…to our own Ambridge Rotary Club Past President, Jim Hahn, who has been chosen to be the DGND (District Governor Nominee Designate). That means that Jim will serve as the District 7300 Governor for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. Jim will be only the second District Governor from our club and as we in our Ambridge Club all know, a nicer, more dedicated and generous person could not have been picked to fill this very responsible and prestigious position. Each year, the District Governor is only one of 530+ such people in the entire world.
Jim has been a Rotarian for 34 years, first joining the Millvale Club where he served as their Club President. After Hurricane Ivan did all of its damage in Millvale and the surrounding area, the Millvale Club was forced to disband.
Jim later acquired the Kasper Funeral Home on Eighth St. in Ambridge from his long-time friends, Walter and Marge Kasper, and shortly thereafter another of our Past Presidents and the first female President of our club, Donna Durick, invited him to join our club. Within several years Jim served as our President and the rest is history. Jim and his wonderful wife, Marlene, have four children who have blessed them with a total of 15 grandchildren.
We can all look forward to an exciting year when Jim is at the helm and we should all start making plans now to attend the Rotary International Convention together in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 7-10, 2020, right at the end of Jim’s year as Governor. It should be a blast!