District Governor
Our District Governor for 2021-22 will be Rudy Habesch of the Rotary Club of Oakville.
Rudy joined Rotary in 1994 with the Rotary Club of Amman Jerash in Amman Jordan. After moving to the Rotary Club of Amman Cosmopolitan in 1996, having served on many board positions, he became club President in 2003-04.
Rudy started the Gift of Life Amman (GOLA) Project helping children suffering from congenial heart defects receive life saving heart surgery. He later helped to establish the Gift of Life Charitable Society, registered through the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan, and affiliated with the Gift of Life International Project started by the Rotary Club of New York.
In 2009, Rudy joined the Rotary Club of Oakville, where he served on many board positions including club President in 2013-14. He is also a past Assistant Governor for the Oakville Cluster. Rudy is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society.
In his professional life, Rudy is a real estate broker. Among other career experiences, Rudy has also been a consultant for those considering international expansion, an interpreter and translator, and a managing director for Heidelberg Jordan. He also co-authored two books about Print Production. Rudy’s hobbies include playing the blues, choir singing, linguistics, and Aikido.
Rudy is married to Lina Sakkab, also a Rotarian in the Passport South Rotary Club, and has 3 adult children, August, Tamara, and Reina.