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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 Rotary Foundation Past Presidents Sustaining Members 2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising Friedrich “Sam” Fauma 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06

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 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 Larry Amsden 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

Club Bulletin Volume No 1 1-- Issue No. - 25 Tuesday 16th January , 2006 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma


Chartered 5th September 2001

“Sam” Fauma

Last Week at Rotary Tuesday 19th December

Tuesday 16th January, 2007 Rugby 10’s Update and Planning Tuesday 23rd January, 2007 Club Assembly six month’s status report

January Tues 16 Wed


Rugby 10’s Update and Planning

Organiser Brad Kenny


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POLIOPLUS - Patong Hospital - 8—12 Club Assembly - six month status report

Arnaud Pres DAVID



Joint Meeting—Phuket Clubs—Family Sports Day Celebrate Charter Laguna Club - Laguna—10.00 to 17.00




February Tues




Sharon Biddell







PP Sam Fauma - The New Alien Business Law changes SHE—

Self—Help -Empower

Looking Ahead - 23rd January , 2007 Next week will be a club assembly where each of our Committee Chairpersons will present their committees report of accomplishments in the first 6-months of the Rotary Year. They will also update us on their plans for the balance of the year. Come along and find out what the rest of the year will hold.

SAA Godfrey called members to order and asked President David to open the meeting. President David welcomed all to the meeting with several visiting Rotarians and visitors present. Visiting Rotarians— Raims Kiviojc RC Naklila Finland, George Koinakov and Christo Georgiev - RC Sofia Bulgaria, Gosta Karlsson and Gnurra Wahlstrom RC Skara Sweden Rob Houwen - RC Geraldton Western Australia . VisitorsTony Pope -(guest speaker),Tony Bowman with Isara Isaraniran . PP Arnaud—advised fellows of the special Joint Meeting of Phuket Clubs with GSE 6380, team from Detroit, Michigan, USA. at (Merlin Hotel Phuket Town) on Wednesday 7th March. Brad Kenny advised of his enjoyable visit on 24th December to Kurri Burri with family to see how things were going. Brad made a check of the family of the wife who lost her husband in the tsunami and who has four children one being a five year old boy Kriangkai who it has been determined having Cerebral Palsy and was not able to walk. Brad was delighted to see him walking and will start school next semester. Last house finished in Bang Pak Trium. Loreal (cosmetics) is assisting with the building of two houses with fish trips to assist in the Ecotourism project in the village. The Rugby 10’s will be a special night next week 16th Jan. The ground remains a major difficulty at this stage. Full member support is essential to ensure the success of this annual event. Thanks Brad SAA Godfrey—announced the next children’s sports day would be held on February 10th at the Special School in Kathu, a different school to the first event. President David advised the successful matching grant to the Kok Kloi Hospital Takuatung District, Phang Nga - on December 24, and thanked Able for the great work in arranging with the hospital and managing the project. This represents 50% of the matching grant—the balance follows Best was also thanked for his excellent contribution as MC and interpreter services in English, Thai and German ! Thanks Able & Best Our speaker was Tony Pope, a very active and dedicated man who basically has self funded, with some help from others to assist in the operation of a half way house were thirty four people are assisted. Tony wants to ensure the misuse of donations and funds does not result Tony’s current project is the care of a young mother with triplets who needs a lot of support. He is also involved in the environment and the release of turtles and rebuilt Mao Kho beach bungalows. Tony is an extraordinary man who is extremely fit. This was seen as he enjoyed dancing during the “debriefing”

President David’s Mailbox & Special Announcements Dear Fellow Rotarians, January is Rotary awareness month which makes it a great time to spread the word about Rotary and community service! Here is a quiz to check your Rotary Knowledge (don't worry it's multiple choice): 1. When was the first RI Convention in Chicago? a. 1910 b. 1911 c. 1912 2. When did the The National Rotarian magazine (precursor to The Rotarian) debut? a. 1905 b. 1906 c. 1911 3. When were the first International Rotary Youth Leadership Awards held? a. 2000 b. 2001 c. 2005 4. When was the first club outside the United States chartered? a. 1907 b. 1912 c. 1916

Dates for your Diary 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 -The 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 — see below 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 Tuesday 13th Mar Meeting Cancelled— see above 10th March


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.

The Winner this week is SAA GODFREY !! No one got the answer of Charles Goodyear . A non British , however the Americans at the meeting failed to get the answer.

Bonus question: Where was this club? You have to keep reading for the answers as they are set further into the bulletin. These questions, and answers, are from the January Rotarian magazine. At our meeting this Tuesday we will have an interesting discussion about the Rugby 10's along with the presentation of two donations.

Attendance : 9th January 2007


Visiting Rotarians: Raims Kiviojc RC Naklila Finland, George Koinakov and Christo Georgiev - RC Sofia Bulgaria, Gosta Karlsson and Gnurra Wahlstrom - RC Skara Sweden Rob Houwen - RC Geraldton Western Australia

Visitors: Tony Bowman with Isara Isaraniran

We will be giving 60,000 Baht to the Asia Center Foundation and 40,000 Baht to the Life Home Project. These donations were made possible by the generosity of Trevor Harrington of Australia. Thanks Trevor! Please remember that PP Arnaud is organizing the second Polio vaccination this week and will let everyone know the details. Yours in Rotary, David

Birthday Celebrations No one this week

Visiting Rotarians & Visitors

Visitors from Sweden <————————>

Lessons In Rotary Geography

Were you aware that the Rotary Club of Reno, Nevada, USA, is farther west than the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, California, USA?

Would you guess that the meetings of the Rotary Club of Portland, Maine, USA, are farther south than those of the clubs in London, England?

Can you imagine that the Rotary Club of Pensacola, Florida, USA, is west of the Detroit, Michigan, USA, club?

Visitor from Bulgaria

It’s a fact that the Rotary Club of Cairo, Illinois, USA, is south of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

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There are 141 Rotary clubs with the word “Tokyo” in their club names.

The Rotary Club of Nome, Alaska, USA, lies west of the club in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and the Santiago, Chile, club is located east of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Rotary geographers will know that virtually every Rotary club meeting in Australia is east of the Hong Kong Rotary club. What do the Rotary clubs of Quito, Ecuador; Libreville, Gabon; Singapore; and Kampala, Uganda, have in common? You guessed right if you said they all meet approximately on the equator.

Isara Isaraniran with Tony (Baloney) Bowman The young man gave an excellent intro of himself. (Tony’s student of English)

Invocations at Club Meetings

In many Rotary clubs, it is customary to open weekly meetings with an appropriate invocation or blessing. Usually such invocations are offered without reference to specific religious denominations or faiths. Rotary policy recognizes that throughout the world Rotarians represent many religious beliefs, ideas, and creeds. The religious beliefs of each member are fully respected, and nothing in Rotary is intended to prevent each individual from being faithful to such convictions. At international assemblies and conventions, it is traditional for a silent invocation to be given. In respect for all religious beliefs and in the spirit of tolerance for a wide variety of personal faiths, all persons are invited to seek divine guidance and peace in their own way. It is an inspiring experience to join with thousands of Rotarians in an international “silent prayer” or act of personal devotion. Usually all Rotary International Board and committee meetings begin with a few moments of silent meditation. In this period of silence, Rotary demonstrates respect for the beliefs of all members, who represent the religions of the world. Since each Rotary club is autonomous, the practice of presenting a prayer or invocation at club meetings is left entirely to the traditions and customs of the individual club, with the understanding that these meeting rituals always be conducted in a manner that will respect the religious convictions and faiths of all members and are nondenominational in nature.

Rob Houwen - RC Geraldton Western Australia


Rotary Knowledge Answers: 1. a (1910) , 2. c (1911) , 3. b (2001), 4. b (1912) Bonus: Winnipeg, Man., Canada **************************************************************************************

Photo of the Week Richard is delighted that his parents have arrived for a visit. Bringing a few Christmas presents for their son including a new pair of PJs. Surprised to see the PJs on display at a recent business meeting. Nice—Richard

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