Rotarians celebrate as new
District Governor installed for 2014-15
Saowalak Rattanavich congratulates DG Dr. Anusorn Kananusorn and PDG Suparee
Chatkunyarat as other Rotary dignitaries join them on stage.
The Rotary Club of Phayao hosted the District Training Assembly for the
2014- 2015 Rotary year culminating with the installation of Dr. Anusorn
Kananusorn as District Governor for District 3360 Rotary International.
The District Training Assembly held at the University of Phayao on July 5-6
2014, saw over 500 incoming club officers from 64 clubs in District 3340
R.I. gather for the two-day seminar which aimed at helping club presidents
build on the leadership skills, while incoming club leaders learn and refine
their new roles for the year.
Keelapaeng governor of Phayao province.
Rotarians were also introduced to Gary
C.K. Huang, theRotary International President for 2014-15. Whose theme for
the year is Light Up Rotary.
On the evening of July 6, Phayao Governor Chuchart Keelapaeng and his wife
presided at the grand ceremomy to install Dr. Anusorn Kananusorn as the
District Governor for the current Rotary year.
Amongst the Rotary dignitaries was Rotary International Director Nominee
Saowalak Rattanavich who represented Past Rotary International President
Bhichai Rattakul in performing the installation ceremony. She also thanked
and congratulated outgoing DG Suparee Chatkunyarat for her invaluable
sacrifices and outstanding achievements in the service of mankind during her
year as governor of the northern region of Thailand.
As part of the weekend of celebration Rotarians also took part in fund
raising activities such as the Rotary Micro Marathon 2014 whereby the
proceeds would be used in their humanitarian projects.
Rotarians are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come
together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around
the world. To learn more about Rotary and how they work, contact President
Roger Lindley, Chiang Mai International Rotary Club. e-mail:
<[email protected]> or call 089-430-8067.
Governor Dr. Anusorn Kananusorn talks about his goals for the coming year as
Governor of Rotary District 3360.
U.S. Ambassador joins American
Independence Day celebrations
The 238th anniversary of American Independence
Ambassador Kristie Kenney speaks at the celebrations in honor the United
States 238th Independence Day.
By Nopniwat Krailerg
U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Kristie Kenney joined
celebrations at the Shangri La Hotel Chiang Mai on July 1, 2014 where she
spoke on the long ties binding the two countries. She told the gathered
crowd of American and foreign residents, consuls and honorary consuls,
government officials, private agencies and organizations and media that she
was delighted to be in Chiang Mai for this special celebration. She added
that the event was an important time to re-affirm the rapprochement and
friendship of the two nations.
Suriya Prasatbuntitya offers a congratulatory bouquet of flowers to U.S.
Consul General Michael Heath on the occasion of the U.S. national day.
She was then followed by Chiang Mai
Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya who welcomed Ambassador Kenney and
congratulated the U.S. on their national day. He noted that the 180 year
history of Thailand – U.S. diplomatic relations had always been full of
goodwill and resulted in cooperation in many areas including education,
health, security, business, legislation science, and technology. He then
added that Chiang Mai and the U.S. have had close relations for 60 years,
since the establishment of the Consulate – General and recent close ties
with the establishment of the Chiang Mai Creative City initiative which had
paved the way to economy co-operation and wisdom innovation between the two
After the speeches the guests gave a toast to H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
and to the United States of America.
The crowd gathered to toast H.M. King Bhumibol
Adulyadej and the United States Independence Day, including French Honorary
Consul Thomas Baude and Peruvian Honorary Consul M.L. Preeyapun Sridhavat.
Tim McGuire (center) and Steward Hiatt (far
left) both wardens for the U.S. Consulate General, joins the party and
welcomes Ambassador Kenney to Chiang Mai.
Irish Representative Annette Kunigagon presents
Ambassador Kenney with a gift at the reception.
Chiang Mai University President Associate
Professor Niwes Nantachit, MD is joined by CMU faculty deans and lecturers
in greeting U.S. Ambassador Kenney.
British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson (2nd
left) and Mrs. Heather Smith, Hospital Administrator, McKean Hospital (far
right) greeted Ambassador Kenney and Consul General Michael Heath at the
Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn presents
Ambassador Kenney with a large orchid plant as a gift in honor of American
Happy Fourth welcomes everyone!
River Market saw a big turnout for the Fourth of
July party with all nationalities taking part in the celebrations.
Not just for Americans, American Independence Day celebrations at River
Market drew people of all nationalities, including British residents, who
enjoyed the huge buffet put on by Dave Anichowski with such American
favorites as buffalo wings, burgers and pizza as well as Thai food and other
River Market and The Dukes specialties and craft beer offered especially for
The well –attended event saw kids of all ages take part in games run by the
Rotary Chiang Mai International Club, along with live music and of course,
fireworks displays after night fell. River Market and Dave have been hosting
the 4th of July celebrations for a few years now and the event proves to be
popular with Chiang Mai residents and visitors alike.
Dave Anichowski of River Market and the Dukes
enjoys some photos with guests at the party.
Rotary International Chiang Mai club President
Roger Lindley and District Representative Elsie Choy helped run games for
kids of all ages.
Chiang Mai Craft Beer was a big hit with
partygoers, enjoying something new and different.
Live music kept the party going on American
Fabulous wine and food tasting from Horeca
Patinya “Joon” Srisuk (3rd right) of Horeca and
Julio Christian Wuzel Sotelo-Suarez of El Patio (in the back) with
Ajava-Riddhi Diskul of Le Crystal (center) are joined by the staff of Le
Crystal at the start of the wine tasting.
By Shana Kongmun
Le Crystal hosted the latest food and wine tasting from Horeca, offering not
only the newest wines from the business but also pastas, meat and other
food. Le Crystal also served up some of their delicious food for the food
and beverage professionals that gathered to taste their wares.
The evening started with sparkling wine, Roland from Vulcano Hotel saying he
preferred it to Prosecco. There were also delicious whites and reds, from
both Spain and Italy, following the Mediterranean theme of the evening. The
evening saw neighbor Andrew from Huan Soontaree dropped in as did General
Manager of Holiday Inn Stella Jacob and her new Food & Beverage Director
Supachai Rajbundit, as well as Sireeampan Boutique Resort’s General Manager
Jitsak Lim-Pakornkul and 137 Pillars House General Manager Manfred Ilg and
David of David’s Kitchen @ 909. The group enjoyed pasta from Cooking for
Fun, tender lamb and fresh grilled beef as well as test tasted wines from
the Horeca catalog.
Joon and Julio Christian are joined by Andrew,
David of DK Kitchen, well known food blogger Naruemon “Anne” Chomdock and
Stella Jacob of the Holiday Inn.