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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service High ethical standards in business and professionals; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Rotary Club

The Four Way Test Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? Will it be BENIFICIAL to all concerned?


Patong Beach

CLUB HONOUR ROLL Past Presidents 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members

C.P. Paiboon Upatising Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Jeroen Deknatel Arnaud CMC Verstraete Neil Cumming Larry Amsden Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Godfrey Kent Arnaud CMC Verstraete Bradley Kenny Michael Massey Stefan Schmitz Benefactors Major Donors Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Paul Harris Fellows Arnaud CMC Verstraete * Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Denis Carpenter

Brad Kenny * Larry Amsden * David Arell (* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Chartered 5th September 2001

Club Bulletin Volume No 1 1-- Issue No. - 13 Tuesday 3rd October , 2006

DISTRICT 3330 Khun Wichai Maneewacharakiet



David Arell Hari Bedi O.B Wetzell Michael Massey Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Richard Valentine Khun Jirapa Eawaskul Godfrey Kent, Brad Kenny



Bradley Kenny Denis Carpenter Kenth Nilsson P.P. Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete Best Wanamakok Larry Amsden Denis Carpenter

“Sam” Fauma

Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand

Tuesday 3rd October, 2006 Mr. Jose Luis Cano - Impact of HIV on teenagers Tuesday 10th October, 2006 Mr. Peter Sayle Exotic Asian Destinations and Cultures Sept Oct Tue




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Activity Activity

Organiser Organiser

Mr. Peter Sayle—Exotic Asian Destinations and Cultures Mr. Barry Paine—Montpelier Expatriate Offshore Finances Mr. Tony Dudley—Tourist Police Volunteers Dinner Out - Woody’s SAND WITCH Shoppe— HALLOWEEN - FAMILY NIGHT




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P.E. Otho Beale Wetzell: Education & The Future. Dr. Achara Pandaeng, DDS: Teeth Implant. Godfrey Kent - PUB QUIZ NIGHT Khun Pakdee Krutanang, President Phuket Ecotourism Association - Ecotourism

Hari Hari Hari

Hari Hari Godfrey Hari

Looking Ahead - Tuesday 10th October Peter Salye, is German born, however, he is now a long time resident of Bangkok. He owns the Infinite Asia Travel Agency in Bangkok and has specialized in Five Star Remote Travel Packages to exotic Asian destination With all the development continuing of exclusive four and five class accommodation on Phuket, I am sure Peter will be able to provide us all with an excellent insight as to what there is to offer in Five Star travel in Asia.

Come along and hear what Peter has to say – why not bring a friend along too !

Thought of the week “Correction does much, but encouragement does more” GOETHE

Last Week at Rotary Tuesday

26th September

President David welcomed all to the meeting at the Dusit Laguna Trattoria Italian restaurant. Jan— President of Laguna Rotary Club also welcomed everyone to the first joint social evening of the two clubs. Approx eighty members and friends of the two clubs enjoyed a wonderful evening of good food, wine and fellowship. Although the numbers required two rooms, a good “mix up” of the two clubs was achieved (Hari can pay put an extra 100 baht in the happy box next week as although the ambience was superb and he advised that the restaurant was right on the beach I could not see the sand ! ed) The chatter in the two rooms was evident that all were having a great time. PP Arnaud , who had a birthday two days before, celebrated by providing the wine. Thank you Arnaud . Also Helen from the Laguna club confessed to having a birthday and Happy Birthday was sung to both of them. Sergeant Brad welcomed back Godfrey after arriving back from the U.K. approx two hours prior to the meeting. The Happy Hundred Box was passed around, the entire proceeds being given to the staff at the Trattoria for taking care of us. President David closed the meeting thanking all for coming and looking forward to have more joint activities with the new Laguna Club.

Dates for your Diary

President David’s Mailbox—Special Announcements Dear Fellow Rotarians,


Another fun night out this past Tuesday.


Thanks for Hari and Jan for the arrangements and Richard for handling the counts. Special thanks to PP Arnaud for sponsoring half the wine for the evening.

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday

Please remember that the Rotary club of Junkceylon is holding a charity bowling fund raiser this Sunday October 1st at 9:30 am in the bowling alley at Big C. All are welcome and entry fee is 1,000 baht per person. Ideally for teams of 3 people but we can match people up on the day as well. The opening of The New Life Home Project on Koh Siree is set for Friday October 6th and the Life Home Gala fund raising dinner is Saturday October 7th. Many of us had already agreed to attend Drs. Sudawan and Parasert's daughter's wedding on the night of October 7th which left us with a conflict for the Life Home Gala. Helene from LHP called me today and graciously offered to help us with that conflict. Since Rotary has been such a big sponsor of the Life Home she would very much like us to be a part of the Gala. She has offered a special arrangement for Rotarians to come to the Gala after the wedding. She will offer us a special reduced entry fee to the Gala of 1,000 Baht per person instead of the normal 3,500 Baht as we will have missed the dinner. I will have more details from Helene shortly and will send those on to you by email. YIR, David ******************************************************* ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH— CLUB DIRECTORY A Club Directory of members contact details was requested. This has now be completed and is included as an attachment to this edition in the email. The information is as provided by the member either at joining the club or subsequent update. Please check the details—still waiting for the BLANKS to be forwarded. It is “up to you” if the information is correct or not. As circumstances change e.g. email, telephone, etc. Please forward any amendments to the secretary PLUS a copy to myself to ensure your information is correct. It is intended to send this directory out to MEMBERS only each month. ED

3rd Oct Jose Cay Cano—Life Home Impact HIV epidemic on teenagers 10th Oct Peter Sayle – Director Infinite Asia Exotic Asian destinations and cultures 17th Oct Barry Paine—Montpelier - Expatriate Offshore Finances 24th Oct Tony Dudley—Tourist Police Volunteers 31st Oct Dinner Out - HALLOWEEN @ Woody’s Sand Witch Shoppe 7th Nov P.E. Otho Beale Wetzell (OB) Education 7 the Future 14th Nov Dr. Achara Pandaeng, DDS Teeth Implant. 21st Nov Godfrey— PUB QUIZ NIGHT 28th Nov Khun Pakdee Krutanang, President Phuket Ecotourism Association - Ecotourism


The SAA Godfrey’s quiz

The SAA provides a few clues to a person’s identity. The first table to provide the identity to the SAA wins 1 point for each Patong Rotary member at the table. Our leader on Four points is —


Two small boys, not yet old enough to be in school, were overheard talking at the zoo one day. "My name is Billy. What's yours?" asked the first boy. "Tommy," replied the second. "My Daddy's an accountant. What does your Daddy do for a living?" asked Billy. Tommy replied, "My Daddy's a lawyer." "Honest?" asked Billy. "No, just the regular kind", replied Tommy.

Attendance : 26th September - 69% Joint meeting with Rotary Club of Laguna—Dusit Laguna Visiting Rotarians: Nil Visitors: Many Rotary Ann’s & friends Apologies: Wolfgang, Ben

Birthday Celebrations Hari 5th October Kenth 8th October

(not 10/8)


Life Home Project Foundation PO Box 105 12/16 Montree Rd. Tambon Taladyai A. Muang Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 242 632 September 29, 2006 Dear Rotarians, The Rotarians of Phuket and Patong have been instrumental in supporting our new premises in Koh Sirey, and we at Life Home Project feel it a shame that you would miss out on our weekend of celebrating hope for the future. We welcome you to join us for the grand opening ceremony of our new facility in Koh Sirey on Friday, October 6th at 12:30 PM. As the event will be covered by television (MTV, Capitol TV, Phuket TV, PGTV), we welcome all Rotarians attendance for a publicized thank you and awareness of your involvement. Due to the unforeseen coincidence of the wedding occasion at the Dusit Laguna and our Gala Dinner at the JW Marriott on Saturday October 7th, we at the Life Home Project would like to invite all Rotarians of Phuket and Patong to join us in our celebrations. Why not join us for a glass of wine and canapĂŠs from 9:00 PM onwards at the Ballroom of the JW Marriott Resort and Spa? Come enjoy live international entertainment, a live auction of wonderful items, raffles and lots of fun! Tickets available in advance, at the opening ceremony on Friday the 6th and at the door for 1000 Baht. We look forward to seeing you on Friday and Saturday for a weekend of celebration and thinking POSITIVE! Thank you,

Helene Fallon Wood, Jose Luis Gay Cano, Toni Alzamora, and Kathy Manthei The Life Home Project Foundation

THE ROTARIAN and the Rotary World Press The month of April is annually designated as Rotary’s Magazine Month, an occasion to recognize and promote the reading and use of the official RI magazine, THE ROTARIAN, and the regional magazines, which make up the Rotary World Press. THE ROTARIAN has been around since 1911 as the medium to communicate with Rotarians and to advance the program and Object of Rotary. A primary goal of the magazine is to support and promote key programs of Rotary. The magazine also disseminates information about the annual theme and the philosophy of the RI president, major meetings, and the emphasis of the official “months” on the Rotary calendar. THE ROTARIAN provides a forum in which both Rotary-related and general interest topics may be explored. The magazine serves as an excellent source of information and ideas for programs at Rotary club meetings and district conferences. Many articles promote international fellowship, goodwill, and understanding. Regular readers usually have superior knowledge of the activities of Rotary and understand how each Rotarian may be more fully involved in the four Avenues of Service around the world. In addition to THE ROTARIAN, the Rotary World Press includes 29 regional magazines printed in 21 languages with a combined circulation of almost half a million. Although each regional publication has its own unique style and content, they all provide Rotarians with up-to-date information and good reading in April — and all through the year.

2006 issue 13