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e Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand – district 3330

Longtail boats in Patong Bay looking north Meetings Tuesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm Aloha Villa Hotel 145/2 Rat–U–Thit Road PATONG BEACH

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Volume 7 - Issue No 21 – 20th November 2012 Future Events

Wednesday 21st November Note – Dinner start 6.00pm District Governor Khun Somphop Thirasan

Jacket & tie please Tuesday 27th November Ryanne Rothenberg The Good Shepherd Phuket Tuesday 4th December Dinner Out - @ John Underwood Factory Arranged by P. Larry Volume 7 Issue 21

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CLUB PROGRAMME 2012-2013 NOVEMBER - ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH Nov 20 Wed 21 21 27

NO MEETING - TUESDAY – SEE BELOW BOARD MEETING – WITH DISTRICT GOVERNOR 1800 hrs - DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT Khun Somphop Thirasan JACKET & TIE PLEASE RYANNE ROTHENBERG - THE GOOD SHEPHERD PHUKET

P. Larry Amsden Adriano Trapani

DECEMBER – FAMILY of ROTARY MONTH Dec

Sat

2013 Jan

4 8 9 11 11 12 15 18 25

DINNER OUT - @ JOHN UNDERWOOD FACTORY 8-9 DISTRICT CONFERENCE – KANCHANABURI

P. Larry Amsden

BOARD MEETING GEORGE McCALL & CLUB ELECTIONS SECOND POLIO PLUS VACCINATION DAY @ KOH SIRAE CHRISTMAS PARTY @ HOLIDAY INN MEETING CANCELLED – SEE ABOVE CHRISTMAS DAY – NO MEETING COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON

George McCall

JANUARY – ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH 1 8 8 15 22 22 29

NEW YEARS DAY – HAPPY NEW YEAR - NO MEETING BOARD MEETING BODHI GARRETT - MOKENS THEIR WAY OF LIFE MARTIN SMETZER - ORGANIC FARMING BOARD MEETING NORMAL MEETING NORMAL MEETING

RCoPB Future Event 1st March 2013 Fun GOLF fund raiser at Laguna Phuket Golf Club Next meeting Wednesday 21st November We are honoured to welcome our District Governor Khun Somphop Thirasan visit our club at the special time of

6.00pm

The District Governor will be meeting with the Board earlier Jacket & tie please

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BIRTHDAYS

No one this week

Night Report

– 13th November 2012

Gong P. Larry welcomed the two visiting Rotarians. Walter from the Singapore East club, 3rd oldest in S'pore, founded in 1965. Walter mentioned that the Rotary District which includes Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia is coming to Patong in March for their 50th anniversary meeting. We welcome them to Thailand, to Patong and look forward to their visit.

Pascal is from a club in Belgium which has an average age of 5055. He feels Rotarians should try for younger members. At which point Bruce, using Heidi's place name in her absence because he wanted to be surrounded by women, suggested we needed more Heidis to overcome the number of older members. (applause greeted this remark)

SAA Andy quickly brought the meeting to order and we covered club business: We just found out, that tomorrow is Polio vaccine day for the Moken (sea gypsy) children in Koh Sirea which would give us a chance to scare the children outside of Halloween. (despite the short notice, 8 members and their wives showed up the next day to help. Most of the children didn't cry. It was a big success) photos following the night report Ed The DG dinner is moved to Wed. Nov. 21 1800, at 1800 instead of 1900. Everyone is requested to attend (jackets & tie).

Brad spoke of possible awards for the club. The final total for the charity event of 114,000B has almost reached the charity account at the bank.

Johan (on crutches, a bicycle accident after a car clipped his handle bars) reported on recruiting new members as Stewart poured wine for him…gave a speech about recruiting new members to join – either this year or next. Volume 7 Issue 21

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The Christmas Party at the Holiday Inn in Patong, Sat. Dec. 15. It promises as always to be a fun night with excellent food. It was suggested that we issue an invitation to all the Phuket Rotary clubs to join us as paying guests. P. Larry will invite the other Phuket clubs.

Jeroen has scheduled a Charity Golf match Friday March 1 at Laguna Phuket Golf club which gives us lots of time to get organized. The event will raise money for our various charities. There was general discussion on how to raise money including, bicycle rallies and other athletic events.

Jim, noting that our Charity fund required replenishing, suggested a fund raising scheme: he would write appropriate fund raising letters, requesting a modest US $100 and send it to the Rotary clubs whose members had visited us in the past. He would do this as soon as he had the e mail addresses of the clubs in question as well as information regarding the specific Charity Projects we are planning for the year. If we only received a 20% response, there are so many banners hanging on the ceiling of our meeting room that this could nevertheless result in several hundred thousand baht to be spent on our good works. Brad reminded the club about service above self and suggested anyone wanting to get involved should contact Stewart or himself. Time for Happy Hundreds and a quick heartfelt thanks to P. Larry for the wine which rejuvenated all of us. Night reporter for the evening – Pat Michel Photographer – Brad Kenny Thank you Ed It was a super fun meeting, the time flew by, the excellent wine flowed non stop….thanks to Mr. President

ATTENDANCE 13-11-12 Total members: 30 Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

2 28 12 2

Attendance –Week 50.0 % Visiting Rotarians: 2 Visitors: ----------------------------------------Honorary Members 4

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Polio Plus – Day 1 - 14th November b

Boon holds the “baby” @ pre instruction meeting prior to 14th And has a few words

Thanks to all

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HUMOUR "I love California . I practically grew up in Phoenix ." -- Dan Quayle ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?" --Lee Iacocca ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." --Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people." -- Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "Traditionally, most of Australia 's imports come from overseas." --Keppel Enderbery ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record." --Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman ****************************************************************************

GETTING A HAIRDRYER THROUGH CUSTOMS A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest beside her...'Father, may I ask a favour?' 'Of course, child. What may I do for you?' 'Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits, and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?' 'I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie.' 'With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.' When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, 'Father, do you have anything to declare?' 'From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.' The official thought this answer strange, so asked, 'And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?' 'I have a marvellous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused.' Roaring with laughter, the official said, 'Go ahead, Father. Next!' Volume 7 Issue 21

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ABC’s of Rotary Annual Rotary Themes In 1955 RI President A.Z. Baker announced a theme, "Develop Our Resources," to serve as Rotary's program of emphasis. Since that time, each president has issued a theme for his Rotary year. The shortest theme was in 1961-62 when Joseph Abey selected "Act." Other one-word themes were chosen in 1958-59 by Charles Tennent ("Serve") and 1968-69 by Kiyoshi Togasaki ("Participate"). Carl Miller, in 1963-64, had a theme for the times when he proposed "Guidelines for Rotary in the Space Age." Other "timely" themes were in 1980-81 when Rolf Klärich created "Take Time to Serve" and William Carter in 1973-74 used "Time for Action." Two themes have a similarity to commercial advertising: "A Better World Through Rotary" (Richard Evans, 1966-67) and "Reach Out" (Clem Renouf, 1978-79). Bridges have been a striking metaphor. Harold Thomas, 195960, urged Rotarians to "Build Bridges of Friendship"; William Walk, 1970-71, created "Bridge the Gap"; and Hiroji Mukasa, 1982-83, declared "Mankind is One - Build Bridges of Friendship Throughout the World." A worldwide focus was given by Stanley McCaffrey in 1981-82 with the message, "World Understanding and Peace Through Rotary," and again in 1984-85 by Carlos Canseco who urged Rotarians to "Discover a New World of Service." In other years, the individual was emphasized, as "You Are Rotary" (Edd McLaughlin, 1960-61), "Goodwill Begins With You" (Ernst Breitholtz, 1971-72) and "You Are the Key" (Edward Cadman, 1985-86). Frequently the theme urges Rotarians to become more involved in their club, such as "Share Rotary - Serve People" (William Skelton, 1983-84) or "Make Your Rotary Membership Effective" (Luther Hodges, 1967-68). But whether you "Review and Renew," "Take a New Look," "Let Service Light the Way" or "Dignify the Human Being," it is clear that the RI president provides Rotarians with an important annual program of emphasis. In 1986-87, President M.A.T. Caparas selected the inspiring message that "Rotary Brings Hope." Charles Keller in 1987-88 saw "Rotarians - United in Service, Dedicated to Peace," while Royce Abbey asked his fellow members in 1988-89 to "Put Life into Rotary - Your Life." Hugh Archer (1989-90) urged us to "Enjoy Rotary!" and Paulo Costa (1990-91) asked that we "Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm." Rajendra Saboo (1991-92) exhorted every Rotarian to "Look Beyond Yourself." In 1992-93 Clifford Dochterman reminded Rotarians, "Real Happiness Is Helping Others," and in 1993-94 Robert Barth counselled Rotarians, "Believe In What You Do and Do What You Believe In." In 1994-95 Bill Huntley encouraged Rotarians to "Be A Friend" to their communities. During 1995-96 Herbert Brown asked Rotarians to "Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace." In 1996-97 the theme of Luis Giay was "Build the Future with Action and Vision;" Glen Kinross in 1997-98 proposed the plan to "Show Rotary Cares;" and James Lacy asked Rotarians to "Follow Your Rotary Dream" in 1998-99. Campaigning Prohibited One of the interesting bylaws of Rotary International provides that "no Rotarian shall campaign, canvass or electioneer for elective position in Rotary International" This provision includes the office of district governor, Rotary International director, RI president and various elected committees. The Rotary policy prohibits the circulation of brochures, literature or letters by a candidate or by anyone on behalf of such a candidate. After a Rotarian has indicated an intention to be a candidate for one of the elective Rotary offices, he or she must refrain from speaking engagements, appearances or publicity that could reasonably be construed as furthering his or her candidacy. The only information that may be sent to clubs relating to candidates for an elective position is that officially distributed by the general secretary of RI. A Rotarian who becomes a candidate for an elective position, such as district governor or RI director, must avoid any action that would be interpreted as giving him or her an unfair advantage over other candidates. Failure to comply with these provisions prohibiting campaigning could result in the disqualification of the candidate. In Rotary it is believed that a Rotarian's record of service and qualifications for office stand on their own and do not require publicity or special promotion.

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November is Rotary Foundation Month

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Thanks to PP Sam Fauma our chairman for Rotary Foundation whom prepared this PP for November Rotary Foundation month – so much is being done throughout the world and EREY makes a big difference

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