SOCIAL SCENE

Members of YMCA Silver Club Chiangmai congratulate Orapin Lerttumnongtum (center), the new president of Y’s Men’s Club Chiangmai succeeding Supaluck Promkuntha, at the installation ceremony.

General Manager Scott Ong from Novotel Chiang Mai acknowledged outstanding performances of employees from the Housekeeping and the Food and Beverage Departments. Scott (in the middle) with the proud staff and their respective heads of departments.

The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel held its annual staff party with fun and games, food and drinks at their Grand Hall. Thamajak Luangprasert (fifth from left), the assistant managing director of the Imperial Hotels Group with GM of Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Vorapong Muchaotai with ‘new hairstyle’ is at the far right.

Members of the Zonta International Chiang Mai participated in the International Day of World Peace at the Dhamma Park Gallery and Heritage Gardens in Pasang Lamphun. With the two founders, Insorn Wongsam and Venetia Walkey are President Hope Watcharaprecha, Past President Margaret Bhadungzong, Zontians and friends of the club.

(Above) Manus Thothong, an executive of Tropicana Pub and Restaurant (wearing glasses in the center), was host for his birthday party at the Tropicana last week.

Larry Lall (left) and his wife Eduarda Lee Sousa-Lall, from Canada, enjoy a cocktail with the Amari’s assistant manager Chanin on their last night as a childless couple. On the next morning the excited pair picked up their new son, 22 month old Chayodom Lee Sousa-Lall. After a short holiday they will return to Canada, but will be bringing Chayodom back frequently so that he does not forget his heritage.

Arie J.M. de Keijzer, general manager of The Rydges Amora Tapae Chiangmai Hotel, recently welcomed an educational group tour from LTU Asia Tour from Germany.

Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey, president of the Weightlifting Association of Thailand, hosted a party at the Good View Restaurant, Chiang Mai for all four Olympic medallist weightlifters. The Two Olympic gold medals winners were (from left), “Kai” Pavina Thongsuk, “Orn” Udomporn Polsak, and two bronze medallists Wandee Kampiam and Aree Wiratthaworn. With them are Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey (back row, second from left, partly hidden) and Budsaba Yodbangtoey (first left, back row, partly hidden), manager of the Thai national weightlifting team, and other guests.