District Governor

  Bob Cooper (Marilyn)

District Governor 2017-18

Bob Cooper was a member of Jaycees International from 1979 to 1986 and was awarded life Membership a JCI Senator in 1985 after being a Chapter President in 1981, Regional President in 1983 and State President in 1985.
He was elected 4 times as a Councillor for the City of Burnside from 1987 to 1995 and was appointed as chairman of various committees during the period he served.
In 1996 Bob was invited to the Rotary Club of Glen Osmond and held various Committee Director positions and was Club President in 1999-2000 and 2007-2008. Both years the Club was recognised with a Rotary Presidential Citation Award. Bob was recognised by the Club in 2006 being awarded the Paul Harris fellow. The Rotary Club of Glen Osmond returned its Charter in 2009 and Bob was invited to join the Rotary Club of Burnside and brought with him two projects with which he had been heavily involved. They were the National Parks Ranger of the Year and Volunteers of the Parks Awards and the City of Burnside elderly Citizens Christmas luncheon.
Bob was the President of the Rotary Club of Burnside in 2012-2013 when the Club was recognised by District 9520 being awarded the Membership Improvement Trophy, inducting 8 new members in that year. Also, the Club was recognised with a Rotary Presidential Citation Award. In 2014, Bob was selected as the District 9520 Assistant Governor for Group 6 Clubs.
Bob worked for ETSA and AGL for 38 years in a variety of roles ending up as National Account Executive in the Industrial and Commercial Sales area concluding in 2007. He then was appointed to the Sales and Operations Manager position for the Tasmanian Aurora Energy looking after the SA business until 2012.
Bob is married to Marilyn and they have 3 Children and 4 Grand Children. They own a farm in the Adelaide Hills where they breed Angus cattle and have an award winning garden which keeps both of them busy.