (Ambassador to Europe)

1996-97  Mary Sawyer #43930 (AVP)
              Tom Stone #36201 (Treasurer) &
              Bob Holbert #27166  (Secretary)
              Hank Kolonder #34400 (Ambassador to Europe)

1997-98  Tom Stone #36021 (Treasurer)
              Hank Kolonder #34400 (Ambassador to Europe)

1998-99  none given to an elected officer

1999-00  none given to an elected officer

2000-01  Denny DeGroot #40222 (AVP)

2001-02  Bruce Geddes #35527 (Ambassador to Canada)

2002-03  Mike Bearon #12975 (Ambassador to Europe)

2003-04  Ed Hayward #20317 (Ambassador to Russia and Eastern Europe)

2004-05  Jerry Gooding #32436 (Ambassador to South America)

2005-06  Ed Hayward #20317 (Ambassador to Russia and Eastern Europe)

2006-07  Hank Kolonder #34400 (Ambassador to Europe)

2007-08  Doug Meyers, #21511 (Secretary)

2008-09  Bruce Geddes #35527 (Ambassador to Canada)

2009-10  Mike O’Connell #40225, AVP

2010-11  Steve Sutherland #27073, AVP

2011-12  Phyllis Bowers #51430, Ambassador to Canada

2012-13  Jim Mammen #37122, Ambassador to Europe 

2013-14  Randy Young #46420, AVP

2014-15  Russ Cooper #4638, Ambassador to Europe

2015-16  John Robinson #55768, Secretary