Hornsea Rotary Club

Presidential handover from

Mike Woodall to John Balshaw

It is a great honour to be invited to serve as President of The handoverRotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding for 2015/16.
The club has been in existence for 23 years and is now an established part of the local community. We have 40 members, the highest number since we started, and we all enjoy the camaraderie that comes with working as a team.
As Rotarians, we aim to organise various events in the community throughout the year, raising funds for local, national and international charities. We have had a very successful year under the leadership of President Mike, and I hope to be able to continue in a similar vein over the next 12 months.
I have been a member of the club for just over 5 years, and since then there has been a steady growth in our membership. All our members bring different ideas, skills and experience to the club, and actively contribute to our activities in various ways.
Our flagship events are the One Third Marathon in April, and The Last Night of the Proms in September. We also organise an Am/Am golf tournament, Santa's Grotto at Freeport, and help at Disability Games to name just a few of the many things going on during the year.
We have supported a wide range of local charities and organisations, national charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help for Heroes, and international charities including Shelterbox, Aquabox, and an orphanage in Sri Lanka.
I am greatly looking forward to my year as President. I see my role as co-ordinating and encouraging activities, adding a few ideas of my own, and playing my part to ensure that the club has another successful and enjoyable year.