Posted by Anne Decker on Nov 07, 2017
District Governor Cheney encourages us to think and dream big this year.
Deb Cheney joined the Waterville, Ohio Rotary Club in 2004 because it was required by the Waterville Primary School, of which she was principal. Deb quickly realized what a wonderful organization Rotary is and before long, the meetings and community service were a pleasure, instead of a job requirement. When her husband died, "my Rotary family was my support. I would not have made it through that time without them." 
Deb is responsible for starting the Waterville Interact Club, and was active in the Rotary garden, scholarship fund, and the purchase of a therapy dog for the schools. She is now Governor of Rotary District 6600, which encompasses 63 clubs in northwest Ohio.
This year Deb would like to see more teamwork between clubs in service projects and fundraising. She'd like to boost the literacy programs in our district, and she'd like all the clubs in District 6600 to collaborate on a global grant for a water project in Haiti.
Deb quoted from the book, What Do You Do With An Idea? The answer? You make a difference. "There are no weird ideas. There are no ideas that cost too much money, take too much time. Any idea is a good idea. I want you to think and dream big this year."
Also at Monday's meeting, Deb presented the President's Citation to the Lima Rotary Club, the Bath High School Interact Club and the UNOH Rotaract Club. We are the only three clubs in the district to all receive the President's Citation.
Dick Schroeder had a "Know or Dough" trivia contest about the Rotary Foundation as a way to spotlight Rotary Foundation Month, and Larry Webb led us in a round of Happy Dollars.