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US Mock Election Debate
No. 2814
30 OCTOBER 2020

Fellow Rotarians, 

I hope everyone had a well rested Friday last week as we had no meeting due to the public holiday. Prior to that, we had a great program with Dr.Sirilaksana where she presented about the Road to Justice in Thailand. Despite the fact that we had the privilege of welcoming Dr.Sirilaksana to our club on numerous occasions in the past, her insights and continuous efforts have never failed to astonish us.
We are now approaching the end of October and I can assure you that we still have a lot of great programs ahead. All the committees under my Board of Directors are busy organizing and managing their tasks. As such, we will be announcing various plans to the club in the foreseeable future.
This Friday will feature another interesting internal program as we welcome our finely selected Rotarians to conduct the US Mock Election debate. This should present a perfect opportunity for us to see how our Mock debate can accurately reflect the upcoming real US Election.
Looking forward to seeing many Rotarians this Friday.
Have a great and enjoyable weekend.

President Yod Tantianunanont

Our very engaging speaker today was Dr Sirilaksana Khoman who talked about successes in fighting corruption in Thailand, updates about on-going cases and closed with a wish list that would make the fight against corruption more effective.
As with her other times visiting and talking to the club, her comments about past and on-going cases are best left from this review and limited to those lucky enough to hear her talk.
As those who have heard her in the past, many will be familiar with her enthusiasm for and joy in her work, clearly coming from her impressive background and exceptional achievements.
Dr Sirilaksana is former Advisor to the Commissioner and Chair of the Economic Sector Corruption Prevention at Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission. Before joining the NACC, she was the Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University.
She received her Bachelor and Master’s in Economics from the Australian National University and her PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii, followed by a Certificate in International Trade Regulations from Harvard Law School.
She has done extensive work for international organizations including the Word Bank, UNESCAP, WHO and UNODC. She has taught at the Australian National University, the United Nations University in Tokyo, and the University of Oregon.
She also served two terms on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Anti-Corruption and Transparency. She has authored books and articles, particularly on the Economics of Corruption.
She is currently on the Word Economic Forum’s Network of Experts, and International Consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
One area, safe to share, sheds light on changes she would like to have come about to make the work more effective. First, she would like to see feasibility studies and contracts dealing with large government projects disclosed in full, not just two-page summaries. Second, big data mining is also on her wish list as is her third wish, the introduction of regulations for organizations without sufficient oversight.
16 OCTOBER 2020 
PP Per, Rtns Rui and Manu
Rtn Varin in between PPs Andrew and Narinder
PP Peter-Michael and Visiting Rtn Willem from RC Bangkapi
Guest, Frank Janik and PE Finbarr
President Yod and Secretary Rtn Worrakit
P Yod and our new inducted member, Alexander Simon
P Yod presented our COA to Ajarn Sirilaksana Khoman
P Yod and this week RHBBQ Winner, Rtn Varin
Rtn Worrakit, P Yod and the 3 ABAC Rotaracts: Piyatida Thubjan, Kwankhaw Pongpatra and Rungnapha Kasettesup with their fundraising stuff ready to sell.

Our newest member, Alex Simon was inducted into the club today and introduced by PDG Alex Mavro.
Rtn Alex is from Klagenfurt, Austria and so not only lowers the club’s average age, adds another member from this country. Married to a Thai, Alex moved to Bangkok a year ago and like many has become been here since the lock-down.
With an original idea establish contacts within the Fintech ecosystems in Hong Kong and Singapore using Bangkok as a hub, he has since realized that Bangkok would be a good place to start as it is quite a networking city.
His classification is ‘Digital Transformation Advisory’ which reflects his more than 20 years experience in working with managers and entrepreneurs to excel in applying current management approaches and in adopting modern technologies.
With a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Finance, he mentioned he is keen to move on to a PhD and pursue a career in academics.

It is my honor to introduce myself to you, my name is Nerin Bunbamrung. I am the Vice President and also being the new International Service Director of Rotaract Club of Assumption University. I will take care and be responsible using this gmail, LINE and phone number which are, nerin2016 and 063-145-9234 respectively.

Moreover, I have attached the Year Plan presentation and our club committee file of the year 2020 below, which also includes the basic personal information of all committee members.

Lastly, we hope you are staying healthy and safe during Covid-19 situation. Thank you for your kindl support of our club.


Sincerely yours,

Nerin B. (เน)

Vice President and International Service Director

Rotaract Club of Assumption University

Please find the link to the Year Plan presentation and the club committee file for the year 2020


 on 31st October 2020 



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.
Friday 30 October
US Mock Election Debate

Friday 6 November
Classification Interviews; Rtn David Ravenscroft by Rtn Klaus Feilkas and Rtn Joe Scuderi by Rtn Mark Wolf

Friday 13 November  
Jerry Nelson on "Rotary Action Group Against Slavery Preventing Child Human Trafficking"

Friday 20 November 
No Weekly Lunch: Special Public Holiday

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

Friday 4 December
Program to be advised.
Friday 11 December  
No Weekly Lunch: Special Public Holiday

Thursday 17th December

Annual Christmas Dinner at PP Nick's at 18.30 hrs. (Details to be confirmed)   

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 #2814
30 OCTOBER 2020

Happy Birthdays:

Michael Graham-Hyde           November 1
Marco Cassanova                  November 2

Wedding Anniversary Greetings:
Adrian Topham                       November 2

Attendance for 16 October 2020: 59%
Present 32, Make-up 12, Absent 30, Exemption 27, Total 101

Visiting Rotarians:
Local Club

Willem J. Adolfs                             RC Bangkapi

Jerry Nelson                    RC Ending Human Traffic, USA

Alexander Simon                              PDG Alex Mavro
David Carden                                   PP Nick Pisalyaput
Dean Douglas                                  IPP Tim Cornwall
Frank Janik                                      PE Finbarr O’Connor
Kwankhaw Pongpatra                      Worrakit Pholsawad
Patamon Khoman                            PP Nick Pisalyaput
Piyatida Thubjan                              Worrakit Pholsawad
Rungnapha Kasettesup                   Worrakit Pholsawad
Sirawarich Thaveechaiyaset            IPP Tim Cornwall
Thomas Roberts                              PP Nick Pisalyaput

Recent Makeups:
Service Projects, 12 October 2020: Adrian Topham, PDG Alex Mavro, PP Dougie Riach, Joe Scuderi, PP John Quarmby, Klaus Feilkas, Marcel Dubbelman, Marco Casanova, Mark Wolf, Steve Wilson, IPP Tim Cornwall
TRF, 14 October 2020: David Record, PP Krin Charmmaytesakul, PP Krit Wongsaengarunsri, Manu Mekdhanasarn, PP Ole Madsen, PP Per Dibber, Rod Vergara, Rui Belo, Sanjeev Chowdhury, IPP Tim Cornwall, Van Tang, Worrakit Pholsawad
RC Bellevue (on line), USA, 13 & 15 October 2020: Mark Wolf

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July-August 2020

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