Story by Shana Kongmun
Photos by Supoj Thiamyoj
The lovely Rachamankha Hotel near Wat Pra Singh hosted the latest
Networking One meeting on Thursday March 4. The beautiful courtyard garden
set the scene for the event, with some new faces and some returnees. One of
those new faces was the marketing manager for the Playhouse Entertainment
Complex, Nopparat Kaewrat, or James as he is known. He chatted about the
recent Grandma Cares/Cultural Canvas Exhibition that the Playhouse so
generously hosted with other guests. Gill Saviker was another new face, she
has started a new organization to sterilize street cats, she is also
involved in re-homing kittens and cats. She pointed out that by sterilizing
stray cats, the population would be reduced. Female cats can reproduce
several times a year and can even become pregnant while nursing kittens, so
sterilization is the best option for reducing the population.
Colin Jarvis (left) of ESEANA joins
Ralph Van den Berg of Horeca Supply Co. Ltd and Ozzi Jarvinen (far right),
Marketing of Digital Zoo at the Rachamankha Hotel Networking One event.
Kiwi, or Kawintara Singhatanakorn, the Marketing Director
for the Talk Talk Language School was on hand, discussing the school on
Sirimangkalajarn. Returnee David Hardcastle was there, encouraging classic
car enthusiasts to attend the weekly show at Rimping Airport parking lot on
Sundays. Also in attendance was Sally Ward, who enthused about the Flight of
the Gibbons, saying that at first it seemed very scary but that she really
enjoyed it after she got used to it. She added that she has also tried
bungee jumping and that once was enough. She also mentioned the 200 Club’s
upcoming August event, “Elephants and Elegance”, a fund raising fashion show
to be held in Bangkok featuring clothes and bags painted by the elephants at
Mae Taeng Nature Park. She said the black tie affair will be quite the show
and that Gary Newitt, of AA Insurance and Mr. Moo fame was discussing
chartering a plane to bring 200 Club members and guests to Bangkok for the
Frank Bollen, of To Be Frank, was the winner of the
bottle of red wine, although last months’ winner, Gary Morrison, of the
Chiang Mai University Language Institute, said he should also get one since
he forgot his bottle of wine at the last event. He and Paul Scobbie
discussed the origins of family names and genealogy, with Gary stating that
Morrison is a well known Scottish name, originally from a very small remote
island. This, he said, despite the seeming commonplace occurrence of the
Elton Cole of Modern Build Asia insisted that his
business partner, Zane Crosby-Emery had more than his fair share of
publicity at the last event, so this month, his photo should be included
The beautiful location was certainly peaceful, the food
tasty and the atmosphere convivial. Leading us looking forward to next
month’s networking meeting at the same hotel.
From L-R:Colin Scobbie, Paul Ealker, General Manager
of Rachamankha Hotel Chiang Mai and Pornchanok Prakobboon ,
PR & Marketing Manager for Build Sabai Custom Home
Builder enjoy the courtyard atmosphere at the Rachamankha Hotel.
Peter smith, Director of AA Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd is assisted
by Siriporn Wongaram in drawing the winning card.
Peter Smith, Director of AA Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd presents the bottle
of wine to winner Frank Bollen , Creative Director of To Be Frank
From L-R: Raya Luelai Madeline, Manager Director of Ruen Raya Resort
Residence chats with Mayuree “Mam” Reunsat , Office Manager for AA Insurance
Brokers Co. Ltd, Peter Smith , Director of AA Insurance Brokers Co.,ltd,
Siriporn Wongaram and Panadda Inkaew, Executive Admin.& SalesManager of
D.A.T.T. Co., Lltd.
From left, Gill Saviker, Project Coordinator of Cat Sterilization talks cats
with Phillip Johnson, Consutant for Infocus 4 You Magazine, Annika Korall
Skogman and Teresa Khongtham of Nok Em Dead Jewellery Design and Sally Ward
of the 200 Club.
From L-R: David Hardcastle joins Shana Kongmun, Managing Editor of the
Chiang Mai Mail, Nopparat Kaewrat, Sales & Marketing Director of Playhouse-
Entertainment Complex Chiang Mai and Nattakan Pinich, Sales & Marketing
Coordinator of Playhouse- Entertainment Complex Chiang Mai in discussing
shows at the Playhouse.
From L-R: Elton Cole of Modern Build Chiang Mai, Kawintara
Singhatanakorn,Marketing Director of Talk Talk Language, Shana Kongmun,
Managing Editor for Chiang Mai Mail, Zane Crosby-Emery of Modern Build
Chiang Mai and Gary Morrison of the Language Institute at Chiang Mai
University at the Networking One meeting on March 4.
Sponsored by AA Insurance, Networking One attendees pose for a group photo.