Stenhammar poses with members of the of Rotary Club Chiang Mai.
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, President of Rotary International visited Chiang
Mai with a warm welcome by members of Rotary district 3360, led by Dr.
Suphawat Phuwakul, Director of Rotary International Noraseth Pathmanand,
District 3360 RI Governor Elect Napon Inkham, and 50 Rotarians.
The President visited a Check Dam which was constructed by Rotary Club
members, one of the 60 permanent dams and 60 semi-permanent dams at Nhong
Hor Buddhist Teaching Center to honor His Majesty the King, celebrating the
60th anniversary of his
ascension to the throne. The Rotary Clubs of District 3360 plan to finish
all of them before June 9, with the cooperation from military forces,
volunteers, students, and local people. HM the King has suggested the
construction of the Check Dams in many drought-stricken and de-forested
areas for more than 20 years. Now Huay Hong Krai has once again become a
rich forest, full of wildlife, aquatic creatures, and numerous butterflies
thanks to HM’s vision of building the Check Dams.
Stenhammar, President of Rotary International talks to Rotarians.
The Rotary Club has also constructed two more dams near the parking area
adjacent to Doi Suthep Temple of Buddha. In the future, the club will
construct more dams in Huay Pha Lad.
President Carl-Wilhelm became interested in this project because it is part
of the club’s response to a Water Management project in which Rotary Clubs
all over the world have become involved, building different types of dams in
many countries. Rotary Club members have constructed about 2,000 check dams
in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, and in Thern district, Lampang.
In the evening, there was a welcoming party and the President highlighted
the fact that the Rotary Club is over 100 years old. He mentioned the
significant donations for Polio prevention which Rotary has made,
cooperating with UNICEF, the WHO, and the Ministry of Public Health in
Thailand. In Thailand, even though this disease had been eradicated for
eight years, Thailand still pays strict attention to children who are less
than five years old and ensure that they get vaccinated. The Rotary
International President expressed the hope that the Rotary Club members will
cooperate with each other to create good things which are of benefit to
communities and the world.
Stenhammar, President of Rotary International with Rotary Club members at
Chiang Mai Airport.
Stenhammar listening to a brief lecture on Rotary Check Dam Construction
Project, by Rotary 3360 District.
District Governor Tawee Taphingkae gave a souvenir to Carl- Wilhelm
Stenhammar, President of Rotary International.
Stenhammar, President of Rotary International climbed uphill to see the
check dam construction.
of Rotary International greets local Rotarians
Noraseth Pathmanand, Dierctor of Rotary Inrernational (2nd
from right) and Past District Governor Tawee Taphingkae (left) dined with
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, President of Rotary International
Stenhammar and executives of Rotary Clubs.
of Rotary International admires the dedication from volunteers and soldiers
who helped build the check dam.
of the check dam built by Rotary International at Nhong Hor Buddhist
Teaching Center to honor His Majesty the King on the 60th
anniversary of his ascension to the throne.