The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) held its penultimate Seaboard Sundowners for 2010 at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, in another well-attended function, with members of the visiting Australian Trade Commission mixing with the Automotive Focus Group and the AustCham members and friends.
The venue was the new Breezeo restaurant, which gave the AustCham Seaboard Sundowners a true ‘seaboard’ situation, with the new site actually on the beach.
Fr. Phakavee Sengcharoen (left) from the Camillian Social Center and his assistant Marco (right); gratefully accept a generous donation from Paul Wilkinson from AGS Four Winds.
The corporate sponsor was Kevin Fisher’s Cranes and Equipment Asia, a company that can supply everything from hand tools to machine tools and even undercover storage for its customers. Kevin said they were adding value to their client’s businesses through high quality and an innovative service, and they could also investigate and identify opportunities to improve processes and reduce costs. More details are available through the website www.ceaprojects.com.
The catering and venue sponsor was the Royal Cliff Beach Resort itself, and with senior staff such as Ranjith Chandrasiri on hand, he was quick to bring the AustCham members up to date with the refurbishments that have been happening at the famous hotel, one of the first in Pattaya. The catering was under the expert eye of Executive Chef Walter Thenisch (and the spicy mini-burgers were delicious)!
Following the very successful charity golf day run by Paul Wilkinson (AGS Four Winds) before the previous Seaboard Sundowners, AustCham was able to present to the Camillian Relief Center for people with HIV, a cheque for 165,000 baht, which was accepted with much thanks and humility by Fr. Phakavee Sengcharoen and assistant Marco.
The Jock and Doc show – Paul Strachan (left) and Dr. Iain Corness (right) interview Mark Bowling from Colliers International for Pattaya Mail TV.
Two lovely ladies from the Royal Cliff, Holly Claeys and Elizabeth Brown, were everywhere flashing their infectious smiles and making sure the event ran smoothly and were interviewed for Pattaya Mail TV for the Jock and Doc show, a mistake they won’t make again!
Another young lady, Rossukone Pavalee, the sales manager from the Holiday Inn Pattaya, was also doing the rounds and promoting her property and was last seen in earnest discussion with Kevin Fisher of CEA.
AustCham Eastern Seaboard Coordinator Paul Whyte (left) shares a toast with Gary Baguley (right) from Blue Seas Asia.
Mark Bowling was still flushed with success at having heard that his agency had won the Real Estate Agency Award for 2010. In an exclusive interview on Pattaya Mail TV, Dr. Iain asked him how much it had cost! The flush paled at the inference, but he took it all in good stead.
The sartorially splendid George Strampp spoiled his ‘look’ with the windswept hair style. It’s a visit to the sheep shearers George before the next event, or bring a violin.
The Sutlet Group’s new business development manager for the Eastern Seaboard, Richard Prouse, was very pleased to tell everyone that they now had permanent premises in Paniad Chang Soi 11, from which they could present their business solutions for everyone.
Another successful event for AustCham, with the outgoing executive director Brett Gannaway on hand to say some good-byes. However, there is no truth to the rumor that he is going to be a male model for the Brylcream company.
The final seaboard Sundowners for 2010 will be in conjunction with the Lighthouse Club at the Centara Grand Mirage on December 3.
(L to R) Fr. Phakavee Sengcharoen and assistant Marco from the Camillian Social Center; Paul Wilkinson from AGS Four Winds; Kevin Fisher from Cranes and Equipment Asia; AustCham Vice President John Anderson; and Ranjith Chandrasiri, deputy general manager of the co-hosts Royal Cliff Beach Resort & Spa celebrate a successful turnout.