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?
CLUB HONOUR ROLL Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members
Paul Harris Fellows
2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising Friedrich “Sam” Fauma
Arnaud CMC Verstraete *
2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06
Friedrich “Sam” Fauma
Jeroen Deknatel Neil Cumming Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Arnaud CMC Verstraete
Arnaud CMC Verstraete Larry Amsden Godfrey Kent Bradley Kenny Michael Massey Stefan Schmitz Benefactors Major Donors Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete
Brad Kenny * Larry Amsden * David Arell (* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete
ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT ELECT PRESIDENT NOMINEE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Chartered 5th September 2001
DISTRICT 3330 Khun Wichai Maneewacharakiet
Volume No 1 1-- Issue No. - 42 Tuesday 22nd May , 2007
David Arell Larry Amsden O.B Wetzell Michael Massey Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete
Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Richard Valentine Khun Jirapa Eawaskul Godfrey Kent, Brad Kenny
DISTRICT ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE - CHAIRPERSON PP Friedrich MEMBERS— PP Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete, PP Neil Cumming
Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand
CHAIRPERSON— COMMITTEE SERVICES PROJECTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION MEMBERSHIP ROTARY FOUNDATION PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN EDITOR
Bradley Kenny Denis Carpenter Kenth Nilsson P.P. Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete Best Wanamakok Larry Amsden Denis Carpenter
Front page photo courtesy of Denis Patong Beach
Tuesday 22nd May, 2007 Club Discussion What do you want from your Club ? Wednesday 30th May, 2007 Dinner out with Laguna Club - Albatross Restaurant Canal Village Cherntalay May Tues 22 Sat 26
Club Discussion - What do you want from your club ? Rugby 10’s - Karon Stadium
Sun Tues Wed
Meeting Cancelled - see Wednesday 30th Dinner out with Laguna Club - Albatross Rest. Canal Village Cherntalay
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June Tues 5 Tues 12 Tues 19 Tues 26 July Tues 3 Tues 10 Sun15 day
Captain Scott Carter - Super Yachts P.E. O.B. Wetzell & V.P. Alan Matthews:
Club Assembly for R.I. Year 2007-2008.
Howard Digby Jones Family Night - Movie Activity
TBA TBA Joint Installation Night of Rotary Clubs of Laguna & Patong Beach
Looking Ahead - Wednesday 30th May , 2007 A joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Laguna will be a fun night. At the Albatross Restaurant Canal Village Cherntalay This is an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of the recently chartered club sponsored by the Rotary Club of Patong Beach. As we are the mother club - come and meet the new family. Please advise Richard of your attendance or apology as soon as possible to assist with catering for the night.
Last Week at Rotary SAA Godfrey called members to order and asked President David to open
President David welcomed all to the meeting and to all the visiting Rotarians from Kwinana District 9460 in Western Australia :- Julie & Harry Tebbutt, Wendy & Bob Cooper, Marge & Greg Williams, Diane & Max Bird. Also Rosalie Marine and Pat Shea from the Rotary Club of Glenorchy Tasmania and Miles Savage Rotary club of Whitfords Western Australia ( former club of Graeme Rumble). Visitors Sean Massey ( Michael Massey’s son) and Chuck Brewster friend of Michael Massey. Harry Tebbut was elected spokesperson from Kwinana. A club with 28 members charted in 1972 - regular weekend BBQ’s to raise funds - $A12,000 for tsunami for family of five who lost parents in tsunami in Kura Burri area. Pat Shea from Glenorchy club Tasmania - club chartered in 1963- raise $A40,000 yearly with special trade show. Assist with shelter boxes (see RCoPB previous bulletin article on the shelter boxes)
Bradley Kenny Visited the Kura Burri region with the members of the Rotary Club of Kwinana . The Beach Party for in conjunction with the Rugby 10’s has been cancelled, however other plans in progress for the Rugby 10’s to be held on 25th & 26th May. Larry advised we now have 214 children in the scholarship program and that the LAST boat had been delivered - we are now out of the boat building program ! Kenth - passed around samples of the new shirt for the club - members can suggest the colours . (Looks to be a great shirt) O.B. - District assembly will be on this weekend 19th - 20th May - vehicle ready with good food, wine, etc. It is understood that Michael Massey also has a vehicle heading for the conference filled with entertainment and other goodies ! A weekend of good food - fellowship & camaraderie . SAA Godfrey Spoke about his contact with 4Kali organisation when he received a wad of money from collections made in the U.K. following the tsunami Most people providing funds to assist need assurance that their contributions will go virtually intact to where it is needed. Godfrey and Maxine has been associated with 4Kali organisation since their arrival in Phuket. Sarah Bromfield - 4Kali Established on 14th January, 2005 in loving memory of Kali Breisch the fifteen year old daughter of Stu Breisch and Dr. Sally Nelson who lost her life in the tsunami at Khao Lak on 26th December, 2004. The foundation has many projects to assist those affected by the tsunami and people living in Khao Lak and Phang Nga province. Their work stretches to Isaan region where parents of children working in the Phang Nga area lost their lives in the tsunami leaving many orphaned children back in Isaan. More details of the incredible work carried out by this foundation may be found at www.4kali.org. Thank you Sarah for your informative presentation Regret photos from last week will be included in next week’s edition due to Jereon being “at sea” .
President David’s Mailbox & Special Announcements Dear Fellow Rotarians, We had a chance to meet two different groups of people at our meeting this past Tuesday that are both great examples of Service Above Self. Our guest speakers from 4Kali are dedicating themselves 100% to improving the lives of those less fortunate. And our 12 visitors from the Kwinana Rotary Club in Western Australia who have donated their time on Saturdays for a year to raise funds. They came to Phuket to donate those funds to support the Totee children who were orphaned by the tsunami. Thanks to both groups for taking the time to join us! Five of us are heading off for the Rotary District Assembly this weekend and I'm sure we will have some great times and some good stories to tell next week. Yours in Rotary, David
Dates for your Diary Sunday 19th May Twin Lotus Hotel in Nakorn Sri Thammarat Tuesday 22nd May Club Discussion - What do you want from your Club ? Saturday 25th May RUGBY 10’s - KARON STADIUM Sunday 26th May RUGBY 10’s - KARON STADIUM Wednesday 30th May Dinner Out with Laguna Club Albatross Restaurant Canal Village Cherntalay Tuesday 5th June Captain Scott Carter - Super Yachts Tuesday 12th June Club Assembly - P.E. OB Wetzell & VP Alan Mathews Tuesday 19th June Howard Digby Jones Tuesday 26th June Family Night - Movie Tuesday 3rd July Tuesday 10th July Sunday
15th July Joint Installation Night of Rotary Clubs of Laguna & Patong Beach
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. !
The Leader on TEN points is *******************************************************************
A special message from the Bulletin Editor
I will be leaving to visit Australia for about three weeks in June (from about 6th to maybe July 2nd) to see my daughter and family and my brother . I will finalize the dates next week. If anyone can prepare the Bulletin during this time this would be great. I am not sure whether I can get access to Publisher and or the internet also the timing for forwarding the weekly Bulletin. I will provide the template using Publisher and any “training” required. I have not been overwhelmed with contributions of copy or photos for the weekly Bulletin. I know this is a problem experienced by many Bulletin editors in many clubs. This is YOUR Bulletin and I can assure you I welcome your contribution. Apart from about four members who have contributed some items and photos I am always looking for something to insert. The editor reserves the right to exclude items for publication. Regards Denis
Nine points - David , Larry Eight points - 0 Seven Points - Sam Six points -
Member attendance at the weekly meeting 1st May 2007 56% Visiting Rotarians from Australia 10 + Visitors 2 and 2 guest speakers
Birthday Celebrations May 23rd Bradley Kenny no Larry Amsden no Godfrey Kent CONGRATULATIONS GODFREY
The Rotarian Dear fellow Rotarians,
When I speak before a Rotarian audience, I often find myself quoting the words of others. And although the quotations I use rarely come from Rotary sources, they speak to the universal lessons of Rotary and to our tasks as Rotarians. Khalil Gibran wasn’t thinking of Rotary when he wrote: “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Yet these are perfect words to apply to the pleasure we experience in giving to our Rotary Foundation and doing our humanitarian work as Rotarians. I frequently come across a quotation from Eleanor Roosevelt, who said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” That surely is so, for the world needs people of vision, people who are capable of dreaming dreams. We see in Rotary day after day how these dreams influence the things we do, for it is not enough just to dream: You must put your dreams into action. Last year in Copenhagen, Denmark, I began a speech by quoting from the sundial that stands outside Union Station by Alameda Street in Los Angeles, a historic part of that city. The inscription on the sundial reads, Vision to see, faith to believe, courage to do. That line struck me as a perfect representation of what is required of us to be successful in Rotary. We must see the needs around us, believe we can make a difference, and step forward to act. Over and over throughout this year, Lorna and I have seen Rotarians who have done all of this. They have had the vision to see – to look at their community and to look even more broadly at the global village. But that vision alone is not enough. It is essential that we as Rotarians have the faith to believe we can make a difference. We see so many statistics that horrify us: how many are hungry, how many are illiterate, how many are denied access to clean water and sanitation. It would be so easy to say these problems are too great for us to attempt to solve. But as Rotarians, we do not walk away from these tremendous challenges. Not only do we have that faith to believe we can make a difference, we have the courage to do. That courage is the difference between dreaming great dreams and putting them into action. In all our travels this year, Lorna and I have seen projects that, one by one, are changing the world. They are succeeding because Rotarians everywhere are acting on their courage to do. I have always been proud to be a Rotarian, but as I see more and more of what Rotary can accomplish, I am ever more honored to be a member of the first and the greatest service club in the world. W.B. (Bill) Boyd President, Rotary International
Long Long--term impact of Rotary work changes lives As we near the end of this Rotary year, it is time to look back and look forward. What have we achieved? What have we done well, and what might we have done differently? What can we consider accomplished, and where will we remain involved in the year ahead? One of the hallmarks of good Rotary work is that it’s never taken on for the short term. Before we begin any project, we think about the impact it will have in one year, in 10, in 20. We plan for long-term change and long-term benefit. We look for projects that will be sustainable and projects that meet real needs. We look for ways to provide real help — the kind of help that will truly change people’s lives. Rotary terms of office are only one year long — a limitation and a great benefit. Allowing each officer to serve only a year at a time allows more Rotarians the chance to lead and the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the workings of their clubs and districts. It also creates a larger base of experience: Past officers can, and should, serve as a resource in their clubs. In July, we will step aside for another year’s class of Rotary officers. But we will not step aside from our Rotary work. Instead, we will continue to Lead the Way in our clubs and our communities, committed to the Object of Rotary and The FourWay Test, wherever our Rotary work takes us. W.B. (Bill) Boyd President, Rotary International
Something Light You’ve got to love these little old ladies!!!!!!!
Still More Rotary Firsts •
Rotary first presented Significant Achievement Awards in 1969 to clubs with outstanding international or community service projects. • Rotary’s first Interact club was organized in Melbourne, Florida, USA, in 1962 to become the pioneer for about 8,600 Interact clubs in 110 countries. • Rotary’s first convention held in the Southern Hemisphere was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1948. • Rotary’s first community service project took place in 1907 when Chicago Rotarians led a campaign to install a public “comfort station” in the city hall. • The first year The Rotary Foundation received total contributions of a million dollars in a single year was 1964-65. Today, more than US$70 million is given annually. Contributions since 1917 total more than $1.3 billion. Rotary’s first appeal for aid to disaster victims was in 1913 when $25,000 was given for flood relief in Ohio and Indiana, USA.
RI’s General Secretary
Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom! When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. "Miss Beatrice", he said, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?" pointing to the bowl. "Oh, yes," she replied, "Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground.
The day-to-day operations of Rotary International’s Secretariat are under the supervision of the general secretary, the top professional officer of Rotary. Although the general secretary is responsible to the RI Board of Directors and president, he provides the ongoing management for about 600 staff members who comprise the Secretariat of Rotary International.
The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease.
The general secretary serves as secretary to the RI Board and is also the chief executive and financial officer of The Rotary Foundation, under the supervision of the Trustees of the Foundation. He is the secretary of all Rotary committees as well as the Council on Legislation, regional conferences, and the annual RI Convention.
Photo of the week
The general secretary is appointed by the RI Board for a term of not more than three years, which may be renewed by the Board. Since 1910, 10 men have served in that position. Chesley Perry, the original general secretary, served from 1910 to 1942. Others who followed were Phil Lovejoy (1942-52), George Means (1953-72), Harry Stewart (1972-78), Herb Pigman (1979-86 and 199395), Philip Lindsey (1986-90), Spencer Robinson Jr. (1990-93), Geoffrey Large (1995-97), and S. Aaron Hyatt (1997-2000). Ed Futa was appointed in 2000. Throughout the history of Rotary, the personal influence and administrative skills of our general secretaries have significantly shaped the course of Rotary programs and activities.
*Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter." **********************************************************************
Do you have a great photo you can submit for the Photo of the week ? It may be a great scene or an unusual topic
One of the MANY Wats visited during trip to Bangkok
Photo - courtesy Denis