Rotary night at Marlowes another BIG success
by Akshay Singh
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya held its fellowship on
Wednesday November 27 at Marlowe’s Restaurant and Bar on 3rd Road. The
club regularly holds fellowship meetings, providing members and guests an
opportunity to socialise with and meet other Rotarians, past and present.
President Bruno Keller, Colin Ritchie, Jan Olav Aamlid, Peter Malhotra and
Harjinder Singh sponsored the night.
Bruno (right) presents the Swiss International Airlines ticket to Dieter Pr้court.
Singh (right), stands proudly with his prize, a portrait of Her Majesty the
Queen, presented by President Bruno (left) and Dr. Iain Corness (center).
In an effort to raise money for charity, the club offered
a raffle, and a number of items to be auctioned. These items included two
paintings, one of Her Majesty the Queen donated by Past President Alvi
Sinthuvanik, the other was simply called ‘the eye’ donated by Amorn
Malhotra, proprietor of Marlowe’s, and two return tickets to Singapore,
flying business class with Swiss International Airlines donated by Brian
Sinclair-Thompson, the country manager of the airline.
Dr Iain Corness conducted the auction with his inimitable
sense of humour. Capt. Anil Singh, President Bruno Keller, and President
Elect Dieter Pr้court of the Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya were the
most persistent with their bids, and seemed quite happy with the prizes that
they had succeeded in bidding for. A grand total of 48,300 baht was raised
for charity, a remarkable amount for just one night. Congratulations to all
the Rotarians, whose traditional generosity made it possible once again to
make a valid contribution to society.
there were Kawita, Sue and Judy who just wanted to chat ‘girl talk’.
Aamlid (left) receives her prize from Paul Davies, president of the Lions
Club of Jomtien-Pattaya.
Bruno and Erika Keller outbid everyone for ‘the eye’, presented by Amorn
right). At right is Past President Dennis Stark.
The food and drinks served at Marlowe’s was of excellent quality. That,
combined with the wonderful ambience and great service, enabled the busy
Rotarians to relax for the evening, and fully enjoy what was on offer. The
Karaoke session that followed gave the already successful evening an added
touch of fun. Whichever way one looks at it, it would be safe to say that
the evening was a resounding success.
Tanya ‘the sweet
little angel’ (2nd right) presents yet another prize to Noi Stark.
Raffle prize winner Noi
Stark (2nd left) receives her prize from the lovely Inga (left), as Dennis
Stark and Bruno Keller look on.
Akshay Singh (left)
received his raffle prize, a millennium golfer’s watch from Phillip Webb.
Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya to host ‘Money Mile’ and Christmas Charity Bowling this month
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya recently announced two
very special charity events to be held from December 10 to 21.
R) Bruno Keller from the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya, Deputy Mayor
Wutthisak Rermkitchakarn and Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya PP Peter
Malhotra announce the Rotary Club’s upcoming charity events.
The first event is the Money Mile, similar to the concept
run by other Rotary Clubs around the world. The Money Mile will cover a
distance of about 500 meters between Soi 11 and Pattaya Land, Soi 13/3, on
the Pattaya Beach Promenade.
As of December 10, this area will be marked with
multi-language banners across Beach Road on each of the two ends. These
banners will announce the events. The banners will be placed close to the
road in the flowerbeds of the Beach Road and will feature several ‘money
Everyone is invited to pin ‘charity coupons’ in these
sections. These ‘charity coupons’ can be bought from several Cashier
Points with coupons of gold for 1,000 baht, silver-gray for 500 baht, red
for 100 baht, blue for 50 baht, and green for 20 baht.
The Money Mile closing ceremony will be on December 21
from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with each of Pattaya’s schools represented that
day with at least one teacher and 10 students in uniform. There will also be
members of the Interact Club of Banglamung, as well as Rotarians and other
volunteers on hand to sell coupons and tickets for the next event which is
the Christmas Charity Bowling Tournament.
The Christmas Charity Bowling Tournament will take place
on December 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a bowling alley in Jomtien.
Winners of the tournament will receive the Mayor of Pattaya City Trophy.
Tickets can be bought in advance or at the bowling alley on December 21st.
Both events are fundraisers for the financial support of
education for the region’s primary and secondary school students whose
families are unable to meet tuition related expenses ranging from around
2,000 to 3,000 baht per year.
This year’s goal is to raise enough funds to apply for a matching grant
from the Rotary Foundation from supporting Rotary Clubs and Districts
outside Thailand. Both events are supported by the city under the patronage
of honorary chairman, Mayor Pairat Suttithamrongsawat.
New spa makes debut at Dusit Resort Pattaya
Following the success of the first spa at Dusit Thani
Hotel, Bangkok, Devarana Spa Co., Ltd., just launched the 2nd Devarana Spa
at Dusit Resort, Pattaya on November 28.
Devarana Spa, Pattaya has also taken the inspiration for
its d้cor concept from the “garden in heaven” described in ancient
Thai literature. Surrounded by gardens, ponds, a nurturing environment with
a heavenly scent and lavish silver and gold colors, Devarana Spa excites the
senses and makes guests feel truly special with luxurious pampering and
The 9 treatment rooms include 5 single, 3 deluxe suites,
and 1 grand suite. Couples can be pampered in deluxe suites or a grand suite
with steam room and bath. In addition to a variety of private treatment
suites, luxuriously designed in traditional Thai style and equipped with the
Thai art of spa amenities, Devarana Spa at Dusit Resort Pattaya will offer
spacious indoor and outdoor massage areas.
Guests who already enjoy Devarana Spa in Bangkok can
expect the same level of guest care and service at Devarana Spa, Pattaya,
whilst the same naturally derived, plant based products will be used for
facial and body therapies.
Devarana Spa, Pattaya, tel. +66 0 3837 1044, fax: +66 0
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Hühner Hugo officially opens for business
Marks occasion with religious ceremony
The Hühner Hugo Restaurant on Pattaya Naklua Road
celebrated its official opening on Friday morning, November 29. The event
coincided with the birthday of assistant manager Keck, who had carefully
planned all details of the opening with monks carrying out the traditional
Although Hugo has been living in Thailand for some years,
he had never had the chance before to take part in such a ceremony and was
Notwithstanding the early morning (at least for them),
the present foreign guests of the restaurant were all astonished by the
After their exhausting efforts to provide the restaurant
will all good wishes and necessary spirits, the monks enjoyed their meal,
whereas Hühner Hugo graciously offered the first glasses of Weiss
bier to his guests.
PSC and Victory Family Church present scholarships at Pattaya School #7
Underprivileged students in both primary and secondary
school levels received much needed scholarship funding from the Pattaya
Sports Club and the Victory Family Church. Scholarships totaling 34,000 baht
were presented at School #7, located in Nong Phung Kae, on November 27.
Charity Chairman Bernie Tuppin (left foreground) presents scholarship funds
on behalf of the PSC and the Victory Family Church, to Pattaya School #7
assistant director, Nonglak Jitniran as Pastor Fred Doell (left) and the
scholarship recipients look on.
Nonglak Jitniran, assistant director of the school,
accepted the funds from Bernie Tuppin, PSC charity chairman, Pastor Fred
Doell and Pastor Sanay Srisa-ard from the Victory Family Church.
Pastor Sanay said the funding was set for various school
levels with primary school students’ level 1-3 at 900 baht per year,
primary levels 4-6 at 1,300 baht per year and secondary school levels 1-3 at
1,500 baht per year - a total of 30 scholarships in all.
The scholarship funding comes under the church’s
‘Compassion Scholarship Project’. The funds will be used for those
students who study hard but their families are unable to provide sufficient
finance to support their children’s education.
The Pattaya Sports Club, a non-profit organization, also
provides such levels of funding in a number of projects for the greater
benefit of the community by promoting sports and supporting the
On this occasion, both organizations joined hands to donate to school
students in Pattaya School #7, as part of their community service programs.
Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya
visits elderly home
David Jeater, president elect of the Rotary Club of
Jomtien-Pattaya, and Peter Rottman, vocational service director led the club
members and Banglamung School Interact Club members to the home for the
elderly to help clean up the beach in front of the Banglamung Home for the
Aged. Director Uttraporn Boonnak welcomed the group.
from the Interact Club at Banglamung School, residents of the Banglamung
Home for the Aged, and Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya members joined
together to help pick up litter and clean up weeds from the beach in front
of the home for the elderly.
Peter Rottman said this activity was arranged to bring
every part of society together and to return some good things to the
community without asking for rewards.
The clean up made the home a more pleasant place for the
elderly to live. Chairs were set up at the beach for them to sit and relax.
Director Uttraporn said it was a good chance to have different groups of
society cooperating in an effort to improve the living standards of the old
people in the community. Children from Banglamung School, the home’s
residents, and all club members helped pick up litter and cleaned up weeds
on the beach.
Lions Club of Pratamnak organizes talk show to raise funds for Sight First organization
and glasses for children’s project
Lion Sumeth Techakraisri, president of Lions
International District 310 opened a charity talk show at Tiffany Theater in
Pattaya. Naowarat Khakhai, president of Lions Club of Pratamnak Pattaya said
the talk show was one of the greatest events of the year.
Sumeth Techakraisri, president of Lions International District 310 presided
over a very special talk-show to raise money for charity.
Professor Chatupol Chomphunich, the famous stage-talk
professional drew a huge crowd of listeners to the show, and the club
successfully raised a lot of money as a result.
Lion Sumeth said the money would be donated to the Sight First
organization and glasses for children’s project which the club has been
taking care of for years. There were a splendid show from Tiffany Cabaret
and a Bangkok/Singapore air ticket drawing at the end of the show.
Marion hands over the “Chaines”
by Miss Terry Diner
The final event for 2002 for the local members of the
world-wide Chaine des Rotisseurs was the ceremonial welcoming of new members
(“Intronisation”) and the celebratory dinner afterwards. During the
evening, which was held at the Dusit Resort, Marion Vogt, the outgoing
“Bailli” for the Pattaya “Bailliage” handed over the “Chaines”
of office to the Bailli for 2003, well known restaurateur Louis Noll (Mata
To describe the evening as a spectacular end to the year
would be the understatement of the year. The Dusit Resort put on as fine a
show as has been seen, with incredible d้cor throughout two ballrooms.
The Dusit’s Ingo Rไuber was seen personally arranging centrepieces
on the tables, while the staff set backdrops and arranged stage lighting.
There was no doubt in anyone’s mind - this was a major event.
After pre-dinner drinks in the Lobby Lounge, the members
witnessed the “Intronisations” (induction and elevation in status) and
then moved to the first Napalai Ballroom to experience eight different
poached and smoked crustaceans. These included king crab, Phuket lobster,
oysters, river prawns and yabbies. The wine chosen to go with this course
was a 2001 Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie la Griffe Bernard Chereau, Carre.
Instead of having to wait for the tables to be cleared,
the members were then ushered through to the second Napalai Ballroom for the
next six courses (not including the vodka lime sorbet, truffles and pralines
Again, the Dusit team had produced items not often
experienced even by the culinary experts amongst the diners. Imagine
commencing with seafood and saffron cappuccino, followed by creamy mashed
potatoes and beluga caviar? Or a lobster “sausage” on champagne cabbage?
Or a “tower” built of turbot and salmon, with Indian papadums and
lentils (Dal), red wine, white wine, cream and red wine vinegar? These were
no ‘ordinary’ items, and it was interesting to see the reactions of the
members of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, some welcoming the new concepts and
tastes, while others, not so ‘avant-garde’ took a little longer to
adjust. As with all new items to tempt the palate, there would be those who
would find it an acquired taste. But this is all part of the excitement of
dining in the grand manner. However, there was nobody who did not enjoy the
1994 Muscat de Beaume-de-Venise Paul Jaboulet Aine!
As explained by Bailli Marion in her farewell address,
being a gastronome is not being someone who gorges his or her food, but
someone who enjoys their food and enhances that enjoyment by experiencing
that repast in harmonious companionship. And what better dinner companions
than other members of the Chaine des Rotisseurs?
The ceremonial sword, wielded by Warren Gerig the Bailli
National of Thailand, was placed upon the shoulder of the following,
upgrading them within the order: Louis Noll as the new Bailli of Pattaya and
Hugh Millar as the new Vice-Charge de Missions. New members inducted as
Chevaliers of the Order were John Littlechild and Marlow Malhotra, while
Ghislain Lassance (New Buffalo Restaurant) was admitted at the level of
Maitre Grillardin and his wife Evelyne Lassance came in at the Chef de Table
The year under Bailli Marion Vogt had been one of
surprises. Excellent dinners, new concepts in camaraderie and a new vibrancy
to the local Chaine. Very pleasant surprises and everyone in the Chaine
congratulated Marion and her husband Michael who had led the diners through
the explanation and history involved in every Chaine dinner during 2002.
Pattaya’s loss is Chiang Mai’s gain. You can expect to see a re-birth of
gastronomic pleasure in the Pearl of the North! In the meanwhile Pattaya
awaits the results of the fertile mind of the ebullient Louis!