4 area Lions clubs install new presidents

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Lions Club members from Singapore and Korea were on hand as four Pattaya-area chapters installed new presidents for the coming term.

Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome and MP Santsak Ngampichet also attended the June 28 installation at the Asia Hotel for the District 310C Lions clubs of Pattaya, Pattaya-Taksin, Pattaya-Nongprue, and Chonburi-Sriracha. Past Gov. Wiwat Pattanasin lit candles and gave the blessing to open the ceremony.

“The clubs within District 310C Area 8 have conducted countless beneficial projects, helping mankind and the disabled in Chonburi,” Sonthaya said. “I would like to congratulate new board members who will administer clubs to reach their goals in 2013-14.”

Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome congratulates members of the new committees.Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome congratulates members of the new committees.

Deputy Gov. Sakchai Taechawet presided over the installations, swearing in Nampol Suphawet to succeed Burin Chantharakkarnkha as president of the Lions Club of Pattaya.

Watcharapol Siwadechathorn became the new president of the Lions Club of Pattaya-Taksin, replacing Pachornon Khanachotiphikin.

Bunanat Pattanasin will head the Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue, taking the reigns from Badinthan Hirintharanukul.

And Vichan Suthumpong takes over for Warathorn Samphao-ngrn as head of the Chonburi-Sriracha club.

District 310C Gov. Vichai Chuncharoen congratulated the new board members, urging them to move forward under the new motto of “World of Service.”

Nampol Suphawet, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya 2013-2014.Nampol Suphawet, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya 2013-2014.

Bunanat Pattanasin, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue 2013-2014.Bunanat Pattanasin, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue 2013-2014.

Watcharapol Siwadetchathorn, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya-Taksin 2013-2104.Watcharapol Siwadetchathorn, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya-Taksin 2013-2104.

Vichan Suthampong, president of the Lions Club of Chonburi-Sriracha Club 2013-2014.Vichan Suthampong, president of the Lions Club of Chonburi-Sriracha Club 2013-2014.

Vichai Chunchaoren, governor of Lions 310C for the 2012-2013 administrative year, offers his congratulations.Vichai Chunchaoren, governor of Lions 310C for the 2012-2013 administrative year, offers his congratulations.

Sakchai Taechaewet, past president of Lions 310C, presides over the installation ceremony for the 4 clubs for the 2013-2014 year.Sakchai Taechaewet, past president of Lions 310C, presides over the installation ceremony for the 4 clubs for the 2013-2014 year.

Pol. Capt. Somchai Thongsukh, former president of the Lions Club of Pattaya, provides his opening address.Pol. Capt. Somchai Thongsukh, former president of the Lions Club of Pattaya, provides his opening address.

Visit Ekakh (left), member of the Lions Club of Pattaya, is presented a special  plaque of honor for being the outstanding Lions club member this year.  He is receiving the award from Burin Chantharakkarnkha, former president of the Lions Club of Pattaya.Visit Ekakh (left), member of the Lions Club of Pattaya, is presented a special  plaque of honor for being the outstanding Lions club member this year.  He is receiving the award from Burin Chantharakkarnkha, former president of the Lions Club of Pattaya.

Members pin brooches on new 30 members during the candle lighting ceremony.Members pin brooches on new 30 members during the candle lighting ceremony.

Praichit Jetpai, president of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, with members congratulate the newly appointed Lions Club committee members.Praichit Jetpai, president of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, with members congratulate the newly appointed Lions Club committee members.

Jamlong Passara, former president of the Rotary Club of Pattaya, along with Rotarians, express their congratulations to new members of the Lions Club committee for 2013-2014.Jamlong Passara, former president of the Rotary Club of Pattaya, along with Rotarians, express their congratulations to new members of the Lions Club committee for 2013-2014.