Four area Lions Clubs installed new presidents for the coming year.
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay presided over the July 27 ceremony at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel for the Lions Club District 310C clubs of Pratamnak-Pattaya, Naklua-Pattaya, Banglamung-Pattaya and Maptaput-Rayong.
Outgoing District Gov. Vichai Chooncharoen led board members in saying their farewells, passing on the torch to newly elected officers.
Members from various clubs sang to add color to the event and to strengthen relationships between the Lions members. In addition, Pattaya Ladies Developmental Group members and an actress from the Ruan Thai Show Restaurant performed.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay presides over the Lions installation ceremony for the 2013-2014 administration year.
Entertainment completed, new district Gov. Sakchai Taechawaet installed the new presidents.
Navin Khakhay replaced Somyos Khotkhaew as head of the Pratamnak club. Jankrin Pinthanont took over for Sotkhun Duangdara in Naklua. Sasithorn Klitiang took over for Kittichai Phibanphakdee at the Banglamung club. And Darunee Weeraphan began a second term as head of the newly formed Maptaput chapters.
Verawat congratulated the new presidents, saying the Lions Club has always supported Pattaya and that its members are determined to work for the benefit of society through charity, education and patriotism.
Outgoing District Gov. Vichai Chooncharoen leads board members in saying their farewells, passing on the torch to newly elected officers.
Sakchai Taechaweat, governor of Lions Club International 310 C 2013-2014, leads the installation ceremony for members of all 4 clubs.
Pakorn Punsema, Council Chairperson MD 310 2012-2013, blesses the new presidents and committee members.
Navin Khakhay (2nd left) replaces Somyos Khotkhaen (left) as head of the Pratamnak club.
Dr. Torpong Putthabucha PhD (right), president of Lions Bangkok Ratchanakhrin 310 C, and members present flowers to the 4 new presidents, Navin Khakahy (3rd left) from Pratamnak Pattaya, Jakraphan Pinthanon (center) from Naklua Pattaya, Darunee Weeraphan (3rd right), president of Rayong Maptaput Muang Mai, and Sasithorn Klitiang (2nd right) from Pattaya Banglamung.
(L to R) Jakraphan Pinthanon from Naklua Pattaya, Sasithorn Klitiang from Pattaya Banglamung and Navin Khakahy from Pratamnak Pattaya, pose for a group picture after having been installed as new leaders of their respective clubs for the 2013-2014 administrative year.
Sasithorn Klitiang (2nd left) takes over from Kittichai Phibanphakdee (left) at the Banglamung club.