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

Longtail boats at Rawai - Phuket

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

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Volume 8 - Issue No 11 – 24th September 2013 Future Events

Tuesday 24th September 2013 NO Meeting @ Aloha Villa Meeting transferred to Michael’s Bar Tuesday 1st October 2013 Dinner Out organised by PP Arnaud @ Brasserie Phuket

Tuesday 8th October 2013 To be advised

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The President’s Diary Hello All The week’s seem to fly past I guess it is something to do with my age – lol although several are ahead of me ! Last Tuesday night the guest speaker from the Bangkok Phuket Hospital was Dr. Chaiyuth Sutheerayongprasert, MD - Spine Surgeon – he was a very interesting speaker with many questions from the floor. On Friday night a good time was had by those whom attended P.P. OB’s fund raiser and book signing by resident author Jim Newport. PP OB handed to me a bundle of notes from the donation jar. It totaled 9,370 baht all to go to BangJo School. It was disappointing to see so few from RCoPB attending, although my email about the change of venue of next Tuesdays meeting due to low numbers is possibly a reason. Only about forty six attended, enjoying the fine food provided by Kim Steppe and staff of the Blue Elephant. It is worth a visit, if you have not been previously to experience the grandeur and ambience of this beautifully restored mansion. Maybe I know a little more about Vampires in Thailand, although I believe there are other forms existing in LOS. Thank you PP OB, Don Mantarro, Jim Newport & Kim Steppe for making it a great event for the kids of BangJo School. As per my email, the meeting next Tuesday 24th has been relocated to Phuket Town at Michael’s Bar and the celebration of PP Arnaud’s birthday. This may spur some who are “away – and not able to make it” to suddenly find they can! Next Sunday at BIG C - RC Andaman is holding a Bowling day from 10.00 to 16.00 if you can assist in making up the team then please contact me ASAP. Last Year Able,Best & Gerry was the team - so any starters for this year ? YIR P. Denis

ENGAGE ROTARY

- CHANGE LIVES

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Next meeting Tuesday 24th September

Arnaud NO MEETING @ ALOHA VILLA - meeting transferred to Phuket Town and the BIG bash party for PP Arnaud - it will be a great night with good friends – food – music and a few laughs @ Michael’s Bar – 12 Takua-Pa Road Phuket Town I will leave home early to ensure I have plenty of time to arrive at Michael’s bar. I do not know my way around Phuket Town and can easily get lost coming out of Lotus carpark - lol - Denis

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Arnaud Verstraete 24th September CLUB PROGRAMME 2013-2014 SEPTEMBER – NEW GENERATIONS MONTH MEETING TRANSFERRED TO MICHAEL’S BAR – Sep

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PHUKET TOWN - CELEBRATE PP ARNAUD’S BIRTHDAY

BOWLING @ BIG C 10.00 to 16.00hrs – RC ANDAMAN

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OCTOBER – VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH Oct

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DINNER OUT - BRASSERIE - PHUKET BOARD MEETING

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TBA SHARK GUARDIAN BRENDON SING & ELIZABETH WARD – SING

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Last Meeting Night Report– 17th September The night started a few minutes late as we awaited the arrival of the food. The food must have been enjoyed by quite a few, as many went back for seconds. Unfortunately, the ice cream was also late, so we had to get the evening started.

P Denis – opened the meeting by hitting the gong with his finger (one member would pay for that during cross fine time) Apart from nine Rotarian members, there was one visiting Rotarian.

Visiting Rotarian: Frequent visitor Don Montarro RC of Playa Vista – Westchester Los Angles Visitors : Guest speaker Dr. Chaiyuth Sutheerayongprasert, MD - Spine Surgeon Bangkok Phuket Hospital and two associates. Raymond Homma – settling down after the arrival of twins.

P Denis A rather subdued PP OB alongside Don Mantarro before he was asked to speak about Friday’s BIG event Then OB sprang to life and advised all of the fundraiser A night with author Jim Newport - this Friday 20th at the Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket Town have fun and also raise funds for the BangJo school. Thank you PP OB & Don Montarro

Bowling is on Sunday 29th September - A fun day by the RC of Andaman - Looking for a team of three for a fun day of competition. This year’s entrants are Able & Best. Who would like to be included in this fun day at BIG C from 10.00 to 16.00 ? If Interested please let me know ASAP As the night is proceeding – it is time to introduce the guest speaker Rotarian Heidi Jaunch introduced the guest speaker for the evening: Dr. Chaiyuth Sutheerayongprasert, MD - Spine Surgeon - his topic Disc hernia "It's not that bad" – Well I guess it is better looking at a PP than live action

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An excellent presentation Dr. Chaiyuth with many questions Thank you to the Bangkok Phuket Hospital

Thanks to Dr. J Chaiyuth and his associates Happy Hundreds and Cross fines – milk for BangJo School

GONG !

ATTENDANCE 17 - 9 -13 Total members: 27 Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

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Night reporter: Denis Carpenter Photographer : Brad Kenny

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A Book Signing @ Blue Elephant & BangJo School A wonderful night at Blue Elephant for the Book signing by Jim Newport and support for BangJo school A superb location as per the photo below – courtesy of the Blue Elephant website – Thanks to all

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Special thanks to new photographer Justin Kenny with only a few weeks with his new DSLR - doing great work with his new hobby Thank you Justin – well done

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