Today's Topic: Zoom Meeting - Ladies day
 Vasana Mututanont
Being in New York during 9/11
No. 2854
    10 September, 2021

It is Ladies Day on Friday 10th September……so please have your favourite ladies join our call and introduce them. We have a great speaker to match!

As noted by IPP David, the Annual Rotary 3350 District Conference was delivered via Zoom on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. On display was an extraordinary effort by the team to provide insightful information about the past year’s activities from all aspects of Rotary. It was no easy task to hold the attention of over 600 participants across Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm online each day. With nearly 3,300 Rotarians in District 3350, by attending the conference, you are able to fully understand the amazing efforts by so many Members who give back to the community whilst also engaging in true fellowship. Congratulations to all those at District for a great event.

On behalf of PP Ole and Rtn Manu I provided an update on our Luang Sit Fellowship Program and  Foundation. To make it clear I summarised it into three key points:

    1964 PP Wuddhi established the Luang Sit Foundation
    Interest on 2.3M THB supporting 8 Needy Students

    1985 RCBS established the Luang Sit Fellowship Program  
    79 Luang Sit Fellows supporting 99 Needy Students 8,000 THB pa x 4 years      (tax deductible) Wives, Relatives, Friends and Members              

    What Can You Do? 
    Emails were sent to 15 new Club Members on 11th August
    It is one possible way for Members to give back to the Community (and get a
    tax deduction)

Finally, I provided an outline for District Governor Wiroon’s visit on Friday 24th September. Unless you are a Board Member, your attendance will not be required until we open the Zoom line for fellowship at 12:05 pm followed by our regular Friday Meeting which is open to visiting Rotarians and your Guests.
At 12:30 pm we will start with a 30 minutes Club Assembly which allows for questions from our Members. This will be followed by the District Governor’s presentation at 13:00 pm - 13:30 pm.

See you all online on Friday 10th September.

Finbarr O'Connor
President 2021-22

Thank you to our Members who joined us from overseas:

Rtn Arie Bloed (The Netherlands)      Rtn Elmar Lins (Austria)

Rtn Joe Ravenscroft (UK)                  PP John Quarmby (France)

Rtn Poul Weber (Denmark)

Please find the link below to join the  Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 9644 8467
Passcode: RCBS2122
  Topic: RCBS 2021 2Q
  Every week on Friday,
    September 17, 2021      12.05 PM
    September 24, 2021      11.00 AM  
(Club Assembly and DG Visit)
         October 01, 2021      12.05 PM
         October 08, 2021      12.05 PM

         October 15, 2021      12.05 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly:

The Future of Plant Based Food
03 September, 2021

Guest Speaker : Mr. Dan  Pathomvanich

Rtn Joe Cigar introduced our guest speaker Dan Pathomvanich as an "exceptional entrepreneur as well as an avid activist towards sustainability and towards zero emission".

Dan started his presentation by telling us the purpose behind the purchase of NRF which was to see how they could decarbonise the world through food system transformation since this industry represents anywhere between 30 to 40 pct of global emissions. The latest report issued in 2021 by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN body, has issued a warning that the time to debate on the detrimental effects of climate change is now over. It further goes on to say that by the year 2050 we must reach carbon neutrality under Paris Accord. This means that stricter regulations are likely to be imposed earlier than expected and will punish industries that are carbon inefficient. Companies and industries which are carbon efficient would be rewarded through lower taxation. This has direct effect on FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) which would flow to countries where cost and taxation is lower.
Global plant-based foods market will see a strong and steady growth with Asia Pacific projected to be the rising star.

With these goals in mind Dan took over a food company NRF in 2017 and listed it on Thailand Stock Exchange in October 2020.It is the first Thai food company that is carbon neutral. Their purpose is to DeCarbonise the world with Food. NRF is a global food company that manufactures ethnic, functional and alternative protein based foods and ingedients across multiple channels. They focus on human health, planetary health and technology to produce carbon neutral foods. Specially technology that results in decarbonization. They use ingredients like mung beans, seaweed which are carbon negative. Their strategy is to produce carbon neutral food products in several factories around the world thereby reducing carbon footprint of their products. 40 pct of their products would be own brand and 60 pct would be buyers' brands. 

So where does plant-based food industry fit into all this ? Agriculture in the food industry represents one-third of emissions and is unsustainable. Hence the drive to produce green, sustainable foods. JP Morgan estimates such foods would have a market of USD 85 to 370 billion in the next decade or so. In fact Cargill, the world's number one food company has announced that plant based food would represent 10 pct of the market, at least in the US. Companies like Beyond Meat started the plant-based protein crusade to replace animal protein and today the world has much greater awareness. Today the flavor and texture of meats is being created and manufactured in laboratories using plant-based raw material in such a way that a meat eater would not be able to tell the difference between real meat and plant-based meat. It is just a matter of time when plant-based meats would be closer in price to the real meats and that is when we will see the actual benefit of reduction in global emissions.    

Dan explained in detail on what carbon neutral means and how most people and governments get it wrong. He concluded by saying cell based meats would be very popular in Asia and those companies which can adapt to carbon neutral or carbon negative businesses will be the disruptors moving forward. 

Rtn Dana Caron thanked the speaker and commended him for giving us such an interesting and engaging presentation. 

Reported by Rtn Rakesh Sodhia


Rtn Joe "Cigar" Thawilvejjakul introducing the guest speaker.
PP Philip Baechtold enjoying a mini Cigar.
PP Narain Suradejvibul's debut in our weekly zoom meeting.
Rtn John Fotiadis back in Thailand.
P Francois Van Den Bosch of RC Bangkapi is a regular visitor at our meeting.
IPP David Record giving information on District Conference.
Rtn Dana Caron giving the Vote of Thanks.
Lucky Rtn Manu Mekdhanasarn 
Remembering our Late President Vitool Tantianunanont at District Conference on 4th September, 2021
Visit to Good Shepherd Foundation
On Sunday 5th September 2021 PP Dougie Riach visited the Good Shepherd Foundation and caught up with Sister Louise.
With great support of GM Asia Thailand and their Chief Technology Office Mark McClure, they handed over boxes of PPC for all the staff, teachers and the children. This charity project was initiated by Rtns David and Joe Ravenscroft.

GM Asia Thailand are a leading supplier of medical, and health products, and have also supported our great friends RC Eastern Seaboard. Mark lives in Pattaya and showed a great understanding and appreciation of what ROTARY does in the community.
 This is the logo we shall use throughout our 60th year on all offline
and online media posts.

We also plan to make lapel pins using this logo for all members.
Many thanks to PE Patrick Gauvain for creating the design. 
    Fellow Rotarians, please be advised that the Yearbook is now printed and          available at the Rotary office at the Crowne Plaza should you be in the area.      However please check with Khun Khob as she is currently working from            home and not regularly in the office. You can still access the digital version        by clicking on the link below (140MB) to download and enjoy!
17 Sepember : 
Max Simpson : "Social enterprise
as a platform for neurodiversity -
Enabling special needs children"

24 September : 
Club Assembly at 12:30 pm during our regular Friday Meeting along with District Governor Dr. Wiroon's Visit

01 October :
Khun Voranai Vanijaka : Topic TBC
      08 October :
      Alan Brown (RC Royal Hua Hin) :        Keeping connected to Rotary              while stuck in Melbourne.

      15 October : 
      Classification Interviews :        
      Interviewees TBC

      (Postponed until Further Notice)
      60th Year Anniversary Dinner   
      More details to be provided.

Chartered in 1972
Meets first and third Monday of each month at Royal Cliff Beach Resort. 
Fellowship from 18.30 pm and meeting starts
at 19.15 pm. 
Facebook group: Rotary Club of Pattaya (Thailand)
News Link:
Rotary Thailand E-Magazine (English Version)

May - June 2021 

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Khun Khob’s Club Almanac #2854
10 September, 2021
Happy Birthday : 

Wedding Anniversary Greetings :

Attendance for 3 September 2021: 54% (Zoom) Active Logged-in 39, Exemption Logged-in 9, Make-Ups 9, Absent 48, Total 105

Visiting Rotarians:
Local Club

P Francois Van Den Bosch           
Greg Beatty           

PP Bruno Finetto

Alec Johnson                                   
Avinash Chugani                               
Chutinthorn Ananpiyapha                 
Dr. Matthew Nekvapil                      
Mark Ravenscroft                            
Monica Villanueva                             
Pachara Pattamalai                                
Sarocha Dangsiri 

RC Bangkapi
RC Bangkok


RC Queenstown, Singapore

David Ravenscroft
Joe Scuderi
Prasobsook Thawilvejjakul
Joe Scuderi
David Ravenscroft
Prasobsook Thawilvejjakul
Prasobsook Thawilvejjakul               
Prasobsook Thawilvejjakul
Recent Makeups:
RC eCLUB ONE, 27 August 2021
Tom Banker
​RC Bangkapi, 31 August 2021: Adrian Topham, Arie Bloed, PP Dougie Riach,
PP Nigel Hardy


Membership, 1 September 2021: PDG Alex Mavro, Dana Caron,  IPP David Record, PP Doug Riach, Jeremy King, Manu Mekdhanasarn,  PP Mark Butters, Mark Wolf,
PP Nick Pisalyaput, PP Nigel Hardy, PE Patrick Gauvain, Ragil Ratnam,
Tony Kowatanawinta, PP Vichai Tantrativud

RC Bangkok, 2 September 2021: PP Dougie Riach, P Finbarr O’Connor 
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