Almost 200 ladies (and some spouses) attended the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) Christmas Luncheon held recently at the Royal Cliff Hotel. This annual event has been held at the Royal Cliff for over 20 years, and is always a much anticipated event for PILC members. The hotel’s Pornthip made sure that the dining room looked beautifully festive, with Christmas trees and ornaments in abundance decorating the room and the stage.
PILC President Helle Rantsen welcomed everyone and thanked them all for their support during the past year. She made some “housekeeping” club announcements, and then informed everyone that the recently held Christmas Bazaar had raised over 400,000 baht in support of the PILC’s charitable endeavors. A number of vendors who participated in the bazaar were also in attendance at the lunch, selling their beautiful and one-of-a-kind wares.
PILC President Helle Rantsen welcomed everyone and thanked them all for their support during the past year.
In addition to the wonderful buffet lunch, entertainment this year included a short pantomime presented by the Pattaya Players, a local theatrical group, and Christmas Carols and songs by the Bella Voce Choir, under the direction of international opera singer, Kim Jun Man. In addition, Kim also regaled the audience with two operatic songs, and a beautiful rendition of the Italian classic canzone, O Sole Mio.
PILC Vice President Joyce Aldridge and her helpers also sold raffle tickets for the great raffle that was held to raise funds for charity. The Royal Cliff Hotel generously donated a beautiful watch as a prize, and many other great prizes were on offer, many donated by the vendors.
Lunch was served after the entertainment, and the Royal Cliff outdid themselves this year with the amazing array of delicious traditional Christmas dishes, as well as wonderful seafood appetizers and desserts. After dessert and coffee, attendees were then treated to an after lunch Amaretto served in a beautiful Lotus Crystal liqueur glass, which they got to take home with them.
Kim Jun Man regaled the audience with two operatic songs, and a beautiful rendition of the Italian classic canzone, O Sole Mio.
After lunch, Helle announced that the raffle had netted over 30,000 baht and she thanked everyone for their generosity.
All in all, it was a really fun event to wrap up the year and start the holiday season in style. The Pattaya International Ladies Club comprises over 200 members from 34 countries. Its primary aim is to serve as a networking and social organization to help foreign women make friends and transition into living in Thailand with a secondary aim of helping raise funds for the disadvantaged in and around Pattaya.
Why not join us for our next social and informal event? The PILC will be the host for “An evening of Wine” on the 25th of January in Siam Gardens. Come and meet new friends or say hello to old ones and enjoy an evening with wine, outstanding finger food and a relaxed atmosphere.
For more information about PILC or this event please contact Helle [email protected] or visit our website www.pilc-pattaya.com
The Royal Cliff outdid themselves this year with the amazing array of delicious traditional Christmas dishes