Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya & Hong Kong Lions donate to elderly, AIDS victims

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The Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya and the Lions Club of Phoenix-Hong Kong arranged two joint charity projects in Pattaya for the Banglamung Home for the Elderly and financial support for Dr. Philippe Seur’s HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention activities.

A delegation of Hong Kong Lions arrived in Bangkok Dec. 10 and were welcomed by the Phoenix-Pattaya Rotary President Hubert Meier and other members. The journey was the realization of two charity projects in Pattaya financed by both clubs.

Hong Kong Lions arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport.Hong Kong Lions arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport.

Both clubs visited the Banglamung home to hand over a six-seat electric golf cart to give older, more-infirm residents greater mobility around the grounds.

Meier, and the Hong Kong Lions President Rosita Li-Meier gave speeches, followed by Banglamung Home Director Utit Boonchuay, who thanked both groups for their 210,000 baht “Christmas present.”

Members of the Rotary Club Phoenix-Pattaya and Lions Club Phoenix Hong Kong pose for a commemorative group photo.Members of the Rotary Club Phoenix-Pattaya and Lions Club Phoenix Hong Kong pose for a commemorative group photo.

Everyone celebrated with dancing, singing karaoke and enjoying tea, coffee and cakes.

That evening, Meier hosted a dinner for both clubs and friends at Cabbages & Condoms restaurant. In a very relaxed atmosphere, everybody enjoyed Thai food and made new friends.

On Dec. 11 at the Diana Garden Resort’s convention center the two clubs presented a check for 200,000 baht to Seur while Hong Kong individuals donated another 80,000 baht. Seur has worked without fee in Pattaya for 13 years on HIV and AIDS work.

The benevolent groups donate 200,000 baht to Dr. Philippe Seur.The benevolent groups donate 200,000 baht to Dr. Philippe Seur.

Seur showed a film about his clinic and explained about the aspects and the medical requirements of his work. Speeches from Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and others followed. Seur thanked the clubs for the recognition and donations.

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh addresses the gathering, thanking the benevolent groups for their kind donations.Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh addresses the gathering, thanking the benevolent groups for their kind donations.

Banglamung Home for the Aged director, Utit Boonchuay sits behind the wheel of the home’s new golf cart.Banglamung Home for the Aged director, Utit Boonchuay sits behind the wheel of the home’s new golf cart.

Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya President Hubert Meier cuts the ribbon for the official handover.Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya President Hubert Meier cuts the ribbon for the official handover.