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Presidential handover from Maung to Kim Pugh

handoverThe Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding has had a very successful year under Maung's calm and efficient leadership, and I am sure you will all join me, in thanking Maung, together with his wife Myint, for all their hard work and dedication in ensuring that our club continues to be held in high esteem within the community that we serve and represent.

I am very honoured, and extremely flattered, to be taking over as the President of the Hornsea & East Riding Rotary Club and I would just like to say a very big 'Thank You' to you all, for electing and supporting me in this role, and I sincerely hope that we can continue, with our combined efforts, to make a difference, to so many people's lives.


The Rotary International Theme for 2018 – 2019 is "BE THE INSPIRATION"

Working together, we will, continue to inspire, all those who come into contact with our club and also encourage new members to join us, in Fun, Friendship & Fellowship, showing that raising funds and raising awareness can, indeed, be fun

Through Rotary Foundation, I wish this club to continue with its support of Rotary International in its fight to eliminate Polio.
Polio is almost eradicated worldwide, but we must not relax until it is wiped completely from the face of the earth.

Shelterbox and Aquabox, the Disaster Relief Charities, have very close links with Rotary.

These organisations are able to respond quickly, at very short notice, to disasters both natural and man-made across the world, bringing much needed relief to those in dire straights.

For many years now, our club has been an ardent supporter of these two charities, and I would hope that we will continue in our efforts to donate financially to them during, and beyond my Rotary Year.

This club has supported many national charities and good causes, those being most dear to this club are:


It is my wish that the club continues with its full support for these very worthy causes both financially and with manpower by volunteering to sell poppies, collecting food and organising events to fund our monetary donations.
Inspired by the success of similar fundraising efforts in the United States, R.I.B.I. together with 'Alzheimer's Research UK' created the RED (Rotarians Eliminating Dementia) Box, actively encouraging Rotarians to drop their spare change into this box. In my year, the club will continue to circulate the Red Box during monthly business meetings and this, together with the proceeds of the raffle held at the business meeting, will be donated to this cause.

As a club, we have always supported Youth Groups and Schools both in and around Hornsea.
I hope that this club will continue to support our local youngsters by sponsoring RYLA candidates, together with financial and manpower contributions to 'District Youth Speaks' and also consider any other worthwhile cause, that is brought to our attention.
I feel it is important to continue to raise awareness of Rotary by participating in local events, such as 'Carnival, Beach Cleaning, Lights Night, the 1/3 Marathon, the Remembrance Day Parade, Last Night of The Proms and 'Santa at Tesco' strengthening relationships within the town and allowing residents and visitors to see Rotary in Action.

Traditionally, the new President highlights one particular local charity that he or she wishes our club to support.
It will come as no surprise to you all, to learn that my charity of choice is Hornsea Inshore Rescue, an organisation which holds a special place in the hearts of the Pugh household.
Our club has been very supportive of this local 'Independent Lifeboat Service' for many years, and I know that you will all join me in helping to ensure that this local charity, which incidentally, celebrates 25 years of service in June 2019, continues to thrive and save lives, both at sea and on shore, on the Holderness coast for many more years to come.

I'm really looking forward to my year in office and I hope that we can indeed 'Be The Inspiration' for each other, and continue to enjoy the Fun, Fellowship & Friendship we've experienced in the past, now in the present and onwards into the future.

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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