90,000 baht raised at Rotary, Skål ‘Springtime on the Beach’ event

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The Rotary Club Phönix-Pattaya and Skål International Pattaya & Eastern Thailand hosted the “Springtime on the Beach” party for charity at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort and Spa.

The opening speech was given by Ingo G. Raeuber, general manager of the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa, welcoming all guests, followed by welcomes from Otmar Deter, president of the Rotary Club Phönix-Pattaya, and Peter Malhotra, executive advisor to Skål International Pattaya & East Thailand.

Dr. Otmar Deter, President of the Rotary Club Phönix-Pattaya welcomes the guests.Dr. Otmar Deter, President of the Rotary Club Phönix-Pattaya welcomes the guests.

Many Rotarians from local clubs showed up, as well as the sponsors of the event, including Peter Wolf, former managing director of BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., and new MD Jeffrey Gaudiano.

The event was held next to the beach with an unlimited buffet, variety of seafood, and more. There was no admission fee, but there were refundable cash vouchers available to purchase alcoholic drinks, including Weihenstephaner German beer and a variety of wine.

Pattaya Mail Media MD Peter Malhotra, Executive Advisor of Skål International Pattaya and Eastern Thailand, greets the Rotarians, Skålleagues and guests of the event.Pattaya Mail Media MD Peter Malhotra, Executive Advisor of Skål International Pattaya and Eastern Thailand, greets the Rotarians, Skålleagues and guests of the event.

The event also featured entertainment from violinists, Thailand’s Michael Jackson Magic Show, a traditional Thai performance by the Pinnacle Show, and a performance by Barry Upton from the 96 FM radio.

Ingo G. Raeuber, General Manager of the Pinnacle Grand Resort Jomtien Resort and Spa, informs the audience about the activities for the evening.Ingo G. Raeuber, General Manager of the Pinnacle Grand Resort Jomtien Resort and Spa, informs the audience about the activities for the evening.

Later on, an auction was held for charity, hosted by Scott Michael Smith, director of Young Skål and a lecturer at the Thammasat University. More than 20 items were provided by sponsors of the event, including hotel vouchers from the Pinnacle Grand, restaurant vouchers, oil paintings, golf clubs, subscriptions to Pattaya Blatt and more.

The event raised more than 90,000 baht, which was donated to two projects, the Pattaya Street Kids and Pattaya Orphanage.

(L to R) Jeffrey Gaudiano, MD of the BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co, Ltd., Sue Kukarja, Communications Director of the PMTV Group and Peter Wolf, MD of the BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co, Ltd., show they are the long and short of it all!(L to R) Jeffrey Gaudiano, MD of the BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co, Ltd., Sue Kukarja, Communications Director of the PMTV Group and Peter Wolf, MD of the BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co, Ltd., show they are the long and short of it all!

Wanarom Hiranprapakul and Nigel Quennell, President of the Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, Thailand make a stunning couple.Wanarom Hiranprapakul and Nigel Quennell, President of the Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, Thailand make a stunning couple.

(L to R) Molly Chan, Barry Upton and Linda Eiksund look like they are having a great time.(L to R) Molly Chan, Barry Upton and Linda Eiksund look like they are having a great time.

(L to R) Scott Michael Smith, Director of Young Skål and lecturer at Thammasart University, Bangkok in Hospitality Management; Sue Kukarja, Communications Director of the PMTV; and Bruce Hancock, MD of the Banyan Resort Hua Hin.(L to R) Scott Michael Smith, Director of Young Skål and lecturer at Thammasart University, Bangkok in Hospitality Management; Sue Kukarja, Communications Director of the PMTV; and Bruce Hancock, MD of the Banyan Resort Hua Hin.

Dr. Margret Deter, Secretary of the Rotary Club Phönix-Pattaya and Dr. Otmar Deter, President of the Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya brighten the evening with their smiles.Dr. Margret Deter, Secretary of the Rotary Club Phönix-Pattaya and Dr. Otmar Deter, President of the Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya brighten the evening with their smiles.

(L to R) Elfi Seitz, Executive Editor of the Pattaya Blatt, visits with Jens and Boonyang Maspfuhl.(L to R) Elfi Seitz, Executive Editor of the Pattaya Blatt, visits with Jens and Boonyang Maspfuhl.

Heidi Glemeau and François Lecomte look forward to a fun-filled evening near the beach.Heidi Glemeau and François Lecomte look forward to a fun-filled evening near the beach.

Ib & Kannikar Ottesen and their lovely daughters make a great family portrait.Ib & Kannikar Ottesen and their lovely daughters make a great family portrait.