Posted on Jun 28, 2022
"Imagine Rotary" is the 2022-23 theme throughout Rotary International, the world's original service club since 1905, which finally inducts its first female president for the 1.4 member global network, Canadian Jennifer Jones. As Rotary opens itself to new opportunities, the Rotary Club of Ladner welcomes its new president and board of directors and a new member, and presents awards to two of its female members.
Governor for 2022-23 of the 48 Rotary clubs in Greater Vancouver up the coast to Prince Rupert in District 5040, John Berry, and Assistant Governor for South Delta and Richmond, Dean Hsieh, officiated at the annual installation ceremony for president and board. John spoke about the need for our members to keep engaged in service above self and keep feeling they belong through fellowship while welcoming new members and making the gradual transition to more diverse membership as members did long ago when women joined the global service organization.
District 5040 Governor 2022-23 John Berry (3rd left) swore in Ladner Rotary's 2022-23 Board of Directors
(l to r) Past President and Administration Director Denis Denischuk, President Guillermo Bustos, Secretary
Mike Storey, Local Community Projects Director Bob Silvester, Service Director Arthur Birk, Fundraising
Director Richard Shantz and Membership Director and Executive Secretary Lynn Cameron
Past President Peter Roaf (left) presents
outgoing President Denis Denischuk with a pin
and gift with thanks on behalf of the club
Irene Forcier, Ladner Rotary's first female
president, speaks about the heritage of the
"Talking Stick": in First Nations tradition, only
the holder is entitled to speak
District Governor John Berry inducts Guillermo
Bustos as President, along with Assistant
Governor Dean Hsieh
Outgoing President Denis Denischuk passes the
Talking Stick to incoming President Guillermo
Bustos, with Irene Forcier
District Governor John Berry pins Avis Glaze with
a Paul Harris Fellow Award as Ladner Rotary's
"Rotarian of the Year"
Rotarian of the Year Avis Glaze with President
2022-23 Guillermo Bustos, District Governor John
Berry and President 2021-22 Denis Denischuk
New member Matt Graves is given his Rotary pin
by President Denis Denischuk with District
Governor John Berry
Matt Graves's sponsor as a new member, Lynn
Cameron, with Matt, John Berry and
Denis Denischuk