There’s always a reason to enjoy good food and a glass (or two) of wine. French people are known for their taste for the best, so it’s no wonder that the Chiang Mai’s French community meets at Chez Gibus, where Chef Alain (seen here in white in the middle) cooks with savoir faire, a towel over one shoulder and always a big grin. Once a month he even prepares a special theme evening, like ‘Cous Cous’ night or ‘Seafood-Bouillabaisse’ night. Come join the fun.

If there’s a place for fellowship, meetings, good wine or just some small talk, it is Darling Wine Bar on Huay Kaew Road. Seen here are from left Hagen Dirksen, Honorary Consul of Germany in Chiang Mai, Michael Vogt the MD of Chiangmai Mail, Nai Glinhorn, Panita Inthasan, the assistant to the Honorary British Consul and standing in the back is Prof. Dr. Guenter Faltin, Entrepreneurship Education – Freie Universitaet Berlin.

It seems to be, that half of Chiang Mai was born during the month of August and September. Chef Joerg from the German To Nobody Restaurant did not want to celebrate, due to his heavy workload, but was surprised by some guests who just could not stay away on his special day. From left sitting down: Karl-Heinz Behme, Chef Joerg and Victor Haensenbeger. Standing in the back: Michael Vogt and Sunisa Eisenschmidt, Chef Joerg’s hard working wife.

A farewell party for Dot and Paul was held at the Irish Pub by their friend and former business partner ‘Sandy’, the present owner of the Irish Pub. Paul and Dot will move on to Malaysia and the Irish Pub seemed to burst with all the friends who wanted to say good bye and see you soon again in Chiang Mai on holidays.

Zonta International Chiangmai, Chiangmai & Bangkok Zonta Clubs hosted a welcoming party for District Governor Dandy Gomez, Philippines at the Khum Kaew Palace, Chiang Mai.

The Y Men’s Club of Kobe, Japan and Y Men’s Club of Chiang Mai recently held their partnership meeting at the YMCA International Hotel, Chiang Mai. The president of Y Men’s Club Chiang Mai is Supalak Promkantha (3rd from right) shown here exchanging mementos with the Japan representative (2nd right).

Chusak Namhansawong (left), deputy general manager of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, shakes hands with visiting H.E. Nguyen Van An, the National Council president of Vietnam, during his visit to Chiang Mai and check-in at the hotel.

Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat (left) received funds to support publishing a book on the Ministry of Interior’s housewives to honor Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of 72nd year birthday anniversary next year, from Tassanee Sungkerd (2nd right), assistant managing director of Kad Suan Kaew Co., Ltd. The funds will also go to help support printing a book on Thai fashions; the funds raised from this book sale will also go to HM the Queen’s charitable projects.