DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2019-20
Sigrid Solomon was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York until she was fortunate enough to attend boarding school at the age of 15. She holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her M.Ed. from East Carolina University and currently working on her Doctorate with Ashland University.
Sigrid 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 twelve years. In her professional capacity, she has had the opportunity to have a long lasting impact on the community and county. Quite a few of Wilmington College’s students come from Wilmington and Clinton County. Sigrid takes a personal interest in all students and makes it her mission to get to know as many of them as possible. Not only that, Sigrid helps students from outside the county feel welcome and at home. She has been known to take in students who do not live close enough to go home for short holiday breaks. She has also invited students into her home for a home cooked meal and some “down home, old fashioned lovin”. In her role as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students/ Title IX Coordinator, Sigrid has to set the example for her colleagues, employees and students on campus.
Inspired by her experience as a Group Study Exchange participant in the fall of 1998, she began her Rotary journey in 2000 in Abingdon, VA then later joined Wilmington AM club in 2007. Between the two clubs she has served in many capacities. While with the Abingdon, VA clubs she served as Program Co-chair and Social Co-chair. Moving to Wilmington and still yearning to be involved she later became Club President in 2011-2012, Co-Chair, Wilmington Cardboard City Committee from 2010- 2015, and Chair from 2016-2017, Rotary Vocational Scholarship Committee Chair from 2010- 2017 and Chair, Rotary 4-Way Test Committee in 2010-2017, member of the Rotary District 4-Way Test Speech Competition Committee from 2014- 2017, Assistant Governor in 2013-2016, District Trainer for District 6670 for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
She was a board member for the Clinton County Leadership Institute. Through her affiliation with this group she participates in a variety of activities like Dinner in the Fields. Leadership Clinton provides leadership training and education for future Clinton County Leaders. She also co-chaired Dinner in the Fields in the past when it was on the farm at Wilmington College. Sigrid has coordinated the Leadership Clinton class activities and assignments for future leaders. Sigrid was also the President of the Clinton County Free Clinic Board. There she coordinated services for residents of Clinton County who are without health insurance and/or adequate health care. Sigrid is an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She is known as the voice of Cornerstone not only for her wonderful speaking voice but she greets their guests and acknowledges them and generally promotes Cornerstone Baptist in her unique, pleasant, and friendly way. She is a people person and never meets a stranger. A testament of these accomplishments was recognized in 2016 as she was awarded one of the Outstanding Women of Clinton County. When you think of her, involvement and involving others comes to mind.
She has two sons 30 and 21-year-old and a host of former foster children. Family and friends are extremely important to her.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2020-21
Greg Birkemeyer joined the Rotary Club of Dayton in 2006 and served as Club President 2013–2014. He also served two years as club treasurer, two years on the club’s foundation board, and two years as chair of the Club’s committee responsible for acclimating new members to the Club. He also served on the Club’s Centennial celebration and Centennial Project committees. Greg will serve as District 6670’s District Governor in 2020-2021.
Greg served as Assistant District Governor 2014–2017, District Trainer 2017–2018, District Grants Subcommittee Chair 2016- 2019, 4-Way Speech Contest judge 2018 & 2019, and various other district committees. He served as member of the 2017 and 2019 All- Ohio PETS Steering Committee and is again serving on the 2020 Committee. Greg is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Bequest Society. Greg was fortunate to attend Rotary International Conferences in Lisbon Portugal (2013), Atlanta (2017) and Hamburg Germany (2019). Greg is inspired by Rotarians committed to improving the lives of others and our communities both locally and internationally.
Greg was born and raised in Glandorf Ohio. Thereafter he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU Greg met Peg, his wife of 35 years. Greg and Peg live in Beavercreek and have 2 children and 3 grandsons.
Employed by USI Insurance Services in Dayton, Greg provides property and casualty risk management consulting and insurance placements for commercial businesses. Prior to joining USI in 2000, Greg spent 18 years in various insurance company claim management positions. Greg holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Claims (AIC) professional insurance designations.
Greg has served as a board member and finance committee member of Family Services in Dayton and as a member for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2021-22
Carol Hughes was born and raised in England, and after 15 years in the elementary classroom, Carol and her family emigrated to Lebanon Ohio in July 1993. After 9 years developing her career at the Countryside YMCA, Carol was hired as Executive Director of the Fairfield YMCA, and spent almost 4 years working in Butler County. When the position of Executive Director became available at the Coffman YMCA in Springboro in 2006, Carol was excited to be offered the opportunity to work back in Warren County. Following four years at the Coffman YMCA, Carol changed careers and was offered the opportunity to lead the Springboro Chamber of Commerce.
Carol has excelled in building community relationships and working in all aspects of membership and program development after 16 years with the YMCA. Chamber work involves building relationships and developing partnerships, and Carol uses her skills and experiences with the Springboro Chamber of Commerce to further the economic growth and business development in the heart of Springboro.
Carol lives in Springboro. Her four adult children live in Indianapolis (Russell), Centerville (Adam), Springboro (Kelly) and Hamilton (Dan). She has two grandsons, Camren (12) and Corwin (8) and two granddaughters, Mclayne (5) and Evie (2).