Trustee chair 2014-15
Rotary Club of Grangemouth
John Kenny, a graduate of Glasgow University, is a past dean of his local law faculty, a judge, and a notary. He is past president of the Forth Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Scottish Junior Chamber of Commerce and past general legal counsel of Jaycees International. He was also appointed deputy lieutenant of his district by Queen Elizabeth II.
Kenny is an elder of the Church of Scotland, where he has served as session clerk and Presbytery elder. Active in Scouting, he has received the Medal of Merit from the chief scout for helping to form new Scout groups in Eastern Europe.
A Rotarian since 1970, Kenny is a member of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth. He has served Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland as president, vice president, and committee member and chair. He has served RI as president; director; Foundation trustee; RI Board Executive Committee chair; task force member; committee member, vice chair, and chair; and district governor. He also has been a representative, member-at-large, and parliamentarian of the Council on Legislation on several occasions.
He is a Major Donor and Bequest Society member of The Rotary Foundation. Kenny is a recipient of the Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and its Distinguished Service Award.
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