DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2023-24
Robert Douglas Buchy is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a BA in Economics and a Certificate in Business Administration. Following Navy Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, RI, I served in the US Navy for over 20 years, primarily as a Surface Warfare Officer. Afloat assignments included the USS Ouellett (FF-1077) as the Boilers Officer and later as the Gunnery Officer; the USS Constellation (CV-64) as the Assistant Weapons Officer; the USS Gary (FFG-51) as the Chief Engineer and the USS Exploit (MSO-440) as the Executive Officer. I also had multiple shore duty assignments. I am a Gulf War I (Desert Storm) Veteran, spending much of the war off the coast of Kuwait. While in the Navy, I received a Master’s of Science in Software Engineering from National University, San Diego. Also, during my Navy career, I also served for four years as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Paul D. Camp Community College, Suffolk, VA. I retired from the United States Navy 1 August 2002 as a Lieutenant Commander and I am a life member of the VFW. I work for KBR, Inc, a large 38,000-person multi-national corporation and provide defense contracting support to the USAF. Being in the Navy afforded me the opportunity to visit over 40 foreign countries around the world, and thus becoming a Rotarian was a natural outgrowth from my travels.
I have served my community in many ways. I was elected to the Springboro school board in 2003 and served a four-year term. I am also on the Christmas in Springboro Festival Planning Committee. My Rotary experience began as a member of the Rotary Club of Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA in 1994. After the Navy transferred me to a joint billet at Wright Patterson AFB, OH, I became a member of the Rotary Club of Dayton in 2002. My father, Robert L. Buchy (deceased), was a member of the Dayton Rotary Club (1982 to 2015) and was a Major Donor. It was a great joy going to Rotary every week with my dad. In 2007, I transferred membership to the Rotary Club of Springboro where I have been President, Foundation Chair, and Treasurer. After being President, I immediately got involved in District 6670 and served as Assistant Governor, District Trainer and various committee assignments. One of the most rewarding positions was serving at All-Ohio PETS, first as a Facilitator and for a 5-year stint as the Facilitator Trainer. Attending PETS was always a source of “Rotary renewal” and it was a pleasure seeing over 260 new PEs every year. I am a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Society Member. I look forward to serving as District Governor 2023-2024.
I am married to Elizabeth Ann Signorelli formerly of Brooklyn, New York. We have two grown and married children, Erica (Brian) Coleman and Daniel (Kelsey) Buchy. Erica and Brian have blessed us with three grandchildren, Lance, Felicity, and Connor!
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2024-25
Dottie Meade is a retired educator after spending 39 years as a teacher, Career Development Coordinator, and administrator. Her classroom experience has been with grades 5 and 6 in a self-contained classroom and in middle school and junior high teaching reading, language arts and social studies. She spent 17 years traveling throughout Greene County working with kindergarten through high school students and teachers creating opportunities for students in their career planning process. Those experiences were made more enhanced because of the partnerships she developed with local businesses.
Dottie spent 7 years as an administrator at Greene County Career Center, supervising many of the career technical programs and academic classroom teachers. She helped to develop Tech Prep partnerships with Sinclair and Clark State. Her last 5 years as an educator were spent as the Executive Director at Fairborn Digital Academy, an on-line drop out recovery school.
During Dottie’s days with Career Development, she was an active member of the Career Education Association (CEA). CEA was the statewide organization developed to support Career Development processes throughout the state. Dottie held the offices of President and secretary for CEA, and was chair for the CEA statewide conference committee for several years.
Dottie joined the Rotary Club of Fairborn in the fall of 1990. From 1990 until 2007, she worked closely with the schools in Fairborn integrating the 4-Way Test, vocational service and the Rotary ideals. In 2004, Dottie met Andy Shoup and later that year, The Andy and Elmer Apple Dumpling Adventure was first written. Andy and Elmer teaches the 4-Way test to young children. Since then, with Andy’s help, a second book has also been published. Becky and Lin’s Apple Orchard Park teaches the ideal of service above self.
Shortly after the first book was published, Dottie became a supervisor at the Greene County Career Center where one of her responsibilities included lunchtime cafeteria duty. In order to meet her responsibilities, she was forced to take a 6 year break from Rotary. In 2013, she retired from the Career Center and returned to Rotary. She was president of the club in 2014-2015.
During the last several years, Dottie has been trained as a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) trainer and then became the District Coordinator for RLI for the past 5 years. Dottie has multiple Paul Harris Fellows and Alan has one as well.
Dottie is married to her best friend of 38 years, Alan Meade. Together they have 3 adult daughters and 2 grandchildren. She considers herself very blessed that her children have all found good mates, have good jobs, and all live close by.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2025-26
Heidi Schiller is an arts administration professional with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit arts and entertainment management. Heidi is currently employed as the Executive Director of the Oxford Community Arts Center. She is a current member and past Board Secretary of the Ohio Arts Professionals Network and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Heidi holds a MFA in Directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1995, and a BA in Theatre from the University of West Florida, 1989. She earned her two-year Certificate in Arts Management from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008. An avid supporter of community theatre, Heidi has won multiple theatre awards in Florida and Ohio for acting, directing, costume design, and set design.
Heidi joined the Rotary Club of Fairfield, OH in January 2006, after moving to Ohio from her hometown of Pensacola, FL. During her time with the Fairfield club, she served as Interact Advisor, Secretary, Sergeant-of-Arms, and President (2014-15). As Interact Advisor, she accompanied top Fairfield High School students to Rotary Day at the United Nations for over five years. In 2012, she was named Rotarian of the Year. In 2022, after a brief time with the West-Chester/Liberty Club, Heidi transferred to the Rotary Club of Oxford where she serves as the club Public Image Chair.
On the District level, Heidi served as Assistant Governor from 2016-19 and as District Trainer for three years (2020-21, 2022-24). Heidi completed her Rotary Leadership Institute training in 2014, Faculty Training in 2015, and has been a D6670 RLI Facilitator since 2016. She is the current D6670 Public Image Chair, serving in that role since 2020 and was instrumental in winning the Brand Ambassador Citation Award for D6670 in 2021-22.
Heid currently serves as a Zone 30 ARPIC for 2023-24. She attended her first Rotary International Convention in Atlanta and returned for both Toronto and Melbourne. She is a member of the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship and proud to be a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
Heidi and her husband Robert (Bob) have been married for 32 years. She has one son, Evan (27), a stepson, Barry, daughter-in-law, April, and two grandchildren, Casey (18) and Katelyn (16). She enjoys video games, writing, theatre, wine-tastings, and travel.