Presidents and Awards

NoPresidentYear Served Legacy & Awards
1Rick Hsu1986Charter President
2Steve Hsi1987
3James Cheng1988
4Bruce Chang1989
5Jennie Chang19901st Female President
6William Yeh1991HAJC joined JCI USA
7Minly Sung1992
8Kenneth Li1993
9Jeff Jow1994Twinned with JCI Yong Kang
10Joe Wang1995
11Brian Chang1996
12Jemmy Lo1997
13Cindy Chang1998
14Ming Lo1999
15Paul Cheong2000
16 & 17Katherine Cheng-Arif
2001-2002HAJ Readmitted to JCI
1st HAJ president to submit for JCI USA Awards
1st HAJ President to serve on State Board 2003
1st HAJ president to be Texas Jaycee President 2009

1st HAJ president to serve as International Officer (2010 JCI UN Commissioner for Americas, 2011 JCI Vice President (Best JCI VP of Asia Pacific)
1st HAJ President to serve as JCI USA NVP – 2012

1st HAJ President to serve as JCI Treasurer 2013
1st HAJ President to serve as JCI GLC 2014

1st HAJ President to receive a FOYT Award 2012

2001 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2002 Best Project of the Year
2001 Tx Community Project, Texas Jaycees
2001 state growth awards, Texas Jaycees
2001 Individual Development Award, Texas Jaycees

Senator #65398 and Ambassador #4153
18Jack Kuo2003Senator #66209
19Christine Tran20041st Vietnamese President

Senator
20Linda Wu2005
21Billy Kung2006
22Sophia Hwang Stevens2007Designed HAJ Logo
23Rahyab Arif20082008 Outstanding Local Chapter, Texas Jaycees
2008 Outstanding Chapter President, Texas Jaycees
2008 Membership Growth, Texas Jaycees
2008 Project of the Year, Texas Jaycees

Senator #68756
24Lenney Yip2009Twinned with JCI Puerto Rico

2009 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2009 Best Chapter of the Year, JCI USA
2009 Heidi Juttner Memorial Award for Outstanding Local Officer – Tony Yip, JCI USA
2009 #1 Ranked Blue Chip Chapter in the Nation, JCI USA
2009 Clarence Award for Annual Plan, Business Area, and Membership Plan, JCI USA
2009 Chapter of the Year, Texas Jaycees

Senator #69169
25Derek Wong2010Senator #75445
26Tony Yip20112011 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2011 Project of the Year, Texas Jaycees
2011 Year End Most New Members, 2nd Place, Texas Jaycees
27Faisal Siddiqui20122012 Outstanding Local Treasurer, JCI USA
28Kimmie Yip2013Twinned with Honolulu Chinese Jaycees

2013 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2013 Parade of Chapters 1st place – Chapter of the Year, JCI USA
Best Inter-organization Collaboration Project – Typhoon Hayian Relief
2013 Wayne McCall Memorial Award, JCI USA – Lenney Yip
2013 Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award Chapter Division III, JCI USA
2013 Best OMOIYARI Project – Lakewood Elementary Project, JCI USA
2013 Civic Leadership Certification – Houston Asian Jaycees, JCI USA
2013 Best UNMDG Project – Go Green Train Adventure: Green Christmas, JCI USA
2013 International Development Programs, JCI USA
Passport to Civic Leadership 10th Degree – Katherine Cheng-Arif
2013 Best Local Personal Skills Development Program – Houston Jayteen Programs
2013 Most Outstanding Local Chapter, Texas Jaycees
2013 Best Chapter of the Year, Texas Jaycees
2013 Outstanding Project of the 2nd Quarter – American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Texas Jaycees

Senator #74092
29John Chang20142014 Inter-Organization Collaboration Project – Crawfish Fundraiser, Texas Jaycees
2014 Local Community Empowerment Program – Seniors’ Thanksgiving Party with Green Recycle, Texas Jaycees
2014 Local UN Millennium Development Goal Projects – Green Angels Recycling Project, Texas Jaycees
2014 Local economic Development Program – Art Auction, Texas Jaycees
2014 Local Community Empowerment Program – Emergency Shelter Rescue, Texas Jaycees
30Kevin Chang20152015 Outstanding Member, Texas Jaycees
31Susan Tran2016
32Phuong Tran2017Hurricane Harvey President

2017 Best Outstanding Project of the Year – Hurricane Harvey Relief, Texas Jaycees
2017 Heidi Juttner Memorial Award for Outstanding Local Officer, JCI USA – Heather Cheung
2017 Dr. Jerry Bruce Memorial Award for outstanding long-term community empowerment award – Senior Empowerment Day, JCI USA
2017 Outstanding Community Empowerment Project – Make My House a Home Again, JCI USA
2017 Outstanding Inter-organization Collaboration Project – Salvation Army in Need, JCI USA
2017 Project of the Year – Salvation Army in Need, JCI USA

Senator #79931
33Bonnie Cheng2018Last President under Houston Asian Jaycee name
San Antonio Jaycee chapter extension

2018 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2018 Best Outstanding Project of the Year – Service to Humanity Scholarship Gala – JCI USA
2018 – Outstanding Community Empowerment Project – Feminine Hygiene Product Drive – Texas Jaycees
2018 Outstanding Local President – Texas Jaycees
2018 4Q Outstanding Member – Texas Jaycees – Heather Cheung
2018 Outstanding Local Chapter – Texas Jaycees

Senator #79932
34 & 35Heather Cheung2019-2020First President as Houston International Jaycees
COVID-19 President

2019 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2019 Local Development & Growth Program – Change Makers Meet Change Makers, JCI USA
2019 Local Personal Skill Development Program – Career Coaching, Resumes, Interviews, and Burgers, JCI USA
2019 Local United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Project – Chocolate for Nets, Single Origin Tasting, JCI USA
2019 Top 10+ Recruiters, JCI USA – Heather Cheung
2019 Outstanding Chapter of 3rd Quarter – Texas Jaycees
2019 Outstanding Member of 3rd Quarter – Texas Jaycees – Nicole Jones
2019 Outstanding Project of 3rd Quarter – Senior Empowerment – Texas Jaycees

2020 Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President), JCI USA
2020 Most Outstanding Local Organization, JCI America
2020 Harold A. Marks Award for Chapter of the Year, JCI USA
2020 Visionary Award, JCI USA
2020 Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award (Most Outstanding Local Chapter), JCI USA
2020 William B. Robertson Award for Local Community Community Empowerment Program – COVID-19 Mask & Meal Distributions, JCI USA
2020 Heidi Juttner Memorial Award for Outstanding Local Officer – Nicole Jones, JCI USA
2020 Local Economic Development Program – 35th Inaugural Gala: Infinity & Beyond, JCI USA
2020 Inter-Organization Collaboration Project, Pennies for PPEs, JCI USA

Senator #79930
36Nicole Jones2021Winter Storm Uri & COVID-19

2021 2nd Quarter Outstanding Chapter – Texas Jaycees
2021 2nd Quarter Outstanding Chapter President- Texas Jaycees
37Richard Arriaga2022

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