Today's Topic: RCBS Traditional German October Lunch at Roadhouse BBQ
No. 2812
9 OCTOBER 2020

Fellow Rotarians, 

Last Friday, Rotarian Rick Rees from RC Royal Hua Hin took us back in time with his one year as a US helicopter pilot in Tay Ninh, Vietnam. His experience had helped him grow tremendously as an individual as he was assigned to take on the vast responsibilities at such young age. The footage that Rtn. Rick shared also gave the perspective of how stressful the situation was.
With a blink of an eye, we are now entering October. In normal times, I would generally associate October as the beginning of the festive season with many celebration times ahead. However, this Covid havoc year of 2020 has been nothing, but extremely challenging times in so many dimensions and I believe majority would share the same sentiment. We are going through unprecedented hardships with testaments both economically and mentally. The fight with Covid is not over, but I hope we have built strong resilience to get through this. I certainly hope we have a lot more positive news to get us through 2020.
As for this Friday, let us have a relaxing meeting with great fellowship as we gather for the Traditional October Lunch. I hope to see as many Rotarians at Roadhouse BBQ.
Have a great weekend.

President Yod Tantianunanont



Fellow Rotarian Richard L. Rees, Jr. (Rick) from our sister club, RC Royal Hua Hin was born in San Francisco, California on September 12, 1944. He traveled extensively as a youngster due to his father’s shipping business interests that allowed him to take up summer jobs working on various ships voyaging to many locations around the world at a young age. From 1962 onwards he studied at Various Colleges & Universities focusing on Business Administration in the United States and Japan. 


Rick entered the U.S. Army in 1966, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1967 and graduated flight school in early 1969 and was dispatched to combat duty in Vietnam. Posted in Tay Ninh with The Crusaders he was assigned the position of a helicopter co-pilot handing medical evacuations and the like. He was soon made Air Mission Commander with 9 helicopters that involved a great deal of action with very brave men under his command. “It was a stressful but rewarding situation and it was a life changing experience.”


After his combat tour in Vietnam he returned to the US as an instructor pilot before mustering out as a Captain in 1972. His first airline job was with the national airline of the Republic of Nauru, where he flew the F-28 and various Boeings for a number of years before moving back to the U.S. where he flew for a variety of U.S. Airlines. He finally ended up at JAL Airlines where he retired after 15 years as a Captain on the DC-10. 


His talk was an eclectic mix of military action, commercial piloting experience and his final retirement with his wife June in Hua Hin. Rick received the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross from President Richard Nixon for heroism while participating in an aerial flight evidenced by voluntary actions “above and beyond the call of duty”. Some of the more famous recipients of this award include Senator John McCain, President George H.W. Bush, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn and the Wright Brothers.

By Mark Butters

Friday 9 October
RCBS Traditional German October Lunch at Roadhouse BBQ, on the corner of Surawongse Rd. Fee is Baht 600(Food only). Drinks are available on your own account. Special price for Paulaner Beer. 

Friday 16 October
Dr. Sirilaksana Khoman on "The Road to Justice in Thailand"
Friday 23 October          
No Weekly Lunch: King Rama V Day

Friday 30 October
US Mock Election Debate

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2 OCTOBER 2020 
Rtn Patrick, PPs Narainder, Andrew
RC Royal HuaHin Delegates, PPs Doug, Philip
PE Finbarr, PPs Doug, Philip and Rtn Joe
Rtns Greg and Ravi
PP Ole and Rtn Ron
Rtns Sanjeev and Ron
PP Christoph, RCBS transferred member from RCRHH
PE Finbarr and PP Doug
P Yod and this week RHBBQ winner, Rtn Mark
Delegates from RC Royal HuaHin
Rtn Yannick and PP Niti
PPs Christoph, Mark, Rtn Rick and P Yod


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 #2812
9 OCTOBER 2020

Happy Birthdays:

PP Christoph Leonhard           October 10
PP John Quarmby                   October 11
Rick Smith                               October 11
CP Chumpol Phornprapha      October 12

Wedding Anniversary Greetings:
Klaus Feilkas                          October 15

Attendance for 2 October 2020: 46%
Present 27, Make-up 7, Absent 40, Exemption 27, Total 101

Visiting Rotarians:
Local Club

P Brian Anderson                   RC Royal HuaHin
June Rees                              RC Royal HuaHin
Lizzy Michael-Ginsel              RC Royal HuaHin
Peter Wydler                          RC Royal HuaHin
Rick Rees                               RC Royal HuaHin


Alexander Simon                    PDGAlex Mavro
Frank Janik                             PP Mark Butters
Sirawarich Thaveechaiyaset  PP Nigel Hardy

Recent Makeups:
Fellowship Dinner at PP Niti’s, 26 September 2020: Aaron Henry, PDG Alex Mavro, PP Andrew MacPherson, Bruce Darrington, David Record, Frank Crocker, PE Finbarr O'Connor, Joe Scuderi,
John Casella, Klaus Feilkas, PP Krin Charnmaytesakul, PP Krit Wong, PP Maarten Worp, Manu Mekdhanasarn, Marco Casanaova, Mark Shaw, Mark Wolf, Michael Bain, PP Narain Suradejvibul, 
PP Niti Meyer, Ola Holmgren, PP Per Dibber, PP Peter-Michael Schuster, PP Philip Baechtold, Prasert Mangkornkarn, Rod Vergara, Rui Belo, Sanjeev Chowdhury, Steve Wilson, IPP Tim Cornwall, Tim Walton, Varin Sachayan, PP Vichai Tantrativud, Yannick Thevenot, P Yod Tantianunanont

RC Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 September 2020: Poul Weber

Golf Prep., 2 October 2020: PP Don Lavoie, PP Doug Riach, Greg White, Mark Shaw, Ron Livingston

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