Ceremonies and celebrations held to coincide with the annual District Assembly
Bhichai Rattakul proclaims both incoming governor Dr. Virachai
Jamroendararasame and outgoing governor Waewdao Limlenglert as champions of
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,
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
“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
Governor Elect Dr. Virachai Jamroendararasame presents
a souvenir to Chiang Mai Governor Amornphan Nimanant.
Governor Waewdao Limlenglert , Past District Governor (3340) Pratheep
Malhotra and Tony Malhotra, MD of Chiang Mai Mail, drink a toast to Rotary
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.
from Suanboonyapathum School in Lampang entertain
the guests by performimg a beautiful traditional Lanna dance.