SOCIAL SCENE

Chiang Mai Lunch Bunch members at their monthly lunch party, this time at the Fondue House Restaurant on Airport Road. The venue for the next informal get-together will be announced in the Community Happenings of Chiangmai Mail.

The Rotary Club of Chiangmai South, the Rotary Club Chiangmai North, District 3360, and the Rotary Club of Queenstown, Singapore, District 3310, have renewed their sister club agreements. The objective of sister clubs is to promote international understanding, friendship, goodwill, and to achieve world peace.

The Park Hotel Chiang Mai’s restaurant manager Kobkiat Seubsean (right) on hand to welcome guests at the hotel’s international buffet. The current food promotion is being held until October 31.

Cizen CEO Hironobu Takemai, his wife, Genevieve, and son, Theo (far right) came to Chiang Mai to present 20 new Kawasaki tennis racquets to the Tennis Is My Dream committee, which sponsors up to 20 hours of free tennis lessons for underprivileged children. Cizen, with offices in five countries, is a manufacturer of sports products.

Pol Col Phirojana Paresakul, the new superintendent of Chiang Mai Immigration Office, held a merit-making ceremony with nine Buddhist monks for the office on Airport Road on the Police Day (October 13). Many immigration policemen, family members and relatives donated blood to the Thai Red Cross Society as well. Attending the blessing ceremony were many guests from various organizations.

Payap University Graduate School and International Studies held a “Wai Khru” ceremony to pay respect to their teachers. Dr Boonthong Pucharoen (seated left), president of Payap University, presided over the ceremony.

Ruangdej Wonglar, the rector of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University (2nd right) presided over the opening ceremony of an art exhibition presented by university students at the Northern Village grounds of Central Airport Plaza, showcasing the students’ works. With the rector are guests of honor and students.

Community services are being provided by a mobile public health medical team from McCormick Hospital, Chiang Mai. This volunteer group helps with information on disease prevention, control and treatment for residents in the Santitham, Erawan, and nearby communities in Chiang Mai. This is the 34th year of the YMCA activity supported by the hospital.