For many years the top Jaycee chapter in each population division is named a Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award winner. The Howard winners then compete for the Harold A. Marks Memorial Award. Awards by population division for top chapter may have an earlier origin but the first record of their being conferred was in 1949.

Since then, the Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award is presented annually to the most outstanding local chapter organizations with the best programming.

This award is named in honor of Clarence H. Howard who as President of the St. Louis Chamber was a major contributor to Henry Giessenbier’s success in founding the St. Louis Junior Chamber and The U.S. Junior Chamber.

This award is based on the following criteria: Plan of action; Individual Development programs and results; Community Development programs and results; International Development programs and results; and Economic/Business Development programs and results.

The judges, at the discretion of the National President, shall select up to ten (10) recipients of the Clarence H. Howard Memorial Most Outstanding Local Chapter Organization Award.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Henry Giessenbier Memorial Awards

In actuality these are awards provided by the United States Jaycees to state organizations to be given to the top local chapter in each state in each population division. State Henry Giessenbier Memorial Award winners are then eligible for the Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award competition. The award was first set up following the death of Giessenbier in November of 1935 and originally honored the Jaycee movement’s most efficient state president. In 1939 however, it was changed to be anaward for the outstanding local chapter in each state. Before the advent of the Clarence H. Howard Award, Giessenbier winners were submitted directly into the Harold A. Marks competition.

The list of Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award recipients since 1949 are listed below:

1948 – 49

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Vernal, UT
Beckley, WV
Sunnyside, WA

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

El Paso, TX
Ashville, NC
Souix Falls, SD

DIVISION III: (Over 25,000)

Peoria, IL
Portland, OR
Dallas, TX

1949 – 50

DIVISION I:* (Under 10,000)

Granate Falls, MN

DIVISION II:* (10,000 – 25,000)

Evansville, IN

DIVISION III:* (Over 25,000)

Dallas, TX

* other winners not known

 

1950 – 51

DIVISION I:* (Under 10,000)

Baytown, TX

DIVISION II:* (10,000 – 25,000)

Roanoke, VA

DIVISION III:* (Over 25,000)

Dallas, TX

* other winners not known

1951 – 52

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Kaysville, UT
Auburn, NE
Lemmon, SD
Morton, IL

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

Aberdeen, SD
Salisburry, NC
Sidney, OH
Valpraiso, IN

DIVISION III: (25,000 – 100,000)

Rocky Mount, NC
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbus, SC
Lincoln, NE

DIVISION IV: (Over 100,000)

Phoenix, AZ
Evansville, IN
Berkley, CA
Peoria, IL

1952 – 53

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Ellensburg, WA
Clay Center, KS
Kaysville, UT
Landsdale, PA

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

Caldwell, ID
Baytown, TX
Warren, PA
Valprasio, IN

DIVISION III: (25,000 – 100,000)

Cedar Rapids, IA
West Palm Beach, FL
Ashville, NC
Lincoln, NE

DIVISION IV: (Over 100,000)

Phoenix, AZ
Dallas, TX
Evansville, IN
Richmond, VA

1953 – 54

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Kent, WA
Landsdale, PA
Roseburg, OR
Bringham City, UT

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

Logan, UT
Columbus, IN
Richland, WA
Midland, MI

DIVISION III: (25,000 – 100,000)

Rocky Mount, NC
Lincoln, NE
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cedar Rapids, IA

DIVISION IV: (Over 100,000)

Evansville, IN
Phoenix, AZ
Minneapolis, MN
Portland, OR

1954 – 55

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Landsdale, PA
Richfiled, UT
Hagerstown, IN
Dallas, OR

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

Sidney, OH
Warren, PA
Port Angeles, WA
Logan, UT

DIVISION III: (25,000 – 100,000)

Bellingham, WA
Lansing, MI
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Boise, ID

DIVISION IV: (Over 100,000)

Minneapolis, MN
Dallas, TX
Evansville, IN
Portland, OR

1955 – 56

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Layton, UT

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

Caldwell, ID

DIVISION III: (25,000 – 100,000)

Roanoke, VA

DIVISION IV: (Over 100,000)

Dallas, TX

1956 – 57

DIVISION I: (Under 10,000)

Russellville, AR
Sidney, OH
Roy, UT
Ralls, TX

DIVISION II: (10,000 – 25,000)

Logan, UT
Boise, ID
Wausau, WI
Fort Dodge, IA

DIVISION III: (25,000 – 100,000)

Midland, TX
Muncie, IN
Bellingham, WA
Winston-Salem, NC

DIVISION IV: (Over 100,000)

Phoenix, AZ
Dallas, TX
Evansville, IN
Pittsburgh, PA

1957 – 58

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Fairfield, SC
Haysville, KS
Woodburn, OR
Sturgis, SD

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

Russellville, AR
Chapel Hill, NC
Mineral Wells, TX
Fairbault, MN

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Columbus, IN
Zanesville, OH
Aberdeen, SD
Logan, UT

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Phoenix, AZ
Midland, TX
West Palm Beach, FL
Canton, OH

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

St. Paul, MN
Portland, OR
Baltimore, MD
Miami, FL

1958 – 59

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Monticello, IL

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

St. Matthews, KY

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Rochester, MN

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

West Palm Beach, FL

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

St. Paul, MN

1959 – 60

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Monticello, IL

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

New Martinsville, WV

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Columbus, IN

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Evansville, IN

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

St. Paul, MN

1960 – 61

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Topsham. ME

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

New Martinsville, WV

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Batavia, NY

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Savannah, GA

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

St. Paul, MN

1961 – 62

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Topsham. ME

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

New Martinsville, WV

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Jamestown, NY

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Billings, MT

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

Chicago, IL

1962 – 63

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

St. Charles, MN

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

Somerset, KY

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Bartlesville, OK

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

High Point, NC

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

Houston, TX

1963 – 64

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Milan, MO

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

Layton, UT

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Bartlesville, OK

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Greensboro, NC

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

Houston, TX

1964 – 65

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Naples, FL

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

Minden, FL

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Bartlesville, OK

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Greensboro, NC

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

St. Paul, MN

1965 – 66

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Roswell, GA

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

Vero Beach, FL

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Pampa, TX

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Greenville, SC

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

St. Paul, MN

1966 – 67

DIVISION I: (Under 5,000)

Pfafftown, NC

DIVISION II: (5,000 – 15,000)

Coco Beach, FL

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

Bartlesville, OK

DIVISION IV: (50,000 – 200,000)

Greenville, SC

DIVISION V: (Over 200,000)

Houston, TX

1976 – 77

 

DIVISION III: (15,000 – 50,000)

West Monroe, Louisiana

 

 

1993 – 94

 

DIVISION VII

West St. Louis Jaycees

2011 –

 

DIVISION II:

Jacksonville Junior Chamber, NC
Princeton Junior Chamber, IL
Houston-Asian Jaycees, TX

 

DIVISION IV:

Kankakee Area, IL
Kentwood Junior Chamber, MI

DIVISION V:

Kalamazoo Junior Chamber, MI
Livonia Junior Chamber, MI
Crystal Lake Junior Chamber, IL

DIVISION VI:

Greater Muskegon Junior Chamber, MI
Cedar Rapids Junior Chamber, IA
Winston-Salem, NC

DIVISION VII:

Shakapee Junior Chamber, MN

2012 –

Ann Arbor MI
Hoffman Estates IL
Lansing MI
North Platte NE
Winston-Salem NE

 

2013 –

DIVISION I:

None

DIVISION II:

None

DIVISION III:

New Baden Jaycees

DIVISION IV:

Houston Asian Jaycees

DIVISION V:

Grand Rapids Jaycees

DIVISION VI:

JCI Philippine New York

DIVISION VII:

Ann Arbor Jaycees

2014 – Highland Jaycees (IL)
Manitowoc Jaycees (WI)
Durham Jaycees (NC)
Redford Jaycees (MI)
Palatine Jaycees (IL)
Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees (SC)
Hickory Jaycees (NC)
McHenry Area Jaycees (IL)
Grand Rapids Jaycees (MI)
Salisbury Jaycees (MD)
2015 –
2016 –
2017 – Greensboro Jaycees (NC)
Winston-Salem Jaycees (NC)
Palatine Jaycees (IL)