More than 220 members and their families turned up to enjoy the Pattaya Sports Club Association (PSCA) Christmas Party on Saturday 15 December at the First Pacific Hotel.
The PSCA was founded 40 years ago and is a registered non-profit association with the objectives of promoting sports and supporting local charities. Memberships are diverse from many parts of the world. This helps the PSC, as we fondly call our club. We acquire funds from membership fees and generous donations from private persons, and combine these with monies raised at sports and charity events to help us achieve those objectives.
We express our gratitude to members and supporters by organising a Summer party in July and a Christmas party in December of every year.
The PSC is well known and respected in both the public and private sector, and we are recognized by the city and provincial fathers for the good work that we do.
This year, with the new management team back at city hall, we were extremely honoured when Deputy Mayor Ekasingh presided over our Christmas party celebrations.
Other dignitaries included Sopin Thappajug, MD of the Diana group, and Nittaya Patimasongkroh, both members of the Pattaya Sports Club Association registered committee. We were also thrilled to welcome Praichit Jetapai, president of the YWCA Bangkok Pattaya Center. Noi Emmerson, another member of the PSCA and charity chairperson, added glamour and purpose to the list of VIPS.
President Peter Malhotra gave a short welcome speech, giving details of the club’s achievements, and invited Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh to deliver his welcome address on behalf of Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome, who unfortunately was not able to attend.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit, who is a personal friend of the club, said he is very familiar with the PSC. He said he was very impressed with both Thai and foreign members of the club who do so much to promote sports in our community. “Your efforts attract many visitors both Thai and foreign to come to Thailand to participate in a variety of sports, and most especially golf.”
“We have some of the best golf courses in the world located in and around Pattaya,” he boasted. This comment was acknowledged with loud applause from golfers in the audience.
He went on to assure the guests that the Pattaya City management team is ready to give every assistance to any person whether they come to Pattaya for a visit or live here all their lives. He said, “Your wellbeing and safety are of the highest concern to us. We are available to assist you at all times.”
As is tradition, children under the care of Radchada Chomjinda, director of the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand, sang beautiful Christmas carols, touching the hearts of the audience.
Guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet consisting of a vast selection of Thai and international food. And as is the norm at PSC parties, drinks of every variety flowed freely.
The evergreen and incomparable John Compare kept the audience in a nostalgic mood by singing songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Singer Natcha’s Thai songs were a big hit with the locals, especially the ladies, and when the time was right the 4-piece ‘Snakefarm’ band took to the stage and had the dancefloor pulsating vigorously.
The highlight of the evening was the drawing of raffle prizes. Not only did the PSC sponsor many valuable prizes, but we also received many prizes from our generous sponsors. They included Parichat International Golf Links and Southpoint Condominium Pattaya, represented by Ana Wongsing, Wanwisa Suksamran, Pattarachok Tangcharoenworakul and Isara Uchuparp, who sponsored 10 cases of beer and 5 membership cards at Parichart-Bangpra worth 5000 baht each.
Chartrium Golf Resort Soi Dao, represented by Vachiravit Thitiwattanajirakit, sponsored weekday green fee vouchers for two persons and weekend green fee vouchers for two persons.
Pattana Golf Club & Resort, represented by James Quilley, sponsored a gift voucher for one night stay & golf for two persons valued at 10,700 baht.
Khao Kheow Country Club, represented by Orranis Pakkanutnunkul, sponsored 5 caps.
Villa Valley Co., Ltd. (Rayong Green Valley, St. Andrews, & Silky Oak), represented by Phaiboon Pungamngen, sponsored vouchers worth 3000 baht for Café 35 at Poshland.
Pleasant Valley sponsored 8 vouchers, David George sponsored 13 Fenix shirts and Yupins Restaurant sponsored a beautiful yellow golf umbrella.
For the success of this memorable party, our heartfelt gratitude goes to PSC Social Chairman Paul Cornwell, Acting Secretary, PR and Office Manager Ingkarat Chaimongkon, together with Watcharin Amnuayseri (Oar), Nantida Thepsai (Tida), Kasamol Promkoon (Molly), Supawadee Suwannachairob (Wao) and Pajaree Srichat (Candy), Pattaya Sports Club’s charming and hardworking staff.
Last but not least, we thank the management of the First Pacific Hotel for their brilliant service.