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e Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand – district 3330 Volume 8 - Issue No 38 – 8th April 2014

Children at Bang Jo 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

Next meeting Tuesday 8th April 2014 Rotarian Able has arranged for K Jiranun from the Phuket Shelter Home to speak on her role as a social worker for the Abused Women in Phuket Sadly, there is a need for this work in society, assisting the Abused women th

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Administration News Songkran holidays are from 13th to 15th with Public Holidays 14 & 15

The RCoPB meeting on 15th is

CANCELLED

THE CLEAN UP IS ON Tuesday 29 th APRIL - FROM 18.00 HOURS If we have about six persons then it should not take longer than one hour • • • • •

Banners required to be placed on strings + (ironed & photographed) Removal of unwanted brochures/ magazines etc Relocation to outside storage – EXCESS receipt books – looking for someone to store please A general tidy up of cables, powerboards etc Improved dinner badge & name plate storage & cupboard clean out

I would like to hear from anyone whom can help please Pres Denis To date I have only 1 volunteer – thanks Stewart Petersen Don’t be shy – roll up

Looking for some outside storage !! Can anyone help PLEEAASSE ? th

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CLUB PROGRAMME 2014 APRIL 2014 – MAGAZINE MONTH Apr

BOARD MEETING

8

K. JIRANUN CHEAMCHAROEN

8

Able Wanamakok

PHUKET SHELTER ABUSED WOMEN

15

MEETING CANCELLED - SONG KRAN HOLIDAYS

22

BOARD MEETING

22 YOUTH FOOTBALL – SPORTS MANAGER HANNU TUUKKANEN 29 ALOHA ROOM CLEAN-UP from 18.00 hours

Pat Michel Pres Denis

29 PHUKET YOUTH SAILING - KATY GOOCH MAY 2014 – COMMUNITY MONTH May 2-4 DISTRICT ASSEMBLY – BANGKOK IMPACT CENTRE 6 DINNER OUT

Pat Michel

David Arell

BOARD MEETING

13 13 CLUB ASSEMBLY 20 MICHELE HOSSACK

- SPORTS PROGRAMME @ BIS

Pres Denis

BOARD MEETING

27 27 DR. JOHAN STORKE

The President’s Diary Hello All A welcome respite from the heat and humid conditions was the arrival of the first rain in Phuket. No doubt many will get wet next week as Songkran begins. Dinner Out last Tuesday night @ Spaghetti Cowboy , organized by Adriano Trapani, resulted in a good number of members & visitors, including two visiting Rotarians – frequent visitor Pascal & Dr.Ekkehard from Austria, unfortunately not able to determine the Drs club details. However PP Arnaud advised he will send a banner with all the details. I did not have the opportunity to welcome eveyone and as the food was slow in arriving, many left before dessert arrived. Mark would have been quite happy about that with copious amounts of ice cream left untouched. Note NO MEETING on the 15th April – Songkran - try and keep dry ! YIR P. Denis ENGAGE ROTARY - CHANGE LIVES th

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BIRTHDAYS

Jeroen Deknatel 14th April

Congratulations Arwoo Saewoo ! Arwoo Saewoo – our first University Graduate in Civil Engineering Another success for the scholarship programme of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Arwoo, a young man from a Hill Tribe, was supported by RCoPB & RC Mae Chan This photo taken after I interviewed Arwoo in Mae Chan, along with other candidates on 3-3-2010. Arwoo has come a long way, struggling at times, determined to complete his studies. Now Arwoo is seeking employment - we wish him all the success for the future

Last Meeting – 1st April Night Report Dinner Out organized by Adriano Trapani at Spaghetti Cowboy, (formerly Brush) in Kalim, a short drive from Patong. Thank you Adriano It appeared we missed the best time to visit Spaghetti Cowboy. Richard Jones advised that the previous night, we would have been treated to a spectacular fireworks display ($18,000) with the Seadream Yacht moored opposite the restaurant A few photos of the night. The restaurant is not conducive to photo taking unfortunately. My apologies, currently teaching myself post processing in Lightroom, however time constraints does not permit me to improve the photos. Not good to have steel poles through a person’s head – but rest assured I am working on it -- lol.

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Dr. Who? - Dr. Ekkehard ...... from Austria

Neville Clare RC West Perth Australia

Yes – P Denis was there

ATTENDANCE 1 - 4 -14 Total members: 28 Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

Organizer: Adriano Trapani - thank you ed Night Reporter: Denis Carpenter Photographer: Denis Carpenter Thank you ed Denis lol

3 14 4

Attendance week 64.29% Visiting Rotarians 2 Visitors: 11 th

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Oh No ! A Woman, a Car and a Mattress A Woman ran over a mattress on the highway, and decided not to worry and kept on driving. The ensuing jumble finally whipped around enough to tear a hole in the fuel tank. The Subsequent Lack Of Fuel Is What Finally Brought Her Vehicle To Its Knees. She Had Still Managed To Drive 30 More Miles With A 60-Pound Tangle of Stuff Wrapped Around Her Drive shaft. She Had it Towed To Her Dealership And Complained That The Vehicle Had A “Sort Of Shimmy" When She Was Driving At High Speeds.

Below Are The Photos Of What They Found At Her Dealership... The Last Photo Is By Far The Best. "Sort Of A Shimmy" -- I'll Bet It Did!

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Rotary International News WATER PROJECT UNITES LEBANON CLUBS ACROSS ALL DIVIDES A student in Lebanon enjoys clean drinking water at his school, the result of a project by the country’s Rotary Clubs to replace old water tanks and purify the water with new filters A project to provide clean water to all of Lebanon’s schools is uniting leaders from many of the country’s diverse religious, cultural, and political divisions. In 2011, Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant. The idea caught on and a few other clubs followed suit. Two years later, District 2452 Governor Jamil Mouawad and other district leaders saw the potential of creating one giant water project that could reach every school and involve all 24 of the country’s Rotary clubs. They formed a committee to handle publicity and gather technical knowledge, while each club was asked to provide volunteers, contribute funds, apply for grants, and secure contributions from outside organizations. “Every student has the right to drink clean water. It goes without saying that clean drinking water leads to less diseases, healthier students, and consequently, better education,” says Mouawad. “The bigger the challenge, the greater its positive impact on humanity.” While clean water is the main objective, the leaders also saw the effort as a means of helping heal Lebanon’s long history of sectarian strife. A civil war divided the country from 1975 to 1990, leaving an estimated 120,000 people dead. In recent years, Lebanon’s government is a shifting coalition of religions, political parties, and sects. Lina Shehayeb, president of the Rotary Club of Aley, is a Druze by faith. Shehayeb says working alongside club members who are Catholic, Maronite, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Muslim to promote the project has deepened her understanding of those with different religious or political views. “We are building peace and understanding,” she says. “There has never been anything quite like this in our country.” Even the distribution of club responsibilities is designed to foster peace. Each club is responsible for a certain number of schools, some in their area but some in a totally separate region. The clubs nominate a project coordinator, find qualified suppliers, arrange for sponsors, and allocate contributions from sponsors, district funds, and global grants to finance the installation of filters in the schools. “For example a club from Jounieh, a Christian resort town north of Beirut, might be assigned schools in the southern mountains near the Israeli border, an area that is considerably poorer and primarily Shia Muslim,” explains Mouawad. “After all, who — no matter what their political or religious views — could argue with providing clean water for children?” The effort could not have come at a better time. With the crisis in Syria, Lebanon’s population is ballooning with refugees, including many school-age children. By improving the schools these kids attend, Rotary members are laying the groundwork for future peace in the region. The committee is working in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, World Vision, UNICEF, and the Red Cross. Red Cross volunteers take water samples in each of the schools a few times a year and send those samples to the Lebanese Agricultural Laboratory Institute for testing. According to the committee’s technical team, it will cost roughly $2,500 a school to install water tanks, filters, and provide ongoing monitoring. About 200 schools have been covered so far. The goal is to reach all 1,535 schools within three years. th

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Photos of the week by Denis

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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 Emergency Preparedness

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

Past Presidents C.P Paiboon Upatising 2007-2008 Jeroen Deknatel 2008-2009 Neil Cumming 2009-2010 Friedrich “Sam” Fauma 2010-2011 Arnaud CMC 2011-2012 Verstraete David Arell 2012-2013

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

Best Wanamakok Larry Amsden

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