Loy Krathong weekend brought longtime friends and former Chiang Mai residents back to the north, who met at Darling Wine Pub to reminisce and catch up on news e.g. gossip. From left: US food historian Bill, his friend Jerome, Eddi and of course everybody’s Darling, Daeng amongst others.

The Rotary Club Chiang Mai West recently welcomed Past District Governor Dr. Niels Peter Schmidt from the Rotary Club of Hobru in Denmark, who is currently practicing as volunteer dentist for the Mobile Dental Clinic at McKean Rehabilitation Center. He is seen here exchanging club banners with Pres. Manit, while Secretary Rachan witnesses.

Preparations for the Chiang Mai Bike Week are almost finished and for a final touch up Erwin Ruser (3rd left), BMW Thailand motorcycle manager, flew up to Chiang Mai to consult and finalize some happenings with the representatives from their authorized BMW dealer V.V.P. Automobile and members from the local press.

Tatsanee Sangkerd, asst. MD and Pirmpinan Prasundroongkueng, PR manager of Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall and Hotel Complex gave a warm welcome to Suwannan Kongying (Kob) and the ‘Stars on Ice’ team. Kob, Thailand’s very own ice princess played Cinderella and she was very honored to be invited as part of this international show amongst world champions and professionals.

Unwinding in Chiang Mai after Loy Krathong and relaxing before the official events are the US ambassador to Thailand, Darryl N. Johnson and his wife Kathleen (in the middle), together with US Consul General to Chiang Mai, Eric S. Rubin and his wife Nicole.

The Ladies’ Lunch Bunch group was treated to an excellent potluck in the month of November, provided and organized by Carol Street (front row, left). The main topics of this month’s lunch were the upcoming trip to the ceramic fair in Lampang on December 4, the Xmas concert of the Choral Society and the Santa Claus party for 60 HIV positive children. More information can be obtained in the Community Happenings, Page 10.

Wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day in anybody’s life. If the young couple’s love is as big and huge as their wedding cake, they are blessed all their life. Piroon Nittayakul, and beautiful dentist Varavong Vongkom, celebrated at the Grand Hall of the Imperial Mae Ping.

Dr Sukhum Sukapanpotharam (right), managing director of Chiang Mai Lamphun Golf Club on Saturday, November 15, hosted a CLGC members’ party at New Star Palace, and presented prizes to the winning candidates. Shown here, Dr Sukhum presents a big Hole in One prize worth 200,000 baht to Torsak Hanpituckul (left), the manager of Pituk Construction Co., Ltd. Tosak was also awarded a membership card worth 10,000 baht from the New Star Palace executive board members, as well as a cash prize worth 5,000 baht form the North Wheels Rent A Car Co., Ltd.