At a recent meeting of the Broomall Rotary Club, Bonnie Korengel, Rotary International District Governor for Southeastern Pennsylvania, recognized two Rotarians for their exceptional contributions to the club and community. Korengel oversees 53 Rotary clubs in the area and annually cites deserving individuals for special recognition. The recipients this year were Jim Kenney and Dave Winters of Marple Township.
Jim Kenney has served the Broomall Rotary Club as its treasurer and president in 1993 and has worked on a number of committees. His most notable role has been as chairmanship of the annual Fourth of July Parade Float every year since 1992. A mechanical engineer, Kenney is comfortable with designing and constructing themed floats. This past year he built a giant firecracker to signify the club’s role in conducting the Firecracker 5K Run, which is held on July 4th.
Kenney is a research engineer with Drummond Scientific Co. in Broomall. He is recognized as the inventor of the electronic pipette, a device that is used in virtually every laboratory in the world.
Also selected for the District Governor’s Citation was Dave Winters, who has also served the club in many capacities. He was its president in 1991 and its treasurer for seven consecutive years.
According to Rotary Club President Paul Quintavalla, “Dave is the club’s voice of quiet reason and sound judgement. His opinion frequently brings us back to earth when we get a little off course. He’s an invaluable asset to the club."
This was the second time that Winters has received a District Governor’s Citation. He is a CPA by profession and is the controller for Reed Road Associates in Broomall.
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