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Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame installed as Governor of District 3360 Rotary International


Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame installed as Governor of District 3360 Rotary International

 Ceremonies and celebrations held to coincide with the annual District Assembly

PRIP Bhichai Rattakul proclaims both incoming governor Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame and outgoing governor  Waewdao Limlenglert as champions of District 3360.

Staff reporters

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs divided into more than 500 districts worldwide. Many would come to believe that the position of Rotary District Governor in one of the districts in the Rotary world is a glamorous job. Little do they realise that to become a district governor the person must go through a gruelling test throughout his Rotary life. He has to learn more than everyone else, so that he can convey his knowledge of the Rotary procedures to Rotarians both young and old.

Past Rotary International President Bhichai Rattakul speaks on the principles of the Four Avenues of Service.

A District Governor must be a most loyal person to the Rotary ideals. He must be a good leader, father, son, brother and most important, an excellent teacher. The Governor has a responsibility to travel to all the Rotary clubs in his district to guide, instruct and assist in all Rotary matters. He must be ready to sacrifice a lot of his precious time and funds to be able to carry out his duties effectively during his tenure.

One such person is Rotarian Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame, member of the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai. Rotarians of District 3360 saw it fitting to elect Past President Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame to serve as District Governor for the 2010-2011 Rotary year given his many years of unswerving service to the Rotary Club.

District Governor Waewdao Limlenglert delivers her opening remarks at the opening ceremony.

The installation ceremonies were held to coincide with the annual District Assembly at the Centara Duangtawan Hotel on May 15, 2010.

The district assembly is one of the most important functions in a Rotary year, where seminars are held for the training of incoming presidents and the directors of all the avenues of service in all the clubs throughout the district, preparing them to take over their respective offices on July 1.

Rotary district 3360 covers the north provinces of Thailand wherein more than 1200 Rotarians in 64 clubs actively play their part in serving their communities.

The main speaker at this year’s assembly was Past Rotary International President Bhichai Rattakul who spoke on the Four Avenues of Service and then presided over the ceremonial removing of the badge of office from the outgoing district governor Waewdao Limlenglert and installing Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame as the new district governor for the upcoming Rotary year.

Past R. I. President Bhichai Rattakul, installs Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame as Governor of District 3360 for 2010-11 as outgoing governor Waewdao Limlenglert looks on.

In his welcoming speech, Chiang Mai Governor Amornphan Nimanant said, “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of Rotarians in Thailand. You have planned and implemented many beneficial humanitarian projects for the underprivileged in our society.”

DG Waewdao Limlenglert congratulates newly installed District Governor Dr. Virachai and his first lady, Dr Bussabong Jamroendararasame.

“Rotarians continue to do good work for the sake of the society, thus creating strong bonds of friendship amongst not only Thais but also amongst the communities of the world.”

DG Dr. Virachai said in his acceptance speech that Rotary International is an amazing organization that is strong in principles and maintains noble ideals, “One thing that I wish for all of us to remember is our pride in being Rotarians and that our principle motto is ‘Service above Self’.

District Governor Elect Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame presents
a souvenir to Chiang Mai Governor Amornphan Nimanant.

District Governor Waewdao Limlenglert , Past District Governor (3340) Pratheep Malhotra and Tony Malhotra, MD of Chiang Mai Mail, drink a toast to Rotary International.

(l-r) Past District Governor (Superman) Supawat Phuvakul, District Governor Waewdao Limlenglert, Chiang Mai Governor Amornphan Nimanant, and Past Rotary International President Bhichai Rattakul line up for a group picture.

Students from Suanboonyapathum School in Lampang entertain
 the guests by performimg a beautiful traditional Lanna dance.