Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin, friends and family were proud to celebrate Past President Paul Grab's 80th Birthday. 🎂
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin is Hua Hin's English-speaking Rotary club with 46 members from 17 nationalities spanning the globe.
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin, friends and family were proud to celebrate Past President Paul Grab's 80th Birthday. 🎂
Tuesday's lunch meeting on the 8th February at the Amari Hotel and Spa welcomed John Laroche the chief executive officer from Phoenix aviation a Hong Kong based aviation advisory service helping to bring flights directly to Hua Hin to deliver an unparalleled passenger experience and world class airline efficiency while increasing the productivity and commerciality of Hua Hin airport.
37 members and guests including Rotarians from RC Aireborough in the UK, Malmo in Sweden enjoyed an informative talk, social gathering and good lunch.
Donation to Sang Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin Lunch meeting on Tuesday 25th January at the Amari hotel and Spa welcomed Mutsumi Adachi founder of the Sang Foundation as the guest speaker.
Since May 2021 the Sang Foundation have delivered over 14,400 cooked meals, drinks and have distributed used clothes & home goods from Cha Am to the Pranburi area.
In addition, the Sang Foundation are fully committed to environmental projects.
Sang means light in Sanskrit and in Thai
In the quest for a cleaner and greener globe and a crystal-clear ocean, 'Sang' is literally translated as 'light' in Thai, and will continue to ignite the creation of love and care for our beloved mother earth for the generations to come.
The Sang Foundation was created to raise public awareness that plastic waste is now at a critical level and more and more marine animals are painfully dying because of our addiction to plastic. We are here to spread the message that this does not need to happen - there are alternatives to plastic.
Following the presentation, the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were pleased to donate THB 20,000 to support ongoing local support for our community through the Sang Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were proud to welcome and induct two new members Leslie Miles from the UK and Rini Busschers from the Netherlands at todays lunch time meeting. Both Les and Rini were presented their membership certificates, Rotary Wheel, Rotary theme pin and membership pack by Immediate past President Brian Anderson, Charter President Alan Cooper and President Phil Lawrence.
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta has set four initiatives for his Presidential Year 2021 to 2022, one of these initiatives is “Empowering Girls” Equality is a fundamental human right that's critical in order to have a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Still, girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education, and they experience significant violence and disproportionate poverty. Rotary encourages clubs and districts to prioritise projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls in their communities and around the world.
• In particular education portrays an imbalance in how men and women are treated with regards education portrayed by the following facts:
• The United Nations says 60 million girls worldwide have no access to basic education.
• Of the 960 million people who are illiterate worldwide, two-thirds are women.
• In many regions, schools do not meet the safety, hygiene, or sanitation needs of girls.
• Globally, 1 in 4 girls ages 15-19 are neither employed nor in school, compared with 1 in 10 boys
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin is leased to continue to support this initiative in conjunction with the Lizzy education fund in 2022, where two young ladies have been sponsored through this project to complete a Business management degree at Stamford International University.
Rotary International celebrates globally world Polio day on the 24th October every year. Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries left in the world that have a small number of cases of wild Polio. The eradication of the disease is getting closer. To commemorate this special Rotary day the Rotary club of Hua Hin organised a blood bank day at the Red Cross clinic in Hua Hin where around 50 people donated blood. The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin and the Rotaractor's of Rajamangala University were invited to support the day.
Rotary International celebrates world Polio Day annually on the 24th October and encourages Rotary Clubs globally to participate in events to commemorate the day.
There are three designated quarantine field hospitals in Hua Hin, the field hospital on Phetkhasim road has around 120 people undergoing quarantine at the moment. The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin decided to undertake a project to donate120 bags of goodies to help make their stay in quarantine a little more less challenging,
A joint project will be held with Rotary Club of Hua Hin and Rotaractor's on Sunday 24th October.
For more information on World Polio day visit Rotary International.
On Wednesday 6th October Rotarian Benjamas Uamsa-Ard one of the Charter members of the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin (RCRHH) in 2010 was recognised for her 100% contribution to the Rotary Foundation by being awarded with their Paul Harris Fellow certificate and Pin.
Benjamas who has always been an active member of the club and Chairs the Youth Services committee and has been instrumental in developing the Rotaractor's of Stamford International University and Webster University. Benjamas has also been a vital link in our public relations with the Thai Press.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. This has been the story for Cha Am Hospital recently as they have been undertaking mass vaccines six days a week on average providing over a thousand vaccines a day. The welfare for patients is essential in the warm climate of Thailand where the process to vaccinate people can take up to 3 hours, plus the vaccination area is outdoors to reduce the risk of cross contamination, so the provision of water is important to keep people hydrated.
Unfortunately, the hospital budgets are running low, the Government does not pay for water and local donations have dried up literally.
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin decided to sponsor a vaccination day at the hospital on Wednesday 6th October and provided 2,000 bottles of water to be handed out during the vaccination process.
However the water donated will only last for just over one vaccination day, the problem will continue whilst vaccinations continue to help kick start the local community to promote business recovery, so continued support will be required.
Schools may be closed, sporting activities cancelled, however the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were once again proud to sponsor the three football teams of the Nong Hoi school near Khao Tao.
Once football starts again the teams from the above school will have 50 new strips, one for each of their players with their names and numbers proudly displayed.
During these difficult times we are happy to support local projects especially those that focus on education, sports are often neglected as a way of developing children’s abilities both within and outside the schools’ activities.
Due to restrictions by Covid 19 only a restricted number of players and Rotary members were allowed.
We look forward to when all 50 players can be recognised and enjoy playing with their new football kit.
What do golfers do when they cannot play golf?
A big thank you to the members of Lake View Golfers Society which include Rotarians Rick Lunstrum and Phil Lawrence who opened not only their hearts but their wallets to provide support for the Mercy House Foundation in Pranburi, which is a children's home for 25 young girls and boys. Due to the school closures the children have been locked down at the home for many months, therefore to provide 3 nutritious meals a day costs around 2,500 Thai Baht.
Members of the LVGS and a donation from Rotarian Keith Humphreys raised and amazing 50,600 Thai Baht of which 36,683.75 was spent at Macro on Thursday under the guidance of Two, and her mum who have run the home for 27 years.
The remaining 13,736.25 was handed over to Two to purchase further fresh items as required.
Again a big thanks to those that contributed.
In what has been a busy week for the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin supporting our local communities during the current Covid-19 lockdown, today saw a joint project between the Rotary Club Hua Hin and our club purchase 100 sets of Dupont Tyvek 500 one-piece personal protective suits (PPE) and 250 3M medical face masks to protect front line medical personnel from Covid-19 and other cross contaminants at the Hua Hin Hospital.
On average the Hua Hin Hospital uses 500 sets of PPE a day.
In the current Covid-19 Health pandemic local health authorities are struggling to manage severe increases in budgets to cope with protecting their staff from Covid -19 and other contaminants.
Following consultation with our Service projects chair Napa Keawtem and the Red Cross Medical Clinic in Hua Hin, three items of equipment were identified by the Clinic to help support their daily operations.
These were a Longray model 2680 mist sprayer which can spray chemicals, disinfectants and deodorants which will enable the clinic to maintain clean working areas within the treatment areas by helping to neutralize any contamination of areas of Covid-19. The second item of equipment is a battery operated Aspira Go 30 portable suction machine (aspirator) is designed for use in multiple clinical and surgical settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, day surgeries and homecare. And Lastly was a was a new wireless access point to replace an outdated system in use that does not support the Medical Clinic Day to day operations.
Joining the handover was Immediate Past President Somchai Thepcharoennirund from Rotary Club of Ratchaburi who works at the clinic 3 days a week.
These items were purchased and handed over today the 11th August.
Mercy House is a small privately run children’s home located in Pranburi and is home to 25 local children aged 6 to 16 years. Due to the frequent closure of schools over the last 18 months due to Covid-19 this has necessitated children to undertake home on line learning. Currently the children are learning on mobile phones which makes learning difficult, also working on small screens may lead to visionary problems later.
The Director of the children’s home has requested through supporters, friends and other Organisations through their newsletter to provide financial support to purchase 5 lap top computers to enable more robust online learning by use of the computers. The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin agreed to purchase two lap top computers and two head sets to enable the children to undertake home learning more efficiently and safely. Another supporter has agreed to purchase a further lap top. Two more are required. Any support for this please contact the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin.
Today 28th July 2021 Rotarian Michael Kehnscherper, his wife Chutima and friends generously donated 1200 eggs, three 48 KG bags of rice, 200 packs of noodles and 100 cans of mackerel to the migrant workers on Soi 94 who many have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and are now self isolating.
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin welcomed it's first new member of Rotary year 2021/22. Rick Lunstrum who is a former Vice President of Operations at ID Watchdog and originally from Sunnyvale in California. Rick a keen golfer now lives in Hua Hin. President Phil Lawrence welcomes Rick to the RCRHH.
On Monday 5th July the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were proud to join volunteers from Jungle Aid to officially hand over their replacement vehicle to support ongoing Jungle Aid operations.
Earlier this year discussions took place between Immediate Past President (IPP) Brian Anderson and members of Jungle aid who mentioned that their current vehicle was becoming untenable to support their operations being 15 years old. The RCRHH provided support to purchase their previous vehicle 5 years ago.
The RCRHH donated 230,000 Thai Baht towards the cost of this vehicle with a further donation of 40,000 Thai Baht from the Rotary Club of Noble Park Dingley in Victoria Australia.
From the 1st July 2021 Rotary Club of Royal Hua sees it's 12th President take office. Phil Lawrence from the United Kingdom a former fire officer from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and London Fire Brigade who is married to Suphapit and lives in Khao Tao. Phil would like to thank Immediate Past President Brian Anderson for steering the RCRHH through the turbulent last year.
On Friday 2nd April Rotarian Professor Keith Humphreys and Phetchaburi Panyanukul School Ajarn Weera presented certificates to all Teachers and Assistant Teachers who have worked to produce the First Assessment of Thai Core Curriculum eights subjects for children with learning difficulties in Thailand. This document has been endorsed by the Special Education Bureau Office, Office of the Basic Education Commission, the Ministry of Education and the King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi.
Immediate Past President Napa Keawtem, President Elect Phil Lawrence, Youth Chair Benjamas Uamsa-Ard and Administration Chair Torsten Voight supported the event.
In February 2021 on a recommendation by Rotarian Patrick Franssen, The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rotary Club of Hat Yai Nakarin to become a new Sister Club. This now makes 6 Sister clubs affiliated to RCRHH across 4 Countries. Australia, Malaysia, USA and Thailand.
On the 22nd and 23rd March nine members of the club visited RCRHH on an inaugural friendship visit looking at our two major projects Thai Voices and the TELK.
They also joined our club members and guests for our 3rd club assembly.
A full story will appear on the RCRHH website soon.
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RCRHH meetings take place on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon, at Amari Hua Hin at 117/74 Takiab Road (close to Cicada night market), and the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm, at Sanae Beach Club at 69/19 Soi Moo Baan Kao Tao. Members try to arrive 15 or 20 minutes before the meeting starts to enjoy the fellowship of other members. Interested, prospective members can get a feel for the club activities by reading through the newsletters 'News & Views' and are invited to contact the club for additional information.
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