The Rotary Club of Pattaya-Marina celebrated its 10-year anniversary in style, inviting friends and other members from other clubs to the event at the Mercure Hotel.
Guests to the French-speaking club party were asked to dress either in red, white or blue – or all three colors – as they are the colors of France’s flag.
A buffet stocked with lots of French specialties was served and French wines and other drinks full of “spirit” helped the guests to get in a very good mood.
The big auction brought in a lot of money.
The Italian-Belgian deejay helped as well with the French chansons to bring the guests onto the dance floor.
President Joseph Roy welcomed all the guests and Rotarian Martin Brands told the story of the beginning of the club, which was founded by the late Rotarian Nic Demet and Brands.
The founding members Olivier Meyer, Yves Erraud, Daniel Dandoy, and Francois Lecomte each received a bouquet of orchids.
There also was an auction of paintings of famous painters from the private collection of past president Erraud and all the guests who had the right number of lottery tickets were happy about the prizes.
The main prize was won by Helle Rantsen, the president of Pattaya International Ladies Club, who won a print of Toulouse Lautrec.
Dancing is in at French parties.
Martin Brands tells the tale of the Marina Club.
All the guests feel great at the party around the pool.
(From left) President Joseph Roy and Martin Brands share a joke.