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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

Photo - Denis - SUNSET KRABI Thailand

Chartered 5th September 2001

Volume No 3 3-- Issue No. 42 21st APRIL , 2009 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat-- U U-- Tit Road Patong Beach

CHAIRPERSON— COMMITTEE SERVICES PROJECTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION MEMBERSHIP ROTARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP SEARGENT AT ARMS 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 Patricia Michel : Richard Arell Denis Carpenter

Visit our Website at www.rotarypatong.org


What’s on a week ahead - Tuesday 28th April,2009

Tuesday 21st April, 2009 CHRISTINA HUANG - A LIBRARY FOR UNDERPRIVELEGED CHILDREN IN PHUKET

Tuesday 28th April, 2009 Rotarian Robert Morris - ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS - YOUTH EXCHANGE

Rotarian Robert Morris will provide an insight to the many Rotary Fellowships available to participate in. If you have a special interest then there is sure to be one for YOU ! Youth Exchange - what is it ? How does a Rotary Club become involved - Robert will tell All.

Apr 09 RI THEME - MAGAZINE - DENIS CARPENTER Tue Tue

14 21

MEETING CANCELLED - SONGKRAN CHRISTINA HUANG - CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FOR PHUKET

Tue

28

ROBERT MORRIS ROTARY FELLOWSIPS - YOUTH EXCHANGE

(BRAD KENNY)

BOARD MEETING BOARD MEETING

May 09 RI THEME - NO THEME Tue Sat

5 9

ROTARIAN BRADLEY E KENNY & KHUN NA WEDDING PARTY WELCOME TO R.C. OF CENTRAL DAMANSARA K.L. & SISTER CLUB SIGNING

Tue

12

MEETING CANCELLED - SEE SAT 9TH

BOARD MEETING

Sat Sun 16- 17 DISTRICT ASSEMBLY - TRANG Tue 19 COMEDY CLUB - AT THE HOLIDAY INN Sun

24

PHUKET CLUBS TREE PLANTING AO MAKHAM

Tue

26

WOLFGANG MUESBURGER

BOARD MEETING

Jun 09 RI THEME - NO THEME Tue Tue Tue Tue

2 9 16 23

DINNER OUT - SAA PAT MICHEL CLUB ASSEMBLY - P.E. WOODY KENTH NILSSON

Tue

30

GREG HERBERT

JULY 09 SAT 11

BOARD MEETING BOARD MEETING

JOINT MEETING PHUKET CLUBS - INSTALLATION

MANY CHANGES - Don’t miss an event The programme of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach has many changes for the month of

MAY

So many exciting things are happening as meeting dates/locations are adjusted. See above for details


LAST WEEK’S MEETING - 14TH APRIL2009 NO REPORT AS THE 14TH APRIL MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS KNOWN AS

SIGNS FROM WOODY Long Distance Call ?? ------>

SONGKRAN

Many people ESCAPE from Patong & Phuket to “quieter” areas away from the wild times on the streets where it is WATER WATER everywhere. Unfortunately some farangs (Westerners) become very involved with rather aggressive water canon “fights” Around the Beach area many Thai families enjoyed SONGKRAN with family and friends with good food

SONGKRAN IN BANGLA ROAD

WHO AM I Last Tuesday night 31st March :- Who

am I? - Joseph Kennedy

Winners on the night - .Sam, Stuart, Jeroen George, Brad, Barry & Larry

JOINT LEADERS - DAVID & ARNAUD

The leaders at 31st March 9 Points - DAVID & ARNAUD 8 - MICHAEL 7 - WOODY


HISTORIC MOMENTS

PAUL HARRIS - ROTARY FOUNDER

B orn in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, on 19 April 1868, Paul P. Harris was the second of six children of George N. and Cornelia Bryan Harris. At age three, he moved to Wallingford, Vermont, where he grew up in the care of his paternal grandparents, Howard and Pamela Harris. He attended the University of Vermont and Princeton University and received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1891.

Club membership grew rapidly. Many members were originally from small towns and found an opportunity for fellowship in the Chicago club. Harris was convinced that the club could be expanded into a service movement and strove to extend Rotary to other communities.

Paul Harris's childhood home in Wallingford, Vermont, USA. Harris as a young lawyer in Chicago, 1896.

While he was in school, both of Harris's grandparents died, and he spent the five years after graduation traveling around the country and working odd jobs. After arriving penniless in San Francisco in 1891, he worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and then as a ranch hand, grape picker, actor, and cowboy. He was also a hotel night clerk in Jacksonville, Florida, and a traveling marble and granite salesman. In 1896, he settled in Chicago and opened a law practice. Along with Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey, he founded the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905 and was elected its president in 1907.

In 1910, he met Jean Thompson during an outing with the Prairie Club, a Chicago-based organization for wilderness enthusiasts. Harris and Thompson married three months later and settled on Chicago's South Side. In the same year, the National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed, and Harris was elected its first president. He held the office for two years and afterward became president emeritus, serving as the public face of the organization and promoting membership extension and service around the world. He wrote several books about Rotary and his life and travels, including The Founder of Rotary and This Rotarian Age. In addition to his work with Rotary, Harris was involved in other civic organizations, including the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, City Club of Chicago, Chicago Bar Association, Prairie Club, and Easter Seals. He was also recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and honored by the governments of Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Peru.

The FIRST Rotarians (Left to right) Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey and Paul Harris

Harris died on 27 January 1947, leaving a rich legacy of fellowship, professionalism, service, and friendship. His passing also sparked an outpouring of donations to The Rotary Foundation from all over the world, allowing the Foundation to greatly expand its programs and services. For more information about Rotary history, visit Rotary History and Archives or the Rotary Global History Fellowship .


Dates for your Diary

EARTH DAY and ROTARY

ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 MEETING SCHEDULE 16 May 09 - District Assembly - TRANG 17 May 09 - District Membership Seminar 8 August 09 - District Foundation Seminar ***********************************************************************

NO ONE - THIS WEEK

Thailand’s

- Songkran - Bangkok

Joke from PP David

Colourful BANGKOK

(photos not this year)

Carbon offsets benefit Rotary projects Airlines such as Continental, Delta, and British Airways offer passengers the chance to buy carbon credits to offset the carbon dioxide generated by their travel. So do rental car companies and credit card companies – even eBay offers carbon credits for sale. The New York Times reported that in 2007, people and companies in the United States bought US$54 million in carbon offset credits. Christine Sephton recalls reading news reports about consumers not knowing where all that green money ends up. “I got to thinking, Rotary could be doing this,” says Sephton, a member of the Rotary Club of East Hampton, N.Y., USA. “We could have our own offset trust, and the money could go to Rotary projects.” The result was a joint project between the Rotary clubs of East Hampton and Sheffield, England, where Sephton’s husband, Peter, is a member (the couple divides their time between England and the United States). The CO2 Offset Trust – Rotarians for CO2 Reduction now includes nine clubs on four continents. Here’s how it works: Visitors to the trust’s Web site, www.co2offsettrust.org , can calculate the amount of carbon dioxide generated from an airplane flight. They can then donate to the trust through the Web site using a credit card; the amount is calculated based on the amount of carbon dioxide produced. The trust is a registered charity in the United Kingdom. The money raised helps fund Rotary projects that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or that teach people how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Money has gone toward a forest replanting project by the Rotary Club of Harrogate, England, and a solar oven project by the Rotary Club of Fresno, Calif., USA. Lorna Milligan, a member of the Fresno club, is working with her club’s environmental committee to involve Rotarians in generating funds for CO2 offsets. “We find that most people believe it is important for us to do something, and this is a way to get started,” she says. The Sephtons also see the project as a forum for Rotarians to share ideas. Information on the trust’s Web site emphasizes things Rotarians can do to conserve energy and educate themselves and the public about climate change. “Everything is connected,” Sephton says. “It’s joining up the dots. Rotary does so much with disease and poverty, but it’s all connected.”


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