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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 Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach - Thailand

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 2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Jeroen Deknatel Arnaud CMC Verstraete Neil Cumming Michael Massey Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Bradley Kenny Arnaud CMC Verstraete Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III David Arell Kenth Nilsson Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III Adriano Trapani Mark Pendlebury Major Donors Benefactors Level 2 Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete DISTRICT 3330 DISTRICT GOVERNOR

Paul Harris Fellows Arnaud CMC Verstraete * Friedrich “Sam” Fauma 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 Michael Massey VICE PRESIDENT Denis Carpenter PRESIDENT ELECT Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard PRESIDENT NOMINEE 2011-12 Best Wanamakok IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Otho Beale “O.B.” Wetzell III PAST PRESIDENT David Arell SECRETARY Best Wanamakok TREASURER Kenth Nilsson assisted by Khun Batt

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

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

Chartered 5th September 2001

Volume No 3 3-- Issue No. 32 10th February, 2009 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat-- U U-- Tit Road Patong Beach Photo Denis -

PHUKET TOWN

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Visit our Website at www.rotarypatong.org

PHUKET THAILAND


Tuesday 10th February, 2009

What’s on Next Meeting -

P.P. O.B. - “De Vinci behind da Wall” Tuesday 17th February, 2009 PRESIDENT MICHAEL - CLUB ASSEMBLY FEBRUARY RI THEME - WORLD UNDERSTANDING

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach is continuing a busy year with - New members - Matching Grants - GSE team visit from USA - Kids day at Panwa School District Conference in March and much more

PP OB

Tue 10 Tue 17 Fri Fri 20-27

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TEAM VISIT FROM U.S.A.

Sat Tue Fri

GSE WELCOME - PHIUKET CLIUBS -JOINT MEETING - HOLIDAY INN MEETING CANCELLED - SEE ABOVE 21ST FEBRUARY KIDS DAY - CAPE PANWA SCHOOL - RICHARD ARELL

21 24 27

PP O.B. - DE VINCI BEHIND DA WALL CLUB ASSEMBLY

BOARD MEETING

Tues

3 10

DINNER OUT

BEST WANAMAKOK

BOARD MEETING - DISTRICT EVENT

DISTRICT EVENT

BOARD MEETING

AN AFTEROON AT LIFE HOME PP SAM

SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

Apr 09 RI THEME - MAGAZINE - DENIS CARPENTER 7

Tues Tues

14 21

Tue

28

DINNER OUT

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PP JEREON DEKNATEL CLUB ASSEMBLY JIM DOMVILLE

BOARD MEETING BOARD MEETING

5 DINNER OUT - SAA 12 PP SAM FAUMA 19 BRAD KENNY 26 WOLFGANG MUESBURGER

INTERCOUNTRY ROTARY VISIT TO MALAYSIA P.MICHAEL & P.P. DAVID ARELL

SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

May 09 RI THEME - NO THEME Tue Tues Tues Tue

KIDS DAY AT SCHOOL - FRI 27TH RICHARD ARELL & BEST WANAMAKOK

- SAA

Sat Sun 14-15 DISTRICT CONFERENCE - NAKOM PATHON Tues 17 PP DAVID ARELL Tue 24 RICHARD ARELL Tue 31 BARRY PAYNE Tue

SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

SPECIAL EVENT DURING MONTH & ORGANISER

Mar-09 RI THEME LITERACY - RICHARD ARELL Tue

17th February , 2009

BOARD MEETING BOARD MEETING

AN AFTEROON AT OLD PEOPLES HOME PP ARNAUD VERSTRAETE

REGRET TO ADVISE THE TRAGIC LOSS OF PDG PHAKORN NITJARUNKUL Dear DG.Dr.Rajindar Singh and fellow Rotarians of D 3300 Malaysia It is very sad to send this message to all of you that PDG.Phakorn Nitjarunkul, an advisor of Thai Malaysia Intercountry Committee, D 3330 RI, Thailand, was shot to death last night on the way back home. It is assumed that PDG.Phakorn is the victim of the insurgency among the deep south provinces of Thailand. The mourning ceremony is started today at Lim Kor Neuw shrine, Yala province and the cremation is scheduled on Sun. 13 Feb. 2009. We wish that all of us will think and remember of everything he has dedicated to Rotary and community and continue our mission to create understanding among people like PDG.Phakorn has done until his last day. Yours in Rotary PP.Dr.Sanguan Kunaporn


LAST WEEK’S MEETING - DINNER OUT SAA Pat - Last Tuesday was ‘dinner out’. We were at the Hilltop Hotel in Patong, which had all the potential for a dangerously exciting evening. Hilltop means something, in this case, the hotel is on the road along the spine of the mountain and if you didn’t pay attention as you exit your car….whoops, easy to fall down the side of the ridge, rolling at least 100 ft before a ledge of greenery! Last I heard no one had fallen. We climbed three flights of stairs to get an even better view… from a huge balcony/bar set up for us. As you can imagine the view was spectacular, we could almost see Africa – no we couldn’t, Sumatra is in the way. We had a large turnout of members, guests and a visiting Rotarian, Mario Barblan from St. Moritz with friend Peter Tschudi from the Swiss Drs. Group. After the tsunami, Mario & Peter worked with RCoPB and a matching grant to pay for an ambulance for Patong, which Peter checks out on every visit, it’s still working and looking great, he likes the red stripe. We thank them for their diligence and generosity. Rick Gartland, a new member of our club, presented a banner to P. Michael from his old club at Grand Rapids East in Michigan. P. Michael welcomed Rick again to the club and this time, Rick kissed Michael. P. Michael blushed and everyone applauded. Later Rick told us about the acquisition of 5000 books he had organized when he was in Michigan – all different titles – to be shipped from the US to Phuket for use in schools, libraries and play clubs for children and teenagers. Rtn Kuhn Jamie Ananpakdee announced that the Bangkok Phuket Hospital was ready with its recording studio where readers can go for a two hour recording session of their book or a book supplied by the hospital, English speakers wanted. These CDs will be donated to the deaf, placed in libraries all across the country. Three people volunteered right away and the official opening is Feb. 10. 2

The owner/manager of the Hilltop Hotel is Jan, a Dane, another person who raised a lot of money for the people affected by the Tsunami. Thanks to Jan and hundreds of other people, we at RCoPB were able to fix boats, built houses, set up scholarships for 250 plus children, build and fix water systems, etc. We had a Danish Buffet, delicious and unusual food for Phuket with Danish cheeses for dessert. It was a very social evening with laughter, joke telling with the beautiful view of Patong at our feet

HILLTOP HOTEL - 3rd February, 2009 . Brad thanked Jan for this delicious spread and reminded us all that right down there was the city we were trying to take care of, to do good things and to help the children. Thank you Jan. And Brad and all the Rotarians of Patong. It was a fine evening. Thanks Pat - ED DENIS


Denis’ visit to Kasetsart University Agricultural Show

JOKES from WOODY The family wheeled Grandma out on the lawn, in her wheelchair, where the activities for her 100th birthday were taking place. Grandma couldn't speak very well, but she would write notes when she needed to communicate. After a short time out on the lawn, Grandma started leaning off to the right, so some family members grabbed her, straightened her up, and stuffed pillows on her right. A short time later, she started leaning off to her left, so again the family grabbed her and stuffed pillows on her left. Soon she started leaning forward, so the family members again grabbed her, and then tied a pillowcase around her waist to hold her up.

100’s of stalls with every type of plant with colourful displays. Amazed at the varieties of Bananas and many fruits - even a large number of puppies, rabbits & fish displays etc

A nephew who arrived late came up to Grandma and said, 'Hi, Grandma, you're looking good ! How are they treating you?' Grandma took out her little notepad and slowly wrote a note to the nephew...... Bastards won't let me fart ***********************************************************************

A robber stepped into a bank in Springettsbury Township, Pa., just after it opened . Too early: the tellers showed the man that they hadn't received their cash drawers yet, and thus didn't have anything to give him. As the angry robber left, he promised he'd file a complaint with the manager. Police arrested Joseph Goetz, 48, a half-mile from the bank. Goetz is a former police officer who spent five years in prison after hijacking a UPS truck. Goetz thought the driver was having an affair with his wife, but told officers he had kidnapped the wrong UPS driver.

WHO AM I - UPDATE Following is an update to the end of January in the Who Am I fun contest - the leaders are : On:

7 points 6 5 3

DAVID & WOODY ARNAUD LARRY A, MARK, JEREON, MICHAEL O.B.


Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives

1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs

Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives

8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.

are to see you..

2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another

9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, ? If I died, would you get another dog??

dog's name 3.Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor

4. A dog's parents never visit

10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.

11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.

5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across

12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting

6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day.

13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck, and give serious thought to riding on Paul's bike.

And last, but not least 7. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk

14. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff

Thanks to BRAD KENNY


Dates for your Diary ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 MEETING SCHEDULE 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

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BEST

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8TH FEBRUARY Sorry - Late Again

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Who am I

Last Tuesday night 27th January winners were:-

Rick at a table including Woody, Jeroen, Arnaud and Ann. The answer: Blackbeard

Denis’s 1st pics -Joke New Camera action in BANGKOK from PPinDavid

ROTARY NEWS

Australian Rotarian receives humanitarian honours Alex Buchanan is the 2008-09 recipient of The Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. Rotarian Alex Buchanan is the 2008-09 recipient of The Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. Buchanan, of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, is a retired food technologist and scientist. He studied agriculture and science as a 1959-60 Ambassadorial Scholar at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. His research has led to improvements in food production to support developing nations and emergency relief activities. Among Buchanan's accomplishments are the development of the Australian milk biscuit, a high-protein biscuit used by the Australian government and many Rotary clubs for emergency food aid, and the creation of affordable, nutritionally balanced infant food for health centers in Thailand. Buchanan also helped implement the first successful cooperative food research projects between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. On 26 January, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to food science and technology and to the community. Currently, Buchanan helps to manage the Royce and Jean Abbey Endowment Fund. He was nominated for the award by District 9800 and was the winner for Zone 8. The Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award was created to honor outstanding former Foundation program participants whose extraordinary service to humanity and professional achievements exemplify the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.

Old & New Taxi


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