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 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?
CLUB HONOUR ROLL Rotary Foundation Past Presidents Sustaining Members 2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising Friedrich “Sam” Fauma 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06
The Rotary Club
Paul Harris Fellows Arnaud CMC Verstraete * Friedrich “Sam” Fauma
Jeroen Deknatel Arnaud CMC Verstraete Denis Carpenter Neil Cumming Larry Amsden Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Godfrey Kent Brad Kenny * Arnaud CMC Verstraete Bradley Kenny Larry Amsden * Michael Massey David Arell Stefan Schmitz (* Multiple PHF) Benefactors Major Donors Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete DISTRICT 3330 DISTRICT GOVERNOR Khun Wichai Maneewacharakiet
Patong Beach Chartered 5th September 2001
Volume No 1 1-- Issue No. - 21
ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT ELECT PRESIDENT NOMINEE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
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
DISTRICT ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE - CHAIRPERSON PP Friedrich MEMBERS— PP Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete, PP Neil Cumming
CHAIRPERSON— COMMITTEE SERVICES PROJECTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION MEMBERSHIP ROTARY FOUNDATION PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN EDITOR
Tuesday 28th November , 2006
Bradley Kenny Denis Carpenter Kenth Nilsson P.P. Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete Best Wanamakok Larry Amsden Denis Carpenter
Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand
Tuesday 28th November, 2006
Last Week at Rotary Tuesday 21st November SAA Godfrey called members to order and asked President David to
Tony Pope from Thaitanics Thaitanics - a triple whammy. Tuesday 12th December, 2006 Club Assembly— Annual Board Elections Location TBA - Partners Invited
Dec Tues 5 Tues 12 Wed
Jan Tues Tues Tues Wed Tues Tues
MEETING CANCELLED H.M. King’s Birthday Club Assembly— P.E. Otho Beale Wetzell Annual Board Elections - LOCATION TBA POLIOPLUS - Patong Hospital - 8—12
Tom McNamaraPhuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation MEETING CANCELLED— CHRISTMAS Activity
2 9 16 17
MEETING CANCELLED— NEW YEAR TBA TBA POLIOPLUS - Patong Hospital - 8—12
Member Show Dinner Out - JUNK CEYLON
Pres DAVID Hari
Re Club Assembly—Elections 12th December, 2006 Please refer to the special notes from President Elect O.B on page 3 of this issue. This will be a partners evening and it will be away from Aloha Villa. So come along to the assembly and elections and bring your partner Current indications are that the location will be at 2 Gusti— Central Festival . Details of costs and menu were not available at time of publication of the Bulletin . A special reduced Bulletin will be forwarded prior to the 12th December
open the meeting. President David welcomed all to the meeting, planned to be a fun quiz night under the auspices of SAA Godfrey. SAA Godfrey introduced his friends Neil & Heather and was reminded by the floor that he had failed to introduce the other visitor, namely Maxine (Godfrey’s wife/anne. ) We all forgave Godfrey for this error undoubtedly due to the big night planned— The English Quiz night—sorry Godfrey, you must admit some of the questions were somewhat unanswerable due to not being BRITISH. This did not go unnoticed by Michael Massey or Jereon as well as several from the other side of the Atlantic. Fortunatley there were no
cricket questions for them. I am sure that many from the UK would not know Tony Blair’s middle names— or even cares. Although calls from the floor directed at Godfrey for a more International flavour of questions, he carried on with a fervent passion to test the knowledge of all. Finally the winners were the table named IQ50 — an apt name for the combined IQ’s at the table. Michael did volunteer to provide a truly International flavour for a quiz night , but hinted to brush up on Kiwi and Aus knowledge. Thanks Godfrey for a fun night— with a lot of thought and effort in getting the questions and format of the night organised for us. Ed - Denis *************************************************************** SPAM With the changes that have occurred in an effort to reduce spam. I think so far fairly successful— it is still necessary for several members to join up to Yahoo groups as per President David’s email and information. Until we have all members subscribed to Yahoo groups I will continue to forward the Bulletin via your usual email address So join up and hopefully enjoy virtual SPAM FREE email. Ed—Denis ***************************************************************
Thought for the week. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ...Mark Twain
President David’s Mailbox & Special Announcements Hi Everyone, The old email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org have been closed to eliminate the spam email. Most of you have already used the email invitations we sent out to join the new Yahoo group RCoPB. If you have not yet joined the group then please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RCoPB/ and click the Join Group button in the upper right. You can also get to the group from the www.rotarypatong.org website by clicking the Login button next to the keys in the lower left.
Notes from President Elect
On Tuesday 12th December the Rotary Club of Patong Beach will hold the elections for the year commencing July 1, 2007. If you have an interest in a particular area, would like to know more about the responsibilities of a position, or if you have not already put your name forward for the ballot, then please drop me or President David an email. The following positions are for the Board and Committee President:
Hopefully you have seen a decrease in the amount of spam email you receive as the result of the change. If you have not then you might need to block or blacklist the old email addresses (members@, directors@, etc.) in your email program. In mine I just set a filter to automatically move anything addressed to members@ into the trash folder.
President elect: Mike Massey President elect:
2007- 2008 - Elected December 2004 2008- 2009 - Elected December 2005
For year 2009- 2010 - To be elected December 12, 2006
Richard Valentine— There are also some nice features in the new group for all of us. The messages are one item, but did you know that the messages are also retained in the group? You can go back in the group and see an older message sent so if you want to follow-up on something you can. We have a links section in the group so anyone that has a personal or business website please post it there so the other members can find it easily. We have a Photos section where we can share pictures from meetings and events. We have a files section where you can find our club constitution, bylaws, and other helpful documents. There is even a section for polls where we can sample opinions. The next time you are online why not visit the group? Our annual elections will be held on 12 December and President Elect O.B. is planning a special night out. Details of the location will follow shortly. But there is still time to enter the running for one of the offices. If interested please submit your name and the office that interests you.
Vice President: Secretary Treasurer Sergeant at Arms Committee Chairman:
Membership: Service Projects: Brad Kenny (prepared to continue) Rotary Foundation: Public Relations: Club Administration: Denis Carpenter (prepared to continue) Scholarships: Larry Amsden (prepared to continue)
Yours in Rotary, David *************************************************** Fellows— I am always looking for items for the Bulletin. If you have an article, joke, etc please forward to me. As I have said previously — this is your Bulletin and your contribution will help make the publication more informative and fun reading for all. Ed—Denis
Alan Mathews Able Wanamakok Sii Eawsakul (assisted by Khun Batt) Mike Massey (shared with Best Wanamakok)
Yours in Rotary O.B.
Something Light Tom and a Blonde Tom, a handsome dude, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV. The 10:00 news was on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on ledge of a large building preparing to jump. The blonde looked at Tom and said, "Do you think he'll jump?" Tom says, "You know, I bet he'll jump." The blonde replied, "Well, I bet he won't." Tom placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, "You're on!" Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death.
Dates for your Diary Tuesday 28th Nov Tony Pope from Thaitanics - Thaitanics - a triple
whammy Tuesday 5th Dec Tuesday 12th Dec Wednesday13th Dec Tuesday 19th Dec Tuesday 26th Dec Tuesday 2nd Jan Tuesday 9th Jan Tuesday 16th Jan Wednesday 17th Jan Tuesday 23rd Jan
NO MEETING - KING’S BIRTHDAY Club Assembly - Annual Board Elections Location TBA Polio plus vaccination at Patong Hospital Tom McNamara- Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation
NO MEETING - CHRISTMAS NO MEETING - New Year TBA TBA Polio plus vaccination at Patong Hospital MEMBER SHOW
WHO AM I?
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 Six points is Still —
The blonde was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to Tom, saying, "Fair's Fair. Here's your money." Tom replied, "I can't take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and so I knew he would jump." The blonde replied, "I did too; but I didn't think he'd do it again." Tom took the money.
****************************************************** Due to there being no meeting on the 5th December as it is the King’s Birthday No full Bulletin will be sent out. An abridged version will be emailed with current details about 12th December Meeting and Venue
Attendance : 21st November 2006 Visiting Rotarians:
Visitors: Heather & Neil (friend’s of Godfrey & Maxine) & Maxine.
Birthday Celebrations Congratulations No One for the next two weeks
King Bhumibol Adulyadej ( Rama IX) ON KNOWLEDGE AND MORALITY “Academic subjects that you are constantly being tested for do not alone
Exchange of Club Banners
One of the colorful traditions of many Rotary clubs is the exchange of small banners, flags, or pennants. Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange at make-up meetings as a token of friendship. Many clubs use the decorative banners they have received for attractive displays at club meetings and district events. The Rotary International Board recognized the growing popularity of the banner exchange back in 1959 and encouraged participating clubs to ensure that the design of their banners is distinctive and expressive of the club’s community and country. It is recommended that banners include pictures, slogans, or designs portraying the territorial area of the club. The Board was also mindful of the financial burden such exchanges may impose upon some clubs, especially in popular areas where many visitors make up and request to exchange banners. In all instances, clubs are cautioned to exercise discretion and moderation in the exchange of banners so that the financial obligations do not interfere with the basic service activities of the club. Exchanging club banners is a very pleasant custom, especially when a creative and artistic banner tells an interesting story of community pride. The exchange of banners is a significant tradition of Rotary and serves as a tangible symbol of our international fellowship.
The Standard Rotary Club Constitution specifies three conditions under which a Rotarian’s membership will automatically be terminated for nonattendance. These circumstances are: failure to attend or make up four consecutive club meetings, failure to attend or make up 60 percent of club meetings each six months, and failure to attend at least 30 percent of the meetings of one’s own club in each six-month period. Under any of these three cases, a member will lose Rotary membership unless the club board of directors has previously consented to excuse such failure for good and sufficient reason. When a member misses four consecutive regular meetings, the board will inform him or her that nonattendance may be considered a request to terminate membership in the club. Thereafter, the board, by a majority vote, may terminate his or her membership. To some individuals, these rules may seem unusually rigid. However, being present at club meetings is one of the basic obligations a member accepts upon joining a Rotary club. The constitutional rules merely emphasize that Rotary is a participa-tory organization that highly values regular attendance. When a member is absent the entire club loses the personal association with that member. Being present at a club meeting is considered a vital part of the operation and success of every Rotary club.
account for your survival, and will not create benefit for yourself, for others, or for the country. Those with knowledge also need other additional qualifications to bring themselves and the nation to survival and prosperity. The necessary Qualifications are a tender conscience, honesty in thought and deed, loyalty to the nation and oyur patrons, selflessness and not taking advantage of others, sincerity and meaning well to others, generosity as befitting your status and position, and, most importantly, perseverance. Practice doing projects on your own both big and small, simple and complicated, with determination, without sloth, carelessness, or vulgarity.” ****************************************************************************************** Something Light Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from shyness? Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive? If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Wine. Wine is the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. Wine can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything. You will notice the benefits of Wine almost immediately, and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live. Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past, and you will discover many talents you never knew you had. Stop hiding and start living, with Wine. Wine may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Wine. However, women who wouldn't mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it. Side effects may include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration, erotic lustfulness, loss of motor control, loss of clothing, loss of money, loss of virginity, delusions of grandeur, table dancing, headache, dehydration, dry mouth, and a desire to sing Karaoke and play all-night rounds of Strip Poker, Truth Or Dare, and Naked Twister. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are l Laughing WITH you. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy. WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may be a major factor in getting your arse kicked.