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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

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Chartered 5th September 2001

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

Club Bulletin Volume No 2 2-- Issue No. - 4 7th August , 2007

DISTRICT 3330 Khun Yutthakit 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

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 No. 3 Kids Day

Tuesday 7th August, 2007 Dining at the NINTH FLOOR Tuesday 14th August, 2007 Club Assembly - President O.B. August Tues 14 Thur 16 Tues 21 Thur 23 Tues 28

Club Assembly DISTRICT SEMINAR - in ENGLISH Meeting Cancelled - see Thursday 23rd August District Governor Visit PP Freidrich “Sam” Fauma

September Tues 4 Tues 11 Tues 18 Tues 25

Dinner Out TBA Secretary - Able Wanamokok Jereon TBA





Looking Ahead


14th August, 2007

President O.B. will chair the Club Assembly. This is also an opportunity to have your say in how your club is going and also have fun as well.

Quote for the week

( courtesy of P.E. Michael)

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face ... You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Who am I ?

Winners tonight 31st July ,2007 Woody, Richard, Able, Mark, Brad, Kenth, Larry. Reported Michael Massey Not sure who is correct on this one as O.B. has different winners Maybe a fine for someone ?

At our last meeting – 31st July 2007 The rainy day produced a late-arriving but very socialable and ultimately hungry crowd of guests and Rotarians. We had two Rotarians visitors from Oz, father and son from Sydney I believe and our faithful visitor from the U.K. Muhamed Jaffer President Hammersmith London. Oh, and we were honored by a visit from our founding friend of Rotary Patong – Mr. Bruce Stanley. Before the meeting climaxed with our Guest Speaker of the evening, the microphone was shared by Luis Petzhold from Up With People, who leads a threesome contingent of service-oriented world-traveling attractive young people with their hearts in the right places. The Luis is/was nicely flattered by Margaux and Renee two other volunteers who supported Able in being female amongst a bunch of old guys and supported Rotary last Saturday at our Kids Day. They are all here putting together projects with Life-Home and some other worthy Phuket charities. Their ranks will swell on the 18th of the month by at least 8 more male people who will all need some housing for a spate. (I suggest that for those of you Rotarians that have some spare space in your homes you contact me and we will try and at least help these kids out with accommodation. They also will need some transportation, so be alerted to this request as well. I will get more details out to you soon.) The Guest Speaker was none-other than our very own Rotarian Wolfgang of Holiday Inn (ICH) fame. Wolfgang was articulate, sincere and interesting as usual. His topic was entitled “On Boarding” which loosely translated means getting those people and staff around you to become integrated, connected, and affirmed in their professional goals through effective training. The talk left most of us wondering whether we could find a job working with Wolfgang or at least wondering whether there was some way to feel as good about our work as his staff must feel. As Larry so nicely put, “we at Rotary Patong have many things to Thank Wolfgang for: for the great venue of the Holiday Inn when we need a spectacular night; for Wolfgang’s continued charitable support of our Club over the years; and Now for sharing this motivational talk with us.” All in all the meeting was warm and fuzzy including a fairly full HH box and another victory at “Who Am I” by the classy Triad of Larry, Richard, and David. Reporting sleepily from Mumbai which is wetter than I have ever seen in Phuket, I sign Yours In Rotary, O.B.

The Rotary Clubs of Patong Beach and Laguna Phuket had a great day with the Kids Day No 3 on Saturday 28th at The Paiboon Saowatdee School in Phuket Town

The Kids had fun AND the BIG kids TOO ! Add & Richard enjoy a Bite

The Magic show and singing kept the kids attention !

A BIG THANK you to ALL who attended . A joint event with the Laguna Phuket Club Thanks to Barry Payne for organizing , Kenth Nilsson for drinks and singers , and Woody who provided plenty of tasty treats for the kids and the BIG kids. Well Done


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Investment tips for 2007 - For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations in 2007. 1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R.Grace Co. Will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace. 2.) Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker. 3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood. 4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa. 5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP. 6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild. 7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: Poupon Pants. 8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW!

Dates for your Diary AUGUST Tues 7th Dinner at THE NINTH FLOOR - Sky Inn Tues 14th Club Assembly Thurs 16th District Seminar - In English - Rotary Foundation & Membership Tues 21st MEETING CANCELLED see Thursday 23rd Thurs 23rd District Governor Visit Tues 28th PP Sam Fauma - Organize quest speaker SEPTEMBER Tues 4th Dinner Out Tues 11th Secretary Able - Organize quest speaker Tues 18th Jereon - Organize quest speaker Tues 25th - Organize quest speaker ***************************************************************************************************

Heavy wrinkling may point to cancer risk How many wrinkles you have may be an indication of your lung cancer risk, according to study by British researchers. A team at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital have concluded that middle-aged smokers with heavily lined faces have a five times higher risk of lung disease than their unwrinkled peers. After age and the number of years someone had smoked were taken into account, heavy wrinkling was the next factor that seems to point to increased risk, they said. Such a conclusion isn’t as strange as it sounds. A person’s genes may make them more susceptible to wrinkles and chronic lung diseases. Severe wrinkling also shows a lack of anti-ageing antioxidants, like vitamin C, which also help protect against disease. British Skin Foundation spokesman Professor Chris Griffiths, from the University of Manchester, adds that both wrinkling and emphysema are associated with loss of elasticity in skin tissues. Medical experts are now encouraging smokers, GPs and nurses to look out for premature heavy wrinkling in addition to other symptoms of lung disease such as persistent smokers cough and breathlessness. I should have seen this forty years ago ED

And finally . 9. Victoria 's Secret and Smith & Wesson will merge under the new name: Titty Titty Bang Bang




Kenth Nilsson - 10th August, Brad Kenny 11th August

Note from the previous page -

“August is Membership and Extension Month.”

Special Rotary Observances

Special Rotary Observances - In the annual Rotary calendar several months and weeks are designated to emphasize major programs of Rotary International. • January is Rotary Awareness Month. This is a time to expand knowledge of Rotary and its activities among our membership and throughout the community. • February is designated as World Understanding Month. This month was chosen because it includes the birthday of Rotary International, 23 February. During the month, Rotary clubs are urged to present programs that promote international understanding and goodwill, as well as launch World Community Service projects in other parts of the world. • World Rotaract Week is the week in which 13 March falls. It’s a time when Rotary clubs and districts highlight Rotaract by joining in projects with their Rotaract clubs. • April is set aside as Magazine Month. Throughout the month, clubs arrange programs and activities that promote the reading and use of The Rotarian magazine and the official regional magazines of Rotary. • June is Fellowships Month, a time to increase interest and membership in one of the dozens of Rotary Fellowships and celebrate the ideal of service through common hobbies and professions. • July is Literacy Month, a time for clubs to develop their own literacy projects, as well as raise awareness of Rotarians’ efforts worldwide to eradicate illiteracy. • August is Membership and Extension Month, a time to focus on Rotary’s continuing need for growth, to seek new members and form new clubs. • September is New Generations Month, when Rotary clubs of the world give special emphasis to the many Rotary-sponsored programs that serve children and young people. • October is Vocational Service Month. During this period, clubs highlight the importance of the business and professional life of each Rotarian and emphasize the Rotarian practice of high ethical standards. • November is Rotary Foundation Month. Clubs and districts call attention to the programs of The Rotary Foundation and frequently cultivate additional financial support for the Foundation by promoting contributions for Paul Harris Fellows and Sustaining Members. • World Interact Week, the week in which 5 November falls, is a time for sponsoring Rotary clubs to plan joint projects with their Interact clubs. Each of these special times serves to elevate the awareness among Rotarians of some of the excellent programs of service to be found in the world of Rotary.

If each of us were to invite just one friend to become a ROTARIAN we would double the size of the club and have more to share the great things the Rotary Club of Patong Beach achieves -Think about it ************************************************************************************************

Now that’s funny !

"So I got home, and the phone was ringing. I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please? 'And a voice said 'You are.' "So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said 'It depends where you're calling from.' "So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house. He said 'I'm not stopping you.' "Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese. And there are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother Colin. Or my younger brother Ho-Cha- Chu. But I think it's Colin." "So I was in my car, and I was driving along, and my boss rang up, and he said 'You've been promoted.' And I swerved. And then he rang up a second time and said "You've been promoted again.' And I swerved again. He rang up a third time and said 'You're a managing director. 'And I went into a tree. And a policeman came up and said 'What happened to you?' And I said 'I careered off the road'. **********************************************************************************

Photo of the week Photo Denis Sarisan Bridge - Phuket

1 Baht for Pineapple ! Bargains galore

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