DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2017-18
Marcus “Mark” Mabelitini is a member of the Rotary Club of Sidney, Past President of the Rotary Club of Tipp City, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. As a Club member, he has been involved with the Four Way Speech Contest, Rotary Youth Exchange, and RYLA. He joined Rotary in 2006 because his employer wanted him to join, and he stays because he loves being a Rotarian.
In addition to Rotary he has served on public and non-profit boards including the Downtown Tipp City Partnership, Tipp City Restoration and Architectural Board of Review, and SafeHaven Inc., a mental health support center.
He received a BA in Public Administration from Capital University in 1998 and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University in 2002. After 20 years as a manager and administrator of public libraries, he is now the owner and recreational/personal chef for At Home Bistro. Cooking has always been his passion, and now he gets to follow his passion as a career. When he is not cooking, he is a substitute school teacher because he loves seeing children learn and he often learns something from them. Sometimes you need to be around kids to help you see the world with a fresh perspective.
He is married to Aliana Mabelitini (Past President of the Rotary Club of Sidney and current Assistant Governor) and has a son and three stepchildren.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2018-19
Arne Almquist was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Buffalo, New York. He and his wife then spent 18 years in Denton, Texas, working at the University of North Texas and finally landed in the Greater Cincinnati area, where they have lived for 16 years.
Arne is Associate Provost for Learning Sciences and Technologies and Dean of the Library at Northern Kentucky University. Starting in the field of music, he has worked in IT (he served as Interim CIO at Northern Kentucky University in 2006), and has served in the academic library field as an administrator since 1989. Arne holds 3 degrees in music performance from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas.
Arne is a member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati and served as Club President during the Club’s centennial year in 2010. He currently serves on the executive boards of Books by the Banks, an annual book festival in Cincinnati, and Kentucky’s statewide academic library consortium.
Arne and his wife Sharon have two daughters: Inga, who is a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, and Erica, a college student currently studying abroad in South Korea. He enjoys literature, classical music, wine, fountain pens, antique telephones, bicycling, and heavy-duty home improvement projects.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2019-20
Sigrid Solomon was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended boarding school at age of 15. She holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her M.Ed. from East Carolina University.
She has been working in higher education since 1993 at various colleges and universities — North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wesleyan University, Emory and Henry College, Southern Vermont College and now at Wilmington College where she has served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator over the past nine years.
Inspired by her experience as a Group Study Exchange participant in the fall of 1998, she began her Rotary journey in 2000 in Abingdon, Virginia, then later joined Wilmington AM club in 2007. Between the two clubs, she has served as Programs Co-chair, Social Co-chair, Club President in 2011-2012, President Elect in 2010-2011, Co-Chair, Wilmington Cardboard City Committee in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Chair, Rotary Vocational Scholarship Committee in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Chair, Rotary 4-Way Test Committee in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 member, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rotary District 4-Way Test Speech Competition Committee, and Assistant Governor in 13-14, 14-15, and 15-16 Rotary calendar years.
She is also a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
She has two sons, ages 28 and 19, and a host of former foster children.