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
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
Brad Kenny * Larry Amsden * David Arell (* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society 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
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
The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Chartered 5th September 2001 Volume No 2 2-- Issue No. - 6 23rd August , 2007 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat--U- Thit Road Patong Beach Thailand
Front page photo courtesy of Denis
Thursday 23rd August, 2007 at LAGUNA Visit by District Governor Khun Yuttakij Manajit Joint Meeting with Laguna at Dusit Laguna Resort Tuesday 28th August, 2007 Larry Amsden - Salt Lake City R.I. Convention August Tues 21
Meeting Cancelled - see Thursday 23rd August
District Governor Visit at Dusit LAGUNA Resort - 7. 00pm start
Larry Amsden - Salt Lake City R.I. Convention BOARD MEETING
September Tues 4
Secretary - Able Wanamokok
Jereon Phuket in the 70s-80s-90s PP Freidrich “Sam” Fauma The Legal Eagle
At our last meeting – 14th August 2007 SAA Best welcomed all to the meeting and asked President O.B. to open the meeting Visiting Rotarians introduced themselves. Terry O’Mara from Castle Hill - Sydney Australia ( adjoining club to Bulletin Editor’s prior club) and Kassilas Rassilis from Corfu Greece. Visitors -Dr. Kulwadee Kulsrisombat (2nd visit) and Ms Janwan Seubkha Ashish Agaiwarl from Calcutta India. Ashish although not a Rotarian often searches out a Rotary Club to attend which he states he is always welcomed and enjoys the fellowship with Rotarians.
Looking Ahead 28th August, 2007
Terry O’Mara - Sydney
Kassilas Rassilis - Corfu
Larry Amsden will tell us about the Rotary International Convention he attended recently in Salt Lake City UTAH U.S.A. This is a great experience to attend and I am sure Larry will excite you.
Quote for the week
( courtesy of P.E. Michael)
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals .. that is, goals that do not inspire them. -- Tony Robbins
Who am I ? We await the final from year ended June 2007 Between Richard & Larry. This week’s winners from the front table O.B., David, Best, Able, Denis
Ashish Agaiwarl - Calcutta
Denis presents President O.B. with plaque as vote of thanks from Avoca Surf Life Saving Club - Australia
Larry Amsden advised that further donations had been received from the Rotary Club of Kwinana - Western Australia for three additional scholarships. This now brings total scholarships to 214. Further donations will allow further education beyond the school year 12. President O.B. advised of the District Seminar ( In English) at Holiday Inn Patong Beach - Registration from 7.30am Saturday 18th August
With a few bottles of wine to warm things up President O.B. commenced the very informal Club Assembly - outlaying the latest plan for the year. Good debate took place from all. Recommendations were sought for the 1st Tuesday of each month Dinner out, Octoberfest 28th October, Fund raising, Day on the bay, and general comments on the attrition of membership. etc
Around the Rotary World Rotarians help beat back polio outbreak in India Confident that India would soon eradicate polio, Past District 6900 Governor Robert Hall led several U.S. Rotarians to Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) in Uttar Pradesh in November. The poverty stricken state in northern India was the epicenter of a 2006 polio outbreak. Rotary Foundation Major Donors Jim and Donna Philips, whose contribution to the PolioPlus Partners program helped fund the SNIDs, also traveled with the group. The team was encouraged by the collaboration among government officials, religious leaders, Indian Rotarians, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization. “This trip was the experience of a lifetime for all 20 Rotarians who visited Uttar Pradesh,” says Hall, who pledged the continued support of District 6900 (Georgia, USA) and Zone 34 Rotarians. Hall’s optimism on polio is shared by India’s health minister, Anbumani Ramadoss. The minister told journalists at a midDecember press conference that despite the Donna Philips, a Rotary Foundation outbreak, he is confident that India will end Major Donor, gives oral polio polio with stepped-up immunizations. vaccine to a child in Uttar Pradesh. “In three years, we will do away with polio,” he said. “We are at the end of the problem and will hit the final nail in the coffin.” Julie Gerberding, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at the same event that the outbreak “is a warning that we can’t be complacent.” She also noted that the last few cases of polio are the most difficult to deal with. India is countering the challenges of polio eradication through intensified immunizations with the monovalent oral polio vaccine. Because most of the reported cases in 2006 were from poor Muslim communities, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is working with religious leaders to persuade more families to have their children immunized. Partly because of the Muslim clerics’ support, India reported an overall increase in turnout of children during SNIDs in July, September, and November.
Dates for your Diary AUGUST Sat 18th District Seminar Holiday Inn half day from 8.00am Tues 21st MEETING CANCELLED see Thursday 23rd Thurs 23rd District Governor Visit at Laguna - 7.00pm start Tues 28th Larry Amsden - R.I Convention Salt Lake City Utah SEPTEMBER Tues 4th Dinner Out TBA Tues 11th Secretary Able - Organize quest speaker Tues 18th Jereon Phuket in the 70s 80s 90s Tues 25th PP Sam Fauma - The Legal Eagle ***************************************************************************************************
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Now that’s funny ! Rotary World Peace Scholarships
In 1999, The Rotary Foundation launched the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, a partnership with eight leading universities around the world to provide advanced educational opportunities for a group of Rotary World Peace Scholars chosen from various countries and cultures. Each year, 70 scholars are selected to begin two-year master’s-level degree or certificate programs in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations. Each Rotary district may nominate one candidate for a worldcompetitive selection process every year. The first World Peace Scholars began their studies in the 2002-03 academic year. The Rotary Centers will provide future leaders with opportunities to study the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation. Beyond academics, Rotary Scholars will gain practical tools in conflict resolution for use in their chosen careers. The Rotary Centers will also help to advance research, teaching, and publication on issues related to conflict resolution and world understanding. The Rotary Centers for International Studies mark an exciting new chapter in Rotary’s mission to help achieve world understanding and peace. It is envisioned that Rotary World Peace Scholars will contribute significantly to the world commu-nity in a variety of ways working for international agencies such as the United Nations or for governments as diplomats, foreign service officers, economists, or policy analysts.of more than two billion children in various countries, 3-H has promoted nutrition pro-grams, vocational education, food production enhancement, polio victim rehabilitation, and other activities that benefit large numbers of people in developing countries. AU 3-H projects are supported by the voluntary contributions of Rotarians through The Rotary Foundation.
“A really big lobster tale” A seafood restaurant had a sign in the window that read, "Big Lobster Tales, $5 each." Amazed at the great value, a man stopped in and asked the waitress, "Five dollars each for lobster tails -- is that correct?" "Yes," she said. "It's our special just for today." "Well," he said, "they must be little lobster tails." "No," she replied, "it's the really big lobster." "Big red lobster tails, $5 each?" he said, amazed. "They must be old lobster tails!" "No, they're definitely today's." "Today's big red lobster tails -- $5 each?" he repeated, astounded. "Yes," she insisted. "Well, here's my five dollars," he said. "I'll take one." She took the money and led him to a table where she invited him to sit down. She then sat down next to him, put her hand on his shoulder, leaned over close to him, and said, "Once upon a time there was a really big, red lobster..."
The Louvre A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After carefully planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied: "Monsieur, that's the reason I stole the paintings... I had no Monet ....to buy Degas ...to make the Van Gogh."
Photo of the week A night of fun at Jungceylon 12th August, 2007 A Shanghai to Bust the Balloon !
Rotary Club of Laguna, Phuket District 3330 Wednesday, 08 August 2007 Dear Fellow Rotarians, Re Auction at the Watermark, please save the date of Friday, 31 August for the Auction Night at the Watermark. The club is also looking for raffle prizes to raise funds during the night so, if you could contribute a prize(s), it will be highly appreciated. Items for auction are a flat screen TV and a laptop donated by Courts (mega store). Two hostesses from the Dusit Laguna will help sell 1,000 raffle tickets at the entrance. Please reply and let me know what your prize(s) will be. Thank you. Regards, Gem Rotary Club of Laguna, Phuket meets weekly for breakfast at the Dusit Laguna Resort on Wednesday, 7.30 am â€“ Casuarina Beach Restaurant. Secretariat: Dusit Laguna Resort Phuket, 390 Srisoontorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket Tel: 076 362 999 ext. 7156 - Fax: 076 362 900 - Email; email@example.com