SOCIAL SCENE

Wirat Koyadul, vice president of the Church of Christ in Thailand, preaches on the occasion of the first anniversary of Worakit Kantakalang’s passing away, former secretary general of YMCA.

Thai AirAsia, led by Jacqueline Mercader, public relations, and Wipoonsana Tesvisarn, corporate marketing executive (promotion), accompanied a group of Thai performers and media to the Northern Temples to join the special trip "Worship Tour of Northern Temples in the Year of the Cock".

Jatuporn Jirapisute was the lucky winner of a Mazda Tribute at Central Airport Plaza, presented by Pornthep Utthakitpaisan, assistant manager of sales promotions.

Shopping at the new Sompetch Gold Place are (from left) Thomas Baude, director of the Alliance Francaise and hon. French consul, carrying his wife and daughters shopping bags, Japanese Consul general Katsuhiro Shinohara with his wife Tamiko, Chamaiphan Baude and her two teenage daughters, Michael Vogt, MD Chiangmai Mail, and George Sioris, former ambassador of Greece.

A special meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) committee members at the L’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient was held on July 7 to discuss some future developments. (Front row from left): Saengdao and Hans Baenziger, Louis Gabaude, Brian Hubbard, and Ron Renard, (back row from left) Ken Kampe, Reinhard Hohler and John Cadet.

Pol. Lt. Suchai Kengkankha (center) managing director of Kad Suan Kaew presided over the grand opening of Siam Commercial Bank’s new branch at the department store.

Sarapee Winery and Restaurant welcomed their first Japanese guests, Consul General of Japan Katsuhiro Shinohara and his wife Tamiko. (Seated) CG Shinohara and his wife, while Dieter Geidt and Roberto help choose the correct wine for the meal.

A farewell meal for Ricarda and Dirk Massinger’s family was held at Sizzler’s, but also to celebrate Jona Massinger’s 10th birthday. Dirk Massinger was the principal of the Christian German School Chiang Mai (CDSC) and is returning to Germany after four years.