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Chartered 8 May 1987

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


Chartered 5th September, 2001 Bulletin 4 - Issue Volume No 4- IssueVolume No. 46 –No. 1st June 2010 No. 1 Tuesday 7 July 2009

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

http// What’s on tonight – Tuesday 1st June 2010

DINNER OUT @ GINTANO What is on next week 8th June 2010

P.P.’s Friedrich (Sam) Fauma & David Arell

Where the Money comes from - Rotary International Foundation Inside this issue Club program

What’s on next Meeting

At our last meeting


Thought for the week

YouthLINC arriving

Photos of the week

District 3330 and Honour Roll

CLUB PROGRAM 2010 JUNE Tue Tue Fri Thur Tue Tue Tue Wed JULY Fri

2010 Rotary Theme - Rotary Fellowship 1 DINNER OUT - GINTANO 8 Where the Money Comes From – the new Rotary International Foundation 11YOUTHLINC FROM SALT LAKE CITY UTAH PROGRAM PHANG NGHA 24 CLUB ASSEMBLY - MARK PENDLEBURY 15 KIM STEPPE - BLUE ELEPHANT RESTAURANTS - WORLDWIDE 22 29 MEETING CANCELLED - SEE BELOW 30 Joint Installation Phuket Clubs – MERLIN HOTEL PHUKET TOWN 2010 Rotary Theme - Literacy 2 RCoPB Installation - HOLIDAY INN

Co-ordinator RICHARD A PPs Sam-David


Co-ordinator BEST



DISTRICT 3330 MEETINGS Rotary Foundation Seminar 14 August 2010 Surat Thani Intercity Meeting zone Next 1-12 meeting 2 October 2010 th Nakornsri Thammarat – Tuesday 24 November 2009 RYLA 13-17 October 2010 Suphanburi District Leadership Seminar 11 March 2011 Kanchanaburi District Conference 12-13 March 2011 Kanchanaburi Volume 4 Issue 46

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This Week’s Meeting 1st June 2010 On 1st June SAA Richard Arell has arranged a fabulous dinner out at GINTANO. (I wish I was there – fabulous when we went last time Ed) A very colourful venue Great food and Richard reports a new menu 500 Baht – food only See Special Menu (as previously circulated by Richard) as an attachment to this Bulletin. BOOK IN WITH RICHARD ARELL Special note for Jeroen - This time you can drive up the road about 1 klm rather than into Patong & Aloha to find dinner out is just a driver and wedge to GINTANO

Next Week’s Meeting 8th June 2010 P.P.’s Friedrich (Sam) Fauma & David Arell, whom attended the District Assembly earlier this month at Suphanburi will advise re "Changing the Way Rotary Funds Projects" which was a key presentation at the assembly. Make sure you hear this important change to Rotary International’s procedures for the continuing programs around the world

Last Week’s Meeting 25th May, 2010 April 2010

Tonight's meeting introduced a new format for the RCoPB. The meeting was a visit to the Atmanjai Spa as guests of PP Mike Massey, director of the facility. The evening was structured to provide an overview of a business venture of one of our club members and it is hoped that this is just the first of many vocational visits. Mike opened the visit to an enthusiastic crowd of 20 Rotarians and guests, eager to learn more of this burgeoning business in Phuket. After a short presentation, the group was divided up and Mike's capable staff guided us through the various parts of the facility while providing excellent, informative commentary. This reporter came away with a much deeper understanding of the detox process, along with an appreciation of the Atmanjai programs which address the physical, emotional and mental aspects of healthy living. Volume 4 Issue 46

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Class in session - attention please - PP Michael informs about the Detox program

Michael serves his secret potion

David enjoys ! Arnaud not too sure

Ready for the taste test

A COLEMA - well here is why you need to do

Note: Just increase size on email to read information. The staff listen intently

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OK Shaun - someone will be back next WEEK

A few more of the class – smiles all round

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The class is concentrating

Class is out - Wakeup Teddy!

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What no beer David? – must be a first!

OK - Not long now guys

At the conclusion of the tours Mike provided a bit of a "quiz night" with questions on the evening's presentations. Several Rotarians and guests came away with wonderful spa prizes as a result of their quick recall of spa information. Mike informed the attendees that much more information on programs and fees can be found on the Atmanjai website at: The WINNER is Able --- already claimed her prize – after all I guess she might be occupied for a while SOON. (nice photo MM) The meeting adjourned to the Friendship Beach Resort nearby for a truly excellent buffet dinner. With the sound of lapping waves and a gloriously cool evening, business was kept to a minimum. The main discussion of the evening centered around the upcoming Installation Night. Due to various scheduling conflicts the group settled on the revised date of July 2, at the Holiday Inn. Stay tuned for further information. –


The meeting was brought to a close at 9:05pm, with conversation drifting into the night while overlooking the Andaman Sea. Thanks to Mike Massey for a wonderful, informative evening. Rick Gartland reporting. Thanks Richard & Michael for photos Ed Denis - A Special word of

thanks to PP Michael and his team at ATMANJAI – we hope to have more vocational visits in the future. If you have any ideas for visits please send me a note thanks Ed Denis

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A Thought for the WEEK "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. " ~ Shira Tehrani YOUTHLINC IN PHANG NGA – CHECK THE PROGRAM The YouthLINC team arrive in just TWO weeks to do Great things in Phang Nga BOOK WITH KHUN NA KENNY FOR ACCOMMODATION - REFER BRAD’S EMAIL


Saturday 12th - Transport of Phang Nga Lunch Opening Ceremony and introductions at Wat Ban Sai – New Site Dinner with Patong Beach Rotarians

Buffet dinner with RCoPB and an overnight stay trip for Rotarians (Phang Nga hotel cost is Baht 1,000 and dinner is Baht 240)

Wednesday 23


Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd

- Home & Life

Phang Nga Eco tour OR river rafting Dinner at Hotel Depart for Airport th Thursday 24 Depart Phuket 12.55 am for Taipei – arrive Salt Lake City 6.38pm Arriving near midnight on June 11 and a full program departing on June 24

Check out the website at: - the trip last year to Thailand Volume 4 Issue 46

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National Geographic Best Photos 2009


Economical Transport Wait until they grow in a couple of years


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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

President Nominee 2012-2013

Richard Arell


Friedrich “Sam” Fauma


Kenth Nilsson

Sergeant at Arms

Richard Arell


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 ROLL 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005

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

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

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Larry Amsden *

Denis Carpenter David Arell

* Multiple Paul Harris Fellows Benefactors

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

Major Donors Level 2

Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

Bequest Society

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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