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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. - 29 Tuesday 13th February , 2007 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

Front page photo courtesy of BRAD KENNY Thank you Brad

Tuesday 13th February, 2007 Sharon Biddell - SHE (Self-Help-Enpower) Tuesday 20th February, 2007 Our own WOODY -Getting Connected in Phuket February Tues 13 Tues 20 Tues


March Tues 6 Sat 10 Tues SatSun Tues

13 17 18 20





Sharon Biddell SHE— Self—Help -Empower Rotarian WOODY— Getting Connected in Phuket Ron Pascoe - from Kids Sole Organiser


Mrs. Judy Zone Youth Linc Organization Rotary Club of Laguna—In stallation Night Meeting Cancelled see Sat 10th DISTRICT CONFERENCE - KANCHANABURI Dr. Sasivimon Chandhrasri, M.D. Laser Eye Correction. Dinner Out

Looking Ahead - 20 th February , 2007

Last Week at Rotary 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 - Dennis Young Grande Prarie - Canada, Graeme Rumble Whitfords - Australia, Knud Andersen - Ronne, Dorte Andersen Ronne Visitors H. Richmond, N Butlol, M Glynnu, L Glynne, Jan Larsson, Stefan Kinell ( sorry not sure where the visitors were from - they did not fill in details and my memory too short. Ed) Brad Kenny Gave an update on the Rugby 7’s - particularly for visitors, that further quotes and details were being obtained for the returfing of the Karon stadium required for the event to proceed at that location. President David advised of the KIDS day being held at the Special school in Kathu on next Saturday 10th. This is the second fun day for kids being held, this time at a different school. This is a fun day for the KIDS as well as all who attend and help on the day. President David then presented PP Arnaud Verstraete with two special awards for his continued support of the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Patong Beach was previously received an award as the no 1 club in the district for per capita contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Well done Arnaud

Our very own fellow and expert on software - (particularly Microsoft)

Woody is going to advise us the best ways and the difficulties of getting

connected in Phuket. For several years whilst in Australia and now in Phuket, I received newsletters from Woody. It has helped me to master some of the problems one faces with software. I was delighted to hear he was a member of RCoPB. Woody has been busy writing two books for Dummies, so it is great to see him back. Ensure you come along to hear a fun presentation!

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Now I have it - please ensure you read

Attention ! later in this edition

Particularly what the District Conference is all about. There is no doubt attending a conference will be an exhilarating experience !

President David introduced PP Sam Fauma a mentor and good friend who is an excellent example of Service Above Self as the special guest speaker for the evening. PP Sam Fauma spoke about the Alien Business Act. Many seminars have been held in the last two weeks. A new constitution is being drafted, and changes to the Alien Act has created much interest. It mainly deals with Company with nominees and or land ownership. Law introduced in 1999 - not much interest - now amended much interest. It also deals with preferred shareholders and voting rights. Alan Mathews gave the vote of thanks for an excellent presentation, which was listened to intently by all in the room. SAA Godfrey advised it was Best’s birthday on the 8th - and in accord with tradition Happy Birthday as duly sung. Who am I - was won by GODFREY ( although one table came close with Benny Connolly by the Americans but was soundly dismissed by the sergeant) A good night was had by all.

President David’s Mailbox & Special Announcements Dear Fellow Rotarians, The Rotary District Conference will be held in Kanchanaburi at the Felix River Kwai Hotel and Resort on March 17 - 18. The District conference this year will be a special event for two reasons: First, our own PR Chairman Khun Best will be a speaker at the conference! Second, this will also be the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the organization of our District. The District Conference and anniversary celebration is a Rotary Family event so you are welcome to also register family members. Please confirm back to Secretary Richard ASAP if you will be able to attend this great weekend. We must make travel and hotel reservations now to get everything set. Our club will reserve some funds to be divided evenly between attendees for use toward registration, transport and hotel. General Schedule of the event: Saturday 17 March 8:30 - 9:30 Opening Ceremony & 1st Plenary Session (Formal attire) 9:30 - 10:00 RI Presidents Representative, Bob Aitken's First speech 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 - 10:45 Report on Project Tsunami Rotary Cares 10:45 - 11:15 Membership Development 11:15 - 11:45 Service Projects 11:45 - 12:00 Incoming Governor Yuttakij - Vision of next Rotary Year 12:00 - 13:15 Lunch 13:15 - 13:45 The Rotary Foundation 13:45 - 14:00 D3330 GSE Outbound Presentation 14:00 - 14:30 D6380 GSE Inbound Presentation 14:30 - 14:40 2005-06 District Financial Report by PDG Phakorn 14:40 - 15:00 Rotary International Convention 2012 Bangkok 15:00 - 15:25 RI President's Rep. Bob Aitken's second speech 15:25 - 15:45 Coffee Break 15:45 - 16:45 Rotary information final contest 16:45 2nd Plenary Adjourned 18:00 - 21:30 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Local or Cultural Dress) Sunday 18 March 9:00 - 9:15 Electors Report 9:15 - 9:25 2009-10 Governor Elect Introduction 9:25 - 9:50 Club Administration 9:50 - 10:15 Public Relations 10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break 10:45 - 11:15 Rotary Youth Exchange students Presentations 11:15 - 11:30 2007/2008 District Assembly information 11:30 - 11:50 RI President's Rep Bob Aitken's final Speech 11:50 - 12:30 Closing

Hope you will attend! Best regards,


Dates for your Diary Tuesday 13th Feb Sharon Biddell SHE — Self—Help— Empower Tuesday 20th Feb Rotarian WOODY—I.T. Getting Connected in Phuket Tuesday 27th Feb Ron Pascoe - Kids Sole Tuesday 6th Mar Mrs. Judy Zone - Youth Linc Organization Saturday 10th Mar Rotary Club of LAGUNA Installation Night Tuesday 13th Mar Meeting Cancelled— see above 10th March Sat-Sun 17-18 Mar District Conference Tuesday 20th Mar TBA Tuesday 27th Mar Dinner Out Tuesday 3rd April TBA Tuesday 10th April Mrs. Wendy Spence Burbridge School: Education for Students with Disabilties. Tuesday 17th April Family Night - Bowling


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 Winners this week - is SAA Godfrey Yes Who am I was a Brit ! The Leaders on Seven points are —


Attendance at the weekly meeting 6th February 2007 60%

Visiting Rotarians - Dennis Young Grande Prarie - Canada, Graeme Rumble Whitfords - Australia, Knud Andersen - Ronne, Dorte Andersen Ronne Visitors H. Richmond, N Butlol, M Glynnu, L Glynne, Jan Larsson, Stefan Kinell ( sorry not sure where the visitors were from - they did not fill in details.)

Birthday Celebrations No One - this week

A COLOURFUL DAY AT THE SPECIAL SCHOOL IN KATHU - Better than my photos - I slipped up Sorry!

The District Assembly In view of the annual turnover of Rotary leadership each year, special effort is required to provide the more than 31,000 club leaders with appropriate instruction for the tasks they will assume. The annual district assembly is the primary training event for incoming club officers. The district assembly offers motivation, inspiration, Rotary information, and new ideas for club officers, directors, and key committee chairs of each club. Some of the most experienced district leaders conduct informative discussions on all phases of Rotary administration and service projects. The assembly gives partici-pants valuable new ideas to make their club more effective and interesting. Usually 8 to 10 delegates from each club are invited to attend the training session.

President David & Godfrey presented some useful supplies and cash of 5000baht

Another important feature of a district assembly is a review by the incoming district governor of the theme and emphasis of the new RI president for the coming year. District goals and objectives are also described, and plans are developed for their implementation. The success of each Rotary club is frequently determined by the club’s representation and participation in the annual district assembly.

Some of the happy children and participants

The District Conference

Most Rotarians have never attended a Rotary district conference, which means they have not experienced one of the most enjoyable and rewarding privileges of Rotary membership. A district conference is for all club members in the district and their spouses, not just for club officers and committee members. The purpose of a district conference is for fellowship, inspirational speakers, and discussion of matters that make one’s Rotary membership more meaningful. Every person who attends a district confer-ence finds that being a Rotarian becomes even more rewarding because of the new experiences, insights, and acquaintances developed at the conference. Those who attend a conference enjoy going back, year after year. Every Rotary district has a conference annually. These meetings are considered so important that the Rotary International president selects a knowledgeable Rotarian as his personal representative to attend and address each conference. The program always includes several outstanding entertainment features, interesting discussions, and inspirational programs. One of the added benefits of attending a district conference is the opportunity to become better acquainted with members of one’s own club in an informal setting. Lasting friendships grow from the fellowship hours at the district conference.

More great colour photos in the next edition **********************************************************************

Photo of the week Although lacking colour I can assure you that there was PLENTY of COLOUR in Maxine’s face after her exercise. Godfrey on the other hand was more sedate and had fun with the kids!

Well Done Godfrey !

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