Pattaya Sports Club rocks into Christmas

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Noi Emmerson and Ingakarat Chaimongkon present a gift of appreciation to Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Director of Pattaya Orphanage.
Noi Emmerson and Ingakarat Chaimongkon present a gift of appreciation to Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Director of Pattaya Orphanage.

On Wednesday 11th December almost 300 members and guests were at the First Pacific Hotel (formally Town-in-Town) for the 2019 Christmas party.

The doors were open at 6 pm and all were welcomed by Pattaya Sports Club staff and Santa (Rick Bevington). The start was delayed due to a major traffic problem in Pattaya Klang.

The proceedings were opened by MC Nigel Cannon who welcomed all with a special mention of the Executive Committee members and Rick Bevington – who is the Bikes for Tykes member.

VP Tim Knight smiles as President Peter Malhotra hugging a 2020 PSC calendar greets the members and guests, also thanking Tim for organizing such a spectacular event.
VP Tim Knight is all smiles as President Peter Malhotra hugging a 2020 Pattaya Sports Club calendar greets the members and guests, also thanking Tim for organizing such a spectacular event.

Nigel introduced PSC President Peter Malhotra who outlined the history of Pattaya Sports Club and its objectives.

It was then time to welcome some 40 children; tots to seniors, from the Pattaya Orphanage dressed for Christmas. They sang – in English – a number of Christmas songs. Following the final “We wish you a Merry Christmas” they were given a rousing applause, and a presentation was made to Father Michael in appreciation.

Buffet time and First Pacific Hotel produced an excellent array of food catering for all tastes – with some gong back for seconds!

Before introducing the evening’s entertainment, many local Golf Clubs had kindly donated a number of golf related items and Vice President Tim Knight presented them to the lucky door winners.

With all having enjoyed the food and beverage, it was time to rock

Nigel introduced the popular Soulmates Duo, Helmet and CJ, who sang and played well known music for 2 1/2 hours with many on the floor dancing.

Senior Advisor Nigel Cannon introduces the lovely children from the Pattaya Orphanage.
Senior Advisor Nigel Cannon introduces the lovely children from the Pattaya Orphanage.

Whilst Helmet and CJ took a well earned break it was raffle draw time. Nigel called the numbers, Tim withdrew the tickets and Treasurer John Player presented the prizes. One lucky winner took home the major prize of a television kindly donated by Parichat Golf Club.

Back to Helmet and CJ and for many to dance the night away until last orders at 1130.

The Executive Committee expressed their appreciation to the management and staff of First Pacific Hotel for their outstanding contribution to ensure a successful evening.

Vice President Tim Knight thanked Nigel for acting as MC and expressed appreciation to his sub-committee, John Player, Noi Emmerson, Stan Rees, David Smith and Jack Moseley.

Special thanks go to Pattaya Sports Club Office Manager Ing and the staff for their help and advice.

Santa Claus a.k.a. Rick Bevington gives a Christmas present to a little child.
Santa Claus a.k.a. Rick Bevington gives a Christmas present to a little child.
John Player is all smiles as he presents a raffle prize to this charming girl.
John Player is all smiles as he presents a raffle prize to this charming girl.
Bernie Tuppin is thrilled to see his dear friends Sopin Tappajug MD of Diana Garden Resort, Praichit Jetapai, President of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya and Nittaya Patimasongkroh former president of the YWCA.
Bernie Tuppin is thrilled to see his dear friends Sopin Tappajug MD of Diana Garden Resort, Praichit Jetapai, President of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya and Nittaya Patimasongkroh former president of the YWCA.

This year’s PSC Christmas Party was one of the best ever.