DG 2022-23, Geraldine Rurenga

Rotary E‐Club of Brindabella

Geraldine joined Rotary in 2013 after completing an undergraduate degree in teaching and moving to Wagga Wagga. Since then, Geraldine has held a range of Rotary club and district executive board positions, including club president in 2016‐17 and 9705 district trainer 2017‐19. In addition, she has been involved with several other non‐profit organisations, including being a member of the management committee of the Wagga Women’s Health Centre in 2018 and 19. She has led a number of community events and fundraisers for local organisations.

Professionally, Geraldine has taught in a range of environments, from toddlers to adults, in Australia and in Denmark. After a couple of years teaching, Geraldine completed a Master of Education by research thesis, and moved into the tertiary education sector. Since 2016 Geraldine has worked at Charles Sturt University in educational design, consulting and leading educational projects including curriculum design at Goulburn NSW Police Academy and transforming university subjects for innovative online learning; and lecturing in education. Geraldine has research interests in Indigenous pedagogies, gender equity, and educational and social leadership.

Geraldine will make history as the youngest female Rotary District Governor, internationally, when she takes up the mantle in 2022. As a passionate educator and a young Rotarian, Geraldine is interested in building leadership capacity in our community’s young leaders. Geraldine’s goals in Rotary are promoting
diverse membership in clubs, and empowering young people to continue serving our global community through Rotary.

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