German Rotarians celebrate start of Spring

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About 150 members of the German-speaking Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya celebrated the coming of spring at the Diana Garden Resort, enjoying a buffet and drinks and helping Dr. Philippe Seur continue his AIDS treatment work.

President Hubert Meier thanked members for their support of the club’s projects and the poor. Among those attending were Pattaya’s deputy chief of administration Apichart Puetpan, German Consul Paul Strunk, and CEO of the American Foundation for AIDS Research Kevin R. Frost.

President Hubert Meier greeting the guests. President Hubert Meier greeting the guests.

Seur was joined by the founder of the Glory Hut Foundation, a home for HIV-infected children and adults.

The party also drew top Rotarians, including former District 3340 governors Peter Malhotra, Premprecha Dibbayawan and Jin Srikasikorn, plus the chairman of the district committee Chalaw Paranan. Other organizations aligned with the Rotary Club, including the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center with President Praichit Jetpai and former head Nittaya Patimasongkroh.

After speeches by Apichart, Strunk and Seur, the buffet opened and break-dancer and singers form the Redemptorist School for the Blind took the stage, followed by tango dancers from the Dance Academy and Patrick Naumann. The raffle draw and dancing brought the evening to a close.

Meier and his successor Heiner Moessing want to make the successful spring bash a yearly event.

Dr. Philippe Seur salutes the successful event.Dr. Philippe Seur salutes the successful event.

(From left) Trutz Fiddikow, Peter Malhotra, Apichart Puetpan and Hubert Meier.(From left) Trutz Fiddikow, Peter Malhotra, Apichart Puetpan and Hubert Meier.

(From left) Vicky Strunk, Dr. Paul Strunk and Rosita Li - Meier.(From left) Vicky Strunk, Dr. Paul Strunk and Rosita Li – Meier.