Successful networking as Lighthouse returns to Thai Garden Resort

Friday, 21 October 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 42 By  Paul Strachan

More than 300 people braved the rain to attend the October Lighthouse Club networking event and support the Melissa Cosgrove Children’s Foundation.

Kevin Fisher of CEA Projects exclusively sponsored the Oct. 7 party at the Thai Garden Resort, putting out a table of CEA goodies including free pens, hats and beer coolers. Thai Garden staffers were decked out in his branded t-shirts.

Fisher has close ties to Tracy Cosgrove, the driving force behind the foundation, and takes every opportunity to assist her in her various projects. Recently he took about forty kids from Bangkok for a day of fun at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s pool.

The ever familiar face of Joe Cox from Defense International Security Services with Earl Brown from the Sutlet Group.The ever familiar face of Joe Cox from Defense International Security Services with Earl Brown from the Sutlet Group.

He said he sees sponsoring Lighthouse Club meetings as another way to benefit the foundation even as it keeps it at the forefront of the business community in Pattaya.

In addition to supporting the LHC, CEA sponsors local motorcyclist Ben Fortt, who was also there with his 1100cc Suzuki and Thomas Raldorf’s Honda DC touring car.

The big man with the big heart, Kevin Fisher, MD of CEA Projects addresses the guests as the sole sponsor for the evening.The big man with the big heart, Kevin Fisher, MD of CEA Projects addresses the guests as the sole sponsor for the evening.

Because of the afternoon rain, the Thai Garden Resort was faced with something of a dilemma, as the party was meant to be held around the open-air pool. However, hotel manager Danilo Becker decided two hours beforehand to set up tables of food in the resort’s foyer and his team made sure everyone felt welcome.

As usual, many people were keen to arrive early, with nearly half the group there within the first quarter-hour. By then the rain had almost stopped, so networkers started making their way to poolside within an hour.

At 8:30 p.m., guests moved over to the Moon River Pub where they enjoyed a complimentary drink and the party continued long into the night. More than 100,000 baht was raised for facilitating various projects that at the Melissa Cosgrove Foundation.

The LHC’s 2011 calendar comes to a close Nov. 4 with an event at the Havana Bar. You need not be a member to attend. Just show up.

Tracy Cosgrove receives 20,000 baht from Scott Tierney and Graham Macdonald of MBMG.Tracy Cosgrove receives 20,000 baht from Scott Tierney and Graham Macdonald of MBMG.

Janek Keersalu and Alexander Trujillo from Real Estate Agency help make up a healthy Russian contingent at the networking.Janek Keersalu and Alexander Trujillo from Real Estate Agency help make up a healthy Russian contingent at the networking.

John Hamilton, Michael Parham (CEA), Terry Collins and Mike Davey from Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd.John Hamilton, Michael Parham (CEA), Terry Collins and Mike Davey from Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd.

Chanita Thannikornget gets Stuart Daly to refrain from singing for a quick photo opportunity.Chanita Thannikornget gets Stuart Daly to refrain from singing for a quick photo opportunity.

Elena Sayapina, marketing manager from Big Mango poses with fellow Russian Igor Burla.Elena Sayapina, marketing manager from Big Mango poses with fellow Russian Igor Burla.

President of Resourcerer Andrew Boyd introduces himself to David Johnson.President of Resourcerer Andrew Boyd introduces himself to David Johnson.

Ben Davis-Hughes from We’re Human speaks insurance with Gibb Jarutirasarn from LMG Insurance.Ben Davis-Hughes from We’re Human speaks insurance with Gibb Jarutirasarn from LMG Insurance.

The ever smiling Simon Dutton shares a glass of wine with Andy Wilkinson.The ever smiling Simon Dutton shares a glass of wine with Andy Wilkinson.

Sami Sarajarvi, MD of Happy Homes, talks property with Craig Turner from Rightmove Pattaya.Sami Sarajarvi, MD of Happy Homes, talks property with Craig Turner from Rightmove Pattaya.

More lovely ladies adorn the Lighthouse event.More lovely ladies adorn the Lighthouse event.

C. Morgan Jones and Roger D Ellis enjoy the social networking.C. Morgan Jones and Roger D Ellis enjoy the social networking.

Kik & Carl - Fabian Arp from Thai-Ger Line Golf with event host and hotel manager Danilo Becker.Kik & Carl - Fabian Arp from Thai-Ger Line Golf with event host and hotel manager Danilo Becker.

The lovely ladies of Tudor Court Vilai Khachenkul and Pikul Svesomsak pose with their MD Simon Ditchburn.The lovely ladies of Tudor Court Vilai Khachenkul and Pikul Svesomsak pose with their MD Simon Ditchburn.

Morten Olsen & Peter Graham,Morten Olsen & Peter Graham,

Deejays, chairmen and board presidents make up the varied networkers.Deejays, chairmen and board presidents make up the varied networkers.

Good looking and smartly dressed at the Lighthouse Club.Good looking and smartly dressed at the Lighthouse Club.

Legendary Ben Fortt with PMTV legend Paul Strachan.Legendary Ben Fortt with PMTV legend Paul Strachan.

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