Today's Topic: Fellowship and PE Finbarr O'Connor on Membership Pipelines.  
No. 2817
20 NOVEMBER 2020
President Yod… handled with tender loving care by Khun Khob!

Fellow Rotarians, 

Last Friday, PP Jerry Nelson came to talk to us about “Rotary Action Group Against Slavery Preventing Child Human Trafficking.” PP Jerry received a lot of questions on the topic and I must admit that the topic of slavery is very difficult to present and perhaps even more difficult to hear. Such prevention of child human trafficking will be an ongoing fight. As long as the fight is not over, I hope our club can find ways to become actively involved in taking steps to prevent this harsh reality, most notably through providing opportunities for the less fortunate.
The Board of Directors met on Monday 16th November, 2020 and we discussed many agendas. PE Finbarr has done a superb job not only in maintaining club’s membership status, but we are also on an impressive track of inducting many new members. The other committees are actively managing the existing projects along with preparing new ones. The main concern at the moment would be our COS which we still need to get the approval from both BMA and the Police Department. PP Nigel is working tirelessly on this and he will soon provide the updates.
Despite the government’s announcement of 19th-20th as long holiday, we will hold our usual luncheon meeting. This meeting will be an internal program with many announcements and projects’ updates. On the first note, PP Mark Butters will make the final announcement on behalf of the nominating committee for PE Finbarr’s Board members. We will also induct a new member to our club along with many projects updates from our fellow Rotarians. I hope to see everyone this Friday for another relaxing and stress-free lunch.
Have a great weekend.
President Yod Tantianunanont

Our speaker this week, Jerry Nelson, the Thailand Co-Coordinator for the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS – hails appropriately from District 5950’s Ending Human Trafficking Club and as such presented an overview of the group’s goals and reasons for the need for action.

RAGAS aims include providing information about, and promoting ways for clubs and individuals to engage and support anti-slavery and human trafficking projects, programmes, and campaigns.

It does this by publicising the work of, and work with other anti-slavery organisations; reminding Rotarians of their ethical responsibilities with regard to children’s rights; and by encouraging Rotarians and clubs to take action, which he certainly did during his talk.

This action can be taken by supporting anti-slavery organisations in their work combating slavery and human trafficking; by supporting projects e.g. Slavery Rehabilitation Centres through personal visits; by participating in grant projects; by identifying and boycotting offending products and finally, by supporting campaigns to highlight illegal activities and to bring justice for those offended.

With the premise that if each club in the world had one member in the group, their combined strength would have the ability to generate much needed action and change. In doing so, the group would be able to increase its ability to create awareness, just the start of the process; however, to finish the job action needs to be taken.

With over 40 million enslaved people, according to Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index, four times more than those taken out of Africa during the 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade, now more than ever something must be done. Not only are there so many modern slaves, today they are disposable, cheap, and hidden from plain sight. Very young children, our club’s main emphasis in many of our projects, are now in greater danger than ever as sex traffickers exploit opportunities arising from natural disasters, deprivation, civil conflict, and mass migration

Firm in his convictions and dedicated to the cause, Rtn Jerry wants more of us to join and help and to consider what we can do as action takes many forms; developing and funding projects, working with survivors, or helping on the ground.

By IPP Tim Cornwall
13 NOVEMBER 2020 
Rtns Greg, Ron
Rtn David, guests Kaeng, Selena, Joe
PP Nigel, Rtn Moto, guest Gerard G
Rtns Joe, Jeremy
Rtn Mike, PP Vichai, PP Santi, PP Krit, PP Mark
Rtn Varin with guest Ryan Cory
Rtn Carol, PP Ole
PP Ateeb inviting Rotarians to join the 90th anniversary celebrations of RC Bangkok to be held on Nov 28th at Royal Orchid Sheraton
Rtn Sanjeev-chairman of Foundation Committee informing the club about the mugs available to every Rotarian to promote Four-way Test.
Rtn Worrakit-Club Secretary, reading letter from the RC Aberdeen, UK
PP Dougie introducing guest speaker
Rtn Adrian giving the VOT
P Yod giving COA to guest speaker -  Jerry Nelson
PP John – winner of Roadhouse Charity draw




 PE Finbarr O’Conner

Immediate Past President

P Vitool Tantianunanont

President Nominee 2022 / 2023 and Membership Director

Rtn Michael Ellis

Vice President

 Rtn Patrick Guavain

Vice President

Rtn Rod Vergara


Rtn Yannick Thevenot


Rtn Peter Upperton


Rtn Aaron Henry


Rtn Rakesh Sodhia

Rotary Foundation

PP Christoph Leonard


Rtn Steve Wilson

Service Projects

 Rtn Sanjeev Chowdhury


Rtn John Casella


The flyers will be placed at our weekly lunch for the rest of November for you to sign up. You can also let Khun Khob know by e-mail at 
specified that you drink or not and you prefer buffet or vegetarian food.
January 15th at 11:00am - Board of Directors 2020-21 and 2021-22
January 15th, Post-lunch - Full Club Photo

This is a very important annual event and need all members to be in attendance, respectably dressed with a happy smile! No if’s or but’s… you simply MUST be there. Thank you.


A limited quantity of the 4-Way Test Mugs are now available for RCBS members (one for each member only).  Please pick them up from Khun Khob during Friday luncheon meeting.

Please find the link to the 32nd Annual Charity Golf forms for your download



RC Royal Hua Hin, FRIDAY 5th FEBRUARY, 18.00, AMARI HOTEL HUA HIN. This is also the weekend of RC Bangkapi disabled Children Day at the beach on the Sunday, plus a fellowship dinner on Saturday Night, so a good weekend to be in Hua Hin.

Please find the link to the 90th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner
Friday 20 November 
Fellowship and PE Finbarr O'Connor on Membership Pipelines.

Friday 27 November    
Kevin Beauvais on "Hotels and Tourism in Thailand"  

Friday 4 December
Program to be advised.

Friday 11 December  
Program to be advised.

Thursday 17th December
Annual Christmas Dinner
at PP Nick's at 18.30 hrs.
Drink for Baht 2,500,
Non drink is Baht 1,900.
Please book with Khun Khob at
Friday 18 December  
No Weekly Lunch - Christmas Dinner on 17th

Friday 25 December  
No Weekly Lunch - Christmas Day

Friday 1 January
No Lunch - New Year Day 

Friday 8 January
Annual New Year’s Predictions 
Rotary Thailand E-Magazine (English Version)
May - June 2020 
Please visit our Water Projects website at It's a great source of information to send to potential sponsors.


The Official announcement is at 

Rotary - September 2020

 a new design format for Rotary magazine.

RC Royal Hua Hin meeting schedule 2020 / 2021
P Brian Anderson of our daughter club , RC Royal Hua Hin , has confirmed the Club’s meeting schedule for the current Rotary year . RC Royal Hua Hin would be delighted to welcome any of our members who may be taking a break in Hua Hin to attend their meetings , with the monthly schedule as follows :

1st Tuesday is Fellowship Night
2nd Tuesday is 12:00 Lunch meeting at Amari
3rd Tuesday is Board meeting only
4th Tuesday is 12:00 Lunch meeting at Amari
5th Tuesday is 12:00 Lunch meeting at Amari (if we have a 5th Tuesday in the month)

The location of Fellowship Night events should be confirmed with P Brian

For more information about the best Irish Pub in town click below:
Khun Khob’s Club Almanac #2817
20 November 2020

Happy Birthdays:

PP Per Dibber             November 21

Wedding Anniversary Greetings:
PP Ole Madsen           November 24

Attendance for 13 November 2020: 66%
Present 37, Make-up 13, Absent 26, Exemption 27, Total 103

Visiting Rotarians:
Local Club

Abdullah Alawadi                      RC Bangkok
PP Ateeb Maskati                     RC Bangkok
PDG Chamnarn Chanruang     RC Chiangmai North
Kevin Miller          RC Ending Human Trafficking (E Club)
PP Santi Chatterjee                  RC Bangkok

Gerard Garaets   RC Laren-Blaricum, Netherlands


Frank Janik                              PP Mark Butters
Joe Ravenscraft                      David Ravenscroft
Mahannop Panasaratool         PP Doug Riach
Ryan Cory                               Varin Sachayan
Selena Topham                       Adrian Topham

Recent Makeups:
RC eClub One, 9 November 2020: Tom Banker
Service Projects, 9 November 2020: Adrian Topham, PDG Alex Mavro, Alexander Simon, PP Dougie Riach, PP John Quarmby, Joe Scuderi, Klaus Feilkas, Marco Casanova, Marcel Dubbelman, Mark Wolf, Steve Wilson
RC Bangkapi, 10 November 2020: Adrian Topham, PP Narinder Sachdev, PP Peter-Michael Schuster
Program, 10 November 2020: PP Andrew MacPherson, PP Don Lavoie, Jeremy King, PP Krin Charnmaytesakul, PP Mark Butters, Mark Wolf, PP Mike Doyle, Ola Holmgren, Patrick Gauvain, Rick Smith, Colin Hastings, P’Yod Tantianunanont
TRF, 11 November 2020: PP Krin Charnmaytesakul, PP Krit Wongsaengarunsri, Manu Mekdhanasarn, Moto Kakiuchi, PP Nick Pisalyaput, PP Ole Madsen, PP Per Dibber, Rod Vergara, Rui Belo, Sanjeev Chowdhury, Van Tang, PP Vichai Tantrativud, Worrakit Pholsawad, P’Yod Tantianunanont
RC Bangkok, 12 November 2020: Alexander Simon
Luang Sit Fellowship and Vocational Scholarship Project, 12 November 2020: Manu Mekdhanasarn, PP Per Dibber, Sanjeev Chowdhury
Fellowship Dinner, 12 November 2020: Aaron Henry, Joe Scuderi, Mark Wolf
Fundraising, 13 November 2020: Adrian Topham, PP Don Lavoie, PP Doug Riach, Greg White, Mark Shaw, PP Nigel Hardy, Ron Livingston, Steve Wilson, IPP Tim Cornwall, P’Yod Tantianunanont
Vol. 37 No. 189
July-August 2020

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