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Cool Jazz at Kad Dhara

Rotarians in Holland and Thailand honor Annelie Hendriks

Cool Jazz at Kad Dhara

Breakfast Wine enjoying their gig.

The weather is getting cooler again and if you are looking for cool music in a first class environment go to Kad Dhara Shopping Village at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort for the Sunday Jazz.

No entrance fee to listen to two fascinating bands; Breakfast Wine (Trio) and Garn and Kwan (Duo) for all Jazz fans every Sunday from 5–6.30 p.m.


Rotarians in Holland and Thailand honor Annelie Hendriks

R. Lomax

At a joint meeting of Rotary Club Chiang Mai South and Rotary Club Doi Suthep, Rotarians from Amsterdam West honored Annelie Hendriks with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

Ambassador Pieter J. Th. Marres of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok presented the Paul Harris award to Annelie Hendriks.

This prestigious award was presented to Annelie in recognition of her development work in the Mae Sariang region of northern Thailand through the Samsara Foundation.

Samsara also works with the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC), Give and Live Foundation and a variety of other resources which focus on building schools, dormitories, and libraries for children who may otherwise would not have received an education. Scholarships are also a focus of the organization.

Ambassador Pieter J. Th. Marres of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok presented the award. Of interest is that the ambassador and Annelie were colleagues at the Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands some thirty years ago. It was noted that “this is a special day for Annelie, but also for the Netherlands and Thailand.”

Front row from left: Past Pres. Wilaiwan Suntareerat, Rotary Club Chiang Mai South, a visiting Rotarian, President Sirirat Chareonwong, Chiang Mai South, a happy Rotarian Annelie Hendricks, Ambassador Pieter J. Th. Marres of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Rotarian Araya Wiyo, Chiang Mai South, Bernie Mc Kenzie-Brown, (back row) Rotarian Peter McKenzie-Brown, Rotary Club Chiang Mai West, Rotarian John Vloet from the Rotary Club of Venray, Holland, and the assistant district governor.