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Lanna Health Fair brings healthy living to the forefront

The Chiang Mai Governor and Deputy Governor were joined by one of the Fairs organizers Ms. Panjit Pisawong, Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Chiang Mai as well as Consul Generals and Honorary Consuls and health professionals at the welcoming reception for the Lanna Health Fair, 2011 at Central Airport Plaza.

The Lanna Health Hub seminar and Lanna Health Fair held at Central Airport Plaza during the past week brought together like minded health and caregivers to focus on healthcare in Chiang Mai and the North.

The meeting on health promotion in Chiang Mai and the North was attended by the United States Consul General Susan N. Stevenson as well as members of the Chiang Mai Creative City Committee and other members involved in promoting health and care in Chiang Mai.

The exhibition opened with a fanfare, with Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul joined by Japan Consul General Kazuo Shibata, Deputy Governor Naruemol Plawat, German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen, French Honorary Consul Thomas Baude , Bangladesh Honorary Consul Rachan Veeraphan, British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson and organizer Ms. Panjit Pisawong, Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Chiang Mai. The exhibition featured health care centers, as well as alternative health and care. The Lanna Health Hub exhibition ran at Central Airport Shopping Plaza from October 20-24, 2011. (Photos courtesy of the Lanna Health Fair)

Martin Venzky-Stalling (left) and Dr. Nat Vorayos (far right) of the Chiang Mai Creative City Committee join U.S. Consul General Susan N. Stevenson (2nd right) and Ms. Panjit Pisawong, Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Chiang Mai (2nd left) at the Lanna Health Hub meeting.

Dancers performed traditional dances at the welcoming reception
for the Lanna Health Fair, 2011.


Lions Club members dance the evening away

Dancers filled the hall, enjoying the music and entertaining the onlookers.

The Lion’s Club Inthanon held a Tea Dance at the Phucome Hotel on Sunday, October 2nd and the evening was filled with swirling skirts and nimble feet as dancers whirled around the floor to a variety of different music styles. Dancers showed off their moves with the cha cha, the waltz, swing, the mambo and of course, the very popular chicken dance.

Book Kitavadhana and Wijitpailin Sereesak entertained the crowd with song and the band kept the dancers moving. The Club President presented awards and many lucky draws were handed out to the nattily dressed members. (Photos courtesy of Martin Van der Klooster)

Lion’s Club members enjoyed the evening, dancing and drinking
tea and light snacks.

The Lion’s Club Inthanon held a Tea Dance at the Phucome
Hotel on Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Book Kitavadhana (right) convinced well known tenor Ong-ard Kanchaisak to join him onstage to entertain the crowd.


Chiang Mai Skålleagues move to the Rachamankha Hotel

New member Martin Venzky-Stalling passes out Chiang Mai Creative City stickers to Chiang Mai Skål President Marc Dumur (far left), Penang Skål President Marco G. Battistotti, and Annette Kunigagon of Eagle House.

The Chiang Mai members of Skål initially planned to meet at the Shangri La on Thursday, September 29, but the high flood waters forced a move to the Rachamankha Hotel in the heart of the untouched old city.

The evening was well attended although many hotel general managers were absent, busy coping with the rains and flood waters. Chiang Mai Skål President Marc Dumur announced the upcoming elections for President, Vice President, members of the board and asked for volunteers in taking over responsibilities for membership, and event arrangement. He encouraged members to let him know of nominations as soon as possible.

Marco G. Battistotti of the Penang Chapter of Skål was on hand to announce the upcoming Skål Asia Congress in Penang, to be held from May 10-13, 2012 on the island. He encouraged members to sign up and noted that if enough people and their families signed up he would help organize a charter flight direct from Chiang Mai to Penang.

The evening concluded with an excellent meal in the lovely restaurant at the hotel and GM Paul Walker was a gracious last minute host.

Tim McGuire introduces the new Executive Chairman of Flight of the Gibbons, Charles Farrell (far right) to Penang Skål President Marco G. Battistotti, and Annette Kunigagon of Eagle House.

The monthly Skål group photo in the courtyard of the Rachamankha Hotel.


Rain didn’t dampen the Chiang Mai Friends

Ruchuchai Potha of the Labor Office in Chiang Mai and his wife joined Boong and Sydney Moss for the dinner and meeting.

Although the rain didn’t keep away many of the Chiang Mai Friends from enjoying an evening at the Steak House, it did, unfortunately keep away this week’s speaker, Sitthichai Sereesongsaeng, Cheif of Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, who was marooned in the park after flash floods and landslides closed the roads.

However, that didn’t keep Duenpen “Boong” Chaladlam from making sure the evening was still fun, as the Steak House provided excellent food and a great atmosphere in their newly renovated restaurant at JJ Market, Boong discussed upcoming plans for the International We Love the King Day to be held on December 3 at JJ Market, noting that performers who wish to join in need to email her before October 15 so that legal work permits can be applied for and obtained.

She also announced the January Chiang Mai Friends Anniversary Party set for the 21st, with a theme “We are one” encouraging members to wear the costumes of their native countries.

Although the guest speaker was washed out, the evening was not, and many vowed to return to the Steak House to again enjoy their excellent food.

Khun Oh and her assistant at JJ Market join every meeting and
provide great help for the group.

Chiang Mai Friends enjoyed the excellent meal at
the Steak House for their September meeting.


Live Jazz every Sunday

This week the crowd was entertained by the wonderful voice of Taeng Mo.
Next Sunday will feature Big Band.

Jazzamatazz has certainly taken off as its third week proved as successful as earlier ones. Live jazz at the Playhouse every Sunday evening from 9 p.m. A happy hour takes place earlier where guests can listen to Sydney Moss’s live jazz show on the helping hands radio station, 93.25 FM.

The Helping Hands radio station first launched an English language program in 2002 and has since then grown to include punk, jazz and news all hosted in English.

The Jazzamatazz live show takes place every Sunday evening, so be sure to join in the fun at the Playhouse Entertainment Complex in Chang Phuak, behind the Tops and Mercure Hotel.

Get up and dance! And they did!

Local residents both Thai and foreign enjoyed the evening at the Playhouse.


Chinese Consulate General celebrates National Day

City Clerk Dr. Ken Santitham and his wife join Consul General Zhu Wei Min and his wife on either side of Chao Dr. Duengduan na Chiangmai, and Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn.

The People’s Republic of China’s Consulate-General celebrated their National Day a few days early on September 23 at the Empress Hotel where the event was attended by Dr. Chao Duengduan na na Chiangmai, Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul, Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn, the Japanese and American Consul-Generals, Honorary consuls and other distinguished guests.

The People’s Republic of China celebrates their National Day on October 1, to celebrate the date the PRC was founded in 1949 in a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. Thailand and the PRC set up formal relations in 1975 and now have a very close relationship with Chinese companies growing in investment in the country and the numbers of Chinese tourists continue to rise. Thailand bilateral trade exceeded $ 50 billion in 2010, there are around 10,000 exchange students between the two countries and over a million tourists visit Thailand a year.

Chinese Consul General Zhu Wei Min works hard to expose the Chinese to Chiang Mai and all it has to offer and hopes to see increased direct flights to Chiang Mai from cities in China.

The Chinese Consulate General is located on Changloh road. http://chiangmai.chineseconsulate.org/ (Photos courtesy of the Chinese Consulate-General)

Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul joins the American Consul General Susan N. Stevenson, Bangladesh Honorary Consul Rachan Veeraphan, German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen, French Honorary Consul Thomas Baude, British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson, the German Consul’s wife Khun Wanphen Sakdatorn, and Chinese Consul General Zhu Wei Min at the celebration.

Japan Consul General Mr. Kazuo Shibata presents Chinese Consul General Zhu Wei Min with flowers to celebrate China’s National Day.
 


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Lanna Health Fair brings healthy living to the forefront

Lions Club members dance the evening away

Chiang Mai Skålleagues move to the Rachamankha Hotel

Rain didn’t dampen the Chiang Mai Friends

Live Jazz every Sunday

Chinese Consulate General celebrates National Day