President Joe Evans is introduced by Sergeant at
Arms Skip Symonds, welcoming guests and members to the Community Service
with a Smile dinner at Khaomao – Khaofang Restaurant.
By Shana Kongmun
The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club invited the members of Rotary clubs
around Chiang Mai, friends of the club and members of the public to their
first Community Service with a Smile dinner held at the beautiful Khaomao –
Khaofang Restaurant on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
Members of Chiang Mai North and Chiang Mai Thin
Thai Ngam joined the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club for their
Community Service with a Smile dinner.
Forty people attended the event that saw prize giveaways from Le Meridien
Chiang Mai and Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai for raffle ticket buyers, as well
as introductions by members to the projects the club is involved in,
including a Water Safety Project that will teach disadvantaged children how
to swim. The club will cover all costs, including use of the pool, Kru Payu
and his team of teachers, and swimming costumes. Also discussed was the
recent installation of a water filter in Ban Pao Wittatakarn School in
cooperation with Rotary Club Thin Thai Ngam and the Rotary Club of Kamloops
in Canada. The Gol Illuminado Foundation and Actiwa Swiss generously donated
the water filter in this first clean water project of the clubs. Andrew
Leppard of the Gol Illuminado Foundation spoke to the club about continued
plans to install more filters in other locations including the Mae Tao
Clinic in Mae Sot.
Book Kitavdhana performed show tunes accompanied
by Remi Namtip.
President Joe Evans greeted everyone and thanked them for attending,
welcoming the President of Rotary Thin Thai Ngam and Past District Governor
Chamnan Chanruang to the dinner. Book Kitavadhana was accompanied by Remi
Namtep to everyone’s delight, performing a fabulous selection of show tunes
in the unique space.
The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is the only English speaking Club
in Chiang Mai and meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at River Market.
Treasurer John Schorr introduces Kru Payu and
Wanida who are working with Chiang Mai International Rotary Club in
implementing the Children’s Water Safety Project. Kru Prayu is a swim
instructor and will be running classes for disadvantaged kids.
John and Pajitra Schorr were instrumental in
organizing the dinner at Khaomao – Khaofang Restaurant on August 15, seen
here with Kru Payu, Wanida , Book and Remi.
President Elect Shana Kongmun presents Book
Kitavadhana a certificate of appreciation for his generous donation of his
time and skills, performing for the club at the Community Service with a
Thousands of runners take part in the Charity
Midnight Run which will take place in Bangkok on October 16 this year.
Amari Watergate Bangkok, in conjunction with BMW Thailand will hold the 18th
Amari Watergate Bangkok & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run on Saturday, 17
October 2015. This is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight,
offering runners a unique experience of running under the fabulous
atmosphere of Bangkok at night.
Each year, the race brings together people from across the globe, with last
year’s run raising an incredible 4 million THB. This year, the race proceeds
will go to three major charities, the Chalerm Prakiat HRH Princess
Sirindhorn School in Lampoon province, which supports the education of
children who have lost their parents to AIDS; the Baan Gerda Children's
Project, which supports HIV-infected orphans in Nongmuang, Lopburi province;
and Baht for a Better Life, an Amari CSR project dedicated to offering
educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural
All racers receive a Puma running shirt, last
year over 6,000 people took part in the race that includes both a half and
The race gives competitors a choice to choose between two distances: 6k and
a half marathon length of 12k, taking place on Phetchburi Road in the heart
of the city. Runners of all ages and nationalities come together for this
special event. Last year, 6,000 runners came to compete. The starting and
finishing points are located at Amari Watergate. There will be police and
security crew present to guard the entire race route. Entry forms can be
purchased for 500 THB and 1,000 THB. All racers will receive a complimentary
Puma running shirt. For the first time this year, 12-km runners will be
measured by chip timing.
Participants who choose the entry donation of 1,000 THB will be entered into
the grand raffle and get a chance to win accommodation vouchers from ONYX
Hospitality group and a BMW car to use during the stay at the hotel, as well
as many other fabulous prizes such as air tickets, accommodation and others.
Online application is available at
http://www.gotorace.com/events/category/running/ from now until 30 September
2015, after which all applications should be made directly to the hotel by
calling +66 (0)2 653 9000 ext. 69.