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Volume 6 – Issue no 4 – 26th July 2011

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

http//www.rotarypatong.org

2011 – 2012

President RI

District Governor 3330

Kalyan Banerjee

Orachorn Saisrithong

President RC Patong Beach Best Wanamakok

Vapi, Gujarat, India,

ROTARIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL MEET IN BANGKOK FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MAY

6th - 9th

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Future Events TUESDAY JULY 26 President BEST - officiates his first CLUB ASSEMBLY

TUESDAY AUGUST 2 Dinner Out for August --- again a favourite with Michael Massey will be at the

BONSAI RESTAURANT -- IN CHAO FA EAST ROAD Always a popular night is the Dinner Out - and I am sure this will be too ! Book with Michael --

he will email details ASAP

TUESDAY AUGUST 9 Our very own computer guru WOODY -- will help us through the trials and frustration of MS WORD ( as I type this Bulletin things are jumping all over the place Ed Denis) If you are having problems with this programme as I am sure I am not the only one –-------------------------- WOODY will let you rest easy too. Invite your friends along to this special night as WOODY prepares zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Welcome to BULLETIN issue number

250 I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NEW LAYOUT ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS Volume 6 - Issue 4

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DISTRICT 3330 MEETINGS Location - Nakorn Prathom. SAT

6 Aug 2011

SAT SUN

16 Dec 2011 17 Dec 2011

SAT SUN

March 2012

SAT

2 June 2012

09:00 - 17:00 hrs 09:00 - 17:00 hrs 09:00 - 17:00 hrs

DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR DISTRICT ROTARY FOUNDATION SEMINAR DISTRICT CLUB TRAINER SEMINAR

Location - Samila Beach - Songkla DISTRICT CONVENTION DISTRICT CONVENTION Location - Karnchanaburi – dates and venue TBA DISTRICT ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

Location - Royal Phuket City Hotel 14:00 - 17:00 hrs 18:00 - 22:00 hrs

DISTRICT AWARD PRESENTATION DISTRICT 3330 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELLEBRATION

CLUB PROGRAMME 2011 – 2012 JULY - LITERACY BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA

July July

26 26

CLUB ASSEMBLY

P. BEST P. BEST

Aug

2

AUGUST - DISTRICT PROJECTS MONTH DINNER OUT - BONSAI RESTAURANT – IN CHAO FA EAST RD

MICHAEL

Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug

6 9 9 16 23 23 30

Sept Sept Sept Sept Sept Sept

3 6 13 13 20 27

DISTRICT SEMINARS - MEMBERSHIP – ROTARY FOUNDATION – CLUB TRAINER BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA WOODY Leonhard has a few Words on ---------- WORD NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED VIET NAM ADVENTURE SEPTEMBER - MEMBERSHIP EXTENSION MONTH ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH TENTH ANNIVERSARY – HOLIDAY INN MEETING CANCELLED -- SEE ABOVE BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED NORMAL MEETING - TO BE ADVISED

NAKORN PRATHOM P. BEST WOODY P. BEST DENIS

P. BEST

LAST WEEK @ ROTARY – 19th July 2011 ROTARY REPORT

June 2011

Tuesday 19th July 2011 SAA – Able Wanamakok Night Reporter – George McCall Photographer – Phawinee Kangsawat Guest Speaker – Jack Christensen

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Visiting Rotarians – 1. Karina and Michael Finch from Sunrise Rotary Club in Swan Hill, Victoria. Club started 12 months ago, average age is 40, female dominated. With 18 ladies and 5 men.

2. Dave Iwanaka visited 3 years ago, from Fresno, California. Club reinvented itself and rebranded as memberships were dropping. Now up to 50 member and is fastest growing club.

Visitors - Dylan Young Attendance – 21pax

Alternate Speaker – Dylan Young President Best opened meeting at 8.07pm Music machine does not work, national anthem led by P Aeow (Michael Massey’ girlfriend)

Club business – President talked about 10 year anniversary on 3rd September. Party and buffet will be at Holiday Inn , Patong. Wolfgang advised that will cost 750 Baht a head including ½ bottle of wine per person. Special room rate for Rotarians at 3360 Baht including breakfast. Board to discuss next week.

Secretary Richard Arell reports on membership numbers etc Public relations report David Arell reported on 6th August district training seminar. Membership committee, Michael Massey asked about entertainment ideas for 10th Anniversary, promises an evening full of surprises and never to be repeated fun.

SAA Able introduces Dylan Young a racing car driver. He is 22 years old and moved to Thailand 1 year ago to try and advance his career. Stated that you need to be very fit to excel in this sport and mist training for 6 hours a day. He is trying to raise money by networking. Sponsorship benefits include coverage on ESPN Sports. He is passionate about road safety and thinks driving skills in Thailand are very poor, therefore is trying to promote road safety in Thailand. Was looking for Rotarian to give him advice on where to obtain sponsors.

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The Night Reporter in action

OK guys & gal -- what is the problem ?

Looks like P Mark is taking a fast drop --- eh Michael ?

Nice pic – George looks a bit tired ?

Beauties - K Aeow & K Phawinee- our photographer

P.Mark holding the floor --- again ?

Main Speaker – Jack Christensen fellow Rotarian Was introduced by Michael Massey. Has been in Phuket for 8 years and is a committed Hasher. Has lovely partner Noi. Commenced speech with PowerPoint presentation. When he was asked to do speech his mother said should never talk about oneself.

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Born in 1942 when petrol was 42 cents for a gallon in Chinook, Montana. Grandfather was Danish, mothers side was Norwegian. Family moved to Washington State in 1951. Studied a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. The war commenced in Vietnam was in reserve outfit. Was accepted in Submarine school and set off on Sub to Guam. Was dislodged from Navy in 1967. Then went into Army. Worked for Irrigation company from 1974 – 1079. In 1985 moved to Singapore. Vote of thanks by Assistant Governor Arnaud President Best – very interesting speech, enlightening, many thanks to Jack for sharing.

Able presents Google facts Happy 100’s (Brad)

August 7th – Farewell day at Big C, Home and Life Phangna, hosted by President of Red Cross. Brad handed out brochures. Gerry is happy to be back and to be supported by President Best. Toast to Dylan and Jack who have inspired us all to greater things. Meeting closed at 21.05

Night reporter - George Mc Call --- Photos -- Phawinee Kangsawat Thank you Ed

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Greeting from your President! I am delighted to advise a regular weekly inclusion from President Best - Ed Denis - take it away P Best

June 2011

Dear fellow Rotarians, The second meeting this week was great. Good to see many of our members and visiting Rotarians. Long time friend, PP Dave Iwanaka from RC Fresno is one of them. We have a district event coming up on 6 August. Foundation and Membership Seminar in Nakornpatom just west of BKK. Sec Richard is leading the troops up there tagging along our newest member Gerry Cumming. Admin Chair Denis from BKK maybe joining the road trip as well with his GPS equipped new ride. The next board meeting will focus on the 10th Year Anniversary Party which will be held on Saturday, September 3 at Rtn. WG's Holiday Inn Patong. Food and venue will be excellent as usual. Can't wait to get to the buffet table! With food and drink out of the way, entertainment will be the highlight. Membership Chair Michael has offered to put together a spectacular show. Can't wait for that either! The booklet is running a bit behind schedule, but from talking to the print shop, we can still do a decent book under alotted time. All members and family are encouraged to attend (if not forced to by PP Michael and me). The Board will decide if mandatory ads of 3k-5k thb to all members who has business and advertising budget. Ads alone should cover the printing cost. The A5 size installation book you have with 230+ pages cost 197 thb. We can hopefully get away with half that cost for 100 pages A4 size. Admin Chair Denis who is leading the Booklet effort and I think 200-250 books should suffice. What do you guys think? I have a few projects in mind. Trekking trail at Bang Wad Dam is promising. Club will receive 30k THB from district in which I put Book Project on the application. I have a dream of building a library with our club name on it somewhere in Patong. Members will do hands-on construction work. But, let me consult with the board and Treasurer Woody for funding first :) That's all for now, folks. Will share info and ask for suggestions re: Sister Clubs, Ryla, and other stuff with all of you next Tuesday at our first Club Assembly. Yours In Rotary, Best Wanamakok President - Rotary Club of Patong Beach Volume 6 - Issue 4

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BIRTHDAYS

NO ONE THIS WEEK Sincere apologies - somehow the Birthdays were deleted from my template Fortunately only missed one BELATED GREETINGS - JOHAN STORCK A very happy Birthday to you

A LITTLE HUMOUR

June 2011 Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other outside the operating room---the first surgeries of the day. The first kid leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?" The second kid says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out and I'm a little nervous." The first kid says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of Jelly and Ice Cream. It's a breeze." The second kid then asks, "What are you here for?" The first kid says, "A circumcision." "Whoa!" the second kid replies. "Good luck buddy. I had that done when I was born. Couldn't walk for a year."

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THIS IS YOUR ENGLISH LESSON FOR THE DAY ARE YOU " UP " FOR IT?????????

June 2011

I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep. UP Read until the end ... you'll laugh. This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car. At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desksized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP! Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night? U -

P!

Did that one crack you UP? - Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book . . . or not . . . it's UP to you.

Now I'll shut UP! Thanks to Brian – Sydney

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Rotary International News What club accomplishments are you the most proud of?2011 June Rotary International News -- 14 July 2011 Students at a middle school in Les Cayes, Haiti, study in the library where local Rotarians donated text books. Rotarians helped improve access to education, feed the hungry, and conduct other service projects during the 2010-11 Rotary year.

Rotarians in Alamo, California, USA, partnered with District 2980 (India) last Rotary year to provide computers, software, lab equipment, and hygiene facilities for as many as 5,000 schoolchildren in Tamil Nadu through a Rotary Foundation Global Grant. "Their joy was our joy," says Vishwas More, a member of the Rotary Club of Alamo. "We were delighted and happy to see the children benefit." During the 2010-11 Rotary year, Rotarians took part in local and international service projects, launched initiatives to increase membership, and held signature events in their communities. Members of RI's official LinkedIn group recently shared the club accomplishments they were the most proud of. Jim Cunningham, a member of the Rotaract Club of Chicago Southland, Illinois, USA, mentioned his club’s partnership with Feeding Children Worldwide to provide 2,160 meals for orphans in Mexico. "The rice, soy, and dehydrated vegetables fortified with vitamins came unpacked, and our members weighed, bagged, and boxed the food," says Cunningham. Other club accomplishments included: 

The Rotary Club of Sherman Oaks Sunset, California, held its annual dance marathon, Dance for the Children, to benefit PolioPlus. "Nearly two-thirds of the money donated came from outside Rotary, such as friends and family," notes club member Mel Powell. Through Facebook, the club shared its idea with Rotarians in the United Kingdom and Sweden who are planning similar events, with the idea of eventually creating a worldwide dance marathon for polio. The Rotary Club of Paterson, New Jersey, adopted one of the poorest schools in its district and brought teachers’ supplies, children's coats, art projects, and gardening projects on Dr. Seuss Day. Club members also read to the children. "We have had a long-term relationship with these children," notes Bonnie Sirower. "Many of them live in the projects. The children have so few opportunities." Members of the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium, Ontario, Canada, provided supplies for a girls’ school in Uganda and held their annual Scotch Nosing fundraiser for PolioPlus. Attendees who donated US$125 to End Polio Now received a multicourse dinner and the opportunity to sample various brands of single malt Scotch whisky. Members of the Rotary Club of St. George, Utah, installed wood-burning stoves for villagers in Guatemala to replace open-pit fires, part of an ongoing international project that has provided more than 75 stoves.

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DENIS & THE LADIES EXPLORE VIET NAM June 2011

Our visit to Viet Nam was an enjoyable experience – 14 days & 13 nights covering Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Hoi An – Hanoi – SAPA – Ha Long Bay These photos are in Saigon the name the locals call it The first thing one notices in Saigon are the motor bikes

There are 8 million people and 5 million motor bikes - all going different directions

Very beautiful crafts are available in many markets and specialty stores

A cyclo ride was fun – although this was the only time we were conned for the cost. Another couple experienced the same problem. Once bitten twice shy – won’t happen again ! Volume 6 - Issue 4

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