Today's Topic : Swedish Ambassador :
Jon Åström Gröndahl : 
"Gender equality and why it matters – a Swedish perspective" 
No. 2867
    17 December, 2021


Thank you to Rtn Ravi and his great team at Indus for a wonderful and sumptuous Indian lunch which was provided for our Club’s Fellowship event last Friday. We had fifty attendees with many Members bringing along family, friends, whiskey and sake to again celebrate togetherness as we return to some degree of ‘normality’.

At Indus we all enjoyed Thailand’s Winter weather enabling us to dine outside for two hours catching up with each other with no speeches, no PowerPoint presentations nor any ‘open mike’ interruptions. The perfect Rotary day! Members came out of their self imposed ‘lockdown hibernation’ enticed by a good meal, a few drinks and some comradeship….and Indus gave it to us in spades.

One of the great benefits of our online 2021 Membership Satisfaction Survey is that the results were sent to all Members unedited, as they should be. No one knows who said what or what their ratings were. We have deleted the previously sent email responses. By Friday 14th January you all will have had plenty of time to consider your thoughts or establish where you would like more clarity. You may even wish to embellish some of the results and the Club Assembly at 11:00 am the same day will provide you the platform to ‘get off your chest’ any thoughts. Certainly I’ve been in a number of discussions and a lot of guesswork of who said what. But really, at the end of the day it is what you feel about the Club that we want to listen to on the 14th January. So come along and be heard,

Teams are coming together for our Annual Charity Golf Day on Thursday 10th March 2022. We will explain more about it to you this Friday and encourage you to assemble a team of golfers or hacks. Good and bad golfers are welcome (I know). Please contact Khun Worrakit for more information

Finally, please let us know if you plan to come to our Annual Xmas Party on Thursday 23rd December at PP Nick’s home. Sign up sheets will again be on the tables this Friday or simply send an email to Khun Khob (

See you all at The Crowne Plaza Hotel this Friday 17th December where our guest Speaker is H.E.Jon Åström Gröndahl, Swedish Ambassador. He waited until he could attend in person and Friday is the day.


Finbarr O'Connor
President 2021-22


Fellowship lunch at Indus Restaurant
PP Andrew, Ola and Rui
Visiting Rtn GG and Guest Gareth with the one and only
Khun Khob keeping a sharp lookout
Rtn Sievert and host Rtn Ravi
Joe Scuderi and his guest Ian Cunningham
David Ravenscroft, his brother Mark and guest Matt Stupinski
P Finbarr, PP Ken and Rtn Rui
PP Dougie, PP Narinder and PP Don
PP Krit, Rtns Moto and Manu
PP Narinder gets to know our soon to be member Zafar Vasi
with his 2nd Proposer PP Andrew
Rtn Joe Scuderi's guests Paul, Meeta and Ian
PP Finbarr and Rtn Jeff
PE Patrick and Rtn David 
Rtn Worrakit and PP Tim's Guest, Vincent
Dr. Matthew and Amy
RCBS Program Committee hard at work.
FOR RI YEAR 2022 / 2023
President Elect 2022 - 23
Patrick Gauvain
Immediate Past President 
Pres. Finbarr O'Connor
President Nominee and Membership
Director Rtn Aaron Henry
Vice President
Rtn Marcell Dubbelman
Vice President
Rtn Sanjeev Chowdhury
Rtn Tony Kowatanawinta
Rtn David Ravenscroft
Service Projects
Rtn Nicolas Leloup
Fund Raising
Rtn John Fotiadis
Rotary Foundation
PP Christoph Leonhard
Rtn Matthew Nekvapil
Rtn Ragil Ratnam
Rtn Tee Chayakul
Sign up today!

Fellow Rotarians, please be advised that the Yearbook is now printed and available at the Roadhouse BBQ or The Rotary Office should you be in the area. 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!
Thursday 23 December : 
Christmas Dinner at PP Nick's
Residence at 06.30 pm. More
details to be provided

Friday 24 December : 
No Lunch Meeting owing to           
Christmas Holiday

Firday 31 December : 
No Lunch Meeting owing to
New Year

Friday 07 January :  
In - Person Meeting at Crowne
Hotel  "Annual New Year
Predictions" Presenters/MC to
be advised
           Friday 14 January : 
           2nd Club Assembly (11 am.)
           In - Person Meeting at Crowne
           Hotel, Program to be advised

           Friday 21 January :
           In - Person Meeting at Crowne
           Hotel, Program to be advised

           Friday 28 January : 
           In - Person Meeting at Crowne
           Hotel, Program to be advised

           Thursday 10 February :
           Paul Harris Fellow's Dinner at
           Pacific Club. More details to

         (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)
July - August 2021

Governor's Monthly Magazine : September 2021
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Khun Khob’s Club Almanac #2867
17 December, 2021
Happy Birthday : 
Peter Upperton                      
Varin Sachayan                    
Yannick Thevenot             
Pichai Kanivichaporn            
Mototoshi Kakiuchi              
Joe Scuderi                         
Rui  Belo   
Wedding Anniversary Greetings :
Rod Vergara                           
Peter Dalberg                        
Thomas Banker                       
PP John Quarmby       

December 21
December 25
December 25
December 28
January 2
January 3
January 5

December 17
December 21
December 21
December 28

Attendance for 10 December 2021 : 52% Active 23, Exemption 8, Make-Ups 25, Absent 50, Total 106

Visiting Rotarians:
Local Club


Gerard Garaets                      
Amy Tan                                
Chanita Riach                    
Gareth Winter                       
Ian Cunningham                   
Matt Stupinski                      
Mark Ravenscroft                 
Meeta Khorana                    
Paul Emmetson                       
Peter Carden                       
Poh and Reggie                      
Selena Topham                   
Vincent Pourre                      
Welta Topham                        
Zafar Vasi             

RC Laren-Blaricum, Netherlands

Matthew Nekvapil
PP Dougie Riach
PP Tim Cornwall
​Joe Scuderi
David Ravenscroft
David Ravenscroft
Joe Scuderi
Joe Scuderi
David Ravenscroft
Mark Wolf
Adrian Topham
PE Patrick Gauvain
Adrian Topham
PE Patrick Gauvain     
Recent Makeups:
60th Anniversary Book, 2 December 2021 : 
 PN Aaron Henry, PP Nigel Hardy,
PE Patrick Gauvain

Golf, 3 December 2021 : Worrakit Pholsawad (Chairman), Arie Bloed,
PP Dougie Riach, Moto Kakiuchi, PP Nigel Hardy, Steve Wilson

Fundraising, 6 December 2021 : Steve Wilson (Director), Adrian Topham,
Dana Caron, PP Dougie Riach, John Fotiadis, Klaus Feilkas, Sanjeev Chowdhury, Tony Kowatanawinta, Yannick Thevenot

RC Bangkapi, 7 December 2021 :
PP Peter-Michael Schuster
CDWS via Zoom, 9 December 2021 : PP John Quarmby, Klaus Feilkas,
Marco Casanova, Tony Kowatanawinta

TRF, 9 December 2021 : PP Christoph Leonhard (Director), PP Krin Charnmaytesakul, PP Krit Wong, Manu Mekdhanasarn, Moto Kakiuchi,
PP Nick Pisalyaput, PP Ole Madsen, PP Per Dibber, Rod Vergara, Rui Belo,
PP Vichai Tantrativud

District 3350 Training, 12 December 2021 : IPP David Record
RC E-Club One, 12 December 2021 : Tom Banker
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