2015-16 District Governor

GARY & MARILYN ROBERTS

Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee
 
Gary has been a Chiropractor in Wagga Wagga since 1975 and is now semi retired. Gary has served on both State and Federal Executive Boards of the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) and numerous positions in his professional association.  He has received The Outstanding Service Award by CAA National on two occasions.
 
Gary is a member of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee Rotary Club and has served as President and on the Board. In 2006 he was asked to form a new Wagga Wagga Club to service the younger generation, hence the formation of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee.   Gary joined Rotary in 1981 and enjoyed being a member of Wagga Wagga - Kooringal Rotary Club and held many board positions and has served as President. He has been Chairman of Youth Exchange Committee and has served on the National Committee of Youth Exchange and was a member of the Child Protection Policy Committee. He also held the position of Chair of Southern Region of ROMAC. In 2010 Gary led a RAWCS team to Vanuatu and in 2011 Gary was Group Leader of a GSE to Oklahoma USA. Gary served as Assistant Governor for two years and was Chairman of RYLA 2013 and 2014. In March 2013 Marilyn and Gary were “Camp Mum and Dad” to 33 fabulous Rylarians.  Gary is a Paul Harris Fellow; Sapphire Pin and has received the District 9700’s “Rotarian of the Year” Award.
 
Marilyn was Practice Manager for Gary and has worked along side Gary in his activities and also has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for her assistance on the Youth Exchange Committee. They have hosted many Youth Exchange Students from around the world. Marilyn and Gary have attended five Rotary International Conventions and Marilyn has assisted Rotarians to attend the Bangkok Convention in 2012 and the Sydney Convention in 2014. South America in 2015.
 
They have raised three daughters, Heidi, Tiffany and Ivory and welcomed four grandchildren, Annabelle, Alexander, Charles and Alastair into their family. Gary’s other hobby, other than Rotary, is Winemaking and “tasting” wines from around the world. Marilyn enjoys her interest in Textiles. They enjoy travelling, as well as camping around Australia and disappearing to the family cottage in Old Adaminaby.