OH1 District Governor
DG Rebecca Dent-Weiss
DG Rebecca Dent-Weiss
I may have sold you a 50-50 ticket as TailTwister at an OH1 District convention. In addition to three years as District TailTwister, I served as District Newsletter Editor and Zone Chair. My home club is Wauseon Lions, and I am active member of an active club.
My hometown is Toledo, and I am a life-long Ohio resident. I graduated from Ohio State University where I majored in Mathematics. I lived near Fayette while commuting to work in the University of Toledo’s Information Technology department. As an information technology specialist, I enjoyed various roles such as accounting software specialist; computer manager for the computer aided design, engineering, and manufacturing (CADEM) lab; UNIX operating system specialist and site consultant for the Ohio Supercomputer Center supporting research computing; University Computing Administrator supporting desktops for building facilities, campus police, UTMC hospital, and other departments. After three decades, I retired and moved to Wauseon where I joined the Lions Club.
A lot of folks travel after retirement, but I decided on a different kind of journey. I signed up for classes at Northwest State Community College in Archbold. I studied database and web scripting, then earned an associate business degree in applied information technology. To sharpen my STEM skills, I took every math class available and became a Success Center student tutor. I continued my journey earning associate degrees in CAD/CAM and mechanical engineering technology. I have been hired as an adjunct working for the Success Center as a Math, Computer, and Technology Lab tutor and as a student have just finished an associate degree in cyber security and networking.
Now, how can all this recent schooling help the clubs of District OH1? I am not only learning about computers and robots and such, but I am also re-learning the value of networking and teamwork. As I visit the clubs of OH1 I hope to learn and share information about what methods work best, both new technology and classic public relations; to further membership, retention, and service goals; to learn more about the fun and satisfaction to be gained from Club and District level Lion Leadership. As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."