The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and,
The Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket - Thailand
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 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?
Past Presidents 2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising
CLUB HONOUR ROLL Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members Friedrich “Sam” Fauma
Paul Harris Fellows Arnaud CMC Verstraete *
2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07
Jeroen Deknatel Arnaud CMC Verstraete Neil Cumming Bradley Kenny Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III Arnaud CMC Verstraete Mark Pendlebury David Arell Wolfgang Muesburger
Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III
2008-09 Michael Massey
Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Denis Carpenter
Brad Kenny Larry Amsden David Arell
James de Beaujeu Domville
Major Donors Benefactors Level 2 Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete DISTRICT 3330 DISTRICT GOVERNOR
(* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete
Khun Thianchai Niyom
ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard VICE PRESIDENT Stuart Bird PRESIDENT ELECT Larry Amsden PRESIDENT NOMINEE 2011-12 Best Wanamakok IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Michael Massey PAST PRESIDENT Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III SECRETARY Ingo Mueller TREASURER Kenth Nilsson
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 Richard Arell Denis Carpenter
SAILORS & MARINES FROM—USS NEW ORLEANS DELIVER MANY BOXES OF USEFUL THINGS FOR THE BAAN KLONG SAI SCHOOL IN PHUKET BEFORE COMMENCING THEIR PAINTING AT THE SCHOOL IN ANOTHER
Photo by Rotarian of Patong Beach —Khun Piyanooch Ananpakdee (Jamie)
Chartered 5th September 2001
Volume No 4 4-- Issue No. 1 7th July , 2009 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat-- U U-- Tit Road Patong Beach
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Tuesday 7th July, 2009 NORMAN DAWKINS PHUKET HAS BEEN GOOD TO US FOUNDATION Saturday 11th July, 2009 INSTALLATION—SIX ROTARY CLUBS OF PHUKET @ the ROYAL PHUKET CITY HOTEL—6.30PM Tuesday 14th July, 2009 MEETING CANCELLED—SEE ABOVE
What’s on next week
-SATURDAY 11th JULY, 2009
THE EVENT OF THE YEAR—NOT TO BE MISSED. JOIN IN WITH THE FIVE OTHER ROTARY CLUBS ON PHUKET FOR THE INSTALLATION NIGHT—SEE & HEAR WHAT THE CLUBS HAVE DONE IN THE COMMUNITY—DIFFERENT IDEAS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THE COUNTDOWN—BEGINS THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEME FOR 2009-10 IS —————
Club Program 2009/2010 Rotary Theme -- Literacy
NORMAN DAWKINS - PHUKET HAS BEEN GOOD TO US
INSTALLATION - ALL PHUKET ROTARY CLUBS at ROYAL PHUKET CITY HOTEL - 6.30PM MEETING CANCELLED - SEE ABOVE
ROTARY CLUB OF PHUKET—FUND RAISER AT THE PHUKET BREWEY-TICKETS FROM DAVID
P.P. JEROEN DEKNATEL - MARINE SURVEYING & BOAT SAFETY
Aug – 09 Tue
Rotary Theme - Membership Extension DINNER OUT
PATONG DEPUTY MAYOR — KHUN CHAIRAT SUKKABAN - INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN PATONG - (SAM FAUMA)
BOARD MEETING JEROEN DEKNATEL
PHUKET PROVINCIAL COURT CHIEF JUSTICE KHUN VARANGKANA SUJARITKUL
NEW MEMBER EVENING
FRANCO FERRI, FRANK COULTURE and SAM FAUMA: Phuket Sunshine Village, Past, Present and Future"
Sept - 09
BOARD MEETING MARK PENDLEBURY
Rotary Theme – New Generations
DINNER OUT & BIRTHDAY RCoPB 5TH September
P.P. O.B. WETZELL -“STUMBLING TO HAPPINESS”
MEMBERS - MY STORY - WHO I AM
MEETING - ALOHA VILLA
BOARD MEETING - GREG HERBERT & INGO MUELLER
LAST WEEK’S MEETING - 30th JUNE 2009
LAST WEEK’S MEETING - 30th JUNE 2009
SAA Pat ……...Checked my emails this morning to find Stan Bailey’s… “attended this party and it was FUN!!!!!!” He’s right, it was FUN!!!!!! A couple of weeks ago PE Woody said that in the Satisfaction Questionnaire, the club members liked BBQs, why not more of them? No sooner mentioned than P. Michael solved that problem by inviting all of RCoPB members, friends, children, partners to a BBQ at Friendship Beach.
George & Wolfgang had a whale of a time.
Over the phone to me, Michael described the BBQ as a celebration of the Rotary New Year! Here's how the invitation read: “Date: Tuesday 30 June Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm dinner (earlier if you want to swim before dinner) Who: Members, family, loved ones Cost: 400 B per adult, 200 B per kid (kids are 12 years and under), Colin Wanamakok is free
Kuhn Add and Woody baked the desserts, excellent cookies and apple cake, and if you hesitated, blinked, stopped to chat…they were hoovered up by the kids. Sam’s Angela denied she’s eaten the lot
Menu: BBQ Buffet BBQ Babyback Ribs, Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce, Sausages Potatos, Corn on the Cob, Salads Dessert by K. Add There will be two beers for each adult booked stuck in an ice chest, along with some bottles of soft drinks and water. a couple of bottles of wine to stick in there also.” Sounds good, it was good. Friendship Beach is 2Ks from the Chalong Circle in the south of the island, right on the beach, a relaxed, friendly resort where long time expats love to come for the music on Friday and Sunday nights and for New York chef Charlie’s ribs. The beer is the right price, the wine is good and Star, the owner/manager is from the great state of Washington, right next to Canada – who could ask for more friendliness? Well, the children came, met each other, didn’t fight… some like Brad’s Justin and Kenth’s Vincent snorkeled the pool and got on like old buddies
while Colin was making friends with Add, trying to walk on water. Drinks before food were in the round bar, it was fun to see “second hand Steve” and to meet one of the most successful oil rig operators in SE Asia. Stan Bailey of the bird of paradise shirt and his partner were happy. Two weeks ago their car was side swiped on the Patong hill, now it’s fixed. The side swiper paid the 7,500B, the body shop fixed the car within a week (where else but in Thailand do you get such service?) and the car is looking brand new again.
PP Arnaud was looking especially handsome, why? No doubt that’s another story. ”
Best agreed with Colin, being in the water was best.
LAST WEEK’S MEETING - 30th JUNE 2009 Jamie toasted P. Michael with a margarita. I’ve found margaritas can lead you straight to hell having a lot of fun on the way, almost as good as brownies. In the yachtie circle margaritas were known as blender sports.
Woody arrived with 7 people, family and friends, when I noticed him talking seriously to Jamie of the Bangkok Phuket Hospital and, when next I turned around they had all left. This morning an email from Woody explained what happened. “Just wanted to apologize for my quick retreat last night. Dad fell out of bed. I got a panic call. Ambulance to BKK Hospital Phuket, CT scan, and he’s fine. He spent the night at home last night. Excellent care, as always. Many thanks to Jaime for all of her help! Greatly appreciated…- Woody” All’s well that ends well. It was a very good evening,. Thank you President Michael. SAA Pat Michel—
Thanks Pat Michel—Ed Denis
ROTARY CLUB of PHUKET FUND RAISER A FUN NIGHT IS ASSURED AT THE FUND RAISER AT THE PUKET BREWERY ON FRIDAY 17TH JULY. A FAMOUS THAI COMEDY & SINGING GROUP TICKETS FROM DAVID BAHT 1,000
REMINDER ROTARY CLUB OF KOH SAMUI— INSTALLATION 17th JULY Dear Fellow Members of Rotary Please find attached a warm invitation to attend our 7th Annual Installation Night ceremony on Saturday 18th July. The evening commences at 1800 with ‘Sunset Cocktails’ and proceeds to a superb dinner in a beautiful setting, wine and beer, raffle and entertainment. Yours in Rotary IPP Adèle Smith
U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS & COMREL @ BAAN KLONG SAI SCHOOL—27TH JUNE 2009
ONLY TWO ROTARIANS ON SATURDAY - KHUN JAMIE & GEORGE McCALL
NICE CLEAN WALLS AFTER THE PAINTING -
KIDS HAVING FUN
EMAIL FROM U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS
BOXES OF GOOD THINGS FROM HANDCLASP
PLENTY OF FUN IN THIS CURRENT COMREL AFTER A BUSY TEN DAYS - THANKS TO ALL WHO ASSISTED OVER THE PERIOD OF COMREL &
From: Woodruff LT Harold [mailto: xxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:01 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Thank You Brad, I just wanted to thank you and the Rotary Club of Patong Beach for the wonderful COMREL on 27 June at the Baan Klong Sai School. The Marines and sailors who participated had a wonderful time, and a sense of accomplishment was felt by all as we saw the classrooms transformed by fresh coats of paint. Thank you for arranging the logistics and supplies, and the superb entertainment! I know it was an experience these young men will not forget, and makes our liberty visits truly memorable and meaningful. It was also a pleasure to meet the staff, and I very much enjoyed meeting and speaking with your son. Thank you again, and I hope our paths will cross again some day. Blessings, Bowen LT Bowen Woodruff Chaplain BLT 1/1 USS NEW ORLEANS
SPECIAL THANKS TO BRAD KENNY AS THE USA NAVY CONTACT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAIRMAN FOR THE ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH
QUICK RESPONSE TO A TRAGEDY - MANY HELP TO MAKE LIFE A LITTLE BETTER—THANKS KHUN JAMIE Dear All, Thank you for all your help and support. We've managed to get all the stuff requested from Morgan people with all your donation from Phuket and Bangkok and delivered to them this morning. (Friday 3rd July—Ed) We brought them cooking oil, garlic, red onions, underwear, and some used clothes. For those who don't live in Phuket, half of the Morgan Village (Sea Gypsy) located in North of Phuket was burnt down 3 days ago. Total of 77 people are homeless. Best regards, Many people, organizations both public and private are helping them by donate clothes, food, rice, etc. Piyanooch Ananpakdee (Jamie—Ed) We are just one of them that want to help as much as we could. CSR Project Manager Bangkok Hospital Phuket Special thanks to our good friends: Laguna Group, JJ Woodwork Company, and all my friends. Phone +66 (0) 7625 4425 With your kind donation the mission accomplished. Thank you.
I got some underwear you requested too.
And some teddy bears for kids (I know it's not Christmas, yet)
Now teenagers can go to school, right?
talking to one of the lucky ones
the land was cleared, ready for new houses
3 days ago
Dates for your Diary 8 August
ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 MEETING SCHEDULE District Foundation Seminar
*********************************************************************** CONGRATULATIONS NO ONE—THIS WEEK
Who Am I ? Who am I? -
ALFRED NOBEL - FINAL Leaders 10 Points - ARNAUD , MICHAEL on 9points DAVID Last Tuesday night 23rd
READY FOR A GRAND FINAL WIN - NO - LARRY BEAT EVERYONE ON THE NIGHT LEAVING THE FINAL STILL TO PLAY FOR A WINNER
SAYINGS OF THE WEEK Joke from PP David
Speak your mind but ride a fast horse. The only way to drive cattle fast is slowly. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back. Don’t let so much reality into your life that there’s no room for dreamin’. Ain’t never seen a wild critter feelin’ sorry for itself. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. Never miss a good chance to shut up. Nobody ever drowned himself in his own sweat. The length of the conversation don’t tell nothin’ about the size of the intellect
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS July 2009 Message from the chair -- A road map to our Foundation’s future As we begin our new Rotary year, we look out upon a landscape of challenges and possibilities. We are at the beginning of a new journey together – and, as with every journey, it is a good idea to begin with a map. This is why, every year, we set goals for our Rotary Foundation. They help us stay focused on where we’re going, and they keep us all travelling in the same direction, on the same Rotary path. It should be no surprise to any Rotarian that our first goal in 2009-10 will be the eradication of polio. This is Rotary’s primary goal as an organization and will remain so until it is achieved. The direct role of The Rotary Foundation in supporting this goal is to help meet Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge and to raise awareness that the fight against polio is not yet over. Our second goal is to work through our Foundation to achieve a better world through the six areas of focus of the Future Vision Plan. They are: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution Disease prevention and treatment Water and sanitation Maternal and child health Basic education and literacy Economic and community development Our third goal is to implement the Future Vision Plan, which will help revitalize and strengthen our Foundation so it can adequately support another century of Rotary service. And our fourth goal is to support the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative and the Permanent Fund so all of our Foundation’s good work may continue. I am glad to be embarking on this new Rotary journey with you. The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands – and the future of our Foundation is as well. Glenn E. Estess Sr. Foundation Trustee Chair "