Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 13, 2019
Bridget Jacob was installed as the new 2019-20 President of the Rotary Club of Ladner at a dinner on July 9, 2019, along with her board of directors to the theme of "All That Jazz". -- photos by Chris Offer
The ballroom of the Coast Tsawaassen Inn was full for the Installation of the Rotary Club of Ladner President and
Board of Directors 2019-20 on July 9, 2019.
Rotary District 5040 Governor Bala Naidoo speaks about the club and District, then, with Immediate Past President Ulf
Ottho, right, presents the Past President's pin to President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who then speaks about the achievements of
the club in 2018-19
Thank you to the 2018-19 Board of Directors (l to r) President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Angelina Ireland, Peter Roaf, Lynn Cameron, President Elect Bridget Jacob, Ulf Ottho, Diana Cabott-Nimsick, Denis Denischuk, Tom Siba, Richard Shantz and Ty Morris 
District Governor Bala Naidoo pins Bridget Jacob as the incoming 2019-20 President; outgoing President Kerry-Lynne Findlay presents incoming President Bridget Jacob with the club's Talking Stick and Bridget speaks about what Rotary means to her 
District Governor Bala Naidoo, left, swore in the new 2019-20 Board of Directors (l to r): Denis Denischuk, President
Bridget Jacob, Peter Roaf, President Elect Diana Cabott-Nimsick, Past President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Mike Storey, Irene Forcier,
Lynn Cameron, Angelina Ireland, Walt Hayward and Richard Shantz

The Talking Stick
Talking sticks are a part of the Coast Salish Culture. The Rotary Club of Ladner’s first talking stick, now part of the Delta Museum's Archive's collection, was carved for the
Club by Clarence Taylor the last Reeve of Delta. Our present talking stick, a present from Dr. Jim Morin, is carved with various animals and symbols on them.
A copper represents wealth. A raven represents the trickster or the teacher depending
upon whether you have learned from life's lessons. An eagle represents Freedom and Vision. Freedom is acknowledging your own freedom, first as an individual, then, once
you become strong in this, you share your knowledge with your environment. Vision is knowing that each life decision you make will affect seven generations of your people.
The bear represents strength and wisdom and so on.
Our talking stick bears the salmon: for the once vibrant fishing village of Ladner. It
feeds man and animal. Eagles will fish for salmon to feed their young just as our local fishermen did.
Talking sticks are used usually on formal occasions, in the Coast Salish community,
but, in more recent times, a contemporary use of the talking stick is within small groups, family or organizations such as Rotary where the individual holding the talking stick
is the only one with the right to speak. When speaking, the holder of the talking stick
must honour all present including him/herself.
In our club, the talking stick is presented to the President by the Past President and symbolizes the transfer of the leadership role and the role of responsibility and
respect. Symbolically, the President will hold the talking stick and will conduct his or
her business with all Rotarians in mind.
Ladner Rotary is a club of diversity. We are a club of community leaders and a club
that appreciates the differences at the same time we respect that we cannot always
agree with each other. It is up to the President, holder of the talking stick, to lead
our Club for the good of all concerned into the future.