The Harold Marks memorial Award is the highest achievement a Junior Chamber chapter can attain in the U.S. Jaycees Organization. The chapter receiving this award is chosen from the Clarance H. Howard Memorial Award Award Winners and is recognized as the Most Outstanding Junior Chamber Chapter in the nation.

The award honors a former Phoenix, Arizona Jaycee, Harold A. Marks, who was killed in an airplane crash in March of 1936 along with three other Junior Chamber men. Marks was a national director at the time on an extension trip to install a new chapter. The award was first set up in 1937 and went to the most outstanding local president, Ben Hadley of Columbus, Ohio. It soon evolved into a chapter award with winners known only from 1940 on. From 1940 through 1948 it was at times awarded to more than one chapter. Since 1949, it has been awarded to only one chapter each year. The winner was selected from the Clarance H. Howard Memorial Award Winners by the National President for that year.

The list of Harold A. Marks Memorial Award recipients since 1940 are listed below:

1939 - 1940 -

Fort Smith, AR
(Honorable Mention - Salt Lake City, UT)

1940 - 1941 -

Salt Lake City, UT
St. Joseph, MO

1941 - 1942 -

Ann Arbor, MI
Minneapolis, MN
St. Joseph, MO
Winston-Salem, NC
Dayton, OH

1942 - 1943 -

Chicago, IL
Sioux Falls, SD
Winston-Salem, NC
Oklahoma City, OK
Flint, MI

1943 - 1944 - Winston-Salem, NC
Wichita, KS
Sioux Falls, SD
Knoxville, TN
Peoria, IL
1944 - 1945 - Winston-Salem, NC
Spokane, WA
Buffalo, NY
Peroria, IL

1945 - 1946 - Oklahoma City, OK
(Others unknown)

1946 - 1947 -

Oklahoma City, OK
Cleveland, OH
Walla Walla, WA

1947 - 1948 - Dallas, TX
EastLiverpool, OH
Buffalo, NY
Oklahoma City, OK

1948 - 1949 -

Peoria, IL

1949 - 1950 - Dallas, TX

1950 - 1951 - Dallas, TX

1951 - 1952 - Rocky Mount, NC

1952 - 1953 - Phoenix, AZ

1953 - 1954 - Rocky Mount, NC

1954 - 1955 -

Minneapolis, MN

1955 - 1956 -

Layton, UT

1956 - 1957 -
Phoneix, AZ

1957 - 1958 - St. Paul, MN

1958 - 1959 - St. Paul, MN

1959 - 1960 - Monticello, IL

1960 - 1961 - Savannah, GA

1961 - 1962 - Chicago, IL

1962 - 1963 - Houston, TX

1963 - 1964 - Layton, UT

1964 - 1965 - Greensboro, NC

1965 - 1966 - St. Paul, MN

1966 - 1967 - Pfafftown, NC

1967 - 1968 - Winner not known

1968 - 1969 - Winner not known

1969 - 1970 - Winner not known

1970- 1971 - Buechel Fern Creek, KY

1971 - 1972 - Houston, TX

1972 - 1973 - Alliance, OH

1973 - 1974 - Richardson, TX

1974 - 1975 - Raytown, MO

1975 - 1976 -

Springfield, MO

1976 - 1977 - Winner not known

1977 - 1978 - Winner not known

1978 - 1979 - Winner not known

1979 - 1980 - Winner not known

1980 - 1981 - Winner not known

1981 - 1982 - Winner not known

1982 - 1983 -

Winner not known

1983 - 1984 -

Winner not known

1984 - 1985 - Winner not known

1985 - 1986 - Winner not known

1986 - 1987 -

Winner not known

1987 - 1988 - South Miami Kendall, FL

1988 - 1989 -

Coconut Grove, FL

1989 - 1990 - Wilmington, NC

1990 - 1991 - Greensboro, NC

1991 - 1992 - Des Moines, IA

1992 - 1993 -

Honolulu Chinese, HI

1993 - 1994 -

Brownwood, TX

1994 - 1995 - Winner not known

1995 - 1996 - Winner not known

1996 - 1997 -

Winner not known

1997 - 1998 - Winner not known

1999 - Winner not known

2000 - Winner not known

2001 - Winner not known

2002 - Winner not known

2003 - Winner not known

2004 - Winner not known

2005 - Winner not known

2006 - Winner not known

2007 - Winner not known

2008 - Winner not known

2009 - Winner not known

2010 -

Winner not known

2011 -

Greater Muskegon Jaycees, MI

2012 - Ann Arbor Jaycees, MI

2013 - JCI Philippine, NY

2014 - Highland Jaycees, IL

 

 

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