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Chartered 8 May 1987

The Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach – Phuket Thailand Chartered 5th September, 2001 No 4- Issue No. – 23rd No. February 20100 ClubVolume Bulletin - 32Volume 4 - Issue No. 1 Meetings 7 July 2009 Tuesday Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm – Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat–U–Thit Road PATONG BEACH

http//www.rotarypatong.org

KIDS DAY SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY What’s on tonight Tuesday 23rd February 2010

MEETING CANCELLED - SEE KIDS DAY SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY Next meeting – Tuesday 2ND March 2010 JOINT MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUBS OF PHUKET – CHINESE NEW YEAR DINNER Inside this issue Club program Special Events

KID’s DAY

Birthdays

What’s on next Meeting

At our last meeting

Special Events- LIFE & HOME

Who Am I

A little Humour

Photo of the week

District 3330 and Honour Roll

CLUB PROGRAM 2010 FEBRUARY 2010 Rotary Theme World Understanding 5 MINUTES OF ROTARY INFO Sat 20 KIDS DAY - Phuket Special School 133 Moo 2, Paklak, Talang Phuket Tue 23 MEETING CANCELLED - SEE ABOVE – KID’S DAY MARCH 2010 Rotary Theme Literacy SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR’S DINNER – PEARL HOTEL 12 FLR PHUKET Tue 2 TOWN JEROEN DENATEL - NORTHERN THAILAND & LAOS Tue 9 BOARD MEETING Wed 10 Tue 16 STAN BAILEY - WHO I AM Fri 19 ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 CONFERENCE - THAMMARIN HOTEL TRANG Sat

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Tue Sat Tue APRIL Tue Tue Wed Tue Tue MAY Tue May Tue

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Co-ordinator

RICHARD A Co-ordinator RICHARD A BOON

JEROEN STAN BAILEY

WOODY SAM

P.Ps DAVID ARELL & O.B. WETZELL - Green and Sustainable Buildings FUND RAISING - SPLASH PARTY . note THIS DATE MAY CHANGE NORMAL MEETING

2010 Rotary Theme Magazine DINNER OUT

P.P. O.B. + Co-ordinator RICHARD A

NORMAL MEETING

BOARD MEETING NORMAL MEETING NORMAL MEETING

2010 Rotary Theme 4 DINNER OUT 8 DISTRICT ASSEMBLY 11 NORMAL MEETING

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Co-ordinator RICHARD A

Songpunburi Hotel, Suphanburi

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BOARD MEETING NORMAL MEETING NORMAL MEETING

DISTRICT 3330 MEETINGS Pre-PETS (areas 6-12) 7 March 201024th November Bey Resort, Phang Next meeting – Tuesday 2009Nga District Conference 19-20 March 2010 Thammarin Hotel, Trang PETS 27-28 March 2010 Pinnacle Jomtien Resort, Pattaya District Assembly 8 May 2010 Songpunburi Hotel, Suphanburi District Membership Seminar 9 May 2010 Songpunburi Hotel, Suphanburi Rotary Foundation Seminar 14 August 2010 Surat Thani Intercity Meeting zone 1-12 2 October 2010 Nakornsri Thammarat RYLA 13-17 October 2010 Suphanburi District Leadership Seminar 11 March 2011 Kanchanaburi

Next Week’s Meeting 2nd March District Conference

12-13 March 2011 Kanchanaburi SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR’S DINNER – Next meeting – Tuesday 24th November 2009 PEARL HOTEL 12 FLR PHUKET TOWN ONLY HURRY

3 SPOTS LEFT FOR THE SPECIAL DINNER –

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE BOOKED AND YOU DO NOT ATTEND YOU WILL BE CHARGED DO NOT ARRIVE IF YOU HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BOOKED AND BEEN CONFIRMED WITH RICHARD ARELL

Last Tuesday Night’s Meeting

16th February

Next meeting – Tuesday 24th November 2009 The meeting was called to order promptly by SSA Richard at 8:01pm, followed by the ringing of the gong by President Woody. A packed house was in attendance with a couple of additional chairs required. A hearty rendition (with soundtrack) of the Thai National Anthem caused shock and awe amongst our guests.

The truly international roster of guests included

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Visiting Rotarians: Gary Wachter Dr. Peter Tschudi Russell Whitelaw Risto Hurme Joop de Gee -

Southport – Gold Coast Queensland Australia ( Guest speaker) Uetliberg - Switzerland West Perth - Australia Turku Aninkainen - Finland Ridderkerk - The Netherlands

Rotary Anns: Michelle Wachter - Southport – Gold Coast Queensland Australia Leslie Whitelaw, - West Perth – Australia Khun Sunisa Fagerstrom – RcoPB Guests Dr. Phumin Silapan - (executive Director Patong Hospital) - Guest of Dr. Peter Tschudi Hathairat Rangsansarid - Guest of Dr. Peter Tschudi Sunatya Sompranon - Guest of Dr. Peter Tschudi Schmid Lamvenf - Guest of Dr. Peter Tschudi Kathai Supesat - Guest of George Ian McCall Club Business President Woody wasted no time in proceeding with the important business of the club elections. Rtn Mark Pendlebury ran unopposed for President Elect Woody Leonard ran unopposed for Treasurer. Both were elected nearly unanimously according to secret ballet tallied by Arnaud.

CONGRATULATIONS FELLOWS – ED This Friday and Saturday is the Phuket Blues Rock Festival at the Hilton Arcadia. Tickets are available at Woody's Sandwich Shoppes for 1000 baht in advance (1500 baht at the door). Tickets bought through the Rotary result in a 100 baht donation to RCoPB.

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SSA Richard provided details and directions for the RCoPB Kid's Day at the Phuket Special School scheduled for Saturday, February 20. This unique annual event includes games, food and a performance by the magician "Tiger" for the handicapped residents of the school. Volunteers are dearly needed and should arrive at the school (6.1 kilometers east of the Heroines Monument) by 9:00 am. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to Kid's Day on Saturday 20th, the meeting scheduled for next week, Tuesday Feb. 23, has been cancelled. SHELTERBOX - A report on shelter boxes for Haiti was presented. The RCoPB has donated 1.4 million baht to the cause with more money still coming in. As the Canadian government matching funds program has run its course, these additional donations will be channeled to a hospital in Haiti in one of the worst hit regions. A fantastic effort thanks to Pat and Jim. Bikes are coming to Phuket! A Rotary Club in Japan is shipping in 425 bikes to Phuket to be donated to various recipients. The RCoPB will be receiving 25 of these bikes, some destined for Home & Life and Beluga. Brad indicates he needs help identifying recipients for the remaining 12 adult bikes along with help transporting them. A dinner for the project is planned for Sunday at the Pearl Hotel and those wishing to attend should contact Brad. There will also be a presentation at City Hall Monday, with the Governor in attendance. Pat reported progress on the Hill Tribes Project. Contact has been made with a Rotary Club in the northern region that could really use our help. A cash donation from the RCoPB along with solicitations from overseas clubs is under consideration. Pat also indicated the CPR training has been cancelled. The District conference is scheduled for March 21-23 in Trang. The club is planning on arranging transportation and discounts on accommodations. Based on the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, this conference needs to be experienced first hand. Woody can provide details. March's social dinner meeting will be held March 2 at the Pearl Hotel and features a multi-course Chinese dinner. Details and reservations are available from Richard Arell, but seating is limited. Later in the evening, Brad reported 2 ComRels with the US Navy were completed last week at Kalim and Kamala schools and 2 large ships are expected soon. Details to be provided soon by Brad. Volume 4 Issue 31

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PP Michael Massey introduced our speaker, Gary Wachter, of the Rotary Club of Southport - Gold Coast Queensland, Australia. Gary shared the projects and fund raising efforts that have made the GC Rotary a success. A Youth Center built by the club on donated land continues to be a keystone in the community, offering sports, activities, and various classes. It also functions as a hall with kitchen facilities and generates income in excess of $50K annually for the club. Another intriguing project involved the rescue and renovation of a historical carousel in their city. From the completion of the renovation in October to the end of January, this carousel has generated $35K for the club. It is run with club volunteers 12 hours a day - a truly dedicated effort. Other projects undertaken include Youth Exchanges, shelter boxes, Meals-on-Wheels and scholarships. PP David Arell thanked Gary and recognized their strong ties to local government and churches as keys to their success. Gary responded that their club is interested in pairing up with RCoPB on a project that will produce awareness in Rotary. As a part of the "Happy 100" portion of the program, PP OB announced the approval of the new Home & Life Foundation is finally complete and the board members are quick at work with the items on their agenda. Doctor Phumin Silapunt, Executive Director of the Patong Hospital, took us briefly through the challenges the hospital faces, including the serious recurring issue of flooding of the grounds. Dr. Silapunt presented the membership a letter soliciting contributions for the construction of a raised retaining wall to prevent further flooding and asked for our consideration. After the completion of this weighty agenda, SSA Richard lightened our hearts with (surprisingly) witty, well- told jokes. The meeting was adjourned at 9:13pm.

COMREL IN ACTION

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It is not ALL painting – hot work in the tropical heat paving as well as a coat or two on the buildings however there is time to have some fun with the children and enjoy the Thai culture including some wonderful food and dancing by the children

Thanks to USS Nimitz

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RCoPB KID’S DAY – 20TH FEBRUARY

YOUR SUPPORT IS REQUIRED PLEASE ! A special KID’S DAY will be held at the Phuket Special School in Talang with eighty children. KID’S days are ALWAYS as much fun for the adults as the children. The magician TIGER has been booked and as Richard says it will be worth it just to see him. GAMES – TIGER MAGICIAN – FUN & GAMES WITH THE KIDS A GREAT DAY IS ASSURED The school address is: Phuket Special School 133 Moo 2, Paklak, Talang Phuket From the Heroin's Monument head East for 10k and on the left will be a sign reading "Phuket Special School" pointing to the right. Take the next right down the Soi and stay left. Once you reach the water the school is the second one on the right with the orange admin building. Thanks Richard

DON’T MISS THIS FABULOUS DAY Birthdays NO BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Next meeting – Tuesday 24th November 2009

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A LITTLE HUMOUR After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target: Dear Mrs. Samuel, Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behaviour and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samuel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras. 1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking. 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 3.. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom. 4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money. 5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway. 6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged. 8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.. 9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose. 10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.. 11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme. 12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels. 13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!' 14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a foetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!' And last, but not least: 15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.

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ROTARY – SCOUTS MARK 100 YEARS OF GOOD TURNS Arch C. Klumph, father of The Rotary Foundation, meets with Boy Scouts in 1930 . A young John Kenny as a Scout.

A longtime friend of Rotary -- the Boy Scouts of America -marked its 100th birthday on 8 February. The two organizations have worked together since their early days. Rotary founder Paul Harris, after meeting with Chief Scout Executive James E. West in 1910, urged Rotarians to assist in the expansion of the Scouts. By 1930, Rotarians had organized more than half of the then 500 Boy Scout councils, and today Rotary clubs sponsor 1,483 Scout units for 45,528 youth. Rotary clubs have also contributed financially to Scout troops and helped construct Boy Scout camp buildings. Individual Rotarians have led the Scouts at local, district, and national levels. “It makes good sense that Rotary would be involved in helping make the community a good place by starting out young,” says Mike Birkholm, a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles and chair of the InterAmerican Region of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians, a network of 1,200 Rotarians who are also involved in Scouting. The fellowship counts RI President John Kenny and past presidents Wilf Wilkinson, Bill Boyd, and Cliff Dochterman among its members. “Scouting is a great way for Rotary to grow itself into the future.” Kenny said being a Boy Scout led him toward Rotary. "The Scout organization is a tremendous organization for young people," he said. "I've often been speaking at a Rotary club and have asked, 'Just put your hand up if you were a Scout.' And I found that at least half of the audience put their hands up." In honor of the Boy Scouts of America centennial, Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca will address the 2010 RI Convention in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The Boy Scouts have taken part in RI conventions before. In 1934, Walter W. Head, president of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, presented Paul Harris with the Scouts’ highest honor, the Silver Buffalo Award. At the 1984 convention, the World Organization of the Scout Movement received the Rotary Award for World Understanding and Peace. “The values of Scout Law, the Scout Oath, and The Four-Way Test are very similar,” notes Al Kugler, director of the Office of the Chief Scout Executive. The Scout Oath is a promise that Scouts make to, among other things, “help other people at all times.” The Boy Scouts of America is part of the worldwide Scouting movement that began in Great Britain in 1907. International Scouting has more than 28 million members in 160 countries. In the United States, 1.2 million adults volunteer with the Boy Scouts to serve 4.1 million youth every year. The Scouts are celebrating their birthday throughout 2010 with programs, service projects, and a 100th anniversary National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, in July. Volume 4 Issue 31

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Photos of the week

Photo of the Week

Jet Boat on Sydney Harbour

Water works - Darling Harbour - Sydney Volume 4 Issue 31

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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

Mark Pendlebury

President Nominee 2011-2012

Best Wanamakok

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

Bulletin Editor

Denis Carpenter

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 *

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?

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- Is it FAIR to all concerned? - Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? Will it be BENIFICIAL to all concerned?

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