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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Bulletin

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 Past Presidents 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 2007/08

Arnaud CMC Verstraete Michael Massey Bradley Kenny

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Jeroen Deknatel Neil Cumming Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Arnaud CMC Verstraete David Arell Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III

Benefactors Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III

Kenth Nilsson Adriano Trapani Mark Pendlebury Major Donors Level 2 Arnaud CMC Verstraete DISTRICT 3330


Denis Carpenter

Brad Kenny Larry Amsden David Arell

Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III

(* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete

Khun Dr. Ratmanee Tanyingyong


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Michael Massey Denis Carpenter Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard Best Wanamakok Otho Beale “O.B.” Wetzell III David Arell Best Wanamakok Kenth Nilsson assisted by Khun Batt

Chartered 5th September 2001 Volume No 3 3-- Issue No. 14 7th October, 2008 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 730pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat-- U U-- Tit Road Photo - Denis Railay Beach Phang Nga


Bradley Kenny Denis Carpenter Mark Pendlebury P.P. Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete Otho Beale “O.B.” Wetzell III Jereon Deknatel Larry Amsden Denis Carpenter

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Tuesday 7th October 2008

What’s on Next Week - 14th October 2008 -

Dinner Out - L’ ORFEO Restaurant Nai Harn 95/13 Moo 7 Sai Yuan, T. Rawai A. Muang, Phuket

Wolfgang Muesburger will speak on

Tuesday 14th October 2008

Managing Todays Multigeneral Workforce

Wolfgang Muesburger Managing Today’s Multigeneral Workforce OCTOBER R.I. THEME - VOCATIONAL SERVICE - LARRY PASHAK Tue


From Silent Generation to Generation Y This is sure to get your interest and a healthy Q. & A. as well
















Bowling - Jung Ceylon ???????















President Michael’s BOARD MEETING


Golf Challenge for golfers - BEST


Vitamins for the Mind by Jim Rohn - Asking/Belief/Resolve

Travelling Rotarians & others

Pat Michel & Jim Domville left Bangkok on 2nd October to enjoy a one months holiday in Paris. Jim checked out with his Dr. before taking off. Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you. They have Godfrey & Maxine’s details so if time permits and convenient for both parties may catch up with each other. Adriano - visiting family in Italy - enjoy your time Adriano There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already Larry Pashak - Playing Poker somewhere in Asia - not sure where. have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way. Have fun Larry - may your good luck rein Larry Amsden & wife Khun Tim - chaperones for the RYLA children going to Nakom Resolve says, "I will." The man says, "I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, Pathon - Thanks Larry & Khun Tim too far, too steep, too rocky and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will From the Bulletin Editor: soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying."

Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change

My son Trent heads back to Australia on Wednesday after four years in Thailand. He will settle back in Sydney & commence work soon. He has enjoyed Thailand and the food & culture and speaks good Thai - much better than his father. Denis

Last Meeting - 30th September 2008 Acting SAA Brad Welcomed all to the meeting of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach and asked President Michael to open the meeting. P. Michael - bonged the gong and got the evening under way. Visitors : David Shrubsole ( guest speaker) and his good friends Khun Phoomphun Mingkwan, Khun Jiraporn , and for the last time as a visitor Greg Herbert, Jim Boucher a local resident of Phuket. Jeroenn: To assist Jeroen’s PR duties and not being able to attend all the special events of the club a special request that a report be forwarded to him and any photos be the largest size possible. So please set your cameras to the highest resolution. This is essential for press publications. P. O.B. : Flyers for the fund raiser night on November 1st will be ready in a few days. Outlets where flyers and tickets will be available will be circulated as soon as possible. Three magicians and other acts have been arranged and many auction items have been secured. One hundred and twenty five tickets will be printed for sale. Brad : Kid’s day out on Saturday 27th September was again a great success with special thanks to Richard Arell, WOODY & Add - supplying wonderful food and sweet treats, plus many Rotarians assisting to make the day go so well. Although it was the last day of school and parent teacher reduced the time for some games, it also gave the parents an opportunity to see how the RC of PB helps and has fun with the children P. Michael : Fund raising on November 1st - 31 days to sell the 125 tickets and make the event on November 1st successful - if we all invite four friends then FULL house will be achieved and much needed funds will enable the community to benefit from programs of the club Arnaud : The dinner out on 7th October at the L’ ORFEO Restaurant will be a fun night with Frederic recently returned from Belgium has prepared an excellent menu for all to enjoy. Bookings to Richard Arell - please SAA Brad then commenced the Who Am I quiz. A few clues were given - but quickly the “intelligent” table comprising Wolfgang , Ingo, Arnaud & Mark delivered the correct answer of Paul Newman Thanks to all who attended - don’t forget Dinner out next week

Last Meeting - 30th September 2008 P. Michael - inducted our newest member Greg Herbert - who has recently returned from overseas. Welcome GREG to the family of Rotary

************************************************************************* Our guest speaker was David Scrubsole from the Manathai Hotels and resorts and management of the Playhouse Theatre & Restaurant in Rat-U- Tit Road Patong Beach David gave a very informative detail of how he has become involved with the Manathai group. David is a fast talking enthusiastic person who is passionate about live theatre and the arts. An Australian living in South Australia developed hair salons and moved to Europe and the U.K. and has had many well known celebrities as his clients. Returning from Europe after hairdressing competitions he arrived in Bangkok. Not having included Asia in his previous travels he was violently ill (self inflicted he claims) and spent more time recovering. He liked what he saw and as a result, traveled back to Australia and sold his ten salons and returned to Phuket. David is the creative director at Manathai Group in Phuket and the Playhouse theatre has been developed to provide an opportunity for the many people in Phuket to express their talents in the form of theatre. The first Phuket Fringe Festival is scheduled for October 4th to 13th at the Playhouse Theatre restaurant with an exciting program arranged. David spoke of the incredible development when an initial meeting was held with a few local interested people. It quickly accelerated when many others learnt of the proposal to have a festival in Phuket. There are many local Thais as well as expats who are wanting to express and show their talent and a varied festival is planned. David has had difficulty with the media with several interested, however they may have doubts about the success of this new venture. They will wait for the results of this year before committing to next year. Great event - Tickets contact Playhouse Theatre - RAT U Tit Rd Patong Beach

Dates for your Diary

Rotary International - News


Gift of education By Donna Polydoros Rotary International News -- 30 September 2008 Former Ambassadorial Scholar Rhoderick Samonte. Rhoderick Samonte knows what it's like not to be able to afford an education. When the Philippine student was accepted into a master's program at Brandeis University but didn't have the money to attend, he was "at a crossroads, in between hope and despair." "I was about to give up," says Samonte. Samonte learned of The Rotary Foundation's Scholarships Fund Pool for Low-Income Countries two days before the application deadline. He applied and was named an Ambassadorial Scholar for 2004-06. "My belief in service has been reinforced by my involvement with Rotary," Samonte says. "Education is not just a privilege. It is a call to serve."

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 2-4 January 2009 Intercountry Meeting - Malaysia - Thailand - Ipoh Malaysia 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 *********************************************************************

Who am I

Last Tuesday night 30th September winners were:Wolfgang, Mark, Ingo, Arnaud Who am I was - Paul Newman

What we can look forward to as Seniors !

At a crossroads In 2006, Samonte found himself at a crossroads again. He was tempted to stay in the United States after he finished his degree, but he knew it was his responsibility to return home and help people there. Back in the Philippines, Samonte dreamed up the Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES) program, which seeks to provide microlending assistance to 100 youths from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He presented the idea to his former host club, the Rotary Club of Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA, and through a partnership with the Rotary Club of Bacolod South, the program was launched. YES equips young adults with basic entrepreneurial skills such as dressmaking, cooking, and electronics repair. Once trained, they receive seed capital and start businesses. The goal is for them to form cooperatives and help each other earn and save money for their educations. In May, YES received a US$20,000 Matching Grant from The Rotary Foundation. "I am truly grateful to Rotary for believing in this project," says Samonte. "The youth are the future of any community. What kind of community will there be if we do not give them the gift of education?"


Kenth Nilsson - 8th October WOODY - 12th October

New version - Why did the chicken cross the road? BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for change! The chicken wanted change! JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognised the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road. HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One! that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me. GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either for us or against us. There is no middle road here. DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

New version - Why did the chicken cross the road? ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road. NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty ! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks. PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American. MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information. DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told. ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone. EVERYONE'S GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

SARAH PALIN: Where's MY gun? That chicken's got no choice! COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road. BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken? AL GORE: I invented the chicken. JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it. AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens. DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems. OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and tak e falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road. ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road. JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace. BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2008. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot. ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken? COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one???

A new version - thanks Pat

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