IMMEDIATE PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2015-2016
ADRIAN ROACH AND CHRISTINE
 
Adrian joined the Rotary Club of East Maitland Inc in 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. The Rotary Club of Greenhills-Maitland Inc. was chartered 8 May 2012 with Adrian as the Charter President.
 
Adrian has been active at the District level for a number of years, involved in the Youth Exchange Program committee, Chair of (RANZSE) the Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange program and also the Australian Coordinator of that program. He has also served as the District Chair of RAWCS 2011-2013, and as Assistant Governor 2010-2013. 
 
Since 2009, Adrian has been the Project Manager for a Rotary World Community Service (RAWCS) project in Nondugl PNG.  This project has seen significant improvement in the health, education and access to clean water for the local people.  Both he and Christine have travelled to PNG with RAWCS on several occasions.
 
Adrian was born and bred in Maitland. He trained and worked in Sydney as a Manager and Area Manager for Woolworths, supervising sixteen stores until moving back into the Maitland area. He is the owner and director of Valley Fresh Flowers, a retail florist business in the Hunter as well as Valley Fresh Entertainment, managing musical acts in Newcastle and the Hunter area.
 
Adrian has two daughters in their mid 20’s, Kristen and Stephanie. Kristen is also a charter member of the Rotary Club of Greenhills-Maitland Inc.
 
Adrian is married to Christine who joined Rotary in 2004, and a charter member of Rotary Club of Greenhills-Maitland Inc. in 2012. Christine’s 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 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 Paul Harris Fellowships in 2007 and 2012 respectively.
 
Adrian and Christine continue to enjoy the experience of hosting exchange students and have had the opportunity to visit many of them around the world.   
 
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.
 
He enjoys a game of golf, loves his music and is a Bryan Adams fan.
 
 
Adrian is looking forward to serving Rotary International and working with clubs in the district. While following some of the great traditions in the district he is also eager to ensure Rotary in District 9670 is well set up for the future ahead.