Guest Spearker: Adrian Roach, Past District Governor, District 9670. 2015-16
Adrian is the Managing Director of Valley Fresh Services Pty Ltd. Providing Managerial services to Musical Artist and the Flower Industry for over 25 years. Adrian is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Greenhills- Maitland and is the Charter President.
At 32 he joined the Rotary Club of East Maitland Inc on 1st May 1994 and served in many Board positions including President in 1998-99. In early 2012, he worked with a small team of Rotarian's to develop a new Rotary Club with a focus on people aged18 to 40. The Rotary Club of Greenhills-Maitland Inc. was chartered 8 May 2012.
Adrian has been Chair and served on many District Committees including Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and Youth Exchange, he was the Australian Coordinator for the short-term New Zealand exchange program and Youth Director in November 2017, he co-chaired the D9650 & 9670 Million Dollar Dinner for the Rotary Foundation which raised US$1.1 Million.
He is currently RC (Rotary Coordinator) for Region 8, 'Supporting and Strengthening Rotary Clubs in Australia, NZ and PI' Adrian is also the Rotary Australia World Community Service Eastern Region Vice Chairman after serving the previous 3 years a Chairman. He is actively involved with several projects in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea including the Paul Tunn Memorial Dental project which has a $200K foundation Grant.
Adrian has been called upon to be part of a taskforce to review the redistricting strategies in Australia. His experience being a key player in initiating the Rotary Clubs of Greenhills - Maitland and Nondugl in Jiwaka PNG has made him a valuable member of the team. He has also been involved with the training of incoming District Governor Elect and Nominee in District 9670.
Adrian's commitment to service above self is also evident in his involvement with the Rural Fire Service and having been a Justice of the Peace since he was 18. Adrian is a kidney donor to his sister in February 2000.
Adrian is married to Christine, Past President of the Rotary Club of Greenhills -Maitland. Her journey with Rotary began as a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team member to Poland in 2002. She has also been involved at District level with Youth Exchange, RAWCS, Electronic Communications Committee, Group Study Exchange Chair and was also chosen as the GSE team leader to D1090 England in 2013. Christine has a 20 +year career working in the not-for-profit health industry.
Both Adrian and Christine have been the recipients of multiple Paul Harris Fellowships and are members of the Bequest Society. Adrian is a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Change is inevitable except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher
|Venue:||Zoom Online Meeting|
|Tuesday 26th May 2020|