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Club's Presidential handover 2019-2020

handover1st July was the handover meeting that saw Rotarian David Lee becoming the Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club’s President for the coming year.

Retiring president Kim Pugh thank the members for “being an inspiration” throughout her year and working so hard for the various charities as well as the club administration.  She handed over her chain of office to President David (Photo)

Excerpts from President David Lee's speech:
The Club has had another successful year under Kim's leadership and I am sure you will all join me in thanking her and her husband John for all their hard work and dedication in ensuring that our club continues to be held in high esteem in the community that we serve and represent. I am very honoured and flattered to be taking over as the President of Hornsea Rotary Club and hope we can continue to make a difference to so many people’s lives.
This year's Rotary International Theme is ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD and I hope that you and I can continue to connect and inspire all those who come into contact with our club. Chained handed by DAG Janet Drewery
Through Rotary Foundation I wish to continue to support Rotary International in its fight to eliminate Polio. Polio is almost eliminated worldwide but we must not relax until it is wiped from the face of the earth.
The Shelterbox and Aquabox Disaster Relief Charities have close links with Rotary and are able to respond quickly, and at short notice, to disasters across the world. For many years, our club has been an ardent supporter of these two charities and I intend, with the members' agreement, to maintain our agreed annual support to both charities.
For many years, our club has supported the following national charities and good causes:
Marie Curie: Care and Support through Terminal Illness.
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
I would like to support Hornsea Youth Club.
I intend to help them raise funds for equipment and possibly recreational visits to places such as Honeysuckle Farm, Bridlington Birds of Prey and possibly a show at Bridlington Spa.
We have always supported youth groups and schools in and around Hornsea and I want this trend to continue locally and also at District level by contributing financially and with manpower to District Youth Speaks and of course the Disability Games which we will be leading in this presidential year.
We will also continue to support ‘Last Night of the Proms’, the ‘Am-Am Golf’ and the ‘New Year Walk’ and also the developing ‘Come and Sing Messiah’ which supports the church and community around us.
We will of course consider any worthwhile cause brought to our attention.
Traditionally, the incoming President chooses a charity or organisation which is personal to them
My chosen charity is The Alzheimer’s Society – United Against Dementia.
Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is a huge challenge for our healthcare system.
I am really looking forward to my year in office and hope that we all continue to enjoy the fun and fellowship experienced in the past.

If you are interested in learning more about Rotary in our community, please contact us. We would be pleased to talk to you about Rotary and how you too, may become a member of this international service organization.


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