3 Y.W.C.A. chapters celebrate, plan for new year

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Members of three regional Y.W.C.A. branches came together to celebrate the new year and plan charity projects for 2011.

Jareet Ongkasuwanna, chairwoman of the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok and Jittra Wattanasilp, head of the Y.W.C.A. Chonburi, joined Pattaya chapter chairwoman Nittaya Patimasongkroh Jan. 25 at the Hilton Pattaya for Asian and European buffet.

Members of 3 area YWCA groups met Jan. 25 at the Hilton Pattaya. Members of 3 area YWCA groups met Jan. 25 at the Hilton Pattaya.

The party capped a three-day summit in which the Pattaya, Chonburi and Bangkok Y.W.C.A. organizations mapped out upcoming projects.

During the week, members visited the Burapha mushroom farm in Rayong which will play a key role in the Y.W.C.A.’s lunch-donation program. The first free lunches were planned for Thailand’s fifth Special Olympics.

The Pattaya chapter will next hold its “Love Bond” project to supply basic necessities to 1,100 female prison inmates in Chonburi.