President David’s Mailbox & Special Announcements Dear Friends, I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2007. The holidays this year were eventful for Rotary and some of the organizations we try and help. First, there was a great event organized by Able for the hospital donation on Christmas eve. Thanks to Able for organizing every detail so this event flowed like clockwork. Thanks to Best for the great job as Master of Ceremonies for the event, and thanks to PP Arnaud for sponsoring the food for the event. Next were some Christmas parties for the children that The Asia Center Foundation helps. Thanks again go to PP Arnaud for helping sponsor these events. The Life Home Project moved out of their old location into the new buildings on Koh Siree. They did this on Christmas day and the two following days. Thanks go out to PE O.B. for donating the use of some trucks and drivers to make this move possible. Sadly, the year 2006 also drew to a close with bombs in Bangkok and unrest in the South. Now more than ever the good efforts of Rotary clubs like ours are needed. Every time we improve the lives of the people in our community we help Lead the Way toward a better future. A future where bombings are studied as history instead of as current events. I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday for our first meeting of the New Year. Yours in Rotary, David

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Something Light

LAWS OF THE NATURAL UNIVERSE

Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will. Law of Biomechanics: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach. Law of the Theatre: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last Law of Coffee: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. Murphy's Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers. Law of Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug. Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are. Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about. Brown's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly. Oliver's Law: A closed mouth gathers no feet. Wilson's Law: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Dates for your Diary Tuesday 9th Jan Tony Pope—THAITANICS Tuesday 16th Jan Rugby 10’s Speaker & Planning Wednesday 17th Jan Polio plus vaccination at Patong Hospital Tuesday 23rd Jan Club Assembly—six month status report Sunday 28th Jan Joint Meeting—Phuket Clubs—Family Sports Day Celebrate Charter Laguna Club - Laguna—10.00 to 17.00 Tuesday 6th Feb PP Sam Fauma - he New Alien Business Law changes Tuesday 13th Feb Sharon Biddell SHE — Self—Help— Empower Tuesday 20th Feb To Be Advised Tuesday 27th Feb To Be Advised Tuesday 6th Mar Meeting Cancelled Wednesday 7th Mar Joint Meeting Phuket Clubs with GSE 6380, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (Merlin Hotel Phuket Town) Saturday 10th Mar Rotary Club of LAGUNA Installation Night

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 Seven points is — RICHARD— How Bright is RV? ( I need to check who was on the table that won for the night of 19th December)

Attendance : 19th December 2006

54%

Visiting Rotarians: Karl Schwrigerl—Ulricehin Sweden,

Simon Hef and Tommy Berg — Vasteras Sweden. Graham Rumble Australia

Visitors: Stephen Cope, Kate Cope, Carl Johan Berg, Fredrik Berg, Mana Berg, Jane Saunderson

Birthday Celebrations No one this week

2007 issue 24
2007 issue 24
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