Women in Rotary
Aug 15, 2017
Lyn Kenney
Women in Rotary

Lyn grew up in a Navy family, attended high school in Japan and graduated from both the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for graduate school.  Her career was in Health Care then Marketing.  She retired as Marketing Manager for the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, then worked 2 years in California with partners in their own company serving Correctional Industries.

Lyn has been active in Rotary since 1988 when she was one of the first 6 women in the Madison, Wisconsin Downtown Club of 500 members. After moving from Madison, she has joined four different Rotary Clubs in the past 25 years including Concord, California, Stuart, FL, Aiken, SC and now Madison South in Wisconsin, a much smaller club of 75 members.  She has served in multiple club and district roles, including Assistant Governor in SC.  She is a major donor and a Bequest Society Member.  Her Rotary passions include international projects, Rotary history and mentoring Global Grant and Peace Fellow Scholars.   Lyn recently completed an extensive historical documentation project to video record her interviews of the first woman Rotary Club President and the first 8 women DGs in Rotary.  She wrote about this project in Sylvia Whitlock’s new book:  “Women Also Serve” and it can be viewed online at Rotary Global History Fellowship.

Provided by Sue Halambeck