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

Chartered 5th September, 2001 Volume No 4- Issue No. 28 – 26th January, 2009 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm – Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat–U–Thit Road PATONG BEACH

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What’s on tonight Tuesday 26th January 2010 President WOODY - CLUB ASSEMBLY & ELECTIONS Next meeting –

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

DINNER OUT

- AT GINTANO

Inside this issue Club program

What’s on next Meeting

At our last meeting

Birthdays

Who Am I

COMRELS

Rotary International - HAITI

Photos of the week

Club Directory & Honour Roll

CLUB PROGRAM 2010 JANUARY 2010 Rotary Theme Rotary Awareness 5 MINUTES OF ROTARY INFO Tue 26 CLUB ASSEMBLY & ELECTION - BOARD MEET FEBRUARY 2010 Rotary Theme World Understanding 5 MINUTES OF ROTARY INFO Tue 2 DINNER OUT - GINTANO - EAST OF Heroines Monument Tue 9 Dr. Joseph Cerosimo Chiropractor - PHUKET INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL - BOARD MEET WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? Tue GARYGARY 16 WACHTER R.C. GOLD COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA ARNAUD - ROTARY FOUNDATION Sun 21 KIDS DAY - FUN DAY FOR KIDS (ALSO BIG KIDS GREAT DAY ASSURED) Tue 23 P.Ps DAVID ARELL & O.B. WETZELL - Green and Sustainable Buildings - BOARD MEET

MARCH Tue 2 Tue 9 Tue 16 Tue 23 Sat 27 Tue 30

RICHARD A DAVID A

RICHARD A

Co-ordinator RICHARD A

- NORTHERN THAILAND & LAOS

- BOARD MEET STAN BAILEY

STAN BAILEY - WHO I AM NORMAL MEETING FUN FEST FUND RAISER - CATCH CLUB SURIN NORMAL MEETING

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WOODY Co-ordinator

MARK - MEMBERSHIP

2010 Rotary Theme Literacy DINNER OUT JEROEN DENATEL

Co-ordinator

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What’s on Meeting – 2nd February 24th November 2009 Our monthly Dinner Out at GINTANO

Last Tuesday’s Meeting 19th January 2010

The original owners, Lin and Miguel Kirjon, have opened up Gitano just over a kilometer east of the Heroines Monument. It’s fresh, brightly artistic, playful, sexy, sassy and fun, with super food and, of course, Mojitos. Lin and Miguel are (who isn’t?) eight years older, and two children the wiser, so this reincarnation is more restaurant than bar, and even has a playroom for kids. Decor is in Miguel’s inimitable style, with sunny oranges, yellows and reds predominating, and the music is still eclectic – more in the background than previously, but still enough to set toes tapping. Lin is in charge of the kitchen – and everything else.

SAA Richard welcomed all to meeting of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Visiting Rotarians:  Guenther Nielsen RC of Sonderbro Denmark  Teddy Hansen RC of Sonderbro Denmark  Brian and Josette Pond from RC of Sheppey Kent, UK  Jules Grand form RC Basel Switzerland

Visitors: Robert, Stein, George, and guest speakers Roderick, Pierre, Benwart, Seven & Paul President WOODY then had the enjoyable task to induct into membership of the club K. Chaiyos Tangsupong as a new member.

A superb menu will compliment the ambience of the restaurant with good friends – food - fellowship. Note: SAA Richard wishes to remind all that the CUT OFF DATE FOR ATTENDING IS SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY.

WELCOME – K CHAIYOS

DON’’T MISS OUT ON THIS FUN NIGHT

Even a special room for young Colin to have Fun

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Visitors at RCoPB Haiti donation (we believe to be the 1st rotary club in Phuket to do this) through shelter box. RC of Patong Beach got lot of PR as a center point for donation to Haiti.

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COMREL will happen from Jan 30th-Feb 2nd and we will have 10 separate projects happening. Volunteers please contact WOODY – ASAP since we have 14 participating so far.

PP David thanked the speaker SAA Richard provided 2 super funny jokes, concluding the evening with - happy 100s. Thanks to Rtn Able Wanamakok for the night report & P.P. Sam for the photos Ed

Dinner at Gintano on Feb 2nd, it will be 1 week from club assembly. PP Sam remind us of the Rotary bible that it changes every 3 years and that only around 22,000-23,000 Rotary International members around the world. Club decides what activities and goal to do but we must follow RI guidelines.

Who Am I? MAYBE NEXT WEEK

COMRELS FEB

WOODY introduced the speakers from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

JOIN IN AND HELP THE COMMUNITY THE US NAVY WILL BE HERE AND TEN COMRELS IN ACTION

-sharp recovery since March 09 -fear of collapse and meltdown has faded -2009 YTD growth-global asset class -most major economies are technically out from recession -expect few years of sub-par growth and a few more lean years - highest growth last year are China, India, US/NA + others - Interest rate should remain low in 2010 -We will see the worst this quarter but next quarter will be better from now on -Last year, RBS feel was a great year to buy equities so they brought a lot... -The risks-unemployment 2009 large convergence

Bang Klong Sai School The Rotary Club of Phang Nga has now supported a local Thai public school that is located just of Phuket Island over the land bridge in Phang Nga Province called Baan Klong Sai School. This school is about a 1.5 hour bus drive (around 90 kilometers form the Liberty Landing point) USS Nimitz COMREL #1 : Confirmed 1 February 2010, 07:30 – 14:00. COMREL #2 : Confirmed 2 February 2010, 07:30 – 14:00 Baan Ao Nam Bor School Ao Makham – The School is a Thai Ministry of Public Education School and is located just a 15 minute bus drive from the liberty landing area of Phuket USS Nimitz COMREL 3 : Confirmed 1 February 2010, 07:30 – 14:00. COMREL #4 : Confirmed 2 February 2010, 07:30 – 14:00

-tightening monetary policy (equities)

BIRTHDAYS

- Bonds-credit spreads are getting back to pre-crisis levels

WOLFGANG MUESBERGER 26TH JANUARY RICHARD ARELL 30TH JANUARY

President WOODY presented a certificate of appreciation to the speakers

congratulations

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ROTARY FOUNDATION - HAITI update Rotarians witness chaos in Haiti By Ryan Hyland Rotary International News -- 20 January 2010

Left: Haitians in Port-au-Prince minutes after the earthquake struck. Right : The Rotarian team arrives home in Houston, Texas, USA, four days later. As president of the Rotary Club of Houston, it had been Michelle Bohreer's dream to travel to Haiti and conduct a service project to improve the lives of children there. On 12 January, 45 minutes into a weeklong trip to Port-au-Prince to do just that, the dream quickly spiraled into a nightmare. Bohreer and a team of five Rotarians from Houston were heading into Haiti’s capital city to implement a water project for an orphanage when a powerful earthquake rocked the area, causing widespread devastation. "Minutes after the quake happened, thousands of people poured out into the street running and screaming Hundreds were walking around bleeding," says Bohreer. "It was moments like that when the absolute catastrophe hit you." The quake, the worst in the region in more than 200 years, flattened much of the capital, killing as many as 200,000 and leaving millions more injured. A massive international relief operation is underway to bring food, water, and medicine to those who need it. "I was overwhelmed by sights, sounds, and smells that I will never forget," says team member Vicki Brentin, past president of the Houston club. "I held tight to the hands of frightened, injured children and looked deep into the eyes of their mothers or fathers begging for help. That left a compelling and lasting impression on me." Unable to leave the country, the team members spent four days in Port-au-Prince trying to help in any way they could. They found a collapsed hospital, sifted through the wreckage, and found Tylenol and antibiotic ointment to distribute to injured people. "The injuries were too severe for the medicine we had, but receiving care of any kind during that time gave them hope. It gave us hope," says Bohreer. "I've never been so proud to be a Rotarian." On 15 January, she and her team were able to board a charter flight to the Dominican Republic and, from there, back to Houston, where they arrived safely the next day. Volume 4 Issue 27

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Brentin said the team drew strength from the Haitian people who they encountered. "I was so moved by the amazing spirit of the Haitian people who, in the face of their own tragedy, pain and suffering, reached out to us with such kindness and concern for our well being." Bohreer says her club will be back to help the country rebuild. "We as Rotary have an obligation to take care of people who are suffering under such difficult conditions," she said.

From safety into catastrophe A day after the earthquake, Caleb Lucien, a member of the Rotary Club of Pignon, and nine other Haitians traveled 85 miles south from Pignon to Port-au-Prince to assess the damage and help victims. "The city is completely destroyed," says Lucien, Health and Hunger Resource Group coordinator for District 7020 in the Caribbean. "We drove past hundreds and hundreds of dead bodies. The loss of life is beyond belief." Lucien spent US$3,500 of his own money on water and food to distribute to victims. He also searched for Rotarians who he knew lived in affected areas and helped evacuate more than 120 injured people to Pignon. "It was not a time to feel or think about the devastation. It was a time to act," he says. "I grieve, but I have to move forward and focus on getting Rotarians to help in the recovery." He is working closely to bring relief supplies to affected areas with District 7020's Haiti Task Force, established two years ago to administer financial aid to the nation. "The immediate need for the next two to six months is shelter, food, and clean water," says Lucien. "In the long term, I hope to see Rotary help with rebuilding infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, and churches." A special note for our local & overseas readers of this Bulletin - The Rotary Club of Patong Beach is supporting the Haiti Earthquake We choose to do so through ShelterBox Canada because of the better exchange rate and also it is expected that if one of our local Canadian Rotarians send the funds in as a Canadian citizen that the Canadian Government CIDA organization will then match the effort, effectively doubling the contribution. The cost of a shelter box is Canadian $1,000 or around Baht 32,500. The Rotary Club of Patong Beach will accept any size donation and combine them to add to the two shelter boxes our club has already donated along with several others from our Rotarians, and list them as donated from the “The People of Phuket through the Rotary Club of Patong Beach”. Credit from such donations will be posted at our website Account Name: Rotary Club of Patong Beach / Charity (Haiti Relief) Account Number: 563-3-014807 Bank Name: Bangkok Bank Plc., Co., Ltd. Bank Address: 147 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Wire transfer SWIFT code: BKKBTHBK Volume 4 Issue 27

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Photos of the week

Cruise ship - Rhapsody of the Seas - in Sydney

Sydney’s Manly Beach

Sydney Opera House & city skyline I enjoyed a great day out with my daughter and three grandchildren – (boys) on Sydney Harbour

Having fun with the water spouts – of course he got wet

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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 Nominee 2011-2012

Best Wanamakok

President Elect President Nominee 2012-2013

Richard Arell

Secretary

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

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 2001-2002 2002-2003

Roll

Past Presidents C.P Paiboon Upatising 2005-2006 Jeroen Deknatel 2006-2007

2003-2004

Neil Cumming

2007-2008

2004-2005

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

2008-2009

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

Paul Harris Fellows

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

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma 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 it the TRUTH? - Is it FAIR to all concerned? - Will it build Volume 4 IssueIs 27 Page 7 of 7 GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? 19th January 2010 Will it be BENIFICIAL to all concerned?


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