Pattaya Sports Club
The Pattaya Sports Club moved into their shiny new office
on Pattaya 3rd Road last weekend, and the place is now fully functional.
he the first PSC member to utilize the new facility? Andy Gombaez renews his
PSC membership at the Pattaya Sports Club’s new office on Pattaya 3rd
The new office is located at 3/197 M6, 3 Rd. Road,
Pattaya, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, adjoining the Pattaya Driving Range,
phone 038-361-167, fax 038-361-929. To get there: Turn off the road as if
entering the driving range but bear left - the building is straight ahead of
you with a big sign in the front of it!
faces of the PSC administration are there to greet you. Sudaporn Aekgasan (Oy)
and Sirirat Tunsangthong (Or)
The 3.8 million baht project includes 144 square wa of
land and a 2-storey building. It has been designed to accommodate the PSC
administrative and registrar functions, a spacious conference room for
committee meetings, and separate offices for PSC computer and sports
President Carl Engel demonstrates the classy new info counter.
The ground floor also includes a storage area, ladies and
men’s rooms and a pantry that provides space for staff and members’
Members processing applications forms (new and renewing
members) will be serviced at the new location. Sign up facilities will still
be available from the Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn, but the old office
next to the Cafe Kronborg will be phased out in the next few weeks. Sign-up
sheets for golf and other events, handicap lists, discount brochures and all
other club news will be available. Golf activities, etc., will continue
unchanged from the normal outlets.
Community responds to the call for help in flood stricken areas
Sikh community in Pattaya prays for the well-being of their stricken
brethren in the north.
People at the Sikh Temple in Soi 17 South Pattaya were
busily collecting donated items to help ease the hardships that fellow Thais
are experiencing following last week’s severe storm and continual rains
sweeping through the north and north-east areas.
leader of Pattaya’s Sikh community, Amrik Singh Kalra (center) and members
of the Sikh community are responding to the call for help for flood victims
in the north.
The leader of Pattaya’s Sikh community, Amrik Singh
Kalra, said the Sikh community at the temple has been assembling the
supplies needed for disaster situations such as this, and they are focusing
on collecting non-perishable food items and clothing.
Thus far, Amrik said more than 500 sacks of rice, cases
of canned fish and drinking water have been prepared for shipment, and
donations continuing to pour in.
Erik’s Great Endeavor,
a.k.a. Peg Leg’s ‘Wheels of Torture’ 2001
from Erik, Scandinavia Bar & Restaurant
Forward: We finally decided
it was time to coerce Erik, the quiet achiever and real unsung hero of the
Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2001 to submit an article for our weekly
series. In case, you have not gauged his progress on our website
(www.care4kids.freeservers.com), as of 18/08/01, Erik has amassed an
astonishing 276,020 baht of backing for the 50-kilometre Sponsored Cycle
Ride, which is to be held the same day as our Children’s Fair on Sunday,
September 16th. In a year
when economics have made it difficult for many companies to contribute,
Erik’s efforts are deeply appreciated by us. Here is his tale. (LWU)
Eric looking ready to go
I guess my fitness season started over a few beers late
one night in June. Someone accidentally told me I would never manage to get
through a half-marathon, and before I knew it, I was signed up for the
During my training for the half-marathon (steak, beer and
long walks), I was again faced with skepticism from my peers about my hardly
aerodynamic body and ability to compete. This time I was challenged to do
the bike ride. Knowing that I hadn’t been on a motorbike since the
mid-nineties, and on a bicycle since childhood, I signed up for the full 50k
After shopping for the appropriate spandex attire, I
realized that my real goal was not just to look good, but also to collect
sponsors and money to support my quest of doing the bike ride. This was a
new concept for me and I spent several days thinking about how to go about
One early idea was to threaten people to donate money,
while walking around in my new state-of-the-art, bicycle uniform. However,
my ‘Man in Tights’ intimidation idea was soon abandoned, and I decided
to do a straight-up collection in the bar/restaurant every night.
(right) from the Scandinavia Bar & Restaurant and his chief sponsor for
the bike ride, Edgar Skjoenhals of Orkide Ekspressen.
It turned out to be a much easier job collecting
donations from willing Norwegians, especially after a few beers. And since
people kept asking me about my latest sponsorship figures, we launched a
special page on the Scandi Bar web site: www.scandibar.com, to honor my
Among my sponsors that deserve special mention is Edgar
Skjoenhals of Orkide Ekspressen. When I told him about the Charity Drive, a
quick phone call ensued between management and owners, which immediately
resulted in a 100,000 baht donation from one of Norway’s largest tour
operators with Thailand as their special field. A big thanks to Edgar
Skjoenhals and Orkide Ekspressen!
As for the bike ride, I’m practicing a few times a week
these days, as long as it doesn’t interfere with my training I’m doing
on the side for the Pub Night.
With the half-marathon done and 50K bike ride to be
accomplished in less than a month from now, I guess it will be just a matter
of time before I’ll find myself accepting the challenge to swim between
Fun City and Koh Larn one day. Well, on second thought, maybe not.
Thanks to all of my sponsors and to Jesters MC for
putting it all on!
The newly re-established Skål Club of Pattaya and the
East has begun letting Pattaya know that there is a new group ready to
promote Pattaya on the world tourism stage.
members gather round Ms. Pooadorn, Miss Alcazar 2001
Last week, life member and president of the Skål Club of
Pattaya and the East, Murray Hertz addressed the Rotary Club of
Jomtien-Pattaya on the ideals and promotion opportunities that can come
about through the 500 Skๅl clubs world-wide, making it one of the
major voices representing those involved in tourism and promotion of holiday
destinations in the world.
toast to the day
The following day, the Skål club members met for a gala
lunch at Casa Pascal’s with 25 members and guests meeting Ms. Pooadorn,
Miss Alcazar 2001, a young lady graduate of tourism studies from Bangkok,
who this year won this prestigious title from 54 others who were vying for
the crown. She was introduced by Dr. Iain who pointed out that both he and
Ms. Pooadorn had started out with the same bodies, but she had appeared to
do better with hers than he had! Ms. Pooadorn charmed the group with her
polished performance, and there were quite some queues of Skål club members
standing in line to be photographed with the rather beautiful young woman.
of the Skๅl Club of Pattaya and the East, Murray Hertz receives a
token of appreciation from the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya president Alvi
Sinthuvanik after Murray addressed the club.
The next Skๅl club meeting will be on September
20th (3rd Thursday of each month) and more details can be had by contacting
the secretary Andrew Wood (GM Royal Cliff Beach Resort) on 250 421.
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