Notification from District Governor Raj Rajagopal
 
The District 5050 Nominating Committee chaired by Past District Governor Brad Whittaker met in early November to make its selection for 2025-2026 District 5050 Governor. 
 
I would like to congratulate Assistant Governor for Area E Isabelle Hayer, who has been selected by the Nominating Committee as our District Governor for 2025-2026. Her nomination, should there be no challenge within 14 days as per the District 5050 Bylaws, becomes official on December 1, 2022.
 
Bio for: Rotary District 5050, District Governor, 2025 - 2026

Marie Isabelle Martinez Hayer (Isabelle)
Rotary Club of Surrey
Isabelle Martinez Hayer, MA Leadership
Past President Rotary Club of Surrey (1997-98; 2019-20)
Assistant Governor, Rotary District 5050, Area E (2022-23)
Mortgage Broker – Highpoint Capital Solutions – Centum Financial

Isabelle was born in Vancouver, BC and raised on the Sunshine Coast of BC. She holds a Master’s of Leadership degree through Royal Roads University. In 1988 she joined Rotary International and was among the first women to be inducted into the Canadian arm of the organization in 1989. She currently serves as an Assistant Governor for Area E Rotary District 5050 and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Surrey. Guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, goodwill, understanding, and service to others she continues her passion of service to the community by embracing active participation in Rotary and other organizations, such as the BC Cultural Diversity Association.

Isabelle has also volunteered on many community boards including:

• Surrey Memorial Hospital foundation,
• Bell Performing Arts Centre,
• TD Friends of the Environment
• Women of Options
• Surrey Board of Trade

With appreciation and humility, she continues to be a fierce advocate of humanitarian projects and derives great satisfaction modelling the way and inspiring others in the community to join forces to improve the lives of those in need.

Isabelle supports the local and international community through meaningful volunteer projects including sustainable housing initiatives that help promote individual, family and community resiliency. She believes that building resiliency is best achieved through addressing vital issues such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, and access to engaging learning opportunities that embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and peace.

Isabelle believes that the work that is possible through the vast Rotary network is vital to deliver meaningful impact to the lives of those in need while building resiliency and learning opportunities to those volunteering in their communities. Isabelle invites you to join a Rotary club and become a valued changemaker in your local and international community.