On Saturday October 1, the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) held its annual “Holiday” Bazaar at the Royal Cliff Hotel and Resort. The day started very early for some, with vendors arriving from 6 a.m. to set up for the big day. Big thanks to Royal Cliff staff who were on hand to help unload goods.
The Bazaar was officially opened at 10 a.m. with current PILC president, Bea Grunwell together with past presidents, Celia Waters, Anja Schoof-Hertroys & Roseanne Diamente and Panga Vathanakul (managing director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group) doing the honours and cutting the ribbon.
(L to R) Anja Schoof, vice president 2011 and president 2010; Celia Waters, president 1996, Bea Grunwell, president 2011; Rosanne Diamente, president 2007; and Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group pose for a group photo during the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) annual Holiday Bazaar held at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.
Bea Grunwell then gave a short speech thanking everyone concerned for their continuing support and attendance, particularly PILC’s major sponsors, SCG Dow Group, Foster Wheeler, Transpo, Bechtel and Solvay Peroxythai, without whose fantastic donations, PILC would not be able to give so generously to its Welfare Projects. She also thanked the Royal Cliff Hotel Group for once again hosting this event and then led the ladies on a tour of the vendors’ tables.
Rosanne Diamente and Panga Vathanakul cut the ribbon to officially open the shopping spree.
The day was a huge success, there being 43 vendors plus 15 tables set up by PILC’s welfare recipients and PILC themselves. A varied array of products were on sale, with anything ranging from Xmas cards to carpets, cakes to swimwear, beautiful jewelry to handcrafted goods and electrical goods to used books.
The Rotary Club “Fairy” (Dave) was on hand once again enticing people to buy raffle tickets. On her own, the “Fairy” managed to sell 14,000 baht worth of tickets. Thanks to “her” once again. The raffle prizes donated by many local businesses plus the vendors at the Bazaar resulted in a total of 77,000 baht being raised. Overall PILC raised 150,000 baht which will go towards their welfare projects in 2012. Big thanks to everyone who helped with a special thanks to Jasmine and Summer, two lovely young girls who were promoting Tarot Card Reading and some rather lovely transfer tattoos.
Shiny jewelry to catch the eye,
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital was also on hand again this year to provide free eye checks; and the Royal Cliff Hotel had an area set up with staff on hand for delicious sandwiches, noodle soup and coffee.
The president has received many messages from vendors and attendees alike, stating that this surely was one of the “best” bazaars ever. The quality of goods on sale was superb and very elegant this year.
All anyone could ever need for a successful Christmas in the tropics is on sale at the bazaar.
PILC would like to announce their next function which will be “Starry Nights”, a dinner-dance to be held on November 19th at the Pullman Aisawan Hotel in Soi 18 Naklua. Please watch out for the announcements. All proceeds from this event will also go to their welfare projects.
Shopping for bargains some after the doors open.
Buying lucky draw tickets. Results show on these pages.
Thai mythical items also on sale.
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya staff provide free eye checks.
Youngsters win some pet tigers at the Asian Tiger stall.
Christmas trinkets on sale at the annual Christmas Bazaar.
After a hard day shopping, there is nothing like a massage to ease the aching muscles.
The Rotary Club “Fairy” manages to sell 14,000 baht worth of tickets.
Digging deep for the best items.
Beautifully crafted rugs and wall hangings.
|Lucky Draw Winners|
|Anantara Bangkok||2 night incl Breakfast||4807||Patricia Vardy|
|Holiday Inn Pattaya||2 nights Stay Ocean View Room and Breakfast for 2||2649|
|Alvi’s Home of Thai Culture and Language Closses||Voucher for cooking class for 2||1315|
|Anantara Hua Hin||1 night Premium Seaview Room||83|
|Bangkok Pattaya Hospital||Health Check Up||3344||Anja Schoof|
|Bangkok Pattaya Hospital||Health Check Up||2408||John R|
|Amazone Travel||2 nights at Baiyoke Suites Bangkok||2558||Melanie Erzgraeber|
|Millenium Hilton Bangkok||1 night for 2 and breakfast at Flow||1367||Lisa Bachman|
|Mermaid Dive Centre||Discovery Scuba Course||2352||Mal Sidhu|
|Mermaid Dive Centre||Discovery Scuba Course||1779||De Wisperlaere|
|Mermaid Dive Centre||Discovery Scuba Course||1080|
|Woodland Resort and Suites||Premier Studio 1 night for 2 incl breakfast||1027|
|Nicha Beauty||Gift voucher||1585||Rita Cromwell|
|Pinnacle Grand Pattaya||2 night Deluxe Room||1443||Kim Schnyder|
|Royal Cliff Hotel||Unisex Watch||2136||Rosanne Diamente|
|Hilton Hotel Pattaya||Sunday Brunch at the Edge for 2||1421||Khun Toy|
|Bruno’s Restaurant and Wine Bar||Dinner for 2||2101||Helle Rantsen|
|Dolgoletie-Long Life||Gift Basket||929|
|Holiday Inn Tea Tree Spa||Tea Tree Signature Treatment||2259||Niartin|
|Mata Hari Restaurant||Bht 2000 Dinner Voucher||2898||Derek Mower|
|Pan Pan||Dinner voucher||
Best Vendor Table Anna Timlin Home Décor
|Pullman Aisawan||Spa Treatment||3418||Gary S Waters|
|Pullman Aisawan||Weekend Buffet||1603||Helmut|
|Amari Orchid Pattaya||Thai or Oil Massage Breeze Spa||1188||Hilary Winfield|
|Arlette Cykman||Earrings and Rings||823||Taicon|
|Hilton Hotel Pattaya||Afternoon Tea||
Vendor Raffle Black Star Jewelry
|Holiday Inn Pattaya||F&B at Havana Bar and Terazzo Restaurant||1710||Silvia Berra|
|Captain Corner Jomtien Boathouse||BBQ Dinner incl Wine||1037||Stephen Herd|
|Amari Orchid Pattaya||Italian Buffet Night 2 persons Tavern by the Sea||1188||HJW|
|Café New Orleans||Bht 1000 voucher||1306||George Andrews|
|Casa Pascal||4 course dinner for 2||1832||Arlette Cykman|
|Casa Pascal||4 course dinner for 2||
Vendor Raffle Renu Bhatia
|Casa Pascal||4 course dinner for 2||793|
|East Tapas Lounge||Dinner voucher||1368||Lisa Bachman|
|East Tapas Lounge||Dinner voucher||1832||Ivy Schlageter|
|Gian’s Restaurant||Dinner voucher||1740||Ann Ketter|
|Gian’s Restaurant||Dinner voucher||2192||Gilll|
|Indian by nature||Bht 500 voucher||1988||Carol J James|
|Jomtien Boathouse||Dinner for 2||1495||Janneke Simoons|
|Kuppa Tea and Coffee Traders||Dinner voucher||745||Cindy Burbridge|
|Kuppa Tea and Coffee Traders||Lunch Voucher||3364||Chuenchom Songkaew|
|News Steaks and Grill||Bht 1000 voucher||2282||Ivan|
|News Steaks and Grill||Bht 1000 voucher||1714||Silvia Berra|
|Shenanigans the Avenue||Food and Beverages||1184||Hilary Winfield|
|Steps & Rhythm||4 Pilates classes||813||Janpen Palang-na|
|Sportsman||Sunday Carvery for 2||Vendor Raffle Pimpen Furniture|
|Bistro Oscar||Free Weekly Special Menu||Prize in Lucky Dip|
|20 Nails Studio||Manicure and Pedicure||1864||Marcus D’Silva|
|20 Nails Studio||Manicure and Pedicure||2174||Anna Cole|
|Flower Basket||Isan Flowers||1068||Jim Millard|
|Titleist||Golf Balls||2819||Golf Balls|
|20 Nails Studio||Manicure and Pedicure||70||Monique van Deursen|
|Homemade Quilt||Our Home||79||Eline Paauwe|
|Alois Restaurant||Dinner Voucher||1446||Kim Schnyder|
|Power Services||Laser Printer||5366|
|Stil InVogue||LapTop Bag||2478|
|Pattaya Pickle Company||Basket with Assorted Pickles||3008||Gillian Thom|
|Rancho Texas||Basked with assorted pickles||945|
|Scoop and Co||Halloween Plate||1506||Dzenana Poppin|
|Alois Restaurant||Dinner Voucher||2995|
|The Party Shop||Gift Voucher||1209|