YOUR 2023-24 GOVERNORS

JIM DUKE, DISTRICT 6600

Jim Duke Jim Dukeis a member of the Vermilion Rotary Club and served as president two years in a row. During his term as president the Vermilion Rotary Club received the presidential citation and achieved EREY status. After his term as president, he served as an Assistant Governor for several years. He was also the district conference chair for Carolyn Houston unfortunately the conference was cancelled due to COVID-19. During Keith Hodkinson’s term as Governor Jim was Keith’s chief of staff.

Jim spent most of his life growing up and living in the Toledo area. Jim currently lives in the city of Vermilion with his wife Kristine. He enjoys summer activities such as golf, boating and travel.

Jim is retired from the Bp Oil company. During his career he held supervision and leadership roles in several refinery departments. Jim also owned and operated a full-service car wash in the city of Perrysburg.

Jim supports the Rotary Foundation and is a Paul Harris +2


JULIE BRANDLE, DISTRICT 6630

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RICHARD TIRPAK, DISTRICT 6650

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DOUG BUCKY, DISTRICT 6670

Robert Douglas Buchy iRobert Douglas Buchys 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!


DAVID UHL, DISTRICT 6690

David Uhl David Uhlhas been a member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster since 2010 (former member of Circleville Sunrise club). David served as president in the 2017/18 Rotary year during the Lancaster club’s 100th Anniversary. He has held several positions with the club, including Charitable Solicitations Chair, Program Chair, and Nomination Committee Chair. Uhl started the first ever Paul Harris Fellowship group in Lancaster Club, where members pool their money for a fixed period of time and over that period, each person becomes a PHF. He is a current Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society member, as well as a current 125 Club member.

David led his club in its Centennial year with record giving in the areas of Foundation and local giving. The club completed 12 service projects that focused on 100 acts of service each month during their Centennial year.

David received Presidential Citation and the coveted Golden Spatula Award from PDG Shane Pyle. He served on PGD Craig Maxey’s District Conference Committee, is a past District Conference presenter, a past District Assembly committee member, and a past District Training committee member. He has served as Assistant Governor and as District 6690 PolioPlus/WorldPolio Day Chair.

David is currently serving as City of Lancaster – City Council President. He also serves full time with the FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DD).

David is 42 years old and was born and raised in Lancaster, OH. He has been married to Perla for 20 years and has 2 children, Samantha (12) and Ethan (7). David and his family currently reside in Lancaster.

When not volunteering for Rotary service projects, David and his family have volunteered their time in the Community. David’s daughter Samantha started an Early-act (interact for elementary school) club in her school. They are also active in their church, where David is the pastor.

David has several degrees including a Ph.D., M.S., Education, and a B.A., Religion