Presidential handover 2022-2023

Handover2022-23July marks the start of the Rotary New Year and Keith Himsworth succeeds Graham McDonald for the year 2022-23. 

Photo shows retiring President Graham (left) handing over the Chain of Office to President Keith Himsworth (right)

President Keith is well known in the Hornsea area as a former Mayor and Councillor of the Town Council. At the handover of the chain of office, retiring President Graham McDonald wished President Keith “an enjoyable year”.
Keith Himsworth President Elect’s Assembly address
Thanks for the honour of electing me to the position of President for 2022 - 2023.

It may be a cliché but the Covid Pandemic has caused many people to reassess life's priorities. Many groups have closed, ceased to meet, withered and drifted off. Happily, we have not.

I expect that we will continue to support and engage with our traditional events and good causes. Both global and local such as Shelterbox, Aquabox , Marie Curie, British Legion Poppy Appeal, and many local charities as before.

My Charity for the Year that we can raise some money for -
Working Independently Supporting Hull Hospitals, WISHH,an independent charity with a strategic objective to raise funds for services, equipment and facilities across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The hospital trust’s vision is “Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future” and there is always more to do over what the NHS can achieve alone, which is exactly why with your help we can support them in this aim.

I hope we will do well and have fun, and I shall do my best.


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