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 graduated from the University at Buffalo with three degrees in music performance. He and his wife, Sharon, then moved to Denton, Texas, where both worked at the University of North Texas for 18 years, from which he also earned a second Masters and Ph.D. in information science. At UNT, he developed his second career, in IT, and then moved to his current profession, academic library administration. He currently serves as Associate Provost and Dean of the University Library at Northern Kentucky University. Arne is a member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club, where he served as President during the club’s centennial year. Both Arne and his wife are Paul Harris Fellows Plus One. Arne serves on the boards of Cincinnati’s Books by the Banks festival and two statewide library councils. Arne and Sharon have two daughters, Inga (19) and Erica (17). He enjoys reading, classical music, wine, 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.