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Volume 7 - Issue No 49 – 25th June 2013 Future Events

Tuesday 25th June 2013

MEETING CANCELLED Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Dinner Out @ Friendship Beach Stewart Petersen Friday 9th July 2013

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CLUB PROGRAMME 2012-2013 JUNE – ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH June

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – LISBON PORTUGAL

MEETING CANCELLED

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PHUKET ROTARY CLUBS – INSTALLATION @ MERLIN 28

July

HOTEL PHUKET TOWN

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JULY – MONTH DINNER OUT @ FRIENDSHIP BEACH RAWAI

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YOUTHLINC TEAM ARRIVES -

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BOARD MEETING

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NORMAL MEETING

BRAD KENNY

PP SAM FAUMA TEAM LEADER - ROTARY VTT TO AUSTRIA

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STEWART PETERSEN

SAM FAUMA

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WEEKEND AWAY WITH YOUTHLINC RANONG

BRAD KENNY

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AWARDS NIGHT – YOUTHLINC @ BOAT LAGOON – PHUKET

BRAD KENNY

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BOARD MEETING

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NORMAL MEETING

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NORMAL MEETING AUGUST - MEMBERSHIP & EXTENSION MONTH

Sat

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RCoPB INSTALLATION NIGHT @ HOLIDAY INN

BIRTHDAYS

O.B. Wetzell - 28th June George McCall 1st July

Next meeting 25th June 2013 CANCELLED

Installation RC of Phuket 28th June The installation of the officers for the Rotary Clubs in Phuket (except ours) will be held at the Phuket Merlin Hotel in Phuket Town on FRIDAY, 28 June at 18.00hours. Our club will pay for the dinner fee. Let’s get together a good turn out to show our support for our fellow Rotarians in Phuket. Please RSVP to President Larry

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Last Meeting Night Report – 18th June The night was dark and stormy and the rain was coming oops that was in last week’s Bulletin. OK same same but different. Unfortunately very few ventured out to the meeting to hear P. Larry this week so his talk may be held over to another day.

Visiting Rotarian: Sergio Sparacciari and Mari, RC Ancona Conero, Italy No photo this week, but have a nice one from their previous visit in February

ATTENDANCE 18-6-13 Total members: 30 Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

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Attendance week 25.0% Visiting Rotarians: 1 Visitors: 1 ----------------------------------------Honorary Members 4

So with no official talk, maybe a few photos of the year would be fine.

Dinner Out – always fun

Moken children for eye operation Burmese children in the fun run

Bang Jo Burmese work camp & COMSERV

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- Lincoln crying Santa scare – that’s better now Christmas FUN

FUND raising

@ John Underwood’s factory

Food for Rohingyas

District Assembly

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A little humour A Kent farmer drove to a neighbours' farmhouse in his old Landrover, and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door "Is your Dad home?" said the farmer. "No sorry, he isn't; he went to town." "Well, is your Mother here?" "No, she went to town with Dad." "How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?" "No, he went with Mum and Dad." The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other and mumbling to himself. "Is there anything I can do for you? I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give dad a message." "Well," said the farmer uncomfortably, "I really wanted to talk to your Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter Susie pregnant". The boy thought for a moment. "You would have to talk to Dad about that. I know he charges ÂŁ500 for the bull and ÂŁ50 for the pig, but I don't know how much he charges for Howard." ******************************************************************************************************************* A New Mouse for Women After years of research, scientists have discovered that women do not like the standard mouse given away with PC's. Scientists found that there is not a physical reason for their aversion; It is more of a Psychological problem. Some women reported that their mouse 'just didn't feel right' in their hands. Based on the research, a new mouse has been designed especially for women. Various field tests have been carried out on the new design: Julie from Bunbury said:'It feels so much better. More comfortable, more like how it's supposed to be' Susan from Mandurah added:- & more natural 'I think mice were originally designed just for men, but this new type is definitely made for women. It fits right in with my lifestyle' Hillary from Albany said: - 'I took to it like a duck to water, every woman should have one'! Sally From Perth Said: "It feels so natural"

AND JUST WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING?

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Rotary International News Lisbon, here we come More than 20,000 Rotarians have registered for the 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-26 June.

2013-14 RI president Ron D. Burton, a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA, is the President of Rotary International in 2013-14. Burton retired as president of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. in 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the bar associations of Cleveland County and the state of Oklahoma. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and before the U.S. Supreme Court. "This is an exciting time to be a Rotarian," Burton says. "I believe we are well poised to capitalize on our strengths as we embrace the [RI] Strategic Plan and the Future Vision Plan. My vision is to have every Rotarian appreciate what it means to be a Rotarian. With these two tools, we can make that happen." Active in his community, Burton is a founder and past president of the Norman Public School Foundation, and founder and past board member of the Norman Community Foundation. A recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, he is a past vice president of the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Burton believes that Rotary's promotion of high ethical standards is one of the qualities that sets it apart from other organizations. "It assures those dealing with us that we can be trusted," he says. "Most of us are in a business or profession that already has a code of ethics. Vocational service in Rotary just adds to that responsibility. We have an obligation to go above and beyond to make sure that all our actions are above reproach." A Rotarian since 1979, Burton is vice chair of the Future Vision Committee and a member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the United States. He has served RI as director; Rotary Foundation trustee and trustee vice chair; International Assembly moderator, assistant moderator, and group discussion leader; and district governor. His other service to Rotary includes chair of the 2011 New Orleans Convention Committee, vice chair of the Investment Advisory Committee, liaison trustee of the Vocational Service Committee, Permanent Fund national adviser, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator. He was aide to 2006-07 RI President William B. Boyd. Burton has received the RI Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World.

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Photos of the week by Denis Floating Market – Pattaya - worth a visit

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