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October 16, - October 22, 2007



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Spreading the word about FERC in the US

 

Spreading the word about FERC in the US

The FERC California team spreads the word that will translate into support for the FERC projects in Chiang Mai.

Longtime FERC supporters, Chiang Mai residents Frank Weicks and Rebecca Lomax describe the charity’s projects to donors in the US.

The Chiang Mai charity organization The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children was recently introduced to the California, USA, Bay Area by its North America representative, Steve Deering.

Steve Deering who recently was elected as the North America representative for FERC speaks to the guests who attended the FERC event in San Fransisco.

A group of about fifty invited guests gathered at a famous marina seafood establishment in Marin County to enjoy California wines and seafood, and to hear about FERC and its work in providing access to education for rural children in Thailand.
Large windows at the restaurant provided a backdrop of sailboats and mountains as the partygoers mingled and browsed through items made in Thailand and donated to the group for a small silent auction. Thai jewelry, silver, silk, cotton, wooden and bamboo items and even a painting by an elephant were all auctioned off to happy bid winners.
Mr. Deering is a longtime friend of Thailand, having traveled extensively throughout the area for many years. He was recently named North America representative to the foundation, and is developing a team of colleagues in the United States who share his interest in the work of the foundation. He spoke briefly to the gathering, talking about his experiences in Chiang Mai and his visits to several FERC projects. Then Frank Weicks and Rebecca Lomax, FERC board members, talked about recently funded projects.
Dollars raised at the event will be used for the foundation’s scholarship program for rural children in Thailand. Interested people are encouraged to visit the foundation’s website, www. thai-rural-education.org, for further information.

 


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