About Our District Governor
Deb is a native of Van Buren, Ohio. She received her degree in Elementary Education at the University of Findlay and her Masters’ Degree in Elementary Administration at the University of Dayton. Deb was an elementary teacher for over 20 years and an elementary Principal for 10 years. She supervised Student Teachers five years.
She joined the Waterville Rotary Club in the Fall of 2004 when she was named the Principal of the Waterville Primary School in the Anthony Wayne District. She was the President of the club during 2012-2013. She was instrumental in forming the Interact Club at the Anthony Wayne High School and is the Advisor of the Club. She is currently on the Public Relations Committees of the Club. Deb is very dedicated to Rotary and Interact. She has chaired the Pancake Supper, the Student of the Month program, and the social committee. She was the AG for Area 3 for three years.
She is a trustee of the D.O.V.E. fund and a member of the Waterville Community Church. Deb volunteers weekly at the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio. She and her wonderful husband Chris have been married for five years and live in Waterville but spend a lot of time traveling to Michigan, Charleston, Chicago, and Indianapolis to visit their children and two grandsons, Blake and Landon. She enjoys baking, traveling, walking, and gardening.
2017-18 District Governor Deb Cheney
Home Club: Rotary Club of Waterville
District Officers and Administration
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Clubs: Oregon-Northwood, Perrysburg, Reynolds Corner, Sylvania, Toledo
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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 419 members in The Rotary Club of Toledo (12th largest in the world) to 12 members in Cardington and McComb, our smallest clubs. 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 279,000 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.
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.
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.