Sixty-three members and guests attended the event. Club president, Ann Winfield, made club announcements, reminding members about the upcoming Christmas Bazaar and introducing new members.
Rita Timpen is just one of five women working with the Foreign Police Volunteers here in Pattaya
Ann then introduced the lunch’s guest speaker, Rita Timpen from the Foreign Police Volunteers (FPV). This group was formed a few years ago to help the Thai police in Pattaya deal with foreigners who get into trouble here in Pattaya as many tourists do not understand the language or culture of Thailand.
Rita spoke about how she got involved, and shared with the audience some of her experiences. She was a hairdresser in her home country of Holland, and has lived in Pattaya for eight years. She has just been promoted to FPV Patrol Group Coordinator.
She is just one of five women working with the FPV here in Pattaya, which is 60 members strong.
Accompanying Rita was Tom Coulter, operations manager with the FPV, who introduced her and gave a short history of the FPV. Rita’s presentation was well received by luncheon attendees and it created numerous questions in the Q and A session that followed. Many people asked Rita for more information on volunteering with the FPV.
Ann thanked the speakers for their presentation, and invited them to address the group again in the near future because of the interest generated. She then went on to remind members of the next lunch event in November which is being held in the Sriracha Seaside Restaurant in Sriracha.
Members enjoy lunch at the beautiful Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in Naklua.
Sixty-three members and guests attended the event.
The Centara put out a wonderful buffet lunch for the ladies.