Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard holds year-end thank you party

Friday, 15 July 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 28 By  Elfi Seitz

The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard celebrated the close of another successful year of service to the community with its traditional party at the Swiss Paradise restaurant.

The June 28 soirée featured a large buffet of continental dishes, beer, wine and entertainment from James Osterwald.

The last “meeting” of the club during the 2010-11 administrative term wasn’t all fun and games as outgoing President Jan Abbink requested PDG Peter Malhotra to present Rotary’s foremost recognition, the Paul Harris awards to the club’s most-energetic contributors, Nitaya Rottmann and Joy Sipaphay Keolaphoumy.

President Jan Abbink (left) receives a gift from Marianne Büsch-Biehl and President Elect Carl Dyson.President Jan Abbink (left) receives a gift from Marianne Büsch-Biehl and President Elect Carl Dyson.

Jan Abbink also presented tokens of appreciation to all the club members and thanked them for their continuous support.

Rotarian Marianne Büsch-Biehl and incoming President Carl Dyson returned the honor, thanking Abbink for his most effective and productive year of service to the club and his successes in implementing many humanitarian projects in Thailand.

Rotarians and guests enjoy fellowship and goodwill during the last meeting of the year.Rotarians and guests enjoy fellowship and goodwill during the last meeting of the year.

PDG Peter (left) makes his address as Nitaya Rottmann and Joy Sipaphay Keolaphoumy proudly show off their Paul Harris Fellow awards watched over by Presidents Jan Abbink and PE Carl Dyson. PDG Peter (left) makes his address as Nitaya Rottmann and Joy Sipaphay Keolaphoumy proudly show off their Paul Harris Fellow awards watched over by Presidents Jan Abbink and PE Carl Dyson.

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