SOCIAL SCENE

Almost 30 expat ladies recently gathered at Miss Audrey Dootson’s, from Pie Sabai, beautiful gardens for a lunch bunch party. The ladies discussed and gossiped about Thanksgiving and Christmas parties, as well as many upcoming charity events which are so perfectly organized by these ladies.

Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce president Rachan Veeraphan (4th from right), acting as the chairman of the working committee for Quadrangle Economic Development and representing 10 northern provinces in Thailand, cuts a ribbon to mark the opening of the Xishuangbanna Border Trade & Tourism Fair 2002 at Chiang Rung Town in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, South China.

Pol. Col. Surasak Inyim (2nd from left), the District Governor of Rotary International District 3360 receives a souvenir from Rotarian Phinyo Duangcham (2nd from right), president of the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Airport, CP Charin Adha-On-Ake (left) and Rotarian Chaiwat Limsukont (right) at the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Airport.

Chiang Mai Governor Pisit Khetphasook (seated right), Chiang Mai Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn (seated 2nd right), Keatisak Saythai (standing 2nd from right), the president of the Chiang Mai Restaurant and Entertainment Association, and other working committee members held a press conference at the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel on November 27 to announce the famous “3rd Chiangmai Food and Entertainment Festival” will take place December 13-19 from 4 p.m. - 12.00 a.m. at the Kad Choengdoi fairgrounds on Klong Chollaprathan Road nearby Chiang Mai University.

Burak Saraggananda, chairman of the Association of Thai Computer Industry (ATCI) gave a welcome speech at the reception dinner of the Asian-Ocean Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) 2002 General Assembly and Symposium. The function was held at Northern Heritage Resort & Spa. Earlier in the day, members participated in a friendly golf tournament at Chiangmai- Lamphun Golf Club, which is part of the resort’s facilities.

Marc Dumur (right), president of the Rotary Club Chiang Mai West, thanks Doctor Jan and Mrs. Mona Gam from Denmark for their tireless work in the Volunteer Dental Program. Dr. Gam who will serve as the governor of District 1460 in Denmark and be responsible for 51 clubs in Lithuania and 75 Rotary Clubs in Denmark, was doing 4 weeks volunteer work in the dental program, and told the club in his departure speech that this was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.

Michael Vogt, MD of Chiangmai Mail, introduces the newspaper to John and Martha Butt at Payap University. John Butt is the Director of the Institute of Religion and Culture, and his lovely wife Martha the Vice President of International Affairs.