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e Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket Thailand – district 3330 Volume 8 - Issue No 46 –

10th June 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


FELLOWSHIP & TRIVIA EVENING Get to know your fellow Rotarians and stretch your brain with some trivia If you wish, bring along a bottle of your favourite wine Enjoy a relaxing evening th

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P Denis


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PE Brad Kenny


PE Brad Kenny







The President’s Diary Another super Dinner Out last Tuesday night @ Monkeypod in Talang arranged by P.P. Jeroen Deknatel. We had a full house with several missing out on the night. The first course arrived promptly at 19.00 hours and the chatter & frivolity made for a noisy night. A change of the programme for Tuesday’s meeting with a casual Fellowship Night and hopefully some Trivia to keep all attendees minds alert. PE Brad has sent out emails re the Installation Night on 30th June for the seven clubs of Phuket. Attendance is mandatory at a cost of 500 baht. Please see Brad, other Board members or me to pay. In addition there is an opportunity to advertise in the book for the event. On Saturday the 14th June, Youthlinc arrives and will go to Kuri Buri to the Burmese Learning Centre and spend about ten days making a difference at the centre. Youthlinc team is approximately forty members whom are enthusiastic and are a credit to the dedication of young people. Please do join in and meet these wonderful young people. I presented another Community Award to a young man whom risked his life for others recently. These awards are the work of P.P. Larry, whom researches news for outstanding people. Thank you Larry


BIRTHDAYS No one this week th

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Last Meeting – 3rd June Night Report Another great Dinner Out organized by P.P. Jeroen Deknatel @ Monkeypod in Thalang A full house, with only a couple of tables of non Dinner Out. Thirty Rotarians & friends joined in. A special thanks to Jeroen for a wonderful night with plenty of guests. It was quite a distance from Patong & Rawai, however it was certainly worth the travel. I can see why Jeroen likes the Monkeypod, with super food and only a few klms down the road it is an ideal location to pop in for a coffee or something from the menu. Several members gave the Monkeypod a thumbs up – advising they will return. A few photos follow. My apology, I did have a technical problem and quite a few photos were deleted.

Smiles boys

No business talk tonight O.B. – lol

Dr. Johan’s guests. Neigbours from where he has recently moved

K Nid spoon feeding again !

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Smiles a plenty

Sorry Mark is not here tonight Cha Cha

Nice shot Mel & Isabelle

Where is your glass Johan ?

Camera shy Jani ?

K. Da alone ? PE Brad advises all of the Joint 7 club installation on Monday 30th June – attendance is mandatory @ 500 baht each. He also asks for members to consider advertising in the Joint Installation book. Share a page with other members or speak to other business owners


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Now I have your eye Walter

Thank you MONKEYPOD – great food – great service – great fellowship

And a special thanks to PP Jeroen

Night Reporter & Photographer: Denis Carpenter ATTENDANCE 3 -6 -14 Total members: 28 Leave of Absence Attended: Make-Ups:

1 13 1

Attendance week 50.00% Visiting Rotarians Visitors: 17


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R.I. Community Award to K Jessada I Presented a Rotary International Community Service Award to Jessada Sanpen of the Kusoldham Foundation . The award is in recognition of his heroic efforts to rescue his fellow workers from a sewer main


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Youthlinc Team Programme Youthlinc this year is sending 2 teams They wanted to return to the Kuraburi area and work with Andaman Discoveries. This year both teams will be assisting at a Burmese Learning Center that Andaman built and runs with FED.

Team 1 - June 14 - 25, 2014 - Team 2 - July 3 – 15, 2014 So the teams will be included in both President Denis and my terms as Presidents! YOUTHLINC PROJCTS – KURABURI WITH ANDAMAN DISCOVERIES

Panoramic view from across the road this wall is 40 meters long for reference.

The school name outside wall entrance – however it is referred to as Kuraburi Burmese Learning Center.

Entrance from across the road


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Panoramic view inside the driveway - Building on far left is cafeteria which doubles as a classroom also, then storage room, then main five classroom building, and toilet to the far right.

Cafeteria/outdoor classroom.

Inside the front wall where we will make a playground out of recycled tires, plans to come from Andaman Discoveries, basically a 20 meter x 10 meter area with a car tire boundary and sand filled inside. Several of these playground sets are still useable (see next photos), maybe have to be moved and reset in concrete. More details to follow.

This seesaw just needs some mechanical work – new bolts and a few repairs and painting.

This slide needs bright colors paint and some new wood on the platform.


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Current Bathroom – possible to paint and few minor repairs.

Behind the right side of this classroom building, this is the preschool and they want a new attached bathroom in the back on this corner. See drawing of bathroom. This is where the new bathroom will be and have a door from inside the classroom.

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Boundary Wall and Hydroponics area

Need new refrigerator

Canteen Kitchen needs lots of sanitary work and cooking equipment.

So the projects recommended and accepted are: . New Pre-School Bathroom – team 1 . New Playground – tire boundary 20 x 10 meters, sand filled, paint, move / anchor old equipment, new tire theme activities /rides – team 1 and 2 · Tile the 4 or 5 classrooms - team 1 and 2 · Rear Boundary security wall made of cement bricks 40 meters long – teams 1 and 2 · Two side security boundary hedges made of eatable shrubs / plants – teams 1 and 2 · 2 Hydroponics systems behind the school inside the new wall – teams 2 · Improve food sanitation – clean, paint, and buy new cooking equipment, dishes and silverware, pots and pans, cooking equipment, and refrigerator – team 1 Other possibilities for projects bearing time and budget: · Fruit trees around the property · Paint the outside classroom building · Paint the outside bathroom · Paint the outside cafeteria th

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Humour A painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to the town of Doolin in County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses. One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude. This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, and she was willing to pay up to $10,000. Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait while he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife. In a few minutes he returned. "T'would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus," he said "The wife says it's okay. "I'll paint ya in da nude alright, but I have to at least leave me socks on so I have a place to wipe me brushes."....................


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Rotary International News ROTARY’S FUTURE TAKES CENTER STAGE ON LAST DAY OF SYDNEY CONVENTION Gertrude Adzo Akpalo walked out of the Allphones Arena in Sydney more inspired than ever to do her part to inject youth and energy into Rotary, helping to secure its future. "This was by far the best plenary session of the convention," said Akpalo, who is the director of youth activities for the Rotary Club of Accra East, Ghana.

Rotary Scholar Kelsi Lopatecki Cox inspired thousands at the Sydney Convention with her passion for community work. [photo credit Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

"All the speakers on New Generations gave us a clear message that engaging young minds will keep Rotary alive. I'm young myself, so this was the perfect message to take home," she added. The fourth plenary session, held 4 June, focused on what's ahead for Rotary and featured young speakers who thrived under Rotary's New Generations and educational programs. Plenary speaker Ramkumar Raju, Rotaract representative for District 3230 in India, played a key role in planning the Presidential New Generations Conference in Chennai in October, which attracted nearly 3,000 attendees and set a Guinness World Record for the world's largest high-five. "The impact of this project was so huge that there are more than 2,000 new Rotaract members in our district," said Raju. "We wanted to show the world that we are agents of change. I believe we accomplished that." Ronald S. Kawaddwa told attendees that his work as New Generations chair for District 9211 in Uganda has made him optimistic about what young people can achieve. A 33-year-old member of the Rotary Club of Kasangati, Kawaddwa said Rotary's future depends on empowering our young members. "If we are to realize Rotary's road to transformation, [the] new generation's development and empowerment are key," he said. "We cannot achieve sustainable development without addressing our youth and the issues that affect them." Rotary Scholar Kelsi Lopatecki Cox is a prime example of what can happen when you nurture young people. During her speech to the convention audience, she championed innovative technology and education as a way to address poverty and under-development in rural communities. She is program coordinator for the Digital Learning Room, a project that brings technology to schools in the South Pacific. "The challenges faced by our world are great, and they won't go away overnight," said Cox. "By supporting education, by embracing technology, by daring to think outside of the box, we can address poverty and inequality. But we can't do it alone; when we join together, we are stronger. Together, we can create a world of opportunity." th

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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


Jaspal Singh

President Nominee 2015-2016 Treasurer



Dr. Johan Storke

Service’s Projects

Rotary Foundation

Best Wanamakok

Public Relations

Club Administration

Patricia Michel


Boon Pongchiboon


Bradley Kenny

International Fundraising

James de Beaujeu Domville

Emergency Preparedness

Larry Amsden

Sergeant at Arms

Richard Jones & Andreas Becker


Arnaud Verstraete

Bulletin Editor

Denis Carpenter

Bradley Kenny

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 2011-2012 2012-2013

Otho Beale “O.B” Wetzell Michael Massey Gregory WOODY Leonhard Mark Pendlebury Best Wanamakok Larry Amsden


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