YOUR 2019-20 GOVERNORS
CAROLYN HUSTON, DISTRICT 6600
Carolyn Huston joined the Lorain Rotary Club in December of 1999. She served as the Club Treasurer for twelve years before becoming President-elect, then President in 2015-16. She is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. Carolyn is a graduate of RLI (the Rotary Leadership Institute), and is a Faculty Member of the Great Lakes Division facilitating in Districts 6630 and 6650.
Carolyn became involved at the district level of Rotary after attending her first district conference in Toledo in 2012. She has served on the District 6600 Foundation Committee in the administration of district grants. In 2014-15 she chaired the Annual Program Fund (EREY) sub-committee and has worked for several years doing Polio Plus presentations to clubs. She is an active member of MESA and has attended 5 Uniendo Project Fairs. Recently Carolyn participated in a pilot program for MESA in Morazan State in Honduras. The program sought to organize local clubs to determine the needs of medical clinics in their areas and communicate these needs to MESA.
Carolyn is involved in her community. She is an alumnus of the Leadership Lorain County program. She served for six years on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of Lorain County – first as Treasurer and then as Co-chair. She served for three years on the board of Genesis House/Lorain County Safe Harbor – Lorain County’s domestic violence shelter. Nine years ago she founded the Genesis House Pajama Party which is held every January to raise awareness of the Genesis House and is also a major source of in-kind donations for the shelter.
Carolyn is employed as the CFO of Superior Electric Supply Co. in Elyria since 1984. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a dual major in Accounting and Business Management. Carolyn and her husband Bob of 47 years reside in Amherst. They are the proud parents of four children and have five grandchildren.
Carolyn is an advocate for more Rotarian leadership and involvement.
SIGRID SOLOMON, DISTRICT 6670
Sigrid Solomon was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended boarding school at age of 15. She holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her M.Ed. from East Carolina University.
She 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 nine years.
Inspired by her experience as a Group Study Exchange participant in the fall of 1998, she began her Rotary journey in 2000 in Abingdon, Virginia, then later joined Wilmington AM club in 2007. Between the two clubs, she has served as Programs Co-chair, Social Co-chair, Club President in 2011-2012, President Elect in 2010-2011, Co-Chair, Wilmington Cardboard City Committee in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Chair, Rotary Vocational Scholarship Committee in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Chair, Rotary 4-Way Test Committee in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 member, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rotary District 4-Way Test Speech Competition Committee, and Assistant Governor in 13-14, 14-15, and 15-16 Rotary calendar years.
She is also a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
She has two sons, ages 28 and 19, and a host of former foster children.
GARY VAUGHAN, DISTRICT 6690
Gary Vaughan is married to Janet and they have been married for 47 years. They are blessed with two children and four grandchildren.
Gary has been responsible for the operation water/waste water utilities for 25 years and has been an Environmental Consultant for 20 years.
Gary has been a Rotarian for approximately 30 years, he is Paul Harris Fellow, as well as a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has been very active in District 6690 and has served 12 District Governors. He is currently serving as the District’s 6690 Chair of the International Service Committee and the Giving Chair.
Gary led a team to Kenya to work with the Rafiki Aids Orphanage and worked on a design and budget that resulting in a bore-hole (water well) for the Orphanage.
Gary, while serving 4 years with the Salvation Army medical brigade to Honduras recognized that most of the illnesess were water borne and the doctors were treating the symptom, not the root cause, polutted water. He has subseqnently led two Rotary teams to Honduras addressing water/sanitation issues.
Gary serves as the Foundation Chair for the Short North Rotary Club. He was recoginized by the Short North Rotary Club as Rotarian of the year 2006 – 2007 and was again recoginized by his club with the Service Above Self award for 2008 – 2009, and was instrumental in the club becoming 100% PHF
Gary has traveled across the District promoting Matching Grants and raising awareness of the need for clean water and basic sanitation. He has encouraged clubs to partner together with other Districts on matching grant projects.
Gary has served as presenter at the annual Foundation seminar, the District Assembly and other District functions. He was one of the founding members of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG). He was awarded the “Citation For Meritorious Service” from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, in April 2010.