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Chartered 8 May 1987

The Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach – Phuket Thailand Chartered 5th Club Bulletin - September, Volume No. 2001 4 - Issue No. th Volume No 4- Issue No. 21 – 24 November 2009 Tuesday 7 July 2009


Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm – Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat–U–Thit Road PATONG BEACH


What’s on tonight Tuesday 24th November 2009 Able Wanamakok - Facebook & Rotary Next meeting – Tuesday 1st December 2009 CLUB ELECTIONS – P. WOODY & P.E. Larry Box Fox – Chairman Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of Thailand Inside this issue Club program

What’s on next Meeting

At our last meeting

R.C. Central Damansara K L


Who Am I

A little Humour

Rotary Information

Photo of the week

Special Events

CLUB PROGRAM 2009 - 2010

NOVEMBER Rotary Theme – Rotary Foundation Tue


Co-ordinator ABLE


DECEMBER Rotary Theme – Family








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JANUARY 2010 Tue Tue Mon Tue Tue


Rotary Theme Rotary Awareness



Co-ordinator SAA RICHARD





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Next Week’s Meeting 1ST December Mr Bob Fox is chairman ICT group, Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in 24 Thailand, th Next meeting – Tuesday a position held for over four years November 2009 ( ). The JFCCT is the umbrella organization for the 30 foreign chambers in Thailand, with some 9,000 end member companies. The JFCCT has an active advocacy and direct engagement agenda to promote trade and foreign investment, encourage skills development and transfer with the overall aim of contributing to the development of the Thai economy in a positive way. Through education, discourse and collaboration, rather than by making demands, the JFCCT aims to build consensus amongst its constituent members and work with all others in the economy on proposing solutions and through collaborating on problem solving. The JFCCT thus proposes and recommends positive developments and opposes threats which would undermine in the long term Thailand's economic development.

lunch for PM of Thailand, 800+ attending Feb 09, regional software park forum, Phuket Oct 09). He is one of the founding members of the Phuket IT Roundtable.

Last Tuesday’s Meeting 17th November Next meeting – Tuesday 24th I regret to advise NO2009 Night Report November received from Michael Noir – so I will send out the information I have to date

Visiting Rotarians: Bob Heiserman from Denver CO. USA

Bob was a lawyer for some years (Baker & McKenzie) and has a masters degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He was an AFS scholar. Areas of professional activity include infocommunications projects, policies and operations; trade and investment advisory; ASEAN economic integration; ICT industry structure and regulation; IT Governance and security, biometrics; innovation development; industry – academe collaboration; broadband & broadband wireless developments; various software solutions for enterprise and SMEs; customer service innovations; brand & operational enhancement. He has held several senior executive roles in the info-communications and IT sectors in the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East. He was main board (university council) member, project general manager for Bond University and its research park, Australia’s first and only full scale private university, now in its 20th year with five schools and some 4,000 students.

Tony Newport - R.C. Gilford Kent England

Terri Buono R.C. Almira Hts. New York. USA

Other interests include teaching (innovation, telecommunications law and policy, IT solutions) – variously at Mahidol University College of Management, NUS, Singapore Management University, speaker or chair at many conferences (eg Euromoney Indonesia – chaired telecoms section 700+ attending; Q&A host for Volume 4 Issue 21

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24 November 2009

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Who Am I ?

Rotary Ann’s : Khun Sunisa & Teddy Fagerstrom

SAA Richard lost out this week. The Who am I was Lance Armstrong and it was answered in record time by our guest Bill Barnett accompanied by – WOODY, O.B. & Mark Birthdays congratulations Next meeting – Tuesday 24th November 2009

28th November Greg Herbert

Norma Thomas – RC Gilford Kent England

Visitors : Bryan Lunt - Andrew Parker

A thought for today Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn

A Little Humour Inner Strength Winifred Cain Nove Nopchampan

Club Business:

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Bill Barnett – Guest Speaker

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Thanks Brad Kenny for the photos Volume 4 Issue 21

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Next meeting – Tuesday 24th If you can start the 2009 day without November

caffeine If you can get going without pep pills If you can always be cheerful ignoring aches and pains If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when through no fault of yours something goes wrong If you can take criticism and blame without resentment If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend If you can face the world without lies and deceit 24 November 2009

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If you can conquer tension without  medical help  If you can relax without liquor  If you can sleep without the aid of drugs .....Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

Sister Club - Rotary Club of Central Damansara K.L.Installation Night 14th November

Next meeting – Tuesday 24th November 2009

Last Friday I flew over to KL to participate in the Community Service project of our sister Club, Central Damansara Kuala Lumpur as you can see on the attached photos we donated the money for one computer to them and in the evening I attended the best Installation Night I ever been at Lots of great food, great wine, and dancing until 2.00 am. until the hotel kicked us out. Even the DG from their district 3300 was dancing all night, it was a great Party... only sorry that I was the only representative of the club... but then ---I had more wine to drink. ,


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24 November 2009

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Rotary News When the Berlin Wall fell, Rotary was there Enthusiasm for Rotary's role in a soon-to-be reunified Germany was scrawled onto the Berlin Wall before it was dismantled in 1990. Photo courtesy of Rotary Magazin On a November 1989 evening, hundreds of Rotarians participating in an International Institute packed the foyer of the Hilton in West Berlin. They anxiously waited for taxis to take them to a host hospitality event, but none arrived.

Photo of the Week

Finally, a hotel employee walked to a microphone and made an announcement, as organizer Peter Lorenz, of the Rotary Club of Berlin-Spree, recounts: “He said, „We have to ask for your patience because the taxis we called can‟t make it to the hotel. As you will see, thousands of visitors from the eastern part of the city are on the streets, blocking access to the hotel. We have been waiting for these guests for 28 years, and we ask you to wait with us. The [Brandenburg] gate and wall are open.‟” The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month marked the beginning of monumental political changes in Europe, but also the start of a new era in Rotary. The event is largely seen today as the launching pad for the rebirth of Rotary across Eastern Europe. German Rotarians, stunned by the events of 9 November, rejoiced in the prospect of a reunified Germany and what it would mean to Rotary. They also wasted no time in getting involved, even as the wall itself was coming down. Members of the Rotary Club of BerlinTiergarten welcomed visitors coming through the wall from East Berlin with tea and coffee. The Rotarians also donated street maps of West Berlin, which the visitors needed because their East German maps didn‟t indicate any West Berlin streets. “The coffee went cold, but the maps went in a flash,” recalls Berlin-Tiergarten club member Jürgen Thormann. In the weeks and months that followed, West German Rotarians developed strategies for reestablishing clubs that had once existed in the eastern part of the country, in cities such as Chemnitz, Dresden, and Leipzig. District governors from the Austrian and German districts discussed plans for expanding Rotary into East Germany and neighboring countries, including Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Yugoslavia. Clubs and districts also began conducting seminars with communities in East Germany, many of which helped establish twin city programs or led to Rotary club projects that are still ongoing, 20 years later. Even though the concept of service clubs was foreign to an entire generation in what had been East Germany, within a year after the German reunification, 49 new clubs were chartered there.

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In March 1990, Hugh Archer, who was RI president at the time and attended the International Institute in West Berlin when the wall came down, traveled to the Kremlin to discuss the concept of service organizations with Soviet officials. Three months later, the Rotary Club of Moscow was chartered. By the autumn of 1995, the reunified Germany had 91 new clubs, and the Rotary movement was rapidly expanding into Eastern Europe.

Photo of the week

Photo of the Week

This is Rainbow Bridge which I took last year during a trip in Utah and Arizona. A sacred place for Navajo Indians and a two day trek on horseback or 3 hours by boat in Lake Powell. Jimi Henrix had an album called Rainbow Bridge which was one of the reasons I went there but apparently Jimi was referring to something else I later found out. Oh well. A very special place. Thank you - Jeroen Deknatel

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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


Ingo Mueller


Kenth Nilsson

Sergeant at Arms



Mark Pendlebury

Service’s Projects

Bradley Kenny

Rotary Foundation

Arnaud Verstraete

Public Relations

Jeroen Deknatel

Club Administration

Denis Carpenter


Larry Amsden


Otho Beale (O.B). Wetzell 111

Crisis Response

Mark Pendlebury

Bulletin Editor

Denis Carpenter

Club Honour


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 *

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 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?

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