Chiang Mai has 10 Rotary Clubs with dedicated members of
the community who share their free time to make a difference for others not
as fortunate as themselves.
Hope won the prize for best costume while standing next to Kermit the Frog
at the masquerade night.
One of these clubs is the Rotary Club of ThinThaiNgam,
whose president, Hope Watchara told us a little bit of what her club
achieved during the past 12 months.
Consul General Eric S. Rubin also became an honorary member of Rotary
People who join a Rotary Club have one thing in common:
they want to make a difference in society, and Rotarians use their spare
time to do the best they can in their elected office for the community.
the Winter Fair, the Rotarians joined up with the Red Cross.
Projects in the last few months have included a
fundraiser and fun Christmas party at the Rydges Hotel. The members called
it Fancy Xmas night and even Kermit the Frog showed up for the masquerade
contest. Members were seen dancing, mingling, exchanging gifts and having a
good time until the wee hours of the morning.
Suwat Tantipat (center) became an honorary member of the Rotary Club
ThinThaiNgam this year (he did not have to renounce his gender!), as
President Hope Watchara (right) stood next to him.
Two new honorary members were pinned: US Consul General Eric S. Rubin and
Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat. And while the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai
ThinThaiNgam is a ‘ladies only’ club, they will happily take donations
from men as well as allowing them to become honorary members without
surgical gender reassignment.