Y’s Men’s S.M.I.T. International District Conference 2005
Members of the Chiang Mai Y’s Men club branch attended
the Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand (S.M.I.T.) District Conference
to report on the northern Thai community service projects.
Y’s 27,000 members have been globally represented since
1922 in 69 countries. Their mission is working together constructively, help
each other to develop and encourage and provide leadership to build a better
world for all.
left) Anchana Kosawantana, financial and project director; Chularat
Phongtudsirikul, treasurer; Mr. Letchimanan district organizing chairman,
Chun Chee Chong, S.M.I.T. district governor; Wichian Boonmapajorn, World
Outlook director Bangkok; guest of honor S.K. Devamany, Supaluck Promkuntha,
secretary and BBL manager Kad Suan Kaew.
The representatives from Chiang Mai proudly spoke on
completed projects, a ‘Love and Care’ Charity concert to help Tsunami
victims by Mori Yuri, the famous Japanese gospel singer and a report of
their continuous support for a ‘lunch for school’ project which was
implemented for two schools in Phrao District, Chiang Mai, where both
schools received 15,000 baht for farming and planting organic vegetables.
They also introduced the scheduled tasks which involve
the United Nations Women’s Guild of Vienna, a project for repairing 200
small fishing boats for tsunami affected fishermen in the south which is
already in progress and another project to support the YMCA Chiang Mai on
their program for the 36th
anniversary in 2006.
If you, Thai or foreign resident of the northern region, would like to
join these dedicated group of men and women who serve their community while
having fun doing so, contact Chiangmai Mail and we will forward your
name to one of the members.
Pedigree campaigns for rabies disease prevention
After Thai Rak Thai comes Hai Rak Hai
With backing from Pedigree pet food, the Public Health
Department held “Hai Rak Hai Vaccine” (Give love - give vaccine) fair,
which was part of a campaign to prevent rabies disease, organized in
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Nakhon Ratchasima.
people take part in the rabies prevention activity.
This activity provides free rabies prevention vaccine, as
well as booths selling dog food and supplies, dog health checks and a number
of dog shows and displays.
Amphon Nirutthanapan, director of marketing department of Thai Business,
F.M Thailand Inc., said, “Pedigree has continually supported our
activities, and ‘Hai Rak Hai Vaccine’ is a project providing a campaign
for dogs to have vaccine for rabies prevention. If people take good care of
dogs, with love and the appropriate methods, they could be good friends and
diseases won’t cause problems.”
Chiang Mai University changes gate opening and closing times on April 1
It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke either
Chiang Mai University has decided to change the opening
and closing times of the main gates to control and assess traffic to keep
the university tidy and safe and to reduce pollution within Chiang Mai
The gate in front of the university on Huay Kaew Road and
the back gate opposite the canal will be allowed to remain open for 24
hours. The gate near the watch tower will be open from 6 a.m. till midnight,
the gate of the Faculty of Agriculture from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., Pai Lom
Village gate from 7-9 a.m. and from 4-7 p.m. The gate at the Faculty of
Education opens 7 a.m. till 3 p.m., and the gate at the small animal
hospital is open from 4-7 p.m., so it is hoped the small animals remember
The gates at the Faculty of Engineering, Rukhachad Public
Park, agricultural sector, Fuang Fah 10, chemical industry and Fai Hin
Temple are closed for traffic, and Doi Kham gate will be opened for the
Royal Project. These rules have been in force since April 1, 2005. You have