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.
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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 Past Presidents
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 2006/07
Friedrich “Sam” Fauma
Jeroen Deknatel Neil Cumming Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Arnaud CMC Verstraete
Arnaud CMC Verstraete Larry Amsden Godfrey Kent Bradley Kenny David Arell Michael Massey Otho Beale Major Donors Benefactors Level 2 Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete
Brad Kenny Larry Amsden David Arell
Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III
(* Multiple PHF) Photo - Denis - Sunday family Bequest Society day at Patong Beach Arnaud CMC Verstraete
DISTRICT 3330 Khun Yuttakij Manajit
ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT ELECT PRESIDENT NOMINEE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Otho Beale “O.B.” Wetzell III Richard Valentine Michael Massey Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard David Arell Arnaud C.M.C Verstraete Able Wanamakok Khun Jirapa Eawaskul Michael Massey, Best Wanamakok
Chartered 5th September 2001 Volume No 2 2-- Issue No. - 44 27th May , 2008 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat U-- Tit Road Rat-- U Patong Beach Thailand Photo - Denis - Sunday family day at Patong Beach
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
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Tuesday 27th May
Richard Arell - The World of Miniatures Tuesday 3rd June 2008 Meeting CANCELLED - SEE Wednesday - 4TH JUNE Bulletin Article - Alan Matthews Wednesday - 4 th June 2008 YOUTHLINC - U.S.A. Judy Zone - Phuket Orchid & Spa - Karon BULLETIN ARTICLE ROSTER
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RICHARD ARELL - THE WORLD OF MINIATURES BOARD MEETING
Activity MEETING CANCELLED SEE WEDNESDAY 4TH PHUKET ORCHID & SPA - KARON - JUDY ZONE AND THIRTY FIVE STUDENTS FROM U.S.A. YOUTHLINC CLUB ASSEMBLY P.O.B. BOARD MEETING ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - LOS ANGELES USA PAIBOON UPATISING Charter President RC of Patong Beach President - Phuket Provincial Administration Organization LARRY PASHAK - GAMBLING IN ASIA BOARD MEETING Activity Dinner Out Michael TBA INSTALLATION NIGHT AT HOLIDAY INN PATONG
YouthLINC at Phuket Orchid & Spa - Karon A special night at the Phuket Orchid & Spa - Karon to join with YouthLINC and thirty five young & community service young people with leader Judy Zone. They are in Thailand to support the 4Kali organization and carry out projects near Khao Lak & also the Moken people to preserve their heritage. Mission Statement YouthLINC exists to instill a humanitarian service ethic in youth. • We link local and international service through sponsorships which participants earn. • We partner locally and internationally with organizations and individuals to invest in the humanitarianism of youth. • We mentor young people in a school year of service education, building teams of professionals and students. We create service leaders who work to better communities here and abroad and who are empowered to make a difference in the world.
Last Meeting - 20th May, 2008 SAA BEST commenced the proceedings by welcoming all to the meeting of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach and asked President O.B. to open the meeting. Visitors: - Letizia Pucci (Andriano’s mother) Cassidy Wetzell (daughter P.O.B.) Sittipong Wongsomboon (friend of Best - travel agent assisting YouthLINC tour) P.O.B. - Displayed the photo in the Bulletin of Best & himself in fine voice. (fortunately they were not asked to sing the Beatles song Let it be) Brad - there will be five U.S. navy ships in Phuket in the next twelve days. An email received advised that approx fifty sailors and twenty marines had placed their names down to assist in the COMREL program. They have funds and three large pallets of goods including first aid supplies and athletic toys. P.O.B. - The cyclone devistated Myanmar needs urgent support for the people affected by the cyclone. The Board of RC of PB has approved a cash amount of 100,000 Baht to be used to provide the items in urgent supply for the people. Difficulty in obtaining VISAS to entire Myanmar is one of the most serious restrictions in providing aid. A search of the NGO’s having a presence in Myanmar is one way to ensure that any aid is received by those in need. It is also of paramount requirement that full transparency is guaranteed thus enabling cash to be donated and maximum potential gained from any donations. Pat & Jim have carried out considerable internet searching and have identified several organizations that may be suitable for the RC of PB and meet the desired criteria for assistance. Larry Pashak, PP Sam, Wolfgang, also contributed organizations that are on the ground performing needed assistance directly in the affected area P.O.B. is prepared to go to Myanmar next week to check first hand the suitable NGOs and take any supplies possible. Best also has offered to join P.O.B. in his endeavours. P.O.B. will, after determining the NGO to work with, speak with his friends for financial contributions. Thank you to all who contributed to the discussion at the meeting.
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A birthday present for AIDS orphans For Rotary International News - 13 May 2008 South African AIDS orphans are receiving a helping hand from the Rotary Club of Westerstede and other German clubs. Photo courtesy of Rotary Magazine On his 70th birthday, Bruno Steinhoff, of the Rotary Club of Westerstede, Germany, demonstrated his dedication to children in South Africa. In lieu of typical gifts, the international businessman asked his colleagues and friends to donate to a club project benefiting the country’s AIDS orphans.
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12TH JULY - Installation Night - Laguna & RC of Patong Beach - Holiday Inn ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 MEETING SCHEDULE 20 September 2008 - District Intercity Meeting for zones 1-12. All members encouraged to attend this training and fellowship meeting. Thai Language. Location: Trang. Dress code: Suit 8-12 October 2008 - RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Leadership development program for outstanding youth aged 14-22. Youth are selected by clubs to participate. Clubs participate by escorting youth to the event and picking them up at the end. Location Nakorn Pathon 13 March 2009 - District Leadership Seminar - Training for anyone wishing to help at the district level. Location: River hotel, Nakorn Pathom 14-15 March 2009 - District Conference - Fellowship, fun, and recognition of outstanding service programs from across the district. All members encouraged to attend. Location: River Hotel, Nakorn Pathom. Dress code: suit *********************************************************************
His prominence in the community helped him raise US$373,700. Under Steinhoff’s leadership, the project is providing education, food, and medical treatment to 150 children living either in orphanages or with extended family in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. The birthday donations will be used to help an additional 100 orphans and provide more housing opportunities with the same high standard of care. This isn’t the first time Westerstede Rotarians have shown a heart for South Africa’s children. With help from two Rotary Foundation Matching Grants, they’ve launched successful projects with other Rotary clubs in Germany and South Africa to provide equipment for a Cape Town children’s hospital and to furnish a Western Cape youth home.
Who am I ?
Last Wednesday night 20th May winners were:-
After all the clues had been advised, no one got it right . The winner for the night was SAA Michael ! The SAA is gaining on 5 points - Leading the challenge on 10 points is P.O.B., 9 points Denis 8 points Able & Larry A,Arnaud 7 points .David 6 points , Brad, Richard V 5 points,Best, Sam, SAA 4 points Heath ,Kenth, Richard A, Jamie , Jim , Pat 3 points, Michael, Barry, -
Quote for the week Vitamins for the Mind by Jim Rohn Fascination is one step beyond interest. Interested people want to know if it works. Fascinated people want to learn how it works.
Birthdays - CONGRATULATIONS No one this week
Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it. I’m on my way to the airport to catch a plane that leaves in 45 minutes. The traffic is not moving one inch. I am fascinated – not frustrated, but fascinated. But I must admit, it doesn’t work every time. Develop a childlike fascination with life and people.
Bulletin Article - Godfrey Kent Warmest greetings to you all, from Maxine, Daisy, Titch & me (I believe this is still the current pecking order). We can hardly believe that it is almost a year since we left Phuket & flew to France to search for a new home We travelled throughout the country for 3 months before settling on an area North of Bordeaux, close to Cognac, the historic brandy capital of the world. From there we had a clear idea of what we wanted and we found a 150 year old farmhouse in an acre of ground that ticked all the boxes.
We live in an area called Charante. Named after the majestic river that snakes its way through fertile valleys, adorned by mile after mile of vines stretching as far as the eye can see. We are really in the very heart of the countryside and in contrast to Thailand, the tranquility of the place is stunning. We love sitting out in the long lazy evenings having a glass or three of vino, listening to the chorus of birdsong, until the sun disappears around 10.30.
The small village we live in is predominantly French, who have made us very welcome. Our immediate neighbour is a builder and he has been brilliant in helping us do the conversions to the house that we wanted to make. There is much left to do, but as we are not looking to make any more moves, we have the rest of our lives to get the place as we want it. Having a good sized house enables us to have family and friends come over from the UK. It's only 90 minutes by air which flies into a local airport 30 minutes away from us. Next month we will have 13 staying at the house, including 5 grandchildren, so that should put a stop to the tranquility! Good sized House ---->
Bulletin Article - Godfrey Kent Maybe this is the house I trust OB has had a successful year and is no doubt looking forward to being PPOB. I'm delighted to see some new members (especially another Arell) and it sounds as if the female members are giving their male counterparts some much deserved stick, when necessary. I am pleased to here that the "Who am I" competition still is keenly contested, long may it be so. My best wishes to my old sparing partner Michael, as he embarks on his presidential term. I have no doubt his year will reflect his enthusiasm and commitment, not to mention his quirky humour. I thought of Michael the last time I was in London, 5,000 drunken Kiwis descended on Parliament Square to perform "The worlds biggest Hakka" What an amazing race. Despite deciding to move from Thailand, we hold dear many happy memories and none more than our friends at Rotary who will always be special to us. Please keep in touch. Cheers Godfrey & Maxine. (Top billing at last!)
The Rotary Family LARRY A returned from visiting schools in Kuriburi last week with Larry P & Denis. Following his return he has spent a few days in bed with an ear infection. Honestly Larry P & Denis has not been responsible for Larry Aâ€™s condition - GET WELL soon Larry WOODY & Add are somewhere in the wilds of Canada or maybe Alaska however no doubt having a fun time for their delayed honeymoon - Enjoy MARK is back in Australia catching up with family & friends - Have fun HEATH I believe is still in the U.S.A. - Enjoy ARNAUD - Back soon from Belgium visiting Mum for her 95th birthday Searching for fellows - where are you - waiting for your return ?
There are 3 Rotary clubs in our area, but all are French speaking and at present, although we are having lessons, we are far from conversant. Later, it would be good to pick up with Rotary again.
Khun Jamie, Barry, Richard V, Alan
Schools Back in Kuri Buri
Itâ€™s tough being cat in a dogâ€™s world
The two LARRYS and Denis had a couple of days attending the schools north of Khao Lak and see that the children who are receiving school scholarship support resulting from the tsunami are attending school in the new school year. There is a need to ensure that: 1. The child is attending school 2. A need for financial assistance is still required No other person or organization is providing financial support The scholarship money is paid to the school and passed on to the parent as the need is required for education expenses. There is also a group of children, who the teacher believes, need financial assistance to stay in school that is not tsunami affected. Further donations will enable a review of adding additional children to the scholarship program and keeping a child in school. Seeing these children gives one a tug at the heart
Waiting for a feed Tipsy Kitty
Wild One Thanks WOODY
Woman On Fire A lady was filling her tank at a gas station, smoking a cigarette, even though all the signs say not to. The fumes that came out of the gas tank ignited, severely burning her hands.
Kringki & family CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
But it also lit up her arm, too! Instead of rolling on the ground to put it out, she panicked. She took off running down the street. A police car was at the intersection where it happened and he tried to stop her to put out her arm, but she just kept running and screaming. All the officer could think of doing was to shoot her. This took everyone by surprise. The officer ran over to her and put the fire out, then called for an ambulance. When questioned about his course of action to stop her, the officer said, "My only thought was to stop her. After all, she was waving a fire-arm."