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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

President RC Patong Beach

Orachorn Saisrithong

Best Wanamakok

Vapi, Gujarat, India,

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

6th - 9th

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Future Events TUESDAY AUGUST 30 VIETNAM ADVENTURE A trip to VIETNAM in thirty minutes -now how good is that ? If you have --- NOT been before then a few pics might tempt you to go. My new daughter in law Tawan

--- BEEN then maybe it will bring back a few memories

A country torn by war and invasion for years is a unified country with many beautiful sights Denis will present Vietnam Adventure

SATURDAY – 3rd SEPTEMBER

10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY @ HOLIDAY INN followed by the AFTER PARTY AT HARD ROCK CAFE TICKETS FROM MICHAEL MASSEY DON’T MISSTHE FUN AND HELP CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY

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DISTRICT 3330 MEETINGS Location - Samila Beach - Songkla SAT SUN

16 Dec 2011 17 Dec 2011

SAT SUN

March 2012

SAT

2 June 2012

DISTRICT CONFERENCE DISTRICT CONFERENCE 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

Aug

31

Sept Sept Sept Sept Sept Sept Sept

3 6 13 13 20 27 27

Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

4 11 11 18 25 25

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov

1 8 8 15 22 22 29

Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

6 13 13 16 17 20 20 27

Jan Jan

3 10

AUGUST – MEMBERSHIP MONTH VIETNAM ADVENTURE BY DENIS CARPENTER SEPTEMBER - NEW GENERATIONS MONTH ROTARY CLUB OF PATONG BEACH TENTH ANNIVERSARY – HOLIDAY INN MEETING CANCELLED -- SEE ABOVE BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA LARRY AMSDEN --- THE DATA BASE A DR FROM BANGKOK PHUKET HOSPITAL THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA STEWART PETERSEN - WHO I AM OCTOBER – VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH DINNER OUT - ANDY BECKER BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA DAVID ARELL BOON PONGCHIBOON BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA RICK GARTLAND NOVEMBER – ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH DINNER OUT - INDIGO PEARL BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA ANDREAS BECKER CLUB ASSEMBLY BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA GEORGE MCCALL ARNAUD VERSTRAETE DECEMBER – FAMILY MONTH DINNER OUT GERRY CUMMINGS BOARD MEETING – 1800hr @ ALOHA VILLA BRADLEY KENNY DISTRICT CONFERENCE - SAMILA BEACH SONGKLA DISTRICT CONFERENCE - SAMILA BEACH SONGKLA POLIO PLUS DATE TO BE CONFIRMED DAVID ARELL MEETING CANCELLED - CHRISTMAS JANUARY – ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH NO MEETING - NEW YEAR CLUB ASSEMBLY

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DENIS

P. BEST LARRY K JUM P. BEST STEWART ANDY P. BEST DAVID BOON P. BEST RICK MARK P. BEST ANDY P. BEST P. BEST GEORGE ARNAUD GERRY P. BEST BRAD

DAVID

P. BEST

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LAST WEEK @ ROTARY – 23rd August 2011 A warm welcome back to SAA Andy, whom2011 with his wife Mel, has been travelling June for two months

SAA Andy welcomed all to the meeting of RCoPB and asked President Best to open the meeting @ 2005hours Pres Best opened the meeting followed by the National Anthem.

Visiting Rotarians: Celia Vila Castro de Jacobs - District 1840 – Bavaria Germany Celia spoke – she was raised in Peru - her club in Bavaria has 18 members --- she was delighted to find a RC in Patong

Geoff De Larue

Colac - Australia his club has 40

members and was chartered in 1934

Visitors – Natty Thaboondee (Gerry), Phawinee Kangsawat (George) RYLA – students - Lisa Chaikan Samruai - Sonchai NovietHannu, Faa, Paudee Chimbaum - Aiden Massey (Michael Massey) Guest Speaker Ross James --- PCs4 kids Kung Thaewmasoeng ( Best)

P Best Advised that at 9.30am in Phuket the special wheelchairs of the Phuket Rotary clubs will be delivered - Rtn Boon Pongchiboon will represent the club – all members are invited to attend The 10th anniversary - get ready to party at the Holiday Inn & Hard Rock Café on September 3rd

Gerry –introduced the students for the RYLA programme

(Rotary Youth

Leadership Awards

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Scholarship Chairman George and Gerry have visited several schools and with the assistance of the school principle and teachers selected students for the October RYLA training programme. A total of eight students are in this year’s programme. Three attended the meeting – an apology from Hannu (trainer) who represented two boys who could not be

present due to football commitments away from Phuket, two students from Phang Nga and another from Bangkok.

P Best - handed out Rotary bags with school supplies to the students and congratulated George & Gerry for their excellent work.

P Best discussed party. and asked PP Michael for an update Michael Massey updated on party 3rd September. – only 17 members have paid for their tickets – need to bring money next week and ensure all members have tickets before Michael releases tickets to members of the public chanting at the bit to get their tickets Jack Christensen

introduces the guest speaker Ross James – from PCs 4 Kids

P Best - . spoke of the seed money of 30,000 baht provided by RCoPB to the project.

Ross spoke of how this project all started. It began when WOODY was cleaning out his socks drawer and found he had quite a few computer chips there.

He brought

them in to his Sunday computer workshops and suggested that other people on the island may also have bits and pieces – whole computers and other peripherals that could be put together to make an computer. Initially people brought items in and the collection grew - and with many hours work six computers were available for worthy young people.

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The recipients of the computers are young people who have a desire to enter the IT world as their vocation. -- a test was designed to eliminate those who wanted a computer to play games from the serious user. It was also a requirement that these young people were bright children who are disadvantaged who without a computer provided to them would never be able to have a PC and develop their skills. The programme now has parts for over twenty computers and the parts/computers are growing rapidly. It is also hoped to be able to develop a computer lab where people can share ideas and gain skills. WOODY is the technical support person and it is envisaged that each recipient of a computer will have a mentor provided to assist in their development. So if you have any computer things not used why not drop them into one of WOODY’s sandwich shoppes and it will be put to good use. -- old computers working or not – cables monitors mice etc etc etc

SAA did not tell a joke

- Happy 100’s -

Pres Best closed meeting with a toast to PCs4Kids Night reporter Stewart Petersen l -Photos – Phawinee Kangsawat & Denis Carpenter -Thank you Ed

ATTENDANCE Total members: 34 Attended: 13 Make-Ups : 4 17 52% Visiting Rotarians: 2 Visitors: 11

We miss you Jim & Pat As president Best advised in his Greetings from your President this week Jim has been going through serious health problems. He is now about to undergo further surgery. We hope to see you both back and wish Jim a speedy recovery. ed Denis Volume 6 - Issue 9

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Greetings from your President! Dear RCOPB Rotarians, Greetings krub.

June 2011

I was very pleased to see RYLA students at our last meeting. Thanks largely to Scholarship Chairman George and Rtn Gerry + his lady Nat for pulling off this task in such efficiency. This shows that there are untapped resources in our club. I would like to point out Rtn Jim's health to all members. It has come to our attention that his health has gone from stable to worse in recent weeks. He has gone through many operations and is now going to have another big one. I ask that we give Pat and Jim support in this difficult time. I learned first hand in the past months how depressed a hospital stay is. A simple "how r u?" phone call made my day. Great to have SAA Andy back - in the meeting and in the board room. Hope that the college hunting for his son Max was fruitful. Ross James from PCs4Kids group did a great job as guest speaker showing his passion and love. I am sure that the 30k thb seed money from RCOPB is in good hands to support a good cause. Go Ross! Admin Chair Denis has presented to the board progress on the Club History to be handed out in a CD at our party. It is virtually complete! Thank you for your time and effort krub. We know you have had some challenges along the way, but your practice of "Mai Pen Rai" concept and putting the club above it all bring this project home. We sure can learn a few things from you, Chair Denis. Look forward to hearing about your Vietnam trip next week. Lastly, pls contact PP Michael to reserve your tickets for our BD party. The clock is ticking. Have a good week krub. Yours in Rotary, Best Wanamakok President

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BIRTHDAYS

NO ONE THIS WEEK Get ready to party

ON

3rd September

A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF GOOD FOOD – GOOD FUN & FRIENDS SEPTEMBER 3rd - @ the HOLIDAY INN TO CELLEBRATE THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTARY CLUB of PATONG BEACH AND THEN THE AFTER PARTY – JUST AROUND THE CORNER @ HARD ROCK CAFE AND THEN - WHO KNOWS TICKETS FROM MICHAEL MASSEY @ 1500 BAHT FOR THE ENTIRE NIGHT – DON’T MISS OUT – LIMITED TO 120 PEOPLE WHEELCHAIRS FOR DISABLED PERSONS PP Sam attended a seminar recently where the disabled wheelchair project was presented. This is a matching grant shared by all clubs in Phuket

Thank you PP Sam

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How good is this ?

What is this? Will it be the next big thing? Tata Motors thinks so. It is an auto engine that runs on air. That's right, air not gas or diesel or electric but just the air around us. Take a look. Tata Motors of India has scheduled the Air Car to hit Indian streets by August 2011 The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy N. For Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air to push its engine's pistons and make the car go. The Air Car, called the "Mini CAT" could cost around 365,757 rupees in India or $8,177 US. The Mini CAT which is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis, a body of fiberglass that is glued not welded and powered by compressed air. A Microprocessor is used to control all electrical functions of the car. One tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, turn signals and every other electrical device on the car. Which are not many. The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use by the internal air conditioning system with no need for gases or loss of power. There are no keys, just an access card which can be read by the car from your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees per 100 KM, that's about a tenth the cost of a car running on gas. It's mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car, a factor which makes it a perfect choice for city motorists. The car has a top speed of 105 KM per hour or 60 mph and would have a range of around 300 km or 185 miles between refuels. Refilling the car will take place at adapted gas stations with special air compressors. A fill up will only take two to three minutes and costs approximately 100 rupees and the car will be ready to go another 300 kilometers. This car can also be filled at home with it's on board compressor. It will take 3-4 hours to refill the tank but it can be done while you sleep. Because there is no combustion engine, changing the 1 liter of vegetable oil is only necessary every 50,000 KM or 30,000 miles. Due to it's simplicity, there is very little maintenance to be done on this Car. This Air Car almost sound to good to be true. We'll see in August. 2011 Volume 6 - Issue 9

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