The Ladies Lunch Bunch Group celebrated ‘Christmas in July’ at The Bears Den this month. A very joyful group met for turkey dinner and hot Christmas pudding. Sadly the Christmas tree was too big to get in the photo with the ladies with host David Strudwicke and his crew in the middle. One complaint was heard: Where was Santa? Next Lunch Bunch on August 11, at the Amari Rincome Hotel.

Five members of the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai celebrated their birthdays in July, and were treated to a birthday serenade and cakes from their fellow members and friends at the Duangtawan Hotel.

Farnese Wines held a successful wine tasting at the Amari Rincome. Hoteliers and gastronomes present included Niran Kittikul from The Riverside; Emanuele Priante (Lele) from La Villa Pizza and Chatree Intertrading; Chantana Songsan, sales manager Italthai; Jumpol Chutima, president Chiangmai Chamber of Commerce; Eleanor Hardy, general manager The Chedi Chiang Mai; David Andrews, marketing manager for South East Asia; and Wim Fagel, GM of the Amari Rincome Hotel.

Seen doing business on a social level at La Gritta (Amari Rincome Hotel) (from left) Dan and Aree Foxmann, Jean-Marc Domby (Mother of Pearls Industries), Marion Vogt from Chiangmai Mail and Malai Busarot, head of ABM Bangkok Bank, Bosang Branch.

Team members of the German All Stars and the Farangutans soccer clubs met for a very relaxing wash-up at the UN Irish Pub after a friendly match, promising to have a re-match in Bangkok.

Waen-Titima Sudsunthorn, the Channel 5 anchor for the program ‘Tenee Pratedthai’ and her daughter stayed at Ban Sabai Spa Village. (From left) Chitra Klanprayoon owner Ban Sabai Spa Village, Waen and her daughter plus baby cat and Ban Sabai Spa staff.

Seen at a goodbye party for Nicole, Rachel, Liana and Eric Rubin, the American consul general for Chiang Mai, are Eric Rubin and Nicole Simmons; John Aloya, US vice consul to Chiang Mai; Marion Vogt, Chiangmai Mail; Kathleen and Henry Jardin, US consul to Chiang Mai.

(From left) Grp. Capt. Tanasak Metanan, deputy commander Wing 41; Air Marshal Sailadit Santakul, director of Air Operation Control; Navabhat Rakwatananont, general manager, and Grp. Capt. Treepol Ongphaitoon deputy commander Wing 41 recently made a visit to the Northern Park Emporium OTOP Center.