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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 Four Way Test Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendship? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members

Paul Harris Fellows

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

Arnaud CMC Verstraete Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Benefactors Major Donors Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Denis Carpenter

DISTRICT 3330 Khun Wichai Maneewacharakiet


The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Chartered 5th September 2001

Club Bulletin


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

Volume No 1 Issue No. - 7 Tuesday 22nd August , 2006 “Sam” Fauma

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

Last Week at Rotary (Tuesday 15th August)

Tuesday 22nd August, 2006 Peter Davidson - Phuket International Hospital HOSPITAL EXPANSION Tuesday 29th August, 2006 Dinner at Sam’s Steakhouse Holiday Inn Aug 2006 Tue Sept










Dinner out – Sam’s Steak restaurant - Holiday Inn Organiser


Preparations for DG Visit Mr. Michael Ayling Joint Managing Director Laguna’s Phuket Future OFFICIAL VISIT OF DISTRICT GOVERNOR Khun Wichai Maneewacharakiet

Pres: David Arell Hari

Family Night : BOWLING






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Mr. Jose Luis Cano - Impact of HIV on teenagers


Mr. Barry Paine—Montpelier Expatriate Offshore Finances


Looking Ahead - Tuesday 29th August A great juicy steak to whet your appetite ! A glass or three of wine ! A great location ! A wonderful group of friends ! A definite COOKED meal ( No RAW style) What more can you ask for than to enjoy yourself with your friends at

Sam’s Steakhouse—Holiday Inn Limited to forty people—BOOK early to avoid disappointment .

Quote of the Week I don’t feel old, I don’t feel anything until noon,. Then it’s time for my nap . BOB HOPE

Our deputy SAA—Brad (just back from his visit to U.S.A) filled in for the traveling Godfrey. Brad gave a warm welcome to all specially to visiting Rotarians— Mueller Utise RC Bernburg Germany, Muhamed Jaffer RC Hammersmith London England, Bob Langley - Rotherham UK, Steve Dickens - Pattaya, and visitors Michael Marchbanks (4th visit), Helen (friend of Brad) Brad advised Godfrey was the latest addition to the Rotary Every Year contribution. President David announced a special training session for Laguna particularly for newer Rotarians on Saturday 23rd September and invited those interested to attend. Our guest speaker (who assisted at the last minute to fill in for the traveling O.B.) was introduced by Michael Massey. Mr. Philip James Clegg is a qualified nutritionist professional who has changed his lifestyle particularly in the last four years. The future is RAW and Alkaline. Philip has had problems with colds and flu, headaches, hay fever and sinusitis—basically similar to many people in the world today. The first question he asked was HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER EATING YOUR MEAL TONIGHT ? A question most us pondered over after most seemed to ENJOY their meal. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. The chart presented showed three different classes. Average 80% SAD 90% Xmas 100% Activity 20% 10% zzzzzz The available activity % decreases as we eat more sugars, fats, and lead a life with little exercise. As the world growth in overweight or Obese people accelerates to epidemic proportions a change of eating habits and lifestyle is essential to live longer and healthier. Cooking takes all nutrition from our food so RAW is the way to go. A detox to clear the body, (Philip did not have sugar or fruit for four years) is essential. Doctors in USA have only six hours tuition in nutrition in their course. Philip is opening a café in Patong to develop the FOOD IN THE RAW healthy eating. An excellent question and answer session concluded a very good night and an interesting topic. Philips website is Richard gave the vote of thanks for an interesting an informative night. I don’t think Richard will eat RAW. ED

Dates for your Diary

President David’s Mailbox—Special Announcements This weekend (Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August) the Rotary Club of Phuket South will be holding a 2-day seminar at Big-C on the 3rd floor. The seminar will be be called "Good Family for Good Life" and they have organized several speakers down from Bangkok to talk about family over the 2 days. The presentations will be in Thai. The opening ceremony will be Saturday at 10:00 AM and all are welcome. ***********************************************************************

Dear Members A member of the Jungceylon club, dentist Dr. Achara from Promjai Clinic in Patong and Phuket Town at bypass rd., asked me to forward the invitation to all of our members for a Dental Seminar held on Wednesday the 30th in the afternoon, if they get a certain amount of foreigners together they will hold the Seminar also in English language. Lets see if we get some people together as it might be interesting for anybody, as long you still got teeth in your mouth. If any of Rotarians would like to attend this seminar, reservation has to be made by Monday 28 August 2006. - PP Sam Fauma YOU’RE CORDIALLY INVITED Dr.Achara Pandaeng, owner of Promjai Dental Clinic (Phuket) is inviting you to attend a short seminar in dental topics:  Dental Implant  “Brite smile” Tooth whitening  Cosmetic dentistry Guest speakers are

Dr.Sirichai Kiattavorncharoen MD.,DDS., - Diplomate, German Board of oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2001 Dr. Narong Potiket DDS,MS,FACP - Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics - Fellowship in Aesthetics and Implantology Make yourself available on Wednesday, August 30th 2006 at 1-3 pm. The Royal City Hotel, Phuket ( Light snack will be served at the end of seminar.) R.S.V.P. : Khun Ladawan 076-345-341, 076-345-342

Sunday 20th Aug Annual Andaman Bowling tournament Tuesday 22nd Aug Peter Davidson Director Phuket International Hospital HOSPITAL EXPANSION Tuesday 29th Aug Sam’s Steakhouse Holiday Inn.— 40 Persons Limit See email from President David Please advise if you or your guest/s do not eat steak Please confirm your attendance and number Cost 700 baht per head including half bottle wine Tuesday 19th Sept Official Visit District Governor Khun Wichai Maneewacharakiet


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. Two point for each. Jeroen, Kenth, Sam, Richard,

Our leader (again) on Three points is—


Tuesday 8th - 65.2% (15)

Visiting Rotarians: Mueller Utise RC Bernburg Germany, Muhamed Jaffer RC Hammersmith London England, Bob Langley - Rotherham UK, Steve Dickens - Pattaya, Visitors :

Michael Marchbanks (4th visit), Helen (friend of Brad)


Have you got an article which may be of interest to the rest of the Fellows. This is your weekly newsletter so YOUR contributions are Welcome no DEMANDED. I will endeavour to publish ASAP The Bulletin Editor WOULD LOVE to hear from you !

Attendance :

Tuesday 1st August - 65.2% Tuesday 15th - 56.5% Apologies: Godfrey, Wolfgang

The SAA Godfrey’s quiz




If you have anyone who you would like to receive a copy of the BULLETIN I will set up a FRIENDS OF ROTARY PATONG distribution list by email. Maybe it is a prospective new member or someone who has made a contribution to our club. Drop me an email and I will add them to the circle.

A great morning of fun with the children at the Special School

Balls & things & PP Arnaud President David and happy girl

The goodies and the Phuket Clubs Banner Youngster takes on Godfrey (No Beckham)

The children await in anticipation

Rotarians and children enjoy time together

It takes a village The Rotarian (January 2006)

The Secretariat

Many Rotarians consider the Secretariat simply another name for the RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Actually, it is much more. While it does include the World Headquarters, the Secretariat encompasses more than 600 indi-viduals working to make Rotary International run smoothly and effectively. The term describes the entire operations of the general secretary and his staff. The Secretariat also includes seven RI International Offices (formerly called service centers) around the world, all of the staff serving in those offices, as well as all staff assigned to The Rotary Foundation. Its sole purpose is to serve the clubs, districts, and administrative officers of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. RI World Headquarters, in a building called One Rotary Center in Evanston, is the headquarters of the Secretariat.

Rotary “Firsts” • • • • • • • • •

The first Rotary club meeting was in Chicago, Illinois, on 23 February 1905.

When mosquito-transmitted malaria broke out in tribal villages in the Visakha Agency area of India last year, members of 10 Rotary clubs in District 3020 (India) immediately gathered donations of medicine, rice, and blankets. Fifty Rotarians, including 20 doctors, brought the supplies to the Bagatha, Kondadora, and Valmiki tribal communities in July. With help from 30 paramedics, the team set up a medical camp The activity was widely covered in the media, boosting Rotary's public image while bringing much-needed aid to the tribes. "Many other organizations, including the government, started working vigorously after we responded to the suffering," says District 3020 Governor-elect Chaya Devi Karri. "Still, there is a long way to go. We could only reach one-third of the [villages] suffering." Since the initial visit, the government has sent 70 doctors and 250 paramedics to the area. In addition, private service organizations, including the YMCA and colleges in the area, have offered support to the villages, where poor living conditions make residents especially vulnerable to malaria and other diseases.


The first regular luncheon meetings were in Oakland, California, chartered in 1909. The first Rotary Convention was in Chicago in 1910. The first Rotary club outside of the United States was chartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1910. The first Rotary club outside of North America was chartered in Dublin, Ireland, in 1911. The first Rotary club in a non-English-speaking country was in Havana, Cuba, in 1916. The first Rotary club in South America was chartered in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1918. The first Rotary club in Asia was chartered in Manila, Philippines, in 1919. The first Rotary club in Africa was chartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1921. The first Rotary club in Australia was chartered in Melbourne in 1921.

To the Board and Committee Chairpersons. I would like to include more information re your particular portfolio in the Rotary Club of Patong Bulletin. I will be requesting an article for insertion in the Bulletin from each and every one of you over the period , so don’t feel shy - volunteer before I commence the roster for Your page in the Bulletin ED

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