The president of the Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya had something else to celebrate after his recent installation: his 75th birthday.
Having just taken over the office of president of the German-speaking club, Otmar Deter welcomed guests to his July 23 party at the Thai Garden Resort. About 50 friends showed, spared the usual Rotary fellowship donation as Deter and his wife Margaret paid all expenses.
Deter welcomed his guests and expressed his gratitude, especially two past district governors, Premprecha Dibbayawan and Pratheep Malhotra. Also attending were the pastor of the protestant church in Pattaya Wolfgang Wagner and his wife; Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri, president of the Father Ray Foundation and new president of the Rotary Club of Pattaya; and director of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce Joerg Buck.
After blowing out the candles, Otmar Deter prepares to cut the cake with his loving wife Margret.
Along with the buffet and wine, Deter was treated to a visit from German MP Jurgen Koppelin and hotel owner Gerrit Niehaus and his wife Anselma.
Radchada Chomjinda, director of the Human Help Network Thailand, led children from the Child Protection & Development Center in a dance for the guest of honor while another group performed classical Thai dances during dinner.