Issuu on Google+

e Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand – district 3330 Volume 8 - Issue No 25 – 7th January 2014

Children at BangJo learning centre Cherngtaly Phuket

Moken children in school Kho Lao island near Ranong

Two main projects of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach – the education and health of disadvantaged children Can you help us please ?

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

Visitors Welcome - Dress code smart casual

http//www.rotarypatong.org

th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 1


Next meeting Tuesday 7th January 2014 Our first meeting in 2014 is a Dinner Out , organized by Pat Michel & Stewart Petersen But not just a Dinner Out , it is an extra special night. See Pat’s detailed emails. Where:

Expat Hotel - 163 / 17 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong

(a few metres from Aloha Villa – same side toward Bangla & turn next to Taipan – parking available)

Time:

1900hrs

Buffet starts: 1930hrs - hors d'oeuvres – the mains includes turkey and a delicious honey roasted ham, vegetables and salad. Followed by dessert – cake and fresh fruit.

Cost: 399 baht - plus drinks super wine @ 100baht & beer @ 50baht. Happy Hour to 2130hrs All this is followed by a FREE pool comp – where everyone will compete against the masters – Lyn, Stewart & Martin - Oh What a night – so get some practice in !

RSVP: Pat, text or call 089 873 7372 or email Patricia Michel [beaujeu1@yahoo.com]

Future Events

District 3330 Conference March 7-9 Suratthani การประช◌ุ มใหญ◌่ประจา◌ํ ป◌ี ของภาค ( District Conference ) ภาค 3330 โรตาร◌ี สากล ป◌ี บร◌ิ หาร 2556 – 2557 ( District 3330 R.I. 2013 – 2014 ) วน◌ั ท◌ี 7 -9 ม◌ีนาคม 2557 ณ โรงแรมวง◌ั ใต◌้ จ. ส◌ุ ราษฎร◌์ ธาน◌ี ( 7- 9 March 2014 Wangtai Hotel Suratthani ) Hopefully, full details, in English will be available next week . Looking for members to have fun in Suratthani

th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 2


th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 3


Hello fellow Rotarians of Patong Beach, If you have the slightest thought of attending the next RI Convention in Sydney book now Of course I have an personal bios in the location -- lol P Denis

EARLY REGISTRATION EXTENDED UNTIL 15TH JANUARY

Register early for Sydney convention and save

Register early for the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June, and pay US$100 less than the on-site registration fee. Rotary’s annual convention is a wonderful way to experience the true internationality of Rotary, as you connect with leaders, exchange ideas, and get inspired to take action to benefit communities worldwide. By planning ahead and reserving your room now, you’ll increase your chances of staying at your first-choice hotel. You’ll also have a better chance of securing tickets for host events like an Australian rules football match or a concert at the Sydney Opera House. Ticket requests will be processed in the order they are received through 1 May or until an event reaches capacity. After that, tickets will be sold on-site if available. On-site prices will be about 20 percent higher. Free transit passes The New South Wales government is offering free transit on ferries, buses, and trains in the greater Sydney area from three days before until one day after the convention, to help visiting Rotarians and their families fully experience the land down under. You can use these passes to see not just Sydney’s sights but also attractions as far away as the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, and Kiama. Bring the family, and make it a memorable vacation. Kids will enjoy splash parks, playgrounds, and shows in Sydney Olympic Park, the venue for all convention activities, while Darling Harbour is home to an IMAX movie theater, shops, restaurants, and the largest Chinese garden outside Asia. If the kids still have energy after that, visit the kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, and many other animals at the Taronga Zoo or take them to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. At the convention, you’ll hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics such as water, polio, and social media. You’ll also develop your leadership skills and connect with others who share your recreational, professional, or humanitarian interests. As you browse the project booths in the House of Friendship, you’ll discover new ideas for service and perhaps even a new partner for creating change. th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 4


CLUB PROGRAMME 2013-2014 Jan

7

JANUARY 2014 – ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH DINNER OUT & POOL COMP @ EX – PAT HOTEL PATONG BOARD MEETING

14

Sat

14

TO BE ADVISED

21

ALAN COOKE MBE - CRICKET IN PHUKET

25

FUND RAISER @ MONTES RESTAURANT PATONG

Pat Michel Brad Kenny

BOARD MEETING

28 28

Pat Michel & Stewart Petersen

TO BE ADVISED

BIRTHDAYS ANTOINNE CUISINIER - 4TH JANUARY

th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 5


The President’s Diary Hello All I wish all members and friends a Happy and Prosperous 2014 I trust all have enjoyed Christmas & New Year with family & friends wherever you are in the world. I look forward to the remaining period as President and I look back over the events of the last six months. Our monthly Dinner Outs are always well supported and the venues have been varied in location, food and ambience. The camaradie has been a highlight of each month. It is also worth noting the Dinner Out calendar is “full” until June this year – so well done, and a big thank you, to all whom have arranged a D.O. and others volunteering for the remainder of the year. There have been interesting speakers for the weekly meeting, however from personal experience, it is very difficult to arrange ahead to ensure a balanced programme. I am sure Pat Michel will endorse my comments. Please help to arrange speakers ahead – contact Pat – she is waiting for your call. In July, the visit by an enthusastic YouthLINC team, greatly assisted the Mokens on Khao Lao. The installation of tanks and a waterline provided the village with fresh water, thus eliminating the requirement to climb a hill and bucket water over a kilometre. The education of the Moken children continues in the island classroom and in Ranong. The BangJo learning centre for Burmese construction camp children in Cherng Talay has funding for the next school year. Thanks to International Chair Rtn Jim Domville for the many hours compiling details of the visiting Rotarians from the banners and more recently email addresses. The Recent typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has also resulted in approximately 800,000 baht in aid being sent to Rotary District in Cebu in the form of cash, Disaster Aid Canada family survival packs. A great night at the Holiday Inn on December 14th for the RCoPB Christmas Party with over 80 people attending and Santa Claus performing. Superb buffet – thanks Wolfgang. I would like to thank all members whom have been engaged in Rotary of Patong Beach during this first six months of the Rotary Year. I look forward to MORE members being engaged in service above self

P. Denis

ENGAGE ROTARY

- CHANGE LIVES th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 6


Last Meeting – 17th December Night Report SAA Andy asked P Denis to open the meeting Visiting Rotarians: Both are previous visitors

Jules & Ivy Grand from the RC of Basel, Switzerland

Kent Hamburg RC Rönne Ängelholm Sweden

Visitors: Mel & Isabelle Becker , George McCall After a big night on Saturday 14th at the Holiday Inn, attendance at the meeting was down as some may have been recovering and preparing for the festivities of the next week or so and visiting family far way from Phuket. .

P Denis A few brief words only •

Last week’s meeting on the 10th was the Elections - two positions filled Secretary – Jaspal Singh & Treasurer - Bruce Conrad - thank you fellows. The position of President Nominee remains vacant – so please do consider this for the Rotary year 2015- 2016

The Christmas party at the Holiday Inn was a wonderful night with over eighty attending and some faces we have not seen for sometime – I hope all enjoyed it as much as I did. Of course, it is not complete without a visit from Santa to get the children excited. Thanks again for unfortunately the final time to Rotarian Wolfgang Muesburger GM at the HI – until 15th December, when he takes five months sabbatical before returning to take on new challenges We wish Wolfgang and the family all the best during the sabbatical and the new challenges.

PolioPlus – vaccination programme normally held in December – January will be in January – February. I do trust notice of the dates is coming soon.

• th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 7


Next Meeting – Dinner Out January 7th at the EXPAT Hotel Patong – Pat Michel organizing.

After I took a couple of photos, I handed my camera to Sam, whom was delighted to try out a decent camera --- lol - sorry Sam could not resist that. I did begin to feel a little squeamish with Sam clicking away and SAA Andy eyeing me off – as you will see in the following photo

It got worse as Isabelle began her presentation I did get a close up of the photo to the right – but decided not to include it due to the “delicacy” of tonight’s subject matter

We were very honoured to welcome our guest speaker and SAA Andy (proud father) introduced his daughter Isabelle Becker.

Night Reporter: Denis Carpenter Photographer: Sam Fauma ATTENDANCE 17 - 12 -13 Total members: 28 Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

Thank you Isabelle , wonderful presentation

Isabelle required to complete a 4,000 word essay and this is her graphical presentation

Attendance week 64.28% Month 67.86% Visiting Rotarians Visitors:

Not sure I will venture into Kittawat’s bakery in Ratchabury ! th

3 11 7

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 8

2 4


PowerPoint presentation by Isabelle Becker “BODY WORKS” by Dr. Gunther von Hagens

th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 9


th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 10


th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 11


th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 12


Christmas Party @ the Holiday Inn -14th December

Oh what fun it is to have a Christmas Party @ The Holiday Inn

th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 13


th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 14


th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 15


Rotary District 3330 District Governor – Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn Rotary Club of Patong Beach Current Board and office holders 2013- 2014 President

Denis Carpenter

Immediate Past President

Larry Amsden

Vice President

Dr. Johan Storke

President Elect

Bradley Kenny

Secretary

Jaspal Singh

President Nominee 2015-2016 Treasurer

Bruce Conrad COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS & OFFICERS

Membership

Dr. Johan Storke

Service’s Projects

Bradley Kenny

Rotary Foundation

Best Wanamakok

Public Relations

Able Wanamakok

Club Administration

Patricia Michel

Scholarships

Boon Pongchiboon

Bradley Kenny

International Fundraising

James de Beaujeu Domville

Fundraising Crisis Response

Larry Amsden

Sergeant at Arms

Richard Jones & Andreas Becker

Webmaster

Arnaud Verstraete

Bulletin Editor

Denis Carpenter

CLUB HONOUR ROLL 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007

C.P Paiboon Upatising Jeroen Deknatel Neil Cumming Friedrich “Sam” Fauma Arnaud CMC Verstraete David Arell

Past Presidents 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011

Otho Beale “O.B” Wetzell Michael Massey Gregory WOODY Leonhard Mark Pendlebury

2011-2012

Best Wanamakok

2012-2013

Larry Amsden

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage: • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service • High ethical standards in business and professionals; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life. • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Is it the TRUTH?

The Four Way Test - Is it FAIR to all concerned? - Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? Will it be BENIFICIAL to all concerned?

th

The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand Chartered 5 September 2001

Page 16


Vol 8 issue 25