(picture from left to right: Wuttipong
Arayatumsopon, PTGIO President, Frank Sethi, PTGIO board member and Cashier,
Mari Anne Lancel PTGIO Board member, Marc Vermeulen, Promenada
representative with the event manager and the marketing manager of the
Promenada, Dr. Dirk Weeber Arayatumsopon (Chairman Thailandfreunde e.V.
Germany, Board Member PTGIO), Suwanee Roncoroni of the La Gondola Group with
her assistant manager, Chiang Mai Model “Toon”, Dennis Henry, PTGIO Board
Member, Janet Henry, International coordinator PTGIO, Marisa Chuchan, PTGIO
Financial Director , Lawrence Goldberg, Fashion Designer and Colin
Richmond-Watson, PTGIO Board Member.
The Phuenthai German International Organization held their second
preparation meeting towards their annual fundraising charity Gala dinner on
August 4, 2013. The gala this is titled “Let’s Celebrate” under the
leadership of Dr. Dirk Weeber Arayatumsopon, Chairman of the German parent
organization Thailandfreunde e.V. Germany.
The PTGIO has postponed their gala from August 20, 2013 to a date between
the 15th and 22nd of October as the Royal Household informed them HRH
Princess Soamsawali, who will participate in the event, would be unable to
attend due to her Royal duties including those on Mother’s Day and HM the
Queen’s birthday on August 12, 2013.
The PTGIO meeting was very successful with 3 representatives of the
Promenada Resort Mall to discuss possible participation and support of Let’s
Celebrate. UK fashion designer Lawrence Goldberg announced that he will be
responsible for a glamorous fashion show, as a part of this year’s
entertainment in the event. In the meeting he presented his clothing
creations to the meeting members with Model Toon.
Wuttipong Arayatumsopon, elected president of the PTGIO told the Chiang Mai
Mail that this is the first time that a member of the Royal Family will
participate in a private fundraising event involving an organization that is
not 100% Thailand based. He noted that for a small organization like PTGIO
this success is quite a sensation.