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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 of Patong Beach

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 Yuttakij Manajit

DISTRICT GOVERNOR

ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT ELECT PRESIDENT NOMINEE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

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

DISTRICT ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE - CHAIRPERSON PP Friedrich MEMBERS— PP Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete, PP Neil Cumming

CHAIRPERSON— COMMITTEE SERVICES PROJECTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION MEMBERSHIP ROTARY FOUNDATION PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN EDITOR

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

Chartered 5th September 2001 Volume No 2 2-- Issue No. - 10 18th September , 2007 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand

“Sam” Fauma

Front page photo courtesy of Denis Sunday Family Day at Patong Beach


Tuesday 18th,September 2007

At our last meeting – Tuesday 11th September

PP Jereon Deknatel -Phuket in the 70’s- 80’s- 90’s Tuesday 25th, September 2007 Khun SOM OH-Rotary Exchange Student to TEXAS Bulletin Article - Arnaud Verstraete September Tues 18 Tues 25 October Tues 2 Tues 9 Tues 16 Tues 23 Tues 30

Activity

PP Jereon Deknatel - Phuket in the 70s-80s-90s Khun SOM OH - Rotary Exchange Student to TEXAS U.S.A. (PP Sam) BOARD MEETING Activity

Dinner Out - THE WATERMARK Club Assembly President O.B. Woody PP Neil Cumming Brad Kenny

BOARD MEETING BOARD MEETING

BULLETIN ARTICLE ROSTER (prefer Word format) send to - deniscarpenter@ozemail.com.au Sept - Tues Oct Tues

25 2 9 16

ARNAUD VERSTRAETE BEST WANAMAKOK MICHAEL MASSEY BARRY PAYNE

Looking Ahead 25th September, 2007 There are few things better than seeing young people improve themselves. This is most evident with the R.I. Exchange program, where a young person travels to another country to live there for one year. The difference from their first presentation to the hosting Rotary Club and their last before leaving to return home is nothing short of unbelievable. It is even more incredible if the country the student goes to has a different language and customs Make sure you hear Khun SOM OH R.I. Exchange student to Texas USA

Quote for the week

(courtesy - Michael Massey)

A man with outward courage dares to die.

SAA Best welcomed all to the meeting and asked President O.B. to open the meeting. Visiting Rotarians - Dino Galgono RC Mordend Australia. A small club even down to six members at one stage during their fundraising raised $A65,000 (Baht 1.8m) from the Melbourne Commonwealth games. (Another great example of Rotary in Action) Ed

Brad Rinaldi RC Mandurah - South Perth Australia a club of twenty members. They have a program called SAIL INTO LIFE where each Sunday morning handicapped people experience being on a boat with the fun of the water sport. Visitors Larry introduced his friend Larry Pashak who has lived in Thailand for ten years. Although not a Rotarian, Larry has supported schools in Udon Thani via a Rotary Club in Victoria B.C Canada. Michael Massey also introduced son Sean as his visitor. Brad carried out the final of the WHO AM I - from last Rotary year Hotly contested by Larry & Richard. After a few false starts the winner was LARRY - Congratulations Larry ( see photo next page) Arnaud presented the SAA with Baht 2K as a donation from Stephen Byrd. PP Sam reminded all of the Intercity meeting in Krabi this Saturday. P O.B. Advised he would be taking a van at 9.00pm Friday. Another earlier group of approx eight would leave at approx 3.00pm Also P. O.B. confirmed the dinner out on October 2nd will be at the WATERMARK restaurant. P O.B. than introduced Heath Norris. O.B. explained the four way test - no better axiom . Heath was inducted into the club . Heath spoke of his delight to be a member of this club and the friendship shown to him. Our newest Rotarian - Heath Norris

A man with inward courage dares to live. - Lao Tzu

Welcome Heath


At our last meeting – Tuesday 11th September Richard Introduced guest speaker Mike Downard . Mike told us about the Dragon Boat Racing which he has brought to Phuket. Currently he has four boats here with a further two more coming. This is an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Patong Beach to become involved to raise funds for charity.

Mike with Dragon Head

Mike showed us a video of the excitement of Dragon Boat Racing. Basically there is little training involved. If you can count 1 - 2, 1- 2 then you can join in. Enthusiastic peo ple of all shapes and sizes can have great fun with this sport. The boats usually carry twenty participants i.e. 6 boats = 120 oars! The boats are based at Royal Phuket Marina. On December 9, a fun filled day of competition from with over 1,000 people participating from all over Asia will attend for a place to compete in the World Championships to be held in Penang. This is a great way for the community to have fun and to be active. Sponsorship of teams will be a major factor in getting the day in action. Thanks Mike for a great presentation

************************************************************* Photo of the week Well not quite - see next page ! The final of the Who Am I Contest resulted in a win for LARRY. It was touch and go for a few testing moments when Larry got out of his chair to start a walk to the podium, when SAA Michael advised the next clue, which resulted in Larry resuming his seat . Well done Larry & Richard Thanks also to Godfrey

Dates for your Diary SEPTEMBER Tues 18th Jereon Deknatel - Phuket in the 70s 80s 90s Tues 25th SOM OH Exchange student to TEXAS U.S.A. OCTOBER Tues 2nd Dinner Out Tues 9th Club Assembly President O.B. Tues 16th WOODY Tues 23rd PP Neil Cumming Tues 30th Brad Kenny

Who am I ? The 2006-7 belated Final resulted in a win for Larry Last Tuesday night winners Able, Heath, Best, Denis

Our Rotary Family I visited Kenth last Monday night at the hospital, only to be advised by nursing staff he had gone home. On a visit to Jungceylon on Wednesday I saw Kenth & Eak in the food hall Now using his wheelchair (Per Rotary) Kenth is getting out and about. He will check at the hospital Thursday ED Denis

PHOTO of the week !

At the close of the meeting Dr. Khun Best checks (with stethoscope) wife Able as to the status of the 70% boy! More photos to follow for the next 30%

Birthdays

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CONGRATULATIONS

GOOD ONE Best


Member Article - David Arell

The funny signs you see when you are travelling

Quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin

Cocktail lounge, Norway:

He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.

At a Budapest zoo:

LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.

Doctors office, Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.

Hotel, Acapulco:

If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.

COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN YOUR ROOM, PLEASE CONTROL YOURSELF.

Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.

Car rental brochure, Tokyo:

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.

THE MANAGER HAS PERSONALLY PASSED ALL THE WATER SERVED HERE.

Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner, Japan:

WHEN PASSENGER OF FOOT HEAVE IN SIGHT, TOOTLE THE HORN. TRUMPET HIM MELODIOUSLY AT FIRST, BUT IF HE STILL OBSTACLES YOUR PASSAGE THEN TOOTLE HIM WITH VIGOUR.

In a Nairobi restaurant:

Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Hotel, Yugoslavia: THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.

Hotel, Japan: My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. The creative adult is the child who has survived. The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. There are no right answers to wrong questions.

- Thank you David

YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR INSTANCE, MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE TOGETHER IN ONE TENT UNLESS THEY ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS PURPOSE. An advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: TEETH EXTRACTED BY THE LATEST METHODISTS.

Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand: WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?


ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH Sep-07 Sat Tues Tues

Club Program 2007-2008

Activity - Youth Service Month 15 Intercity Meeting KRABI 18 Phuket - 20 years ago 25 Khun SOM OH - RI Exchange student Texas USA

Oct-07 Tues Tues Tues Tues Sun Tues Nov-07 Tues Tues Tues Sun Tues Dec-07 Tues Tues Tues Tues Jan-08 Tues Tues Tues Tues Tues Feb-08 Tues Tues Tues Tues Mar-08 Tues Tues Tues Tues CHANGES

Update 8/9/07 Organiser / Contact PP Sam/ P. O.B. Jereon

NOTES

PP Sam

Board Meeting

Activity - Youth Service Month 2 Dinner Out - THE WATERMARK 9 CLUB ASSEMBLY 16 Normal Meeting 23 Normal Meeting 28 FAMILY FUN DAY 30 Normal Meeting Activity - Vocational Service Month 6 Dinner Out 13 Normal Meeting 20 Normal Meeting 25 Afternoon on a Yacht - per Arnaud 27 Meeting Cancelled - see Sunday 25th

Organiser / Contact Michael P. O.B. Woody Neil Cumming P. O.B. Brad Organiser / Contact Alan Best Larry Arnaud

Activity - Rotary Foundation Month 4 Dinner Out 11 CLUB ASSEMBLY 18 Normal Meeting 25 No Meeting - HAPPY CHRISTMAS Activity - Rotary Awareness Month 1 No Meeting - HAPPY NEW YEAR 8 Normal Meeting 15 Normal Meeting 22 Normal Meeting 29 Normal Meeting Activity - International Service Month 5 Dinner Out 12 CLUB ASSEMBLY 19 Normal Meeting 26 Normal Meeting Activity - Literacy Service Month 4 Dinner Out 11 Normal Meeting 18 Normal Meeting 25 Normal Meeting

Organiser / Contact Alan P. O.B. Richard

Board Meeting Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Organiser / Contact Kenth Barry Boon Michael Organiser / Contact Alan P. O.B. Denis Tom McNamara Organiser / Contact Alan WOODY Michael Heath

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