President of the Rotary Club Chiang Mai West, Manit Mantala (right) mingles with a group of his fellow Rotarians during the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai West’s recent fellowship at the poolside of their weekly meeting place, the Amari Rincome Hotel.

The Miss Big Angel 2003 contest took place recently at Kad Suan Keaw shopping plaza. The overall winner was Janthira Papan from Chiang Mai Vocational College, who also received an additional prize for being a particularly “Funny Angel”. First and second runners up were Patcharaporn Arreepan from Chiang Mai Thai Dancing School and Piengpit Pinsaithong. Three more categories included Miss Heavyweight, Friendly Angel, and Miss Popular Angel.

Pongpol Adireksarn (center), minister of education, presided over a seminar for educational officers in the area, which was held at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel.

Watcharaporn Jongpaopan (2nd right), director of sales at Chiang Mai Hill 2000 Hotel, along with her sales team recently presented farewell flowers to Supachai Samutpaoraya, long time president of the Livestock Office, Region 5, on the occasion of Supachai’s retirement.

The Chiang Mai Novotel Hotel, in cooperation with Chiang Mai Municipality, launched a “Recycle Your Rubbish” campaign in honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday celebration.

Sunday night was another joyful family outing for MD Klaus E. Kappler from K.E.K Gems and his children. They really seemed to have enjoyed the food at To Nobody Restaurant. From left Papatsorn Kappler, who is being hugged by her son Hermann, who still has a huge ice cream to finish, while little Christian and Klaus Kappler watch.

K. Shimizu, vice president of international sales for the Cynosure Company chaired a recent meeting of “Asia Pacific Distributors” at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

Dr. Samai Sirithongthaworn (right) and Douglas Tell (center), directors of the Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, received 37 tons of fresh and highly nutritious raisins from the Lion Company, CA, represented by Kendall Cobb, as a part of their 100th anniversary celebration.