SOCIAL SCENE

Anchalee Kalmapijit, Operation Director of Maesa Elephant Camp (2nd from right) participated in “The Elephant Alliance of Thailand” which has Philaipan Sombatsiri as the chairman of the preparatory meeting at Nai Lert Park Hotel, Bangkok.

Prof. Dr. Pongsak Angkasit, the President of Chiang Mai University (3rd from left)
welcomed Prof. Peter Lange, the Chancellor of Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, (3
rd from right) to Chiang Mai University, and discussed academic issues.

Pha Muang Task Force, headed by its Commissioner Maj. Gen. Wanathip Wongwai, presented 80 bicycles to representatives of 19 schools in Chiang Mai, at Baan Mai School, Tambon Muang Ngai in Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai.

Prawit Janyasittikul, the Senior vice President Marketing (3rd from right); together with Orachorn Chanwiwattana, General Manger of Central Airport Plaza Department Store (2nd from right); and Pornthep Atthakitphaisarn (2nd from left), presented warm coats and clothes to Chalerm Ratchanakul, Office of the Inspector General’s Director Area 1 (3rd from left), for schools in the country’s eight northern provinces.

The Rotary Club of Chiangmai West represented the RC Venray Netherlands who donated to Ampure Li Hospital various medical instruments including sphygmomanometers, and a heart rate monitor for the emergency room worth B. 220,000. (From left) Rotarian John Vloet (RC Venray NL), Dr. Phaopong (Li Hospital Director), Rtn Peter Kouwenberg, K. Achara (Hospital Administration), PP Marc Dumur and Secretary Rachan of RC Chiangmai West.

The Glass Onion had its Grand Opening festivities, and many were present to congratulate proprietor Kris Lee and his team. Kris is flanked by Pingkaew and Wim Fagel, GM Amari Rincome Hotel, and Michael Vogt, Chiangmai Mail.

Marie Walton Mahon, representative teacher from the Royal Academy of Dance, England, arrived in Chiang Mai to assess high level ballet at the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy. She was impressed with the ability of Chiang Mai Ballet Academy’s students.

The upcoming sculpture exhibition in Chiang Rai, ‘people of the world’ by French artist Paul Beckrich, is attracting much attention from (left to right) Sunanta Fabre, Ass. President of academic and research affairs, Mae Fah Luang University; artist Paul Beckrich, Stephane Doutrelant, “Delegue General de l’Alliance Francaise de Paris” in Thailand; Dr. Kopchai, owner of Greenwing, member of the board of Alliance Francaise of Chiang Rai; and Anan Laothamatas.