Press report stirs the hearts of readers
Staff and patrons of Queen Victoria Inn donate funds to paralyzed father and small son
Following an article printed in last week’s Pattaya
Mail concerning a young boy and his disabled father, Bert Elson of the Queen
Victoria Inn on Soi 6 contacted Nittaya Patimasongkroh, president of the
YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya branch to hand over 10,000 baht towards helping the
impoverished family. The funds were donated by staff and customers of the
Queen Vic from their regular charity raffles.
and Aww (center) from the Queen Victoria Inn present 10,000 baht to Nitaya
Patimasongkroh, president of the YWCA and the Lions Club of Pratamnak, to go
towards helping the impoverished family. YWCA members (from left)
Khornchanok Rodrummit, Malinee Sariman, Malinee Suwansaenee and Rotary Club
Taksin Pattaya members (right), Marlise Fritz and P.P. Peter Thorand are
also part of the aid project.
A small presentation was made at the Queen Vic on Friday
afternoon and Nittaya, members of the YWCA, Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya
and Lions Club of Pratamnak were on hand to receive the much-needed
Funds will be used to build a small wheelchair friendly
house for the father and son on Navy land with the aim of providing basic
daily needs for the pair. The YWCA has given 9-year-old Anupong a
scholarship to continue his education. His father, 42-year-old Somsak was
crippled in a work accident and has been unable to move for a number of
Nittaya Patimasongkroh said, “They now have a renewed
sense of hope in leading a semi-normal life. They (father and son) are
astonished and very grateful at the amount of help they have received so
The YWCA, Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya and the Lions
Club of Pratamnak have already raised 80,000 baht for this worthy cause. A
further 20-30,000 is needed to complete the project and begin medical
treatment for the disabled Somsak.
Summer Art classes at the Art Caf้é
Art classes started recently at the Art Caf้ Pattaya. Tuition includes
pencil, pastel, oil and other painting techniques as well al sculpturing.
Photo shows kids in the first art class enjoying working with their teacher,
Kittikoon Sirichantr. Art Classes are scheduled to continue until the end of
the school summer holidays.
Sikh community donates scholarships to Baan Mabfakthong School
Celebrating the 6th Cycle birthday of HM the Queen Sirikit
To commemorate the 6th Cycle birthday of HM Queen Sirikit,
last Sunday at the Sikh temple on Soi 17, South Pattaya, Amrik Singh, leader
of the Thai-Sikh community in Pattaya, joined by a group of the members,
presented 70,000 baht to Baan Mabfakthong School for scholarships and lunch
for the children.
Singh (left), leader of the Thai-Sikh community in Pattaya, on behalf of the
Sikh community, presented 70,000 baht to Baan Mabfakthong School for
scholarships and lunch for the children.
Representatives Jaswan Kohr, Anoop Kohr, Kulwan Kohr, and
Kulcharan Kohr handed over 60,000 baht to Nitaya Patimasongkroh, YWCA
Bangkok-Pattaya president. The YWCA will manage the funds and distribute the
money to 40 deserving students for scholarships. Ten thousand baht was
presented to the school’s director, Wichan Thongda, to be allocated for
school maintenance and lunch for the students.
The idea of giving scholarships to students of Ban
Mabfakthong School came to Amrik Singh when he realized how many schools in
the Banglamung area still don’t have enough money to provide students with
necessities and future opportunities. Local schools need more funding for
student lunches, books, sports equipment, and learning tools.
Since Ban Mabfakthong School is situated in a rural area
its budget is minimal. Amrik Singh raised funds for the school through
donations from his community members and friends. On his 60th birthday,
Amrik remarked, “At my age I really don’t need much for myself. I am
quite content with the love of my family and enjoy watching my children and
grandchildren live healthy and productive lives. I have been blessed and
want to give something back to society.” Amrik added, “Our friends and
family always remember the good deeds we do in our lifetime.”
Judy Hoppe celebrates her birthday at Bruno’s
Yet another year has gone by and Bruce’s love for Judy
grows stronger and stronger. Bruce Hoppe, MD of Emerson-Copeland Corporation
Thailand Ltd. threw a birthday party for the vibrant and happy go lucky Judy
at Bruno’s, the Hoppe’s favorite restaurant, where Chef extraordinaire
Fredi Schaub laid out a feast fit for a princess.
(l-r) Drew Noyes, Bruce Hoppe MD of Emerson-Copeland Corporation Thailand
Ltd, Judy Hoppe, Tom and Apple Hoar. Standing (l-r) Peter, Nitaya Noyes,
Sue, Tom and Susie Zofkie and Fredi Schaub.
Judy is the secretary of the Pattaya International Ladies
Club and president elect of the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya. She is also
an avid jogger and is known to have outrun certain ferocious canines on the
beach. Unfortunately, sometimes the beasts are quicker and manage to sink
their teeth into her juicy leg. Bad, bad dog.
Get well soon Judy.
Diana Group conducts fire safety prevention and evacuation training
Led by general manager of the Diana Group, Witoon
Wongsawat, over 100 Diana Group staff members from its properties around
Pattaya were whisked off to the Diana Garden Resort to receive fire
prevention training and practice their evacuation procedures.
The Diana Group is aware of the importance of proper
training for the safety of its staff and guests staying at their properties,
which include the Diana Inn, Diana Dragon Apartments, Diana Millennium
Apartments, Diana Garden Resort and the Green Bottle Pub.
Group staff learned the proper ways to fight a fire.
Fire officers from the city’s fire department conducted
a comprehensive session and explained the necessary tools used in fire
fighting and other safety factors in fire prevention.
The training also improved the cooperation between the
fire department and Diana Group staff, allowing them to provide high levels
of safety for all concerned.
British Chamber of Commerce goes back to school
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand held another
networking evening on the Eastern Seaboard last weekend. Shenanigans Pattaya
was the venue for an intimate evening of networking with Garden
International School (GIS), sponsors of the event.
Headmaster Ken Sly (seated center), his GIS team, and Eastern Seaboard
networkers, including Shenanigans landlord Kim Fletcher (back row, 4th from
right), Jesters Care for Kids Charity leader Lewis Underwood (back row, 5th
from right) and Zena Tarasena from Swimburne Tummasri, Laemchabang.
GIS Headmaster Ken Sly, a very familiar face in the
Pattaya community said, “We want to make sure that the community knows
GIS, and networking nights such as this help. We’re not out to recruit new
students but just let the business community know we’re here and ensure
that they recognize the name.”
The Garden International School is located in Bang Chang
and caters to the expat and local communities. “We have a large number of
Thai students who are doing very well with the curriculum,” added Ken.
The school’s curriculum also provides the International
Baccalaureate Degree, which is recognized worldwide and enables students to
enter any university in any country they choose to study.
It was another successful networking night on the Eastern
Seaboard, with some new faces from Bangkok and the Eastern Seaboard as well
as the original networking stalwarts who frequent such evenings.
The next event is scheduled for September 19, with the
venue to be announced closer to the date. Further details are available
about the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand on their website: http://www.bccthai.com