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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and,

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

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 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?

CLUB HONOUR ROLL Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members

Past Presidents 2001/02 C.P. Paiboon Upatising

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

Paul Harris Fellows Arnaud CMC Verstraete *

2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07

Jeroen Deknatel Arnaud CMC Verstraete Neil Cumming Bradley Kenny Friedrich “Sam”Fauma Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III Arnaud CMC Verstraete Mark Pendlebury David Arell Wolfgang Muesburger

2007/08

Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III

2008-09 Michael Massey

Denis Carpenter

Brad Kenny Larry Amsden David Arell

(* Multiple PHF) Bequest Society Arnaud CMC Verstraete

DISTRICT 3330 Khun Thianchai Niyom

ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH — BOARD PRESIDENT Gregory “WOODY” Leonhard VICE PRESIDENT Stuart Bird PRESIDENT ELECT Larry Amsden PRESIDENT NOMINEE Best Wanamakok IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Michael Massey PAST PRESIDENT Otho Beale "O.B." Wetzell III SECRETARY Ingo Mueller TREASURER Kenth Nilsson

SERVICES PROJECTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION MEMBERSHIP ROTARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP SEARGENT AT ARMS BULLETIN EDITOR

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James de Beaujeu Domville

Major Donors Benefactors Level 2 Arnaud CMC Verstraete Arnaud CMC Verstraete DISTRICT GOVERNOR

Friedrich “Sam” Fauma

CHAIRPERSON — COMMITTEE Bradley Kenny Denis Carpenter Mark Pendlebury P.P. Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete Otho Beale “O.B.” Wetzell III Jeroen Deknatel Larry Amsden Richard Arell Denis Carpenter

Late afternoon silhouette on the beach with Captain Mark group Phang Nga Bay Thailand Chartered 5th September 2001

Volume No 4 4-- Issue No. 5 4th August, 2009 Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat Rat-- U U-- Tit Road Patong Beach

Visit our Website at www.rotarypatong.org


Tuesday 4th August, 2009 Dinner Out— VALENTINO’S -Montree Road

What’s on next week

-TUESDAY 11h AUGUST, 2009

Tuesday 11th August, 2009

ANOTHER TOP SPEAKER THE PHUKET PROVINCIAL COURT CHIEF JUSTICE

PHUKET PROVINCIAL COURT CHIEF JUSTICE KHUN VARANGKANA SUJARITKUL

KHUN VARANGKANA SUJARITKUL

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CONVOY TO PHBGTU—POOL COMP NIGHT— AT CHALONG

A MOST INTERESTING NIGHT IS ASSURED

Club Program 2009/2010 Aug – 09 Tue

4

Rotary Theme - Membership & Extension DINNER OUT - VALANTINO’S on MONTREE ROAD

Sat

8

DISTRICT FOUNDATION SEMINAR

Tue

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Mon

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BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING

Tue

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MARK PENDLEBURY

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NEW MEMBER EVENING + STAN BAILEY & MICHAEL NOUR FRANCO FERRI, FRANK COULTURE, DR. SUPALAK and SAM FAUMA: Phuket Sunshine Village, Past, Present and Future"

Sept - 09 Tue

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Fri

RICHARD ARELL

PHUKET PROVINCIAL COURT CHIEF JUSTICE KHUN VARANGKANA SUJARITKUL AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE ABOVE MEETING—CONVOY TO PHBGTU— POOL COMP NIGHT

4

Rotary Theme – New Generations NO MEETING— SEE BELOW SPECIAL OPEN DINNER & BIRTHDAY RCoPB 5TH September

Tue

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CLUB ASSEMBLY—FRIENDS OF RCoPB DATA BASE PRESENTATION

Tue

15

Sat—Sun Sun

19-20 20

KHUN ‘PAUL’ PORNTHEP SRINARULA - AUTOMATIC MOTIVATION KINGS GRASS PLANTING HOME & LIFE - OVERNIGHT IN KAO LAK BOARD MEETING CLUB ASSEMBLY TBA INTERDISTRICT MEETING - HAAD YAI VISIT BY DISTRICT GOVERNOR KHUN THIANCHAI NIYOM

Tue

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Sat

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Tue

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Oct - 09

Fri Tue

Tue Sat Mon Tue Tue

RICHARD ARELL

BOARD MEETING

Rotary Theme – Vocation Service

2 6 13 17 19 20 27

SPECIAL OPEN DINNER NO MEETING— SEE ABOVE

MEMBERS—MY STORY—WHO I AM - GREG HERBERT & INGO MUELLER PHUKET CLUBS ANNUAL JOINT VENTURE—VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL BOARD MEETING PP O.B. Still Stumbling to Ecstasy NORMAL MEETING - SPEAKER REQUIRED

BOARD MEETING


LAST WEEK’S MEETING - 28th JULY 2009 SAA Richard welcomed all to the Rotary Club of Patong Beach and asked President WOODY to open the meeting. The meeting was opened by P Woody with a resounding BONG .Visiting Rotarians and guests were introduced Visiting Rotarians: PP Thibault Van Belle Belgium— exchanged banners with P. Woody. PP Thaibault explained that his club is 3 years young and is the first to cross a national border. His club members are half from Belgium and half from Holland and they also strive to keep membership split evenly with half female and half male. {Some wags in the crowd offered that Phuket has some people on Soi Bangla that are half female and half male all in one person.} He explained that the crossing borders trend has continued with at least 2 other clubs now formed that cross national boundaries. Jeremy Ferguson & wife Heather from Narooma club in Australia Visitors: Andy McCall (brother of George) , Diego Bianchi ( friend of Adriano) K. Toiy (wife of Stan) Shaun ( son of Michael) Able presented a banner and a newsletter from her visit to the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, California. Next week's dinner out will be at the new Valentino restaurant on Montri Road in Phuket Town. All were encouraged to get in reservations. Wolfgang mentioned that Valentino was being done by the former owners of Da Vinci in Rawai and that they understand and organize really good food. Wolfgang graciously introduced our guest speaker who was our own PP Jeroen Deknatel. Jeroen explained that his company Waterline Marine is involved in marine surveying. He went on to explain that marine surveying started in ancient times when people tried to understand why some ships sank. He also explained that the famous Lloyds of London, who provides marine insurance, actually started from Edward Lloyd's coffeehouse around 1688. Ship and cargo owners would meet there and spread one load of cargo across several ships so they were not as badly hurt if one ship sank. Jeroen explained that the most important assets of a marine surveyor are sharp eyes, experience and integrity. The marine survey is designed to determine if the vessel is safe and fit for her intended purpose.

LAST WEEK’S MEETING - 28th JULY 2009 They went on to develop lists of who the best ships, captains and crews were and this became the Lloyd's Register. The most common surveys are: Insurance survey – for the insurance company Pre-Purchase Inspection – for the buyer – never buy without one. Pre-purchase opinion – the light version of a pre-purchase inspection Appraisal Damage Inspection Sea Trials Compliance Inspection Safety Survey PP Jeroen went on to talk about safety of vessels. He mentioned that the sinking of the Titanic had a huge impact on worldwide safety regulations for shipping and started the SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) international treaty. However he went on to mention that the majority of local commercially operated boats are sub-standard from a safety point of view. Safe boats require both attention to the safety standards and solid construction with good marine engineering to make sure they are not top heavy or prone to other problems. Incidents involving Phuket-based dive boats in recent years: Diana, Lazy Shark, Atlantis X, Rhapsody: sinking El Tiburon: fire & subsequent sinking Wanderlust: near sinking Most recent (March 2009): Dive Asia (Choke Somboon 19) BOAT SAFETY AND SEAWORTHINESS ARE DETERMINED BY: 1. Boat Design, Construction, Engineering & Maintenance 2. Legal & Moral Aspects 3. Safety Equipment 4. Crew Training Crew training courses are offered in Bangkok regularly but are sadly underutilized. PP Michael offered the words of thanks The meeting wrapped up with a Who Am I - Golfer Colin Montgomerie—the President’s table won - comprising P.WOODY, Mark, PP Michael, PP Jeroen, Jeremy and Heather Ferguson from Oz, some jokes, the Happy Hundred and a toast from P Woody to everyone that helped make the recent Asian Summit meeting a success.

Thanks to — the Night Reporter - David — Photos by Sam Sam sent me two copies of photo of Jeroen with bottle— may be significant


SPECIAL NOTICE— A CONOY TO CHALONG AFTER OUR MEETING ON 4TH AUGUST

AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP EXTENSION MONTH

Reach One, Keep One Commencing at 8.00pm - after hearing an interesting talk from the Provincial Court Chief Justice at Aloha Villa - we adjourn to Chalong

By Jennifer Lee Atkin Rotary International News -- 21 July 2009

for an evening of POOL and FUN - it goes till LATE

The new membership slogan emphasizes the need for Rotarians to focus on both recruitment and retention in their membership growth efforts.

The RI Board of Directors adopted a new membership slogan, "Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One," at its June meeting. The slogan emphasizes the need for Rotarians to focus on both recruitment and retention in their membership growth efforts. "Membership development is each Rotarian's responsibility," said Paul Netzel, a member of RI's Membership Development and Retention Committee and a past RI director. "'Reach One' reminds us that because Rotary membership is by invitation, it's essential that each Rotarian reaches out and invites someone to join," added Netzel, a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. "'Keep One' reminds us that it's not sufficient to simply sponsor someone into Rotary; we must also see that new members become active and involved Rotarians. We know this is an essential element in membership retention." The new slogan complements the Board's long-term membership strategy, which was also adopted at the June meeting.


Dates for your Diary

A LITTLE HUMOUR A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. 'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.' 'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.' A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?' Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation. The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because: 1.. No one but their creator understands their internal logic; 2 The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;

8 August

ROTARY DISTRICT 3330 MEETING SCHEDULE 09 District Foundation Seminar

************************************************************************ THE TWO MICHAELS MICHAEL MASSEY - 5TH AUGUST MICHAEL NOUR - 9TH AUGUST CONGRATULATIONS

Who Am I ? Last Tuesday night 28th July Who

am I?

Golfer Colin Montgomerie - the winners on the night P.WOODY, Mark, PP Michael, PP Jeroen

This week’s photo— by Denis

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your salary on accessories for it. The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because: 1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on; 2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves; 3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realise that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better model.

These small green buses—run around Bangkok— and at night they are packed with people coming home from their work day


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