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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 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

Past Presidents

Paul Harris Fellows

2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Jeroen Deknatel Neil Cumming Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Arnaud CMC Verstraete David Arell

Arnaud CMC Verstraete Larry Amsden Godfrey Kent Bradley Kenny Michael Massey

Benefactors Major Donors Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Denis Carpenter

Brad Kenny * Larry Amsden * David Arell (* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete

DISTRICT 3330 Khun


The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Chartered 5th September 2001 Club Bulletin


O.B. Wetzell Richard Valentine Michael Massey Richard Valentine David Arell Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete Able Wanamakok Khun Jirapa Eawaskul Michael Massey, Best Wanamakok


Volume No 2 2-- Issue No. - 1 Sunday 15th July , 2007 Installation “Sam” Fauma

Holiday Inn Resort - Patong


Bradley Kenny Denis Carpenter Richard Valentine P.P. Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete Larry Amsden Denis Carpenter

Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand

Sunday 15th July, 2007 Installation - Joint meeting with Rotary Club of Laguna at Holiday Inn (jacket & tie - evening gown)

Tuesday 24th July, 2007 Senator CP Paiboon Upatising New Constitution - New Laws July Tues 17

Meeting Cancelled - see Sunday 15th July

Tues Sat Tues

Senator CP Paiboon Upatising - New Constitution, New Laws Kids Day Khun Thitinan Pongsudhirak - Columnist for the NATION

24 28 31

August Tues 7 Tues 14 Tues 21 Thur 23 Tues 28



PP Sam Fauma TBA Meeting Cancelled - see Thursday 23rd August District Governor Visit Secretary - Able Wanamokok

Looking Ahead - Tuesday 24th July, 2007 The Charter President of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Senator Paiboon Upatising will tell us about the new constitution and other laws that have a changing effect on the lives of all who live in Thailand.

Last Week at Rotary The meeting opened with a warm welcome from President O.B. We then sang the national anthem twice as PP Sam was video recording the anthem for a video presentation he will show at the installation night. Hope we were all in tune! SAA Michael and Best introduced visiting Rotarians Mohammad and Ethan and our guests Scott, Ian, Joel and Shaun. P O.B. then explained about the installation night. Installation night event organizer PE Michael also provided more details of the evening: Date: This Sunday, 15 July Location: The Holiday Inn Resort Registration opens at 17:30 Admission: 700 baht per person Spectacular buffet provided by The Holiday Inn Resort 1 bottle of Wine per table sponsored by P O.B. 10,000 baht of Beer sponsored by PP Sam Dress code: Jacket and tie or evening gown P. O.B. Then explained at Alan resigned his VP position as he is now working on a water park project in Laos. Richard has accepted the nomination and vote of the board as the new Vice President. Congratulations VP Richard! P O.B. Then introduced the guest speaker of the evening, Ed Vaughan. Ed is from California and after a successful career in the film industry went on a 6-year circumnavigation of the globe in his sail boat. What made this trip unique is that Ed took a large format Hasselblad film camera with a custom underwater housing along to record everything. Ed started by explaining that his time living in hectic, impersonal Hong Kong prepared him for Phuket. When he arrived here he found the people friendly and welcoming. It was the friendly and welcoming feeling that made him decide Phuket would make a great home. Continued next page

President O.B’s Mailbox & Special Announcements

Dates for your Diary Saturday

A big night is planned for the installation night Sunday 15th President O.B. with a great team assisting him to make this a fabulous night.

28th July

Make sure you put this date in your diary and join in to have a morning of fun with the children. I guarantee you will enjoy this fun time as much as the children.

Full report next week Bulletin Editor - Denis ******************************************************************* Last week at Rotary continued He then launched his 7-minute slide show which was awe-inspiring. He had orchestrated the slides with music and spliced in some interesting quotes along the way. The pictures were simply stunning shots of sea-life and seascapes from around the planet. The 7 minutes flew by and you could tell the crowd was engrossed as not a sound was heard from the room. The questions afterwards were lively and one of the most notable was regarding what he took away from the trip. Ed described he found an increased desire for home and security after the 6 years of travel. PP David delivered the thanks and P O.B. Presented Ed with a banner in appreciation for his presentation. P. O.B. Reminded everyone that there would not be a meeting next Tuesday the 17th as it was moved to our installation night on the 15th. P. O.B. Closed the meeting with a toast to the appreciation of life and fellowship.

A very rewarding time with the children Don’t miss it !

PP David Arell

Birthday Celebrations No one this week CONGRATULATIONS

Photo Gallery Year - 2006 - 2007 Great Achievements + Fun

Photo Gallery Year - 2006 - 2007 Great Achievements + Fun

Special Report - Avoca Surf Life Saving Club - Australia

Paul Harris Fellows

Undoubtedly, the most important step to promote voluntary giving to The Rotary Foundation occurred in 1957, when the idea of Paul Harris Fellow Recognition was first proposed. Although the concept of making US$1,000 gifts to the Foundation was slow in developing, by the early 1970s it began to gain popularity. The distinctive Paul Harris Fellow medallion, lapel pin, and attractive certificate have become highly respected symbols of a substantial financial commitment to The Rotary Foundation by Rotarians and friends around the world. By 2002, some 813,000 Paul Harris Fellows had been added to the rolls of The Rotary Foundation. The companion to the Paul Harris Fellow is the Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, which is the recognition presented to an individual who has given, or in whose honor a gift is made, a contribution of $100, with the stated intention of making additional contributions until $1,000 is reached. At that time, the Sustaining Member becomes a Paul Harris Fellow. A special recognition pin is given to Paul Harris Fellows who make additional gifts of $1,000 to the Foundation. The distinctive gold pin includes a blue stone to represent each $1,000 contribution — from $2,000 to $6,000. Red stone pins signify gifts of $7,000 to $9,000. Paul Harris Fellow Recognition provides a very important incen-tive for the continuing support needed to underwrite the many programs of The Rotary Foundation that build goodwill and understanding in the world.

Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award Two very special awards of recognition occasionally are presented by the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation to Rotarians who render outstanding service to the Foundation. The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service recognizes significant and dedicated service by a Rotarian to promote Foundation programs and thus advance the Foundation’s goal of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.

The second award, called The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, is presented to a Rotarian whose outstanding record of service to The Rotary Foundation is on a much broader basis and spreads beyond the district level and continues over an extended period of time. The Distinguished Service Award acknowledges the efforts of a Rotarian who has already received the Citation of Meritorious Service, for continuing to promote international understanding. Both of these select awards are presented for exemplary personal service and devotion to the Foundation rather than for financial contributions. No more than 50 Distinguished Service Awards are granted by the Trustees in any one year, and there is only one recipient of a Citation for Meritorious Service in any district each year. A recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service is not eligible for nomina-tion for a Distinguished Service Award until four full years have elapsed.

A group of twelve people from the above club arrived in Phuket on 6th July with a program to train Thai people in water safety and life saving procedures. I attended a briefing meeting at Avoca Life Saving Club when I was in Sydney. You may remember Alistair (Slim) Peebles visited the RC of PB club in approx September , 2006 and advised of the plan to assist the local Thai people in water safety procedures. The Rotary Club of Laguna has greatly assisted this program with special training particularly on 11th and 12th July at the Dusit Laguna Resort. President Jan and his team of helpers have been extremely helpful in putting the program into operation for the Australian lifesaving team. A report from Slim has been extremely encouraging and the help and enthusiasm from the local Thai people has been outstanding. This has enabled plans for a continuation of the program to be developed in the new year. On Friday 13th, schoolchildren were involved in the program, initially cautious of entering the water, but then thoroughly enjoying the experience and having a fun time. Report next week - plus I hope some photos Denis **********************************************************************

Photos of the week 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

Sydney Harbour and Opera House July 2007 during my recent visit to see family and friends.

Grandsons get the dryer treatment !

Photos courtesy Denis

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