ARTHUR FENNIMAN AWARD
The Arthur A. Fenniman Award was established by resolution adopted at the 1997 District Conference held in Lake George, N.Y. as an annual award in memory of Arthur A. Fenniman to be awarded to an outstanding Rotarian who exemplifies Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" and whose personal, vocational and Rotarian life mirrors the "Four-Way Test."
Arthur A. Fenniman was a long time member of the Maywood Rotary Club which initially proposed the establishment of the award and annually sponsors same. Prior to his death on November 7, 1996, he served as a Governor’s Representative and Senior Governor’s Representative for District 7490 for over two decades. He was a major donor of the polio plus program and donated $25,000 to help rid the world of this disease. Besides being active in the Maywood Rotary Club, Arthur Fenniman was active in the Maywood Boys’ Club, Maywood Athletic Club, as a Trustee of the Maywood Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, as a parishioner of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, as a Past president of the Juvenile Conference Committee and a Past Chairman of the Maywood Recreation Commission. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Until his retirement in 1991, he was president of his own insurance firm, R & F Inc., in New York City.