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Vol. XV No. 17
Friday April 27 - May 3, 2007

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HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]: 

Charity Club receives 6500 baht donation

Thai Sikhs present necessities to the elderly at Ban Banglamung

The ‘Hans on’ approach to fine dining

Fairtex hosts PILC coffee morning

US presents law enforcement equipment to Banglamung police

“Thailand’s Future in Colour”

Charity Club receives 6500 baht donation

Phil Elliott (right) hands the donation to Vic King.

The Charity Club of Pattaya recently received a donation of 6,500 baht from Phil Elliott on behalf of the Leigh family from the U.K. Phil handed over the money at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6, which is the club’s home, to Vic King, treasurer to the club.
The Charity Club was asked to donate the money to a charity of their choice and they have decided to purchase items on the “wish list” of the Sarnelli home in Nong Song Hong for babies and children affected with HIV/AIDS. The home is situated between Udon Thani and Nong Khai.


Thai Sikhs present necessities to the elderly at Ban Banglamung

Vimolrat Singnikorn
More than 20 members of the Pattaya Thai Sikh Club, led by Kulavin Kuan and Davinder Singh, donated essentials to residents of the Ban Banglamung Social Welfare Development Center for Older Persons. The donation was valued at more than 400,000 baht to help the elderly and bring merit on themselves and their families during the Thai New Year period.

The residents were pleased with their gifts and the delicious ice cream.
The donation was made on April 9 and included coverlets that were given to each resident. After the presentation everyone enjoyed a treat of ice cream.
Director of the Ban Banglamung Center Somdej Maenudorn said the home has over 300 elderly residents, of whom 30 percent were from Pattaya and Banglamung. Popular activities at the center are tai chi in the mornings, along with gardening, long-drum playing, and dancing.
The intake for the center is falling, said Somdej, as other local agencies are taking responsibility in helping more elderly people to play a role in social activities.

Members of the Pattaya Thai Sikhs Club.


The ‘Hans on’ approach to fine dining

Miss Terry Diner
Pattaya now has another choice for all those diners who like eating in an elegant ambience. Hans Spoerri, previously of Siam City Hotels and Resorts has set up his own eponymous restaurant, simply called Hans Fine Dining.
The decor is modern, the cuisine is French, and Hans is there to ensure his high standards are being met. We dined there the other evening, on the second night after it had opened, and the potential was obvious even then.
The Dining Out Team will be doing a formal review in a few weeks, but if you would like to carry out your own, Hans Fine Dining is on Pattaya Third Road, on the right hand side coming from South Pattaya and about 200 meters before X-Zyte. Definitely worth a visit. Telephone 038 416 219.


Fairtex hosts PILC coffee morning

Fairtex Resort and Health Club hosted the Pattaya International Ladies Club April coffee morning.

Rosanne Diamente
Fairtex Resort and Health Club hosted the Pattaya International Ladies Club April coffee morning. Coffee, tea, mini sandwiches, fruit and cakes were provided. A vendor display of jewelry and cosmetics was available for purchase and our own PILC book and magazine sale continued. The room was full of ladies having a great time. Four new members signed on that day.
Zina from Fairtex gave away some great prizes. They ranged from dinner for two to a membership at the health club. The Fairtex Sports Center will also be offering a seminar for PILC ladies on May 21. The focus will be on the benefits of detox and enhancing your beauty from the inside out. A discount on the health club membership will be given to all PILC ladies who choose to join. For more information about the seminar on May 21 or membership at the Fairtex Health Club, please contact Zina Docto at [email protected]
Announcements were made by vice- president Judy Hoppe. Ladies were reminded of up coming events. Thailand’s Future in Color on April 28, and the Rayong Ladies Circle - May Bazaar on the 24th at the Eastern Star Clubhouse. They were all so reminded to sign-up for the many trips planned by Nonie Malhotra (trips & travel chairperson).
The May luncheon will be held at the Amari Hotel on May 1; make your reservations with Stephanie Moorhouse (hospitality chairperson) or by email at [email protected]


US presents law enforcement equipment to Banglamung police

Pol. Col. Nopadol Sonsamran (3rd right), superintendent of Banglamung police accepts the donation from Scott M. Bernat (4th left), head of the United States Naval Security, Force Protection Detachment to Thailand.

Vimolrat Singnikorn
A group from the United States Naval Security, Force Protection Detachment to Thailand presented Banglamung police with over 40,000 baht worth of law enforcement equipment to assist the police in performing their duties. The donation was made on April 12 in preparation for the Songkran holiday.
Representing the United States in presenting the equipment were Scott Bernat, head of the Naval Security, Force Protection Detachment to Thailand, Robert Brooks, United States Navy League president-Thailand, Hans Scate and Peter Thorand, Rotary.
Pol. Col. Nopadol Sonsamran, superintendent of Banglamung police, Pol. Lt. Col. Pramote Ngampradit, deputy superintendent, crime suppression and Pol. Lt. Col. Somchai Yotsombat, deputy superintendent, investigations accepted the handover.
Bernat said that the items presented to Banglamung police included stationary, evidence collection material, books, evidence tape and other materials to assist police in carrying out investigations and in the prevention of crime.
“The Naval Security, Force Protection Detachment to Thailand is happy to provide the equipment in order that police can better perform their duties, especially during the tourist season in Pattaya, which not only requires more officers, but also more equipment,” Bernat said.


“Thailand’s Future in Colour”

by Pattaya’s under-privileged children

Artwork created by under-privileged children from five local schools will be on display at Gallery Opium from Saturday, April 28.

Gallery Opium is hosting a ‘special’ Pattaya International Ladies Club charity event, an Exhibition of children’s art, this Saturday April 28, from 6.30 p.m. till late. The artwork has been created by under-privileged children from five different schools and children’s homes in the Pattaya area, namely Ban Jing Jai Street Kids Home, Fountain of Life, Mercy Centre, Wat Nong Kei Noi School and the Drop in Centre.
The children have been working hard towards this event, and there are four categories: under 6 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, and 14 -17 years. Prizes will be awarded for first and second in each category and the winning children will receive prizes on the night.
PILC is delighted to announce that Khun Mechai Viravaidya, Founder and Chairman of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), the largest NGO in Thailand, has agreed to open this special charity event. Also the founder of the Cabbages and Condoms restaurants and resorts, the profits from which are used to support development activities, Khun Mechai is a well known public figure who has worked for over 30 years to improve the quality of life for Thailand’s under-privileged. PILC is most grateful to Khun Mechai for his participation in this event.
After the official opening, members of the public will be invited to view the paintings, all of which will be for sale. The proceeds from all paintings sold will be given back to the respective school to help improve conditions or buy new equipment to benefit all the children. This is a wonderful way to make a donation to charity and the opportunity to own an exclusive piece of artwork produced by a very special child.
The exhibition will run at the Gallery Opium on Thepprasit Road from Saturday April 28 – Wednesday, May 2, 2007.



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