Poramet and Chanida wed in lavish ceremony
Poramet Ngamphiches joined his beautiful bride Chanida
Kamnuanmasok in matrimony early February 23 at the bride’s house in
Bangkok. Hundreds of guests gathered to witness the ceremony. A religious
ceremony at Sansak Ngamphiches’s house in Bangkok completed the couple’s
Khunpluem (right) tells the love story of Poramet and Chanida (center),
flanked by their proud parents.
Poramet is the assistant managing director of Grand Sole
Hotel. He is also Chonburi Parliament member, Banglamung region, and son of
Sansak Ngamphiches, who is Chart Thai Party deputy leader and president of
the advisory board to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
Later in the evening a Chinese ceremony of presenting tea
to the elders as a sign of giving highest respect was held at the Plaza
Ethenee Hotel, Bangkok.
Honored guests present in the party included such
dignitaries as former prime minister and Chart Thai Party leader, Banharn
Silapa-archa, Sonthaya Khunpluem, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Chaturon
Chaisaeng, deputy prime minister, Sanan Khajornprasart, Sanoh Thienthong,
advisor to the Thai Rak Thai Party, and almost a 1,000 guests from Bangkok
At the party a personal biographical video of the couple
was shown. Both fell in love while they were studying for their Masters
Degrees in California. The bride, Chanida, was employed as supervisor at
Thai Airways. The groom, Poramet worked in the loan department at Siam
Commercial Bank for one year. Poramet quit his routine job and joined the
board of chairmen at Grand Sole Hotel, Pattaya as vice managing director.
Poramet was later elected as Chonburi parliament member, Banglamung region.
Former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa presented
garlands to the bride and groom and wished both a long and loving marriage
as he toasted the happy couple. Then Sonthaya Khunpluem, Minister of Tourism
and Sports, told the story of their love to the audience and wished them
well in their marriage lives.
A massive 9-layer cake of stunning design made its entrance. The bride
and groom cut the first slice of this masterpiece before it was distributed
to the guests. The bride and the groom then sealed their promise with a
Four main streams become one great river
Rotary Clubs in the eastern region meet for fellowship party
All the Rotary Clubs in Thailand attended their annual
meeting at Muang Thani in Bangkok. But before the big meeting, Rotary Clubs
in the eastern region, including Rayong, Chantaburi, Trat, Samut Prakarn,
Prachinburi and Sakaew came together to meet at a fellowship party in
Srisakorn from the Rotary Club of Pattaya and assistant district governor
region 4 hands over a lucky draw prize to the winner.
Held at the Noppakao Hotel in North Pattaya on March 6,
the gathering was organized so that members of the different groups could
get together and relax and enjoy themselves before the big meeting in
Bangkok. Drinks, food and friendly conversation created a fun atmosphere and
the many winners of the lucky draws went home with nice prizes.
Rotary fellowship parties were in progress in all the different regions
of Thailand as members came together in fellowship. The meeting activities
held in different parts of the country were like four main streams combined
together to become one great river to show the strength and unity that is a
hallmark of Rotarians.
Lions Clubs District 310 C gather in pride of their achievements
Members of the Lions Clubs District 310 C paid tribute to
past district governor, Naris Petcharat who received an award from Lions
International for outstanding achievement in his past role as district
President of Lions International, Kajit Happanont (left) presented the
distinguished “Outstanding Service” award from Lions International to
PDG Naris Petcharat (right).
Mayor Pairat Suttithamrongsawat, Taweet Chaisawangwong,
chairman of the city council and Chanyut Hengtrakul were special guests who
joined in the evening’s festivities.
Somsak Lohwisoot, Lions District 310-C governor
2002-2003, officially opened the awards ceremony calling all past district
governors on stage before relaying the history and achievements of Lion
Naris in his role as district governor.
Naris Petcharat was the first person in Thailand to
receive the distinguished “Outstanding Service” award from Lions
International. Presenting the award was Lions heavyweight and past president
of Lions International, Kajit Happanont.
Following the awards presentation and a buffet dinner in the Napalai
Ballroom of the Dusit Resort, the charter of two new Lions Clubs in District
310-C was announced. Lions Club of Bangkok-Udomsuk and the Lions Club
Bangkok-Rattanachart received their official charter. This was greeted with
a mighty roar and the donation of 20 scholarships to children from a number
from local schools.
Population and Reproductive Health Research Institute visit Long Stay Resort of Diana Garden Resort
Last weekend, Sopin Thappajug, managing director of Diana
group, Withoon Wongsawat, general manager and Diana group staff welcomed
international training officials from the Population and Reproductive Health
Research Institute, Mahidol University, led by Benja Yoddumnuen, director,
to survey the Long Stay Resort project, part of the Diana Group.
training officials from the Population and Reproductive Health Research
Institute, Mahidol University, and 18 other trainees from South East Asia,
South Asia and Africa supported by the Department of Foreign Cooperation and
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), took a tour of the Diana
Group’s Long Stay project.
Trainees of a course titled “Population and
Reproductive Health Research” conducted at Mahidol University, and 18
other trainees from South East Asia, South Asia and Africa supported by the
Department of Foreign Cooperation and Japan International Cooperation Agency
(JICA) joined the group. The session was arranged to share information in
theory and practice for further research on the topic in order to help solve
health problems and promote population control.
The Diana Group’s Long Stay project was set up to
comfortably accommodate a cross-section of clients who stay at the complex
for an extended period of time. It also caters to elderly residents by
providing them with facilities that aid in safety and mobility.
After the meeting, the Diana Group’s staff led the group on a tour
around the premises and all joined in a photo session.
Diana Garden Resort toured by members of UN-ESCAP
Managing director of the Diana Group Sopin Thappajug was
on hand to welcome 30 representatives from the UN ESCAP who paid a visit to
the Diana Garden Resort. The visitors were in Thailand to attend a seminar
held to review Thailand’s cities and evaluate accommodations and
facilities which aid disabled persons.
representatives from the UN ESCAP, led by Decha Nonthakot, President of
Disabilities Development (white shirt), paid a visit to the Diana Garden
Mike Franklin, advisor to the Diana Group explained to
the visitors about the company’s “long-stay” project which is geared
to provide special facilities for guests who are in some way physically
challenged. The Diana Group has been in the forefront of innovation to
accommodate these special needs for their guests.
The visitors were taken on a tour of the premises and hotel rooms see how
well-appointed the bedrooms are with special attention given to preparation,
bathroom safety, public areas and facilities which provide comfort and
mobility for the aged and disabled.
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