District Governors Elect for 2009-2010; (l-r)
Thienchai Niyom, Siri Eiamchamroonlarp, Waewdao Limlenglert and Chairat
Prasertlum, jointly touch the Rotary crystal globe setting off a laser
generated logo of Rotary International marking the opening of the seminar.
Three of the Rotary International districts in Thailand met up at
the Empress Hotel’s Conference Centre on the weekend of April 17, 18, 19 for
a multi-district Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) hosted by district
3360 and aimed at Rotary presidents-elect for the year 2009-2010. District
3360 covers the north of Thailand.
Jiraporn and District Governor Pornsak Uerparsert, the first couple of
District 3360 R.I.
Some 300 Rotary members nationwide came together under the guidance of
District Governors and former and present presidents to learn how best to
work with their members , develop and meet goals and targets and address
club management, public relations strategies, member development projects
and social accountability. The seminar gave practical and essential advice
to the newly elected leaders to ensure that they meet their targets,
exemplified by Rotary International’s motto for 2009-10, ‘The Future of
Rotary is in your hands’.
During the opening ceremony, led by District 3360’s incumbent Governor, Dr.
Pornsak Uerprasert, the four Governors elect for 2009-2010, Waewdao
Limlenglert, (Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Thin Thai Nagarm, district 3360),
Siri Eiamchamroonlarp, (Rotary Club of Nakhon Ratchasima , district 3340),
Thienchai Niyom, (Rotary Club of Trang, district 3330), and Chairat
Prasertlum, (Rotary Club of Sun Klang, district 3350), jointly sparked off
the laser enhanced Rotary crystal globe, marking the formal opening ceremony
of the seminar. District Governor Pornsak Uerparsert, gave the opening
remarks, followed by a welcoming speech by Rotary District 3360’s
Governor-elect, Waewdao, after which delegates split into 9 smaller groups
to study and discuss the various leadership topics.
Before the event drew to a close, District Governors and current club
presidents met to plan activities and goals for the next Rotary year which
covers the period of 1 July 2009 until 30 June 2010. Fortunately for the
delegates, however, the meeting was not all about work, as there were
dinners, contests, entertainment, shows, and many opportunities to network
whilst making new and strengthening old friendships!
The lovely District Governor elect 3360 Waewdao
Limlenglert (3rd left) poses with DG Pratheep Malhotra (3340) flanked by
Lanna beauties during the Khantok Dinner.
Dignitaries of Rotary District 3360 line up for
a Lanna style group photograph