Boy Scouts to the front on the Day of the Disabled
Aaron Filbeck (Boy Scout)
was ‘hands on’ all day. Aaron Filbeck helps Jeff Harbold adjust wheel
On December 23, 2005, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 731
carried out a service project for the “Day of the Disabled” at the
Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development (RICD). The boy scouts helped
the RICD and The Pioneers of Hope Foundation hand out wheel chairs to those
who needed them. The boy scouts did whatever they could when a job was
needed to be done, such as taking wheel chairs to patients, setting up wheel
chairs, and moving patients from station to another. There were seven
stations, and the final station gave away gifts to people, such as bibles,
books, pens, and candy.
Morse and Luke Crawford help a man in a wheel chair onto the kerb
The purpose of the Day of the Disabled was to increase
community awareness of what the disabled are doing and what is being done
for them through certain institutions and associations. Hundreds of people
of all ages participated, and not all of them were in wheel chairs. Not only
were wheel chairs distributed, a marching band arrived, there were stage
performances by the disabled people, games for the disabled, and free lunch.
Troop 731 is part of Boy Scouts of America, the Far East Council; it is
chartered by Chiang Mai International School. Troop Meetings are held on
Monday, from 6.30 – 8 p.m. at CMIS, and all boys aged eleven to eighteen
are welcome to join.
of scouts with Scoutmaster Mr. Sandell
ArtSpace figure studies exhibition at Art Cafe
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Bali. (Peter Thomson – R)
The official opening of the ArtSpace student art
exhibition will be on Thursday January 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. Laura Spector
and Chadwick Gray, instructors at ArtSpace and organizers of this exhibit
said, “After we began drawing and painting classes and inviting the art
community to our studio for Saturday morning life drawing sessions, we
realized how many people are interested in making art in Chiang Mai. There
are many outlets for writing and music, but the new art community is still
budding. We want to encourage its growth and there are many like-minded
artists who are enthusiastic to participate. We hope this will inspire many
of the cafes and restaurants to open their doors to the possibility of
exhibiting and supporting artists from around the world on a more regular
basis in what is becoming a more international Chiang Mai.”
Nine different artists will be shown and will be present
on opening night. They include Mika Kodama-Douglas from Japan, an ArtSpace
student since June; Ronny Lavin, originally from Los Angeles who has been
drawing and painting for most of her adult life and has participated in
several group shows in Los Angeles. Two artists who will exhibit their work,
both teach at Prem Tinsulanonda International School. Joanna Moon from
England, the Director of the Art Program at Prem International School, an
artist for many years and Meghan Reynard Joanna Moon’s assistant.
Representing France is Gilles Rousset from Marseilles, an
artist who normally sells his work over the internet.
But there are also local artists. Thanyalak Rousset hails
from a village about 30 km from Chiang Mai. She had never had any formal
training before coming to ArtSpace, where she has already taken painting and
drawing classes and now excitingly awaits her first exhibition. Another
local is Natthida Sanwong, also from Chiang Mai, who had one previous
exhibit in Chiang Mai at the Panisa Gallery last year.
Another newcomer is Maria Ruiz from California, who
started seriously painting about one and a half years ago and ‘got
stuck’ in Chiang Mai on her tour around the world. She said “I am in
Chiang Mai because it is on our way around the world and is a lovely place
to spend a year or two”.
The final artists is glo-betrotter Peter Thomson-R who is originally from
Philadelphia area. He has had numerous group shows as well as solo
exhibitions at many centers throughout the world and his work hangs in many
- Red Woman (Meghan Reynard)
Faculty of Nursing, CMU, aware of the environment
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and students of the Faculty of Nursing cleaning public areas
On Jan 6th 2006,
Development Sub Committees of the Nursing Faculty, CMU, held an
Environmental Development Awareness day. This was presided over by Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Wipada Kunawiktikul, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and was
attended by over 100 interested Staff and Students of the Faculty.
The matters for discussion included Environmental Conservation and
enhancement of the hospital grounds, especially around Study Buildings 1 and
2, the Thepkawee building, Nurses Residence and other areas around the
Faculty. Importance was placed on maintenance of the grounds, pruning trees
and enhancing the appearance of the flower borders and shrubs.
Santi’s Studio organizes fundraising concert to support HIV children
performers of An Evening of Plucked & Bowed Strings concert
A concert to raise funds for HIV children was organized
by Santi’s Studio at the American University Alumni Association.
Entitled “An Evening of Plucked & Bowed Strings”,
the concert was performed mainly by students and the entire revenue raised
was presented to the Kuadaroon Foundation, which supports child victims of
The concert raised 4,190 baht to donate to the
foundation. There were 10 students and teachers from Santi’s Studio, with
Gillian Malacari from Prem Center International School, Ohm Chanteyoon from
Payap University and Chayakan Siamphukdee from Chiang mai International
School also joining the performance.
Santi’s Studio will organize a piano concert in March and more
information will be announced soon.