The Rotary Club of Taksin Pattaya’s gathering Thursday,
April 24 was probably the last Fellowship Party under the reigns of
president Ingo Räuber. The party was held at the beautiful, newly decorated
Garden Café at the Woodlands Resort.
Laxdee’s (center) face lit up so brightly when the Woodland’s staff
brought out a magnificent surprise birthday cake that Frank Layana (left)
had to put on his shades.
As usual, the Taksin Club celebrated its fellowship
parties in style and a delicious 4-course set menu was served to the many
visiting Rotarians and guests. Everybody enjoyed the delightful parade of
dishes like parma ham on a port wine mirror, a yellow capsicum cream soup
with smoked ham, poached john dory fillet and lobster mousse with
accompanied side dishes or a perfectly prepared fillet mignon.
Amongst the presidents of different visiting clubs, one
could see Nitaya Patimasongkroh and a few of her lady members of the YWCA,
plus president of the Chantaburi Club Niyom and incoming president Worachai,
accompanied by 8 fellow Rotarians.
van Bree (right) presents Ingo Räuber with his picture he purchased by
Some US Navy visitors, good friends of former president
Peter Thorand, came to join the party. All are also Rotarians in clubs in
the States: Ted Sego of R.C. Arkansas, Mc Kamyie of RC Houston, and Mary
Meier and Andrew Waite.
No Rotary fellowship party can be held without raising
money. One of the Taksin members is the Dutch painter Martin van Bree, an
artist who has received recognition from all over Europe for his work. He
had painted a beautiful picture of the present RI President Bhichai Rattakul
and three copies were auctioned.
An animated competition broke out between the Rotary Club
of Jomtien Pattaya and the Rotary Club of Taksin Pattaya. PP Peter Malhotra
was bidding the most, 2,500 baht for the first copy, beating his fellow
Rotarian, President Bruno Keller by 500 baht.
The second copy went for 2,000 baht to Ingo Räuber,
president of the Taksin Club, while finally the third copy was bought for
2000 baht by Erika und Bruno Keller.
Another celebration took place before the party ended.
YWCA member Ms. Ladda Laxdee celebrated her birthday and received a
fantastic futuristic cake from the Taksin Club and the management of the
The new installation night of the Rotary Club Taksin will take place at
the Napalai Ballroom of the Dusit Resort Pattaya on June 7. Tickets for that
event, for the price of 1,000 baht, can be ordered at email [email protected]