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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?

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



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



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. - 16 30th October , 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 Brad Kenny Beautiful Phang Nga

Tuesday 30th, October 2007 WOODY - Connecting in Phuket – an Update Tuesday 6th, November 2007 Dinner Out - FLAVORS Restaurant - Beach Rd Patong

Bulletin Article - Mark Pendlebury. October Tues 30 November Tues 6 Tues Tues Sun Tues Wed

13 20 25 27 28

December Tues Tues Tues Tues


WOODY - Connecting in Phuket – an Update Activity

Dinner Out




HEATH Afternoon on YACHT - Arnaud Meeting Cancelled - see above and below 30th Anniversary Rotary on Phuket Activity

4 11 18 25



BULLETIN ARTICLE ROSTER (prefer Word format) send to - Nov

6 13 20 27

Rotary Display IBAP Fair - Sat 20th - Sun 21st October The IBAP Fair at Jungceylon last weekend, provided an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Patong Beach to let people know of the good things Rotary does, and maybe get some new members and a little cash in donations. Following the roster that P.O.B distributed, it was pleasing to see good support for the weekend. Thanks to P.O.B. for making the booking available to RC of PB and it was fortunate that Michael suggested we spread out to take advantage of the spare space at the fair. Thanks to Arnaud for his computer, Larry for the excellent photo display of the children in scholarships - a three hour job which took a DAY , O.B. for bringing and putting together the stand and the many who supported the weekend by attending and putting a face to RC of PB. It was rather difficult at times to sit and view a continual bevy of beautiful ladies surrounding the stand. Again thank you ALL for your support!

The Balloon Boys


Looking Ahead 4th November , 2007 Our monthly TREAT is the visit to a restaurant on the island of Phuket. This looks to be a fabulous evening with food to die for - well almost! A night at FLAVORS in the grounds of BanThai Hotel, on the beach road Patong Beach. A wonderful menu has been arranged for your enjoyment. At a cost of 500 Bt + drinks. ENJOY

The Balloon Girls


Dates for your Diary

Rotary Display IBAP Fair - Sat 20th - Sun 21st October OCTOBER Tues 30th


NOVEMBER Tues 6th Dinner Out - Brad - at FLAVORS 13th ALISTAIR FORBES - Phuket Community Foundation 20th HEATH Sun 25th Afternoon on yacht - ARNAUD Tues 27th Meeting Cancelled see above and below Wed 28th 30th Anniversary Rotary on PHUKET DECEMBER Tues 4th Dinner Out - Brad at BYD LOFTS 11th Club Assembly - P. O.B. 18th RICHARD 25th MEETING CANCELLED - CHRISTMAS DAY

Who am I ?

Last Tuesday night winners 16th October

The SAA - after numerous clues the participants were CLUELESS ! Leading the challenge on 5 points is ABLE, 4 points Larry with David & Denis on 3 points

Photo of the Week No need for canvas - just “paint” on a dirty vehicle This artist in the U.S.A.

The Many Faces of Rotary Club of Patong Beach

When asked if he hated rain - No way - a new painting can then be created .




No one this week

Member Article - Richard Valentine

Member Article - Richard Valentine

At the Rotary International Convention this year Bill Gates Senior praised the work that Rotary had done worldwide in its fight to eradicate Polio – and then issued a challenge not to do anything less when the fight was over.

So what does this all mean to Thailand you may ask – most of the country is now Malaria free except on the boarders (!!??). Well Thailand was the first country to record a resistance to the earliest anti malaria drugs and has been in the forefront of the fight against Malaria and a search for a vaccine.

Bill Gates Senior will not be disappointed with what is appearing to be Rotary’s next big challenge. Using the working Model that it has developed in conjunction with the UN and other international bodies moves are afoot at different levels within Rotary to declare war on an insect….. No little insignificant insect, oh no. One that affects the lives, directly or indirectly of nearly everyone on the planet. One that causes so much misery and death that at one time Western governments were using carcinogenic insecticides to be rid of it. We are referring to, of course, the mosquito. With Global warming becoming more accepted as a reality than a theory other theories are following on behind. Global warming means higher temperatures and more water which in the next 20 years, possibly, will mean most of the planet will be subject to the pestilence of Mosquitoes Rotary clubs around the world have already been working on projects to reduce the impact of the mosquito for many years – mosquito nets for children, education on the dangers of standing water, and the distribution of drugs. To date there is no vaccine against Malaria, the commonest illness from mosquitoes although in places Dengue Fever is catching up, only various prophylactics to be taken orally with differing effects. Some drugs cause drowsiness, some vivid nightmares, others nausea but none are 100% effective. Trials are currently taking place in Africa on a vaccine that will prevent Malaria being caught even if bitten by the female mosquito carrying the virus. Early reports show that the results are much better than expected but there are still years of trial to go before it is generally available.

It may also be the place where Rotary announces its successor to Polio Plus – at the RI Convention in Bangkok 2012….. There is a lot to do between now and then but if you would like to know more about what Rotarians around the world are doing to combat the spread and scourge of Malaria look up the following website Thank you Richard --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Something Light

Something Light

Subject: George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth While visiting England, George Bush is invited to tea with the Queen. He asks her what her leadership philosophy is. She says that it is to surround herself with intelligent people. Bush asks how she knows if they're intelligent. "I do so by asking them the right questions," says the Queen. "Allow me to demonstrate." Bush watches as the Queen phones Tony Blair and says, "Mr. Prime Minister, please answer this question: your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or sister. Who is it?" Tony Blair responds, "It's me, ma'am." "Correct. Thank you and good-bye, sir," says the Queen. She hangs up and says, "Did you get that, Mr. Bush?" Bush nods: "Yes ma'am. Thanks a lot. I'll definitely be using that!" Bush, upon returning to Washington, decides he'd better put the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to the test. Bush summons Jesse Helms to the White House and says, "Senator Helms, I wonder if you can answer a question for me." "Why, of course, sir. What's on your mind?" Bush poses the question: "Uhh, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Helms hems and haws and finally asks, "Can I think about it and get back to you?" Bush agrees, and Helms leaves. He immediately calls a meeting of other senior Republican senators, and they puzzle over the question for several hours, but nobody can come up with an answer. Finally, in desperation, Helms calls Colin Powell at the State Department and explains his problem. "Now lookee here, son, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Powell answers immediately, "It's me, of course." Much relieved, Helms rushes back to the White House, finds George Bush, and exclaims, "I know the answer, sir! I know who it is! It's Colin Powell!"

Never Happy Recently a "Husband Super Store" opened where women could go to choose a husband from among many men. It was laid out in five floors, with the men increasing in positive attributes as you ascended. The only rule was, once you opened the door to any floor, you HAD to choose a man from that floor; if you went up a floor, you couldn't go back down except to leave the place, never to return. A couple of girlfriends went to the shopping centre to find some husbands... First floor - The door had a sign saying, "These men have jobs and love kids." The women read the sign and said, "Well, that's better than not having a job or not loving kids, but I wonder what's further up?" So up they went. Second floor - The sign read, "These men have high paying jobs, love kids, and are extremely good looking." "Hmmm," said the ladies, "But, I wonder what's further up?" Third floor - This sign read, "These men have high paying jobs, are extremely good looking, love kids and help with the housework." "Wow," said the women, "Very tempting." But there was another floor, so further up they went. Fourth floor - This door had a sign saying "These men have high pay-

ing jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak." "Oh, mercy me," they cried, "Just think what must be awaiting us further on! So up to the fifth floor they went. Fifth floor - The sign on that door said, "This floor is empty and exists only to prove that women are impossible to please!! Please exit to the left.

Quote for the week

(courtesy - Michael Massey )

And Bush replies in disgust, "Wrong, you dumb sh*t, it's Tony Blair!" Thanks O.B.

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations. -- Elliott Larson

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