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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. - 31 Tuesday 27th 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 Denis

Tuesday 27th February, 2007 Ron Pascoe - Kids Sole’ Tuesday 6th March, 2007 Mrs. Judy Zone Youth Linc Organization March Tues 6 Sat 10 Tues SatSun Tues

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April Tues 3 Tues 10


Mrs. Judy Zone Youth Linc Organization Rotary Club of Laguna—Installation Night Meeting Cancelled see Sat 10th DISTRICT CONFERENCE - KANCHANABURI Dr. Sasivimon Chandhrasri, M.D. LASIK, Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Teeth Whitening Dinner Out - BAVARIAN OCTOBERFEST - PATONG Activity



Mr. Ben Davis - Golf Courses & Construction Mrs. Wendy Spence Burbridge School: Education for Students with Disabilities. Family Night - Bowling

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TBA Club Assembly - Davis Arell

Looking Ahead - 6 th March , 2007 Judy Zone will be our guest speaker on 6 March and will discuss her organization called YouthLINC. YouthLINC teaches children the importance of community service by giving them the opportunity to serve in needy locations around the world. They have conducted projects in Africa, South America and now in Thailand

Thought for the week "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." -- Helen Keller

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 - Brian and Josette Pond Sheppey - U.K., Tuoho Evkol Finland, Joel Martinsin - USA, Camilla Nilsson Varnamo Sweden. Anthony Marr Hong Kong Visitors - Guest of Woody - John Bernard, PerEr Norbach , Rune Gunnersson, Joe Stimbo, Dave Dressellhouse, Other Visitors - Sean Massey, Martn Glynnis, Jean Pierre Polfliet, Antonne Polfliet Brad Kenny advised that further details were being received re the returfing of the Karon stadium. It is necessary to have sponsors in order to increase the potential of staging International sporting events. Larry stated that 182 young people aged 4 - 17 were now in the scholarship program . A reserve of 9.8 million baht to provide the scholarships was in place. A few more nominees are available provided more funds are received. PP Sam District seminar for the Rotary Foundation will be held in August for English speaking clubs at the Holiday Inn. President David then introduced Graeme Rumble a former Rotarian (of over twenty years) from Western Australia. Graeme has attended several meetings of the RC of Patong Beach. Graeme was inducted into the club and has become the newest member of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach. Welcome Graeme. Larry introduced the guest speaker , our very own WOODY. A prolific writer of many helpful books on computer software, including many books for Dummies . Woody has a wealth of knowledge and his topic tonight was Getting Connected in Phuket. There were many visitors at the meeting, who came to hear WOODY. There are several options to connecting to the internet on Phuket. 1. CAT’s ADSL line 1,200-1,600 kbps down 2. CAT’s EV-DO Card 580 400-600 kbps down. B13,000, B599 month 3. CAT’s EV- DO/CDMA phone with USB connection B3,500 for phone and B 1,200 month 4. Proprietary ADSL services - e.g. Island Technology, Loxinfo. KSC, widely varying speeds and prices. 5. TOT or TT&T ADSL services 20-400 kbps down, B500 to 1000 month 6. All other WOODY gave an excellent presentation which could be understood by those amongst us who are not computer savvy. An excellent question time followed , resulting in a late finish to the evening. Many thanks to WOODY for his fun presentation. SAA Godfrey presented his Who am I quiz. The winner on the night was PP Arnaud , who was the only Patong member at his table.

President David’s Mailbox & Special Announcements Hello Everyone, Please remember that the Laguna Rotary club installation night is 10 March. We are the sponsor of the Laguna Club so it would be great if we can have a large presence at their installation night to show our support. The evening will be at the Dusit Laguna and will also include the inbound GSE presentation. Please confirm your attendance with Secretary Richard. Best regards, David

************************************************************ Our newest Rotarian - Graeme Rumble WELCOME GRAEME

Dates for your Diary 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 Dr. Sasivimon Chandhrasri, M.D. Tuesday 27th Mar Dinner Out - BAVARIAN OCTOBERFEST (Laguna Club will join us.) Tuesday 3rd April Ben Davis - Golf Courses & Construction Tuesday 10th April Mrs. Wendy Spence Burbridge School: Education for Students with Disabilities. Tuesday 17th April Family Night - Bowling Tuesday 24th April TBA


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 Leaders on Seven points are —


The winner this week was PP Arnaud. He was the only Patong Rotarian at his table. ************************************************************************

Something Light The Blonde Painter! A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" The blonde said, "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?" The man replied, "She should. She was standing on the porch." A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already?" he asked. "Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. "Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde added, "that's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."

Attendance at the weekly meeting 20th February 2007 56%

Visiting Rotarians - Brian and Josette Pond Sheppey - U.K., Tuoho Evkol Finland, Joel Martinsin - USA, Camilla Nilsson Varnamo Sweden. Anthony Marr - Hong Kong Visitors - Guest of Woody - John Bernard, PerEr Norbach , Rune Gunnersson, Joe Stimbo, Dave Dressellhouse, Other Visitors - Sean Massey, Martn Glynnis, Jean Pierre Polfliet, Antonne Polfliet

Birthday Celebrations No One - this week

Some sayings -

Contributed by Godfrey

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

The International Assembly

An International Assembly is held each year prior to 15 February to prepare district governors-elect from around the world for the office they will assume on 1 July. Accompanied by their spouses, some 530 incoming governors join a host of experi-enced Rotarian leaders for a week of training and motivational sessions. At the assembly, they meet the special Rotarian who will serve as RI president during their year as governors, and they learn the RI theme for the coming year around which they will build their district’s activities. The first International Assembly was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1919. Later assemblies were held in Lake Placid, New York, USA; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Boca Raton, Florida, USA; and Nashville, Tennessee, USA. In recent years the assem-bly has been held in Anaheim, California, USA. But regardless of the venue, the mes-sage on the sign above the plenary hall has remained unchanged for years: “Enter to learn. . . go forth to serve?’

Presidents-elect Training Seminar (PETS)

The Bylaws of Rotary International require that the governor-elect of each district, in cooperation with the current governor, schedule and conduct a training seminar for the incoming club presidents of the district, preferably in March. This two- or three-day Presidents-elect Training Seminar, commonly referred to by its acronym, PETS, is a motivational and leadership training session designed to prepare the future club presidents for the office they will assume on 1 July. Among the subjects covered are the presentation of the RI theme for the coming year as well as information about effective service projects and The Rotary Foundation. Time is also devoted to reviewing the role and responsibilities of a club president. Incoming club presidents also learn about goal-setting, selection and preparation of club officers, club administration, membership recruitment and orientation, and RI and district resources. In some areas of the world, two or more neighboring districts conduct Multidistrict PETS. Multidistrict PETS groups have found that their larger numbers help them attract popular Rotary speakers, provide incoming presidents with a perspective beyond the district, and generate more diverse strategies for effective club leadership. *********************************************************************************************************************


In this edition there is a definite ERROR I will ask on Tuesday - The FIRST person who can tell me the ERROR will receive a valuable prize - so be sure to READ the Bulletin

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway. There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead. Life is sexually transmitted. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

Thank you Godfrey **********************************************************************

Photo of the week -

On the Beach road

A trader of DVD’s advises he has “Many more in my Secret room “ Not a secret for long !

2007 issue 31