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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 Rotary Club of Patong Beach Bulletin

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. 23 2nd December, 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


Last night’s meeting report - Tuesday 25th November SAA Richard 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 Rotarians - PP Mario Brablan of St. Moritz Switzerland - 20 Rotarians & spouses from

The Passing of a Giant  Tom McNamara was well known in Phuket by his many friends, and all over  the world by the thousands of Phuket visitors  whom he met and hosted in his five  restaurants.   

Saluzzo Italy -

He is probably best known as one of, if not  the most successful restaurateur on the  island.  His golfing buddies will never forget  Tom’s acing a hole‐in‐one at Blue Canyon, on  St. Patrick’s Day no less.  Phuket was good to  Tom.   

Michellangello, Gianfranco, Pepe, Luigi, Salvatore ……… Visitors :

- Adriano's guest

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Patricia, Marco (Translator) Colin Wanamakok Helen Srithep Mark Pendlebury’s daughter & son in law

NO NIGHT REPORT RECEIVED CAN ONLY ASSUME A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

But to many of us, his close friends, Tom is remembered for much, much  more.   

 Tom gave back to his community in Phuket much more than he ever  derived from it.  A few years ago, Tom established the “Phuket Has Been  Good to Us Foundation”, to give local children a chance to learn English via  the most advanced language training methods available.  The program has  been enormously successful.  What better way to pay back to your  community than to give hundreds of children a chance for a productive  career and a better life.   This year, the Rotary Club of  Patong Beach was honored to  induct Tom into our club as an  Honorary Rotarian.  No one  deserved it more.  Tom  embodied the true spirit of Rotary.      We’ll miss you Tom, R.I.P.    Your legacy will last and forever become part of the fabric that makes up  this wonderful island. 


Sunday 30th November 2008 Rotary Club Andaman - BOWLING - JUNG CEYLON Tuesday 2nd December 2008 District Governor - Khun Dr. Ratmanee Tanyingvong Tuesday 9th December 2008 CLUB ELECTIONS & Dinner at Les Anges DECEMBER R.I. THEME - FAMILY PP JEROEN DEKNATEL Tue

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VISIT DISTRICT GOVERNOR - Khun

Tue

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CLUB ELECTIONS FOR YEAR 2009-10 PE - WOODY - DINNER AT

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What’s on Next Meeting - 9th DECEMBER 2008 -

A special Dinner Out at Les Anges will enable you to relax and enjoy a wonderful menu before P.E. WOODY Leonhard conducts the CLUB ELECTIONS for 2009-2010 SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

Dr. Ratmanee Tanyingyong

AT THE MOVIES

LES ANGES - ROYAL PHUKET MARINA

KENTH NILSSON

Tue

16

CLUB ASSEMBLY - PRESIDENT MICHAEL

Wed

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POLIO PLUS - IMMUNIZATION FOR CHILDREN - PP ARNAUD

Tue

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BOON PONGCHIBOON

Tue

30

NO MEETING - HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

BOARD MEETING

JANUARY R.I. THEME - ROTARY AWARENESS - PP DAVID ARELL

SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

Fri 2- Sun 4 INTERCOUNTRY MEETING THAILAND - MALAYSIA - IPOH MALAYSIA Tue Tue

7 NO MEETING - NEW YEAR 14

RICHARD VALENTINE

BOARD MEETING

POLIO PLUS - IMMUNIZATION FOR CHILDREN

Wed Tue

21

ARNAUD VERSTRAETE

Tue

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ABLE WANAMAKOK

FAMILY DAY OUT PP JEROEN DEKNATEL

- PP ARNAUD

BOARD MEETING

QUOTE OF THE WEEK A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.

Mahatma Gandhi


Rotary Projects overseas I just want to share with you a project that my former club in Sydney is planning. They have done several projects before in Vanuatu, some with neighbouring clubs in Sydney As may be seen this is a hands on project and in the past several ladies , either Rotarians or spouses of Rotarians have been involved. This is an excerpt of their Bulletin

( Editor Denis )

The RC of West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook will engage in two (or possibly three) sub projects of RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Services) project No 125/2004: “Construction of a 22 bed hospital consisting of three wards, operating theatre, eye clinic, emergency ward, isolation ward, Administration Office, and associated services, pathology, ante/pre natal, delivery ward and a maintenance building on Sola Vanualava. This project is fully funded by the Vanuatu Government.” Sub-Project description: Sola Hospital Services The hospital wards have been constructed. The sub projects will be: 1. install plumbing (supply and drainage) in the two ward buildings. Team of 4-5. 2. electrical fit out of the two ward buildings and electrical refit of the established clinic building. Team of 4-5. 3. Pour concrete floors for two accommodation buildings. This sub project is optional, subject to having sufficient volunteers. Team of ?? (many ☺) At this stage I am asking for members (and partners and friends of Rotary) to express interest as volunteers. We need someone with plumbing experience, and someone with forming and concreting experience. The majority of the plumbing and electrical is relatively light work not requiring prior experience – this should suit most members and partners. The concreting project will involve more physical exertion for those interested in a bit of a workout. We hope to have some local resident participation. The proposed timing is as follows. Teams 1 & 2 will leave Sydney on 20th May 2009. On route we will have a night in Port Villa, and one in Luganville to visit our Sister Club of Santo (assuming this relationship is formed… a separate project I am working on…. More on that later). Seven nights in Sola will provide six days working on the projects. More time in Sola if required. Returning to Sydney will be at your own pace. There are several resorts in Port Villa for those interested in a holiday. Team 3 will be a week later. (Note, on the map, Sola is on Vanua Lava).

Rotary Projects overseas Each volunteer will need to make a $1,780 donation (tax deductable) to RAWCS who meet the costs of travel, accommodation, meals and a badged shirt. The photo is of the guest house where we stay in Sola. Do you want to experience Vanuatu, have fun with a great group of people, and do something worthwhile for Vanua Lava? If you are (slightly) interested contact Bob Davison and be on the team.


News from Down Under Our Rogue WOMBAT is back - not a very healthy specimen . Leaves quite a lot of “deposits� around the place

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 18th November winners were:-

The Who am I - did not happen due to late finish

Below the Alpacas prepare for their annual haircut.

A clean down before the cut

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Quite a handsome guy ??

What are you looking at ?? *******************************************************************

No one this week Before

After


Some thoughts for the day Arguing Be sure when arguing with a stupid person he isn’t doing the same. Bad Driver A bad driver is the person you run into.

More Hubble Telescope Photos per WOODY Recently, astronauts voted on the top photographs taken by Hubble, in its 16-year journey so far. Remarking in the article from the Daily Mail, reporter Michael Hanlon says the photos "illustrate that our universe is not only deeply strange, but also almost impossibly beautiful."

Brat A child who acts like your own but belongs to someone else. Childish Games Childish games are those at which your wife beats you. Gambling A great way for getting nothing for something. House warming House warming is the last call for wedding presents. Junk Junk is the stuff we throw away. Stuff is the junk we keep. Snoring Why is it that the loudest snorer is always the first one to go to sleep ? Sound thinker A sound thinker is someone whose opinions coincide with your own.

No . 6 In sixth place is the Cone Nebula. The part pictured here is 2.5 light years in length (the equivalent of 23 million return trips to the Moon

Joke from PP David The Grandma Test I was out walking with my 4-year-old Granddaughter. She picked up something off of the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. 'Why?' my Granddaughter asked. 'Because it's been on the ground; you don't know where it's been, it's dirty, and probably has germs,' I replied. At this point, my Granddaughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, 'Grandma, how do you know all this stuff?? You are so smart.' I was thinking quickly. 'All Grandmas know this stuff. ? It's on the Grandma Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Grandma." We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. 'Oh.....I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the Grandpa". 'Exactly,' I replied with a big smile on my face.

No. 7 The Perfect Storm, a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500 light years away, described as 'a bubbly ocean of hydrogen and small amounts of oxygen, sulphur and other elements'


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