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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

DISTRICT GOVERNOR

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

ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT ELECT PRESIDENT NOMINEE 2011-12 IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER

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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. 17 21st October, 2008 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat-- U U-- Tit Road Photo - Denis Railay Beach

CHAIRPERSON— COMMITTEE SERVICES PROJECTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION MEMBERSHIP ROTARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN EDITOR

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

Visit our Website at www.rotarypatong.org


Tuesday 21st October 2008

What’s on Next Week - 28th October 2008 -

CLUB ASSEMBLY - President Michael Tuesday 28th October 2008

P.P. O.B. -Women a non confrontational view OCTOBER R.I. THEME - VOCATIONAL SERVICE LARRY PASHAK

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Our very own P.P. O.B. will provide all with his view on WOMEN - a non confrontational view. This is sure to be an educational evening for ALL and no doubt a very humorous and fun approach to a delicate subject SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

CLUB ASSEMBLY

Tue

21

THUSUN

23-26 RC of PB. INFORMATION BOOTH - IBAP TRADE FAIR

Tue

28

P.P. O.B. WOMEN - A DIFFERENT VIEW

Bowling - Jung Ceylon ???????

BOARD MEETING

Wed 29-30 COMREL - WORK PARTIES HELPING THE COMMUNITY Thu

NOVEMBER R.I. THEME - ROTARY FOUNDATION P.P. ARNAUD Sat

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FUND RAISER - COMEDY MAGIC NIGHT - HOLIDAY INN P.P. O.B.

Tue

4

NO MEETING SEE ABOVE

Tue

11

HEATH NORRIS

Tue

18

LARRY PASHAK

Tue

28

BARRY PAYNE

SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

President Michael’s

BBQ

BOARD MEETING

Golf Challenge for golfers - BEST BOARD MEETING

COMREL - COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS APPROX DATE 29TH - 30TH OCTOBER

HAVE YOU REGISTERED WITH KENTH ? The IBAP trade fair will be held from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th October at Central Festival YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED TO MAN THE ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH BOOTH

ANOTHER TWO SHIPS WILL BE ARRIVING AND A CONTINGENT OF SERVICE MINDED SAILORS- MARINES WILL BE BUSY WITH PAINT BRUSHES ETC TO ASSIST THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

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JOIN IN WITH THE GOOD THINGS THESE U.S. VISITORS CAN ACHIEVE IN SUCH A SHORT TIME

THIS IS A WAY OF ADVISING THE PUBLIC WHAT ROTARY IS ALL ABOUT AND AN OPPORUNITY TO MAYBE INVITE A POSSIBLE NEW MEMBER TO A REGULAR MEETING

HAVE A FUN TIME WITH THE WORKERS & SEE THEM INTERACT WITH THE LOCAL PEOPLE


Last Meeting - 14th October 2008 Our meeting was opened by P Michael and SAA Richard conducted the evenings program. One of the first items after the anthem was a moment of silence in honor of Denis Carpenter's brother who recently passed away. In Club Business - Brad reported that the US Navy is coming to Phuket and would like to conduct some community service (COMREL in navy speak) projects together with Rotary in Phuket. Brad is coordinating potential projects for the navy's consideration. So please if you know of any schools or such that could benefit from having 20-30 sailors show up for a day of work please let Brad know. One potential project is to have them paint at the museum near the Heroins monument roundabout. The work days will likely be around the 29th and 30th of the month and Brad requests that someone step forward to help administer one of the days. These are great days; good work gets done and good fun is had by all. PP O.B. Discussed the upcoming major fund raising event on November 1st. It is the Charity Does Magic dinner show. This will be an extraordinary night with 3 magicians and illusionists performing plus musicians and other entertainers. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort in Patong beach and will have a fantastic Holiday Inn Buffet, three kegs of beer on tap and 4 bottles of wine per table. All this is included in the ticket price of 2,500 baht in advance or 3,000 baht at the door. There are a few things that every member can help with to make this event even more successful: First is sell tickets. Tickets are available from the 3 Sandwich Shoppes, The Friendship Beach Resort, the DMG office, Chem-Dry, or at each club meeting. The next thing is to help solicit auction and Raffle prizes for the evening. Please do contact your network and invite them to contribute something. All businesses/ individuals that donate will be recognized at the event. Just let David know of any prizes so they can be entered onto the master list. Larry - reported on another great Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event with 4 children sponsored by our club. Larry and K. Tim acted as the chaperons for the travel to and from Nakorn Pathom. The children, Larry and K Tim all had a good time and even soldiered through a small accident involving a few water buffalo on the road during the return trip. Thanks to the drivers good judgment and reflexes no one was injured in the run in with the water buffalo.

Last Meeting - 14th October 2008 Thanks to Larry and K. Tim for taking the time out to Make Dreams Real for this group of children that would otherwise never have attended RYLA! David indicated that the Laguna Club has been invited to join our club meetings as and whenever they have the opportunity. The guest speaker of the evening was our own Wolfgang Meusburger. He spoke about managing the different generations in the workforce. The generations in today's workforce are: the Silent Generation (born 19331945), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation Xers (born 1965-1977), and Generation Y (born 1978-1989). Each of these generations is motivated by different things and to get the best out of them they must be managed in different ways. The Silent Generation - Employees from the Silent Generation are typically disciplined, loyal team players who work within the system The Baby Boomer – More selfish with work/life balance issues, optimistic, competitive, and focused on personal accomplishment . Largest generation and most of the senior managers. The Gen X – Materialistic, embrace risk, entrepreneurial, require immediate and ongoing feedback, may lack people skills, career more fluid, more committed to team or boss than company. The Gen Y – net savvy, spenders, most religious, not into drinking, defined by 9/11 and Columbine, critical of authority, team orientated, multi-taskers. Baby boomers find this Generation hard to manage because they ask why and challenge the status quo. High respect for the Silent Generation. The trends in employment that are helping the generations work productively include: Sabbaticals, Flex Schedules, and On and off ramping. Many ways to give more flexibility to the worker and their schedule. The meeting was closed by P Michael with a toast to those that do good works without recognition. Night reporter PP David / Photos Brad - thanks fellows


News from Down Under The flower at left is the Australian Waratah - The flower is the emblem for the state of New South Wales. It is a native flower and is protected from being cut or damaged. A number of hybrid varieties have also been developed and may be used for flower arrangements. Photos taken on my brother’s property in the southern tablelands of New South Wales - two hours drive south of Sydney.

Dates for your Diary ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 MEETING SCHEDULE 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 14th October winners were:Who am I was -

Sorry - can someone tell me who won please ?

What we can look forward to as Seniors !

Feeding the King Parrot - regular visitors for their afternoon snack THANK YOU

May I express my sincere thank you to all for the support and many emails received over the last two weeks. My brother’s passing is a relief to the family, who saw him suffering pain and discomfort. It was indeed incredible that he held on and waited for my arrival from Phuket before slipping away. The private funeral was held on Tuesday 14th and on Saturday 18th we held an afternoon at the property to celebrate his life. Many local people & neighbors joined in the event. Although not a member of any organization he freely gave his time

in helping others. In my eulogy I spoke of him having the same motto as we Rotarians Service Above Self

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No one this week


The Special Event of the Year November 1st will be a great night of Magic & Illusionists with a special emphasis in raising funds to continue the work in program supporting children in Thailand. DON’T MISS THIS EXCEPTIONAL EVENING

Photo of the Week by DC


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