About Georgina Richards
I have been a Rotarian coming up three years in the 9910 District and am currently our club President as well as being our District Trainer.
I love what Rotarians do out in the community helping others in need and enjoy the variety of projects that are on the go. During this time, I have met so many incredible people and made fantastic friendships, business connections and gained so much knowledge. This has included participating in Rotary International Fellowship trips to India and visits to neighbouring clubs in Vanuatu where I have been so inspired by how many of us are committed to doing good in this world and am so grateful and humbled by my fellow Rotarians.
One of my fondest projects in my first year as a Rotarian was organising a fund raiser for Woman’s Refuge and Youth Suicide awareness having had a staff member lose his son to suicide.This project stirred me to want to do something to help those left behind after such a tragedy, so I organised a Family Feud game show event where we raised over $10,000 in one night and had so much fun.Not only was the cause great but the personal development gained will remain with me for a lifetime as my self-confidence was elevated more than I could have dreamed.
I am a people leader by nature and by profession, working with change management. As a consequence, I spend many hours educating and empowering others to become better versions of themselves and so moving into the club President role in my second year of Rotary was an easy transition for me.
As a full time, professional, business owner and wife to an Assistant Governor, mum of three grown up children and a Nanny of four grandchildren, I am so blessed to have such a fulfilled life. It’s funny to think that I may have spare time, but in fact I do and in these moments, I enjoy being creative, cooking, painting, drawing, sewing, swimming, biking, walking and training for a marathon. I must acknowledge that lifestyle balance and having the most amazing supportive loving people in my life has been the key to my success.