By Richard Prouse
The Chiang Mai Expats Club met on July the 10th
for the first of their twice monthly gatherings. The Club welcomed first
time visitors from the Bahamas and the USA amongst other places.
Wyndham Hollis from Chiang Mai Expats Photography club
reminded us about the Worldwide Photo walks taking place on July 24th
in Chiang Mai. To take part you must first register at
www.worldwidephotowalk.com, spots are limited.
Ana Gracey with one of the dogs up for adoption at Care
Sripat hospital staff will be present at the next meeting
(July 24th) with Flu injections available. If you
would like one of these (600baht) please e mail [email protected]
to request one and we will pass it on to them. Free blood pressure & body
mass index checks will be available the next meeting as well.
SOS Chiangmai (Chiang Mai’s 4th
Emergency service for Expats living here) are looking to hold further first
aid courses but need another 4 or 5 interested people, contact richard.
The Cultural Exchange Program organised by the Language
Institute at Chiang Mai University mentioned their program, current
placements vary to a huge degree from Cooking projects, Dance, Sports and
even a local History project, this is in addition to placement opportunities
within local Temples, HIV orphanages and vulnerable minorities. If you think
you have something to offer or are interested see www.teflcmu.com for more
The guest speaker this week was local singer Ana Gracey
who gave a passionate talk about the Care for Dogs foundation and how she
found herself drawn to Care for Dogs after visiting Nepal and helping at an
animal hospital in Australia.
Can you imagine how many offspring one pair of dogs can
produce in six years? 66,000! Little wonder then that one of the key
functions of the Care for Dogs Foundation is to sterilise as many as
possible of the stray dogs in Northern Thailand.
You can also adopt one of the many dogs at the home and
having seen the video there is a whole manner of size, breeds and just
generally unloved from the outside world animals just waiting to see you.
From a lowly start with room for just 36 dogs the foundation site has now
increased to holding about 170 of them, that’s a lot of walkies!
This was followed by a lively Q&A session including how
to control your own and other territorial dogs whilst out walking, to
engraving dog tags and the availability of cfd services in other areas
The famous Expats lucky draw contained many prizes from
eating out at some very good local restaurants to vouchers from one of the
best tailors in town.
As the guests left, many of them made use of the swap
stalls outside the meeting room getting all manner of DVD’s and books to
read. Bring any extra books or good quality DVD’s to swap at the next
The guest speaker at the next meeting on 24 July at the
Shangri La Hotel will be Scott Jones, a well known local singer, composer,
comedian, author, and biker 10 a.m. for coffee and the meeting starts at