Pattaya Sports Club shares happiness, peace and love at Yuletide celebrations

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PSC Annual Christmas Party at Town in Town on Dec. 10 was another great success with over 400 members and guests attending.

The doors opened shortly before 18:30 hrs and tables were quickly filled. The very efficient Town in Town staff soon had a drink in every hand.  There was the usual buzz of old friends meeting up again, many who only meet up again once or twice a year at these Sports Club parties.

By 19:00 hrs things were settling down and we were given a great Christmas Carol treat, in English, by the very well turned out children from Pattaya Orphanage. This mini concert is always well received by everyone, and was well emceed by Paul Strachan.

Noi Emmerson presents a bouquet to Cassidy and the Tara Pattana International School Dancers.Noi Emmerson presents a bouquet to Cassidy and the Tara Pattana International School Dancers.

Acting PSC Social Chairperson Noi Emerson then gave a welcoming speech and the buffet was opened.  An excellent assortment of Thai & European foods was laid out in a very professional manner and the lines moved quite well with minimum hold ups.

Around 19:45 hrs Tara Pattana International School students put on a display of Thai traditional dancing followed by a beautiful ballet performance by Cassidy, another of Tara Pattana’s talented students. Well done all of you.

Noi, Peter and Khun Toy pose with the exquisite dancers from the Pattaya Orphanage.Noi, Peter and Khun Toy pose with the exquisite dancers from the Pattaya Orphanage.

Rattanachai Suttidechanai, Vice chairman of the Pattaya City Council, representing the mayor of Pattaya extended his warm greetings to all and expressed his gratitude to PSC members for all the charity work to help children and the underprivileged in our community.

PSC President Peter Malhotra presented a bouquet Radchada Chomjinda (Toy) Director of HHN Foundation Thailand and Inter-Country Adoption Pattaya Orphanage to thank her for her love and tirelessly caring for the children of our community.

Children form the orphanage brought tears to our eyes with their beautiful renditions of Christmas carols.Children form the orphanage brought tears to our eyes with their beautiful renditions of Christmas carols.

President Peter also recognised Noi Emerson for her brilliant efforts in arranging the party with the help of a handful of committee members and staff. He said, “I commend the organising committee for having done a superb job. The PSC Christmas party is turning out to be a roaring success. Ticket sales have surpassed all expectations. I can assure you that our next parties will be even better and more enjoyable for our members, their families and guests.”

The ballroom of the Town-in-Town was packed to the brim.The ballroom of the Town-in-Town was packed to the brim.

Live music from the Town in Town band kept feet tapping, and shortly after 21:00 hrs the lucky draw for PSC members’ tickets was conducted by our VP Joe Mooneyham. A dozen or so prizes were given out.

The ever popular Barry Upton came on at 21:20 hrs and soon had the people dancing and singing along to a great variety of oldies we never get tired off.  Good show Barry.

The lovely Lewiinski’s girls did a wonderful job of selling all the raffle tickets, not a single ticket went unsold, and the raffle was drawn shortly after 22:00 hrs.  Many prizes were won, including a Roundtrip airplane ticket to Chiang Mai jointly donated by Massic Travel and Thai Airways International.

The grand prize was a 1 baht gold necklace.

Barry came back on stage and got the people rocking with help from the Town in Town band. They just did not want to stop dancing, but finally at 23:45 hrs, last orders were called and the party started to wind down.

Peter Malhotra flanked by Noi Emmerson (left) and VP Joe Mooneyham (right) presents the grand prize.  Peter Malhotra flanked by Noi Emmerson (left) and VP Joe Mooneyham (right) presents the grand prize.

The Pattaya Sports Club committee extend our heartfelt gratitude to our office staff for all their great efforts in helping to make this event a most successful one.

Special thanks also goes to our sponsors, including Burapha Golf Club, Phoenix Gold Golf Club, Pleasant Valley Golf Club, Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation, Eastern Star Golf Club, Khao Kheow Country Club, Mike Bridge of Exact, Massic Travel and Thai Airways International for their generous support.

A great night was enjoyed by all and we look forward to the next party hosted by the Pattaya Sports Club which is pencilled in already for next summer.

Radchada Chomjinda (Toy) emotionally thanks the PSC for our support throughout the years.Radchada Chomjinda (Toy) emotionally thanks the PSC for our support throughout the years.

Rattanachai Suttidechanai conveys greetings of gratitude from City Hall.Rattanachai Suttidechanai conveys greetings of gratitude from City Hall.

Paul Strachan, MC extraordinaire.Paul Strachan, MC extraordinaire.

It was so good to see hundreds of members and their families enjoying the Christmas party.

 

Raffle and door prizes galore. We gave out more prizes than we’ve ever done before.

 

Guests were entertained by various artists throughout the evening.