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

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

http//www.rotarypatong.org

Longtail boats at Rawai - Phuket

Future Events

Tuesday 5th November 2013 Dinner Out at Cape Sienna Hotel – Kamala Organized by Walter Wyler

Tuesday 12th November 2013 Richard Randall – Building for Sustainability

Tuesday 19th November 2013 Club Assembly

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The President’s Diary Hello All The Rotary Club of Patong Beach has in its’ by- laws the requirement to call for nominations one month prior to the club elections. The positions are: President Nominee, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer The club elections will be held on Tuesday 10th December

I will ask for nominations for the above positions at the meeting on 12th November

Please, do give consideration to be a contributing member of RCoPB, by actively serving in the operation of the club. President Elect Brad Kenny, is looking to complete the Board and other officers plus SAAs and Chairpersons together with the above mentioned positions. The holding of the elections in December, as required by Rotary Intenational, enables the elected officers ample time to learn the operation of their particular position from the current officer. If you are hesitant about becoming an officer for the club, please be reassured there is a wealth of experience AND SUPPORT for you from past & current officers. The strength and success of a Rotary club, is to a great extent the result of the officers directing and leading the club. Please do consider putting your name forward in the elections for a position in RCoPB P. Denis

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Next meeting Tuesday 5th November Walter Wyler has been busy arranging a great night for the Dinner Out at Cape Sienna Hotel Kamala. He has sent several follow up emails. If you have not responded please do so and advise number attending I am hoping for a great sunset to click a few pics

BIRTHDAYS

Honorary member Father Joe Maier On his birthday, Fr. Joe writes that "birthdays and family go together - and that includes my brother and sister and the slum families here, who, if they haven't adopted me, at least tolerate me (probably since I've been in Klong Toey so long) And the 181 Thai children who live with us here in Mercy Centre who now, more than ever, call me 'Fr. Grandpa.'" Please visitwww.mercycentre.org for Fr. Joe's full message. Photo below: Fr. Joe serving birthday cake to the children in Rom Klao left homeless after last week's fire

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CLUB PROGRAMME 2013-2014 NOVEMBER – ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH 5

WALTER WYLER

DINNER OUT - CAPE SIENNA HOTEL KAMALA BOARD MEETING

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RICHARD RANDALL

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BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

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CLUB ASSEMBLY

Mon

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BOARD MEETING with District Governor DR. Sanguan Kunaporn

Mon

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LARRY AMSDEN P. DENIS

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DR. SANGUAN KUNAPORN RCoPB

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CLUB VISIT NO MEETING – SEE ABOVE

DECEMBER - FAMILY of ROTARY MONTH 3

DINNER OUT - SIAM INDIGO PHUKET TOWN BOARD MEETING

10 10 Sat

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BRAD KENNY

BRAD KENNY

- CLUB ELECTIONS

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE HOLIDAY INN NORMAL MEETING

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NO MEETING – CHRISTMAS EVE

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NO MEETING - NEW YEARS EVE

A BIG thank You Over the last week or so, my computer has gone crazy – and much was lost to me - All photos, documents disappeared. After a chain of helpful people I now have my sanity restored – thanks to ------

WOODY - ROGER (at Computer Clinic today) and JIM (yes he is back) My thanks to all – I can now send out the Bulletin albeit a bit late

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Last Meeting – 22nd October Night Report SAA Richard Jones welcomed all to the meeting and P. Denis GONGED the meeting

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Visiting Rotarians : Mark Flower RC of Basingstoke England and his Ann – Clare Thomas Giehrl RC of Barteheide and his Ann – Bianca RC of Barteheide supported us with EURO 1,500.00 during the Bangkok flooding disaster and Pascal De Corte RC Zottegem – Belgium

Welcome Mark, Clare, Thomas, Bianca & Pascal Visitors : Mikael Mahiberi & Saroch Deechusan from Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Melissa Becker – Ann of Andy

It was virtually a full house – with many members and visitors ready to hear the guest speakers Mikael & Saroch from GRP – Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Phuket . T HY

Rogues – corner (I must split this lot up --- lol)

Some are listerning intently – Richard zzzzz

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P. Denis Was very happy to see the many members & visitors and the room looking like it should, with plenty of happy faces. P.Denis advised the visitors of the Banjo School for Burmese migrant children •

This week’s donations for Banjo Daniel Heini RC Ufenau – Switzerland 30,453 RI District 2500 Hokkaido Japan $5k 154,450 RYLA students left on Saturday evening for Songkla

PE Brad – introduced the guest speakers – Mikael & Saroch from the GRF

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An edited version of the PP The Gibbons and Slow Loris are an endangered species It is estimated for every one Gibbon displayed for tourist photos TEN have been killed or not able to be return to their native habitat

Slow Lorises have their front teeth cut or pulled before being sold as pets, a practice that often causes infection and death

For tourists coming to Thailand please consider these native animals and DO NOT hold or have photos taken with them. Their numbers are decreasing rapidly – all for money! An excellent presentation with many questions asked. Thank you Mikael & Saroch

Milk for Banjo --ďƒ  Thanks to all

ATTENDANCE 22 - 10 -13 Total members: 27

Happy Hundreds & Cross Fines

Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

3 16 1

Attendance week 63.0%

Night reporter: Denis Carpenter Photographer: Brad Kenny

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Rotary International News THE ROTARY FOUNDATION RECEIVES GUATEMALA’S HIGHEST HONOR

A star-shaped badge, appearing here on the Rotary flag, marks The Rotary Foundation’s rank of Grand Officer of the Order of the Quetzal. The government of Guatemala conferred the honor on Rotary in recognition of its humanitarian work in Guatemala and its contributions to the campaign to eradicate polio. Photo Credit: Tono Valdes

The government of Guatemala awarded the Order of the Quetzal, the country's highest honor, to The Rotary Foundation last month, in recognition of Rotary's humanitarian work in Guatemala and its contributions to the campaign to eradicate polio. During a ceremony on 2 September held in Guatemala, Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Fernando Carrera Castro presented the award to Rotary International President-elect Gary C.K. Huang. The Order of the Quetzal, established in 1936, recognizes officials and organizations from Guatemala and elsewhere for their work in the arts, sciences, politics, and humanitarian service. The Rotary Foundation received a badge on a sash necklace designating its rank of Grand Officer, one of six ranks. The badge, a tenpointed cross with five branches and a medallion, represents the coat of arms of Guatemala. "On behalf of all Rotarians and Rotary, we are honored by this award from the Guatemalan government," Huang says. "We want to share this with all Rotarians." While in Guatemala, Huang met with local Rotarians and visited several projects funded by The Rotary Foundation. During the past three years, Rotary clubs in District 4250, which includes Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, carried out projects with funding from 43 global grants. Global grants fund large-scale international projects with sustainable outcomes that address Rotary's areas of focus. One project, in partnership with clubs in Illinois, USA, provided schools in the rural region of Sumpango with washing stations and latrines, as well as kitchen equipment and furniture. Another grant brought computers and a mechanical cow, a stainless steel machine for producing soy milk, to an all-girls elementary school in Santa Maria de Jesus. "This award is not just for the Foundation or the Rotarians in Guatemala, but for Rotarians all over the world," says Jorge Aufranc, past governor of District 4250 and a member of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur. "It is international recognition for the work that all Rotarians do." th

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