Sixteen Rotary Clubs from District 3360, Chiang Mai,
decided to combine for a stylish and festive installation night. The event
was held at the Empress Hotel with 16 presidents at the end of their Rotary
behalf of ‘his’ Rotary Clubs in District 3360, Governor Vivat (left)
presented a gift to Governor Suwat marking the pleasure of his presence that
District Governor Dr. Supawat Poowakul, “Mr. Superman”, says thanks to
Past District Governor Chris Dolphin.
left - the honorary “Sergeants at Arms” of the evening, Rassamee and
“The voice”, Lek, did a wonderful job.
For the outgoing and incoming presidents it is always
considered an honor and a privilege to serve Rotary International. The
experience and the opportunity during this year of being president, meeting
Rotarians from around the world, individuals who are truly making a
difference in their own communities, is the experience of a lifetime.
The inspirational motto of all presidents is to undertake
‘Service above Self’, emphasized by this year’s slogan ‘Lend a
Hand’. To accept the unpaid post of serving as a president, you must be
ready for a challenge. All Rotarians must be ready to respond wholeheartedly
and without hesitation to the upcoming challenges in their community.
incoming president of Chiang Mai North receives the president’s badge.
like a fashion show, the lady Rotarians proudly presented their most
colorful Rotary outfits.
student of the Prince Royal’s College performed ballet.
Rotary Club of Chiang Mai photographed with Chiang Mai Governor Suwat and
Rotary Governor Vivat.
president of the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Thinthai Ngam, Mrs. Hope
Watcharaprecha presents a token of appreciation to Rotary Governor Vivat,
witnessed by the outgoing president.
a small world after all” - everyone joined in this very popular Rotary
song when the presidents brought in the individual club banners.
outgoing and incoming presidents assembled on stage.
Rotary International District Governor Vivat
Sirijangkapattana asked everybody to try and recruit new members, to conduct
more health programs, to always lend a hand to community service projects,
and to never stop supporting Rotary International in its fight for
eradication of polio in the world.
It was touching to see at least 500 men and women stand
up to welcome the presidents on their way to the stage. The ceremony was a
simple, yet warm affair, and the privilege of having Chiang Mai Governor
Suwat Tantipat as the guest of honor made the evening very special for
everyone. The lack formality, replaced by a high level of fellowship, was
much appreciated. Congratulations went out to the organizing committee for
their enormous effort in planning and scheduling.
The new and always smiling Chiang Mai Governor Suwat took
the podium, and although not a member of Rotary, he pointed out how grateful
he was to have been invited to this important event and to meet a
cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women.
He quoted the 4 Way Test, which was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor
and was adopted by Rotary in 1943, which asks the following four questions:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
These words can make a better world.