Homer Sheppard Memorial Award

Homer Sheppard was born May 15, 1944. He joined the Ocala Jaycees in June 1975. He served as President of the Ocala Jaycees, and in May 1981 he recieved his Senatorship, #31214. While working his way up on the Florida JCI Senate board,  serving as Management VP he passed away at home.
In 1986 President Michael Aleno #28466 presented the 1st Homer Sheppard Memorial Award to Ira Moser #32475.
This award is selected by the Outgoing FLJCI Senate president and presented to the Most Outstanding Officer of the year. It is an honor to receive a Homer Sheppard Memorial Award.
In 2018, The Homer Sheppard Memorial Award was retired and a new award, The Larry Ackerman Memorial Award was started.

Homer Sheppard Award Winners through the years:

1985 – 1986     Ira Moser #32475
1986 – 1987     Ira Moser #32475
1987 – 1988    Chuck Elliott #35574
1988 – 1989    Kim Newlin #34940
1989 – 1990    Warren Brown #23406
1990 – 1991     Peter Bakos #32786
1991 – 1992     Paul Chesler #39543
1992 – 1993    Dick Harrow #34503
1993 – 1994    Alan Hancock #29326
1994 – 1995    Marsha Phillips #47528
1995 – 1996    Jim Parker #49597
1996 – 1997    ?????
1997 – 1998    Jay Edmondson #41977
1998 – 1999    Ron Whitmore # 25946
1999 – 2000   ?????
2000 – 2001   Mike Phillips #50063
2001 – 2002   Tracy Higginbotham #51503
2002 – 2003   Kay Elliott #61747
2003 – 2004   LJ Pertesis #29326
2004 – 2005   Mark Brandel #49789
2005 – 2006   Sharon Miller #47329
2006 – 2007   Larry Ackerman # 51468
2007 – 2008   Larry Ackerman # 51468
2008 – 2009   Randy Windham # 58263
2009 – 2010   Don Ebbitt #58601
2010 – 2011    Bill “Willy” Orr #38326
2011 – 2012    Irene Shanley #65316
2012 – 2013   Hal Williams #43912
2013 – 2014   Kelly Koch #69508
2014 – 2015   Victor Regan #61738
2015 – 2016   Victor Regan #61738
2016 – 2017   William “Bill” Hossman #41293