Rotary District 6600 includes 64 clubs and over 3,500 members in Northern Ohio​.

ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 6600

Rotary International

Our District

Rotary District 6600, consisting of 64 Rotary clubs and over 3,500 members. Our district is situated in the north central and western sector of Ohio, encompassing over 12,000 square miles. Clubs range in size from 430 members in The Rotary Club of Toledo (12th largest in the world) to 11 members in our Cardington Club, our smallest club. There is great diversity in the clubs across our district.

About Our Region

Much of the northern boundary of our district borders Lake Erie, the smallest of the Five Great Lakes. The largest city in our district, Toledo, with a population of 287,000 people, is home to a number of large corporations such as Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, First Solar and more. Only 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan, our community is closely tied to the automotive industry (home of the Jeep) and is a heavy industrial and manufacturing area. Once known as the glass capital of the world, Toledo is still entrenched heavily in the glass industry and in conjunction with the University of Toledo, is becoming hub for the development of solar and wind energy. Local treasures include the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Zoo, Toledo Metroparks and the Toledo Symphony. While Toledo is the largest city in our district, our clubs are also located in moderate sized cities such Elyria, Findlay, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Sandusky. District 6600 is home to vast areas of farmland, supplying America with wheat, corn, and soybeans as well as dairy and poultry products. Over half of our Rotary clubs are situated in small towns and many are vital to the very town’s existence.

Recreation

Recreational opportunities abound with parklands, wildlife preserves, bicycle trails and more. Lake Erie is known as the walleye capital of the world and this highly prized game fish is a delicacy whether fried or grilled. The recreational, fishing, and hunting industry provides over $8 billion worth of revenue to the state. The shores of Lake Erie play host every spring to one of the largest migratory bird pathways in the United States.

Education

The district boasts more than 20 universities and colleges of higher learning including the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Oberlin College, University of Findlay, Tiffin University, Heidelberg University, Ohio Northern University, Lourdes University, Defiance College, Ashland University, and Bluffton University.

ABOUT OUR District Governor

Do Nguyen was born in central Vietnam and attended school in Quang Tri province. In 1974, he traveled to the United States and attended college at Bowling Green University. Unable to return to Vietnam when the new government took over in 1975, the newly married Do struggled but was finally reunited with his wife and infant daughter in the U.S.


After settling in northern Ohio, Do started several small businesses and became active in community affairs.  Do joined Maumee Rotary in March 1995. In 1998 he was invited to follow leaders of Maumee Rotary club to Matzatenango, Guatemala to evaluate & dedicate an orphanage for sexual abused girls which was built through a RI matching grant. He later returned to Guatemala two more mission trips with fellow Maumee Rotarians.


In June of 1999, Do followed the late Past District Governor Chuck Oswald & some other Maumee Rotarians on a fact finding trip to Vietnam & attended his first Rotary International Convention in Singapore. In January 2000, along with PDG Chuck Oswald, PDG Chuck Stocking, Vietnam Veterans and other Rotarians, they formed The D.O.V.E. Fund, a non-profit 501c(3) organization to support humanitarian causes in Vietnam. The DOVE Fund has since built 50 schools, four medical facilities, three water systems, 150 latrines and many other humanitarian projects in Vietnam.


In February 2002, Do participated in a RI delegation to Vietnam led by PRIP Richard King & PRIP Gary Huang to introduce Rotary to Vietnamese government officials & Do was in charge of distributing 100 wheelchairs to the disabled in Vietnam for the delegation. 
At the RI convention in Osaka, Japan in 2004, Do met with fellow Rotarians from Mongolia & learned that Mongolia hospitals were in need of used medical supplies. This meeting led to his first trip to Mongolia with Ron Stoner of MESA (Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad), in 2005 and a container of medical supplies was sent to Mongolia afterward.


During Do’s term as President of Maumee Rotary Club in 2004-2005, they celebrated Rotary’s Centennial year with many international projects in Honduras, Guatemala and Vietnam. Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion with a hexagon shape on a Rotary wheel was also built in Maumee Site Cut Park in 2005.

Do was selected as GSE team leader for South Korea in 2011. He also visited Cambodia 3 times in 2011, 2012, and 2013 for setting up, monitoring and evaluating a matching grant to provide water, sanitation and health education training for an elementary school in Siem Riep, Cambodia.


A tireless supporter of his homeland, he and his wife play a key role in organizing the annual visits to Vietnam. As a founding member of the D.O.V.E. Fund, and former Vice Chair for Vietnam Projects, Do also serves on several D.O.V.E. Fund committees.  As of today, Do has attended two Uniendo Conferences and nine RI conventions. Do & Theresa have been married for 45 years. They have two daughters and three grandsons.

2016-2017 District Governor Do Nguyen and spouse Theresa.

Home Club: Rotary Club of Maumee

District Governor

DISTRICT 6600 OFFICERS AND CHAIRS

DISTRICT OFFICERS and ADMINISTRATION

Do Nguyen

Do Nguyen

District Governor
Maumee
Deb Cheney

Deb Cheney

District Governor
Elect Waterville
Maris Brenner

Maris Brenner

District Governor Nominee Sandusky
Gary Newton

Gary Newton

Immediate PDG, St. Marys
Tony Cuevas

Tony Cuevas

Chief of Staff Lorain acuevas1@yahoo.com
Helyn Bolanis

Helyn Bolanis

District Governor Advisor Toledo hbolanis@parlan.com
Doug Welch

Doug Welch

District Treasurer Sylvania District6600treasurer@gmail.com
Dianne Brehm

Dianne Brehm

District Secretary Lorain dianne.brehm@uwloraincounty.org
Alison Frye

Alison Frye

Public Image Chair Perrysburg afrye@signaturebankna.com
Andy Stuart

Andy Stuart

District Conference Chair Toledo andystuart90@yahoo.com
Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

District Trainer Perrysburg kenneth.robinson@redcross.org
Maris Brenner

Maris Brenner

District Conference Chair Sandusky mbrenner1229@icloud.com
Joe Ludwig

Joe Ludwig

District Foundation Chair, Maumee jludwig67@gmail.com
Rex Engle

Rex Engle

Nominating Committee Home Club: Oberlin rxdg1415@gmail.com

Assistant Governors

Susan Mack

Susan Mack

Clubs: Antwerp, Bryan, Hicksville, Montpelier, Stryker

smack916@frontier.com

Randy Box

Randy Box

Clubs: Archbold, Defiance, Napoleon, Swanton, Wauseon
grbox1@frontier.com
David Dennis

David Dennis

Clubs: Oregon-Northwood, Reynolds Corner, Sylvania, Toledo, West Toledo
rotarydad@gmail.com
Joe Coyle

Joe Coyle

Clubs: Bowling Green, Holland Springfield, Maumee, Perrysburg, Waterville jjcoyle1944@bex.net
Kat Stearns

Kat Stearns

Clubs: Findlay, Findlay Flag City, McComb, North Baltimore, Ottawa Glandorf rotarykat6600@gmail.com
Keith Hodkinson

Keith Hodkinson

Clubs: Bellevue, Fostoria, Fremont, Tiffin  keith@senecacountyradio.com
Angela Hersh

Angela Hersh

Clubs: Ada, Delphos, Kenton, Lima, Wapokoneta  ahersh@lnbbank.com
Jeffrey Squire

Jeffrey Squire

Clubs: Celina, Grand Lake, New Bremen-New Knoxville, St. Marys, Van Wert jsquire@bright.net
Virginia Hammontree

Virginia Hammontree

Clubs: Bucyrus,  Cardington, Galion, Marion, Upper Sandusky  gin-rotary@columbus.rr.com
Mike Schwartz

Mike Schwartz

Clubs: Ashland, Loudonville, Mansfield, Shelby  schwartzam@yahoo.com
Bob Buskey

Bob Buskey

Clubs: MIlan, New London, Norwalk, Willard robuskey@neo.rr.com
Duane Waite

Duane Waite

Clubs: Huron, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Sandusky Duane@transportconcepts.com
Doug Maurer

Doug Maurer

Clubs: Amherst, Oberlin, Ohio Pathways E-Club, Vermilion dougmaurer@briankyles.com
Steve Hosler

Steve Hosler

Clubs: Elyria, Elyria Sunrise, Lorain, North Coast  sthosler@mehco.com

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