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Y’s Men’s S.M.I.T. International District Conference 2005

Pedigree campaigns for rabies disease prevention

Chiang Mai University changes gate opening and closing times on April 1

Y’s Men’s S.M.I.T. International District Conference 2005

Anchana Kosawantana

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.

(From 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

Watcharapong Jingkaujai

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.

Many 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

Staff reporters

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 University campus.

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 these times.

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 been warned!