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Rotary Club of Patong Beach – Phuket Thailand

The Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach – Phuket Thailand

Chartered 5th September, 2001 Volume No 4- Issue No. 19 – 17th November 2009 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm – Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat–U–Thit Road PATONG BEACH http//www.rotarypatong.org

What’s on tonight Tuesday 17th November 2009

Bill Barnett— Founder & Managing Director C9 HOTELWORKS Next meeting – Tuesday 24th November 2009 Able Wanamakok - Facebook & Rotary

Inside this issue Club program

What’s on next Meeting

At our last meeting

WORD from the Bulletin Editor

Birthdays

Who Am I

Our travelling Rotarians

A little Humour

Rotary Information

Photo of the week

Special Events

CLUB PROGRAM 2009

NOVEMBER Rotary Theme – Rotary Foundation Mon Tue

Sat Tue

16 17 21 24

BOARD MEETING BOARD MEETING BILL BARNETT - Founder and Managing Director of C9 Hotelworks FUTURE VISION FOUNDATION (1300—1700 HOURS ) PHUKET TOWN ABLE WANAMAKOK - FACE BOOK & ROTARY

DECEMBER Rotary Theme – Family Tue

1

Tue Fr

8 15 18

Mon Tue

21 22

Tue

CLUB ELECTIONS & BOB FOX - CHAIRMAN JOINT FOREIGN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE THAILAND PHUKET INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY MEETING CANCELLED - SEE BELOW - FRIDAY 18TH DINNER OUT - CHRISTMAS DINNER— AT HOLIDAY INN - SANTA WILL BE THERE BOARD MEETING NO MEETING - CHRISTMAS

Co-ordinator WOODY

Co-ordinator P. WOODY P.E.LARRY -STAN

SAA RICHARD & WOLFGANG WOODY


Tue

29

NO MEETING - CHRISTMAS

CLUB PROGRAM 2010

JANUARY Tue Tue Mon Tue Tue

5 12 18 19 26

Co-ordinator

Rotary Theme Rotary Awareness

SAA RICHARD

DINNER OUT

BRAD

DR. GEORGE HICKMAN BOARD MEETING NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED

Next Week’s Meeting 24th th

Our guest speaker on the 24 November is our very own Able Wanamakok There has been quite a lot of discussion on ways to improve the way, with new technology, that is currently available to spread the word about Rotary and in particular the Rotary Club of Patong Beach. Greater use of new technology will assist the club to get information to many people both locally and around the world, who may visit the Patong Club and also wish to provide support for the many programs currently undertaken in Phuket. Programs currently support children in scholarships, many of whom were affected by the tsunami. Able is using Facebook to link people with a common interest. Make sure you come along and hear Able AND put your thoughts forward to benefit the capabilities of this technology for RCoPB.

Last Tuesday Night Meeting 17th vember SAA Richard welcomed all to the meeting and asked President WOODY to open the meeting SAA Richard introduced tonight’s guest speaker, Ed Vaughan and his party:

WOODY

Visiting Rotarians: Jan Breij - Netherlands,

Terry Moys New Zealand Rotary Ann’s : Lyn Moys from N.Z.,& Khun Sunisa Fagerstrom Visitors : Ed Vaughan & Khun Nam, John Swoboda (cameraman and editor of Funfest film) & Khun Gaeo, Wolfgang (cameraman at Funfest) & Khun Must, Gordon Ward (guest of George) & John Grey. , Club Business: Larry: Group Christmas dinner for Rotarians, their family and guests on Dec 18 (more info to follow). Dec 12 -- “Christmas Kick Off” at the Royal Phuket Marina. The funds raised will go to the Home and Life Project in Phanga. The children from Home and Life will attend the party and also sell their products. Food and Beverages are organized by RPM. Every one is welcome and asked to bring Christmas presents that will be distributed


to children at various locations. Santa (RCoPB) will be there ready for picture taking by the Christmas tree. A Children’s Choir (Phuket International School) will perform. The event is organized by the Royal Phuket Marina with help from RCoPB. Larry asks for assistance from all Rotarians.

President WOODY It was also time to WELCOME Jack Christenson as a member of the Rotary CLUB OF PATONG BEACH Jack has been a visitor many times and has also been busy travelling

Kenth: This years Duck race took place last Saturday. The number of visitors where unfortunately quite low this year raising a moderate sum of money. Woody: A RCoPB contingency (Sam) is going to Kuala Lumpur to participate in their instillation night. Board meeting on Monday at Arnoud’s house. Next week: Speaker is Bill Barnett who will speak of the Property Business structure on Phuket. V.P. Norman advised that the Book Project under the enthusiastic collectors Rick & Ann Gartland (our own members)

WELCOME JACK Guest Speaker -

- the books are arriving in Phuket this weekend. WELL DONE RICK & ANN

Ed Vaughan Phuket’s own Flamenco guitar playing Hollywood film guru started by presenting a rising star news anchor with the news channel


P.N.N (Michael Massey) performing his very first news broadcast, highly appreciated by the audience. He then presented an excellent video on the Fun Fest and shared some secrets on how it is produced. The film was edited by John Swoboda who also shared some technical secrets with the audience. Thank You Ed SAA Richard ended the meeting the usual way with jokes and an embarrassing “Who am I” presenting the new President for Rotary International (Scottish) and no one new his name…- John Kenny Ok the winner was SAA Richard President WOODY closed the meeting with a toast to Ed Vaughan and the production team, for producing such a fantastic video, which will be useful for promoting our Fun Raisers for many years in the future

Some Words from the Bulletin Editor After 166 issues I bit the bullet and redesigned the Bulletin. I admit to “borrowing” a template from my club in Australia – with quite a few changes to suit the local Thailand requirements. My good friend Past President Richard Bushell produced the Bulletin for the RC of West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook in Sydney. He commenced the Bulletin some time before he became President and I took over from him. Richard is now retired he again is producing the weekly newsletter. Not sure the edition number but now up to Vol 23 Issue 18 (with about four years break) Thanks Richard Bushell for inspiring me to continue where I left off in Sydney to create the Bulletin in Phuket. Now created in WORD and I trust I can get the images & text to stay where I want them. If I revert back you know it is due to frustration. Now I NEED your stories, photos, and articles that interest you and no doubt other members. Many overseas Rotarians visit RCoPB and the circulation of the Bulletin is sent to any who provide their email address. Over seventy overseas Rotarians & friends of RCoPB get a copy.

LET’S SPREAD THE WORD Please advise if you have any preference for stories or if you like / dislike what you see & read in the Bulletin. Thanks to all Editor Denis Thanks Ed & the team

A word of thanks to Night reporter Teddy


Birthdays

A Little Humour

congratulations

NOVEMBER 18th

LARRY AMSDEN Go easy on the Birthday Cake Larry

Who Am I ? After an absence for a couple of weeks due to a busy program SAA Richard tried again - No-one got the answer. The Winner was -------- SAA Richard

Travelling Members It is a busy time for all as many of our Rotarians trip around the world. DAVID

- Is in the USA for three weeks.

STUART - Catching up in the U.K.

Cloning Isn't as Easy as It Sounds...

PAT & JIM - Enjoying France HEATH - In California O.B.

– Stumbling around USA

JACK

- Off to USA for three weeks DID I MISS ANYONE?

BE WELL & ENJOY YOUR TIME A thought for today Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life. Open hands open the way to achievement. Put them to work today. Wilfred A. Peterson

The African Highway and Transportation System...


Rotary News Itzhak Perlman joins New York Philharmonic in Concert to End Polio Itzhak Perlman will perform in a benefit concert 2 December at 7:30 p.m. in Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Rotary International is teaming up with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and the world-renowned New York Philharmonic to present the Concert to End Polio, a benefit performance supporting the global effort to eradicate this disabling, sometimes fatal, childhood disease.

The concert will be held on 2 December at 7:30 p.m. in Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The polio eradication effort resonates strongly with Perlman, who contracted the disease at age four and overcame serious physical challenges to become one of the world's most celebrated musicians. In this special one-night-only performance, his first with the New York Philharmonic in four years, Perlman will help Rotary in its effort to raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "We are honoured that an artist of Mr. Perlman's stature and a cultural institution as revered as the New York Philharmonic are supporting Rotary in our effort to achieve a poliofree world," says RI President John Kenny. "Their participation demonstrates the importance of this unprecedented global health initiative. It will be our lasting gift to the world's children." "The fact that polio is still around is ridiculous," says Perlman, winner of 15 Grammy Awards, plus a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. "There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to get polio. This is an issue that has to be dealt with immediately."

Photo of the week PHOTO REX - LONGTAILS AWAITING PHUKET


Rotary Club of Patong Beach – Phuket Thailand

Rotary District 3330 District Governor – Khun Thienchai Niyom Rotary Club of Patong Beach Current Board and office holders President

Gregory (WOODY) Leonhard

Immediate Past President

Michael Massey

Vice President

Norman Dawkins

Past President

Otho Beale (O.B). Wetzell 111

President Elect

Larry Amsden

President Nominee 2011-2012

Best Wanamakok

Secretary

Ingo Mueller

Treasurer

Kenth Nilsson

Sergeant at Arms

Richard Arell COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS & OFFICERS

Membership

Mark Pendlebury

Service’s Projects

Bradley Kenny

Rotary Foundation

Arnaud Verstraete

Public Relations

Jeroen Deknatel

Club Administration

Denis Carpenter

Scholarships

Larry Amsden

Fundraising

Otho Beale (O.B). Wetzell 111

Crisis Response

Mark Pendlebury

Club Honour

Roll

Past Presidents 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005

C.P Paiboon Upatising Jeroen Deknatel Neil Cumming Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

Arnaud CMC Verstraete David Arell Otho Beale “O.B” Wetzell Michael Massey

Paul Harris Fellows

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Bradley Kenny * Otho Beale “O.B.” Wetzell III

Larry Amsden *

Denis Carpenter David Arell

* Multiple Paul Harris Fellows Benefactors

Major Donors Level 2

Bequest Society

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

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