Lighthouse returns to the fabulous Thai Garden

Friday, 16 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 46 By  Paul Strachan

The Thai Garden resort was the fabulous venue for the Lighthouse Club Pattaya’s monthly networking event held on Friday the 2nd of November.

The sponsor for the evening was a CEA (Cranes Equipment Asia) and they did a magnificent job of branding the evening with many backdrops, displays and an abundance of staff from CEA and CES (the company that supplies safety helmets and harnesses, etc.).

The poolside setting at Thai garden was very convivial to networking as over two hundred people came along to mingle, make new friends, enjoy some drinks and a laugh or two.

John Howarth, MD of Asia Pacific Pensions and Tim Gladwin, MD of Sallmanns.John Howarth, MD of Asia Pacific Pensions and Tim Gladwin, MD of Sallmanns.

In addition, many of the local people who are sponsored by CEA were also in attendance, including Dr Iain Corness with his Mk 1 Escort, Thomas Raldorf with his Honda City, and Ben Fortt with his motorbike.

Kevin Fisher from CEA has been a staunch supporter of the Lighthouse Club and the Melissa Cosgrove Children’s Foundation for many years, but Kevin also likes to be involved in sports. This became even more apparent when the MC introduced the networkers to a short video with exciting news for next year. In the video, we were told that in 2013, four boxing legends would be coming to Bangkok and Pattaya.

Irena & Alex De Ribas.Irena & Alex De Ribas.

In March there will be Sugar Ray Leonard, in June Frank Buno MBE, in August Nigel Benn and in November Mike Tyson. These events will include VIP lunches and dinners and even some bouts. More details regarding this will announced shortly and there will be a dedicated Facebook page and website.

The evening also included a silent auction and about five items that were auctioned live. This kept the pace moving along nicely as the guests were entertained by some female violinists and kept refreshed by the staff of Thai Garden expertly overseen by General Manager Rene Pisters.

The Lighthouse Club has now done away with the dual pricing, so it was a flat fee of five hundred baht for males and females. The party continued afterwards at the ever popular Moon River Pub.

Note:  The Lighthouse Club Networking event that was due to take place on Friday the 23rd of November at the Centara Grand Mirage has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  The Club’s next networking evening will now take place on Friday, December 14 at a venue yet to be confirmed.  For updates, visit www.facebook.com/LighthouseClubPattaya.

(L to R) Chanida Pornpipat, Sales Executive, Lawrence Knowles, Sales Manager, both with Compass Real Estate; and Chompoonuch Thanaphisutjinda.(L to R) Chanida Pornpipat, Sales Executive, Lawrence Knowles, Sales Manager, both with Compass Real Estate; and Chompoonuch Thanaphisutjinda.

(L to R) Kevin Fisher, Managing Director of CEA, with Rosanne and Patty Diamente.(L to R) Kevin Fisher, Managing Director of CEA, with Rosanne and Patty Diamente.

(L to R) Danilo Becker, Resort Manager of the Thai Garden Resort; Wongduan Roberts, Kevin Fisher, MD of CEA; and Rene Pisters, GM of the Thai Garden Resort.(L to R) Danilo Becker, Resort Manager of the Thai Garden Resort; Wongduan Roberts, Kevin Fisher, MD of CEA; and Rene Pisters, GM of the Thai Garden Resort.

(L to R) Peter Banner, The Happy Auctioneer; Ray Fisher, Kevin Fisher, MD of CEA; Joe Cox, MD of Defence International Security Services and Paul Strachan.(L to R) Peter Banner, The Happy Auctioneer; Ray Fisher, Kevin Fisher, MD of CEA; Joe Cox, MD of Defence International Security Services and Paul Strachan.

Dave Buckley (2nd left) and Bjorn Hellesylt (2nd right), MD of Hosting-Group Co., Ltd.Dave Buckley (2nd left) and Bjorn Hellesylt (2nd right), MD of Hosting-Group Co., Ltd.

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(L to R) Joe Cox, MD of Defence International Security Services, Stuart and Renu McKenzie, Joy Hughes, Rod McNeil from RodMcNeil.TV and Paul Strachan.(L to R) Joe Cox, MD of Defence International Security Services, Stuart and Renu McKenzie, Joy Hughes, Rod McNeil from RodMcNeil.TV and Paul Strachan.

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