Rotary Club of Bangkok South
Rotary Club Thailand
The first Rotary Club in Thailand was the Rotary Club of Bangkok, whose Charter was granted on 28 November 1930.
After a hiatus that covered the years of the Great Depression and World War 2, the second club in Thailand was chartered on 25 June 1958, the Rotary Club of Dhonburi.
Rotary Club Bangkok South
The Rotary Club of Bangkok South received its charter on 7 August 1961. We are one of the oldest Rotary clubs in Thailand and celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2011.
Our membership fluctuates between 100-120 people from around 20 countries, making us one of the largest and most diverse Rotary Clubs in Thailand. We meet every Friday at lunch time.
Who We Help
Kid’s Day Out
Each year The Rotary Club of Bangkok South, the Pakkred Home for Handicapped Children, plus several other institutions organize a day out at the beach for over 200 handicapped and under-privileged children. Scheduled for Wednesday, 4 April 2018, the day should be another great moment in the club’s annual calendar. The venue is provided by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya.The event is called Kids’ Day Out and Shrewsbury International School has been the Event Sponsor for several years.
The Rotary Club of Bangkok South has a long-standing tradition of working with local Rotary Clubs throughout Thailand to improve the lives and opportunities of the rural population.
These programmes have included clean drinking water systems for schools, hospital equipment, student scholarships and school educational supplies.
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Clean Drinking Water for Schools
Although Thailand is generally blessed with ample water resources, the availability of clean drinking water is often a problem, particularly in up-country areas.
Many children in rural Thailand drink untreated or poorly treated water at their schools, which makes them ill and impairs their studies,
In 1996, our club initiated a Clean Drinking Water for Schools Programme to install water purification systems in rural schools.
Low Income Communities
Over the past seven years, The Rotary Club of Bangkok South (RCBS) has been involved in an initiative to create self-sustaining projects in low-income communities in Bangkok. These communities are made up of honest, genuine people who are hungry for opportunity. They do not want to leave their communities, but want the chance to improve them. Essentially, the projects help people help themselves by giving them the dignity of earning their own money.
Disadvantaged and Youth
Each year the Rotary Club of Bangkok South undertakes a number of projects with various institutions who care for the young, the deaf, the blind, the handicapped and the ill.
These institutions include:
- Ban Bang Boon Aids Hospice
- Thungmahamek School for the Deaf
The Rotary Club of Bangkok South also undertakes many other projects, some on a regular basis, some as one-off arrangements. Some examples of both include (past or current):
- A scholarship programme, the Luang Sit Fellowship Programme, providing financial assistance to needy students so that they can obtain tertiary education (see further information under Luang Sit Fellowships in the Sponsorship Options section)
How We Raise Funds
The 31st Annual Rotary Club of Bangkok South Charity Golf Tournament will be played on Thursday, 12 March 2020 at the Thana City Golf & Sports Club, to raise funds for Rotary Club of Bangkok South charity projects, focusing on children and the disadvantaged.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our great sponsors for their help and support.
Without this help, we would not be able to raise the funds so desperately needed to help those most in need.
Coins on Silom
Coins on Silom is an annual, high-profile fundraising event held by The Rotary Club of Bangkok South along a section of Silom Road. During this unique day-long event, to be held this year on Friday, 2 November from 06.00 to 14.00, a broad strip of 3M red cloth tape is laid along the sidewalk on both sides of Silom Road and stands are prominently placed to display sponsor logos.
How You Can Help
If you want to help us help those in need, why not make a donation of your choice?
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If you want to help a specific group, why not sponsor one of our many different projects?
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