Korean and Thai Rotarians donate 3 metric tons of rice to Father Ray S.O.S. Rice campaign

Friday, 09 March 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 10 By  Manoon Makpol

In commemoration of the ‘Rotary, Sow the Seeds of Love Day’ which falls on February 23 every year, South Korean and Thai Rotarians donated to the Father Ray Foundation’s S.O.S. Rice campaign while inking a sister club agreement with each other.

Rotary Governor Elect Lee Young Man of District 3710 in South Korea, along with a delegation of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Gwangju-Bia met up with Past District Governor Thongchai Lortrakanon of district 3340 and President Naree Jintakanon of the Rotary Club of Chonburi.  The group formed a 50 strong delegation of Rotarians who visited the Pattaya Redemptorist Center Feb. 16 to present the donation to Father Ray Foundation acting president, Fr. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul and vice president, Fr. Michael Picharn Jaiseri.

Fr. Michael Picharn Jaiseri (center) presents thank you certificates to Naree Jintakanon (left) and Lee Young Man (right).Fr. Michael Picharn Jaiseri (center) presents thank you certificates to Naree Jintakanon (left) and Lee Young Man (right).

The Rotarians donated fifty 60-kg bags of rice worth more than 100,000 baht. Foundation officials thanked them heartily for the three-ton donation and treated the guests to a performance from the wheelchair dance troupe and a wheelchair basketball demonstration by the students of the Redemptorist School for the Handicapped.

Later that evening Rotarians gathered at the Green Tree Restaurant for an evening of fellowship and to recommit their agreement to strengthen their relationship as sister clubs for many years to come.

Naree Jintakanon (left) and Lee Young Man (right) sign a sister club agreement.Naree Jintakanon (left) and Lee Young Man (right) sign a sister club agreement.

Guests are treated to a performance from the wheelchair dance troupe.Guests are treated to a performance from the wheelchair dance troupe.

South Korean and Thai Rotarians donate fifty 60-kg bags of rice to the Father Ray Foundation’s S.O.S. Rice campaign.South Korean and Thai Rotarians donate fifty 60-kg bags of rice to the Father Ray Foundation’s S.O.S. Rice campaign.

Beautiful Thai dancers give a cultural performance for the guests at the Green Tree Pub.Beautiful Thai dancers give a cultural performance for the guests at the Green Tree Pub.

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