SOCIAL SCENE

Chaiphun Thongsutham, GM of the Central Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai, hosted a cocktail reception to welcome Gerd Steeb (center) on the occasion of his visit and congratulated him on his new role as president.

Sunset Dinner Cruise was the theme of the first ‘Family Night’ of the Rotary Club Chiang Mai West under Frank Weicks’ new presidency 2005-2006. Reasons to celebrate were the large number of over 40 Rotarians and a surprise, the wedding anniversary of President Frank celebrated with a huge cake and toasts by fellow friends and Rotarians. After the dinner on the Riverside boat it was decided that RC CM West will invite the members of the other clubs to their next ‘family gathering’ to achieve their goal of ‘Service above Self’.

Thanapat Pongpamorn, Chiang Mai Zoo director presents panda dolls to well known Thai singers from Bangkok. The Chiang Mai Zoo together with Central Airport Plaza and Number One Media organized the concert.

HE Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkol (right), minister of foreign affairs, and Patrick-Denis Finet (2nd left), general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort, welcomed HE Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister and minister for finance, Singapore, upon arrival at the resort. The Singaporean Prime Minister and his party were on a two-day working visit to Thailand for a Thai-Singapore Prime Ministerial Retreat.

The D2hotel Chiang Mai’s general manager, Somock Inthavong, presented a cash donation, on behalf of D2hotel Chiang Mai’s employees, to Wirachai Pitakanont, president of the Chiang Mai Samakkee-Karnkusol Foundation for the poor and homeless. In addition, the hotel assisted the foundation by packing more than 3,000 bags of emergency supplies to be given to the needy. Somock Inthavong (center) and Khun Wirachai; with (from left) Juthamas Waritt, D2hotel Chiang Mai’s director of human resources; Ang่le Liu, executive assistant manager; and Anan Pattaropong, member of the sub-committee of ceremonial affairs, Chiang Mai Samakkee-Karnkusol Foundation.

ML Preeyapun Sridhavat (2nd from right), president of the Chiangmai Ballet Academy, congratulates Supreeda Wongsaensri or Kroo Jiab (2nd from left) after her performance of the Maha Dewi flamenco dance at Gong Dee Studio.

Officers and members of YMCA Chiang Mai donated clothes and shoes to orphaned students at Don Chan Temple on August 27, to make merit for HM Queen Sirikit on the occasion of her recent birthday.