The second Saturday of June is, arguably, the most important day in the Pattaya Sports Club calendar, for this is the day that the Annual General Meeting is held to give the opportunity to the Elective Members (EM) to vote on who will form the Executive Committee (EC) for the following 12 months.
The EC is so important to the continued success of PSC and this year’s event was eagerly awaited, as 5 members of the existing EC were standing down after many years of service to PSC, and names had been put forward as replacements. Many members have business and family commitments elsewhere at various times of the year but want to be involved in the selection process by discussing their thoughts with a friend and presenting them with their proxies, but 65 EM’s attended with 14 proxy votes.
The newly elected Pattaya Sports Club Executive Committee:
The meeting was opened by the acting President Peter Malhotra, and his report echoed the concerns of many about the dwindling number of tourists as a result of the political situation in Bangkok, but PSC numbers are holding firm and the club was in a healthy position at the end of the financial year. The new website is proving very popular and, with the introduction of Facebook, the name of PSC is being is being projected all over the world. Peter concluded his speech by thanking the PSC staff and the members of the EC for their efforts.
The financial report confirmed that PSC is in a strong financial position and a small surplus was obtained. This was followed by the charity report which showed that the club had donated more than 3 million baht during the year to 60 different projects and joint ventures carried out with Jesters, Rotary, TFI and YWCA.
PSC President Peter Malhotra addresses club members at the meeting.
The golf report confirmed the strong ties the PSC has with the EGA of Thailand and one of the club’s major sponsors in the Boon Rawd Brewery (Singha) who contributed to many events by donating prizes and many free drinks, which is always welcome. Appreciation for the efforts of the management at the Town In Town Hotel in helping to make the two parties and the AGM a success was voiced by the Social Chairman, Nigel Cannon.
PSC members listen attentively at the club’s AGM, held at the Town in Town Hotel on June 14.
So to the election of the Office Bearers: It is refreshing to note that there are members that are happy to give their time to standing on the EC as was the case when the election of Golf Chairman, Secretary and Vice President took their turn, for there was more than one candidate put forward for each position. At the end of the voting this year’s committee will consist of the following:
President – Peter Malhotra
Vice President – Joe Mooneyham
Secretary – George Bennision
Treasurer – Bob Lindborg
Charity Chairman – William Macey
Golf Chairman – Mark West
Social Chairman – Nigel Cannon
Public Relations – Noy Emmerson
Registrar – Geoff Couch
Founder – Mike Johnston
The meeting closed with thanks given by new Club President Peter Malhotra for a constructive meeting and the anticipation of another successful year.