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Past Presidents Brian Songhurst (second Left) and Carl Dyson (second right) sign up with RCES Secretary Khun Happiness Keolaphoumy, RCES President Steve Rochester, in providing 200,000 THB with Santa to Khun Toy (AEC/HHN).

A little late in reporting, however we wished to likewise report on all that has actually been done as an outcome of hosting a fantastic Rotary fund-raising Christmas occasion, not simply the enjoyable we Rotarians and our good friends had at the time, however what we did as an outcome of the funds raised from our visitors and sponsors kind support.

As has actually been custom for over 10 years the Rotary Club Eastern Coast (RCES) played host as soon as again on 17 December 2022 to the very best Rotary Charity Celebration night in the area!

The Siam Bayshore Resort Pattaya, Parkview Ballroom was once again perfect for us hosting a great presence capacity of 180 visitors. Those participating in represented the RCES, and tables hosted by 6 other Rotary Clubs from around Pattaya, Chantaburi and Sattahip, joining us likewise were various encouraging members of the Pattaya expat neighborhood in addition to numerous regional Thai family and friends. Our ‘Visitor of Honour’ on the night was HM Consul, British Embassy to Thailand, Joanne Finnamore-Crorkin together with her other half Colin Crorkin OBE.

Intros were carried out by MC Michael Todd-White, then RCES Club President Steve Rochester invited all, and following a toast to ‘Peace and Missing Good friends’, motivated all to support the nights Charity raffle cause, Make sure Children– Our Forever House (Providing) job.

AEC & & CDPC Choir Singing to a capacity!

Successive (helped by the free-flow white wine) all signed up with Santa in a sing along of preferred Christmas tunes carried out by a terrific kids’s choir from the ASEAN Education Centre (AEC) and Kid Security & & Advancement Centre (CPDC), who all got a RCES Christmas present bag.

President Steve, Santa and RCES Members were then happy to provide to the ASEAN Education Centre (AEC) the present of 200,000 THB as a perk, in marking completion of a 8 year job where RCES has actually regularly dedicated and provided considerable assistance to AEC every quarter. Radchada Chomjinda (KhunToy) Director of the Human Aid Network Structure Thailand revealed her severe thankfulness to all that has actually been done by RCES and others in assistance of the AEC throughout the years. It is now an outstanding function developed centre, a remarkable location filled with love and finding out that now prospers now under the Human Aid Network Structure, from what was as soon as no greater than a hut and location of shelter for migrant employees kids.

Following a delicious Christmas buffet by Executive Chef Khun Tawat and the Siam Bayshore group, all were then quickly motivated to dance off the calories with a great efficiency of 2 sessions by our RCES Member and celeb vocalist, Kelly Ford and her Band, who had actually flown in specifically in between efficiencies in Phuket for our event.

Among numerous checking out Rotarians, RCES president Steve Rochester welcomes Past Assistant District Guv Khun Maneeya Engelking (left) and President Khun (Ava) Saowanee Thongkum of RC Pattaya Marina.

The emphasize of the night was obviously a remarkable Charity raffle led by RCES Members Kim Waddoup, Martin Cooke and their Santa’s fairies. Over 150,000 THB worth of kindly contributed and sponsored rewards were on deal from numerous regional hotels and locations. With around 30 visitors winning fantastic rewards, this led to a remarkable 117,000 THB being raised by the Club for the chosen Make sure Children Charity. Thank you everybody for all your assistance.


RCES President and Members send their sincerest thanks to all of our kind reward sponsors, visitors and fans that made our significant fund-raising effort possible, all have actually considering that gotten Rotary thank you certificates for their facilities.

Throughout December and into the early New Year RCES ‘Santa’ (a close individual good friend of Rodney Charman) and Rotarians then loaded and provided well over 500 present bags to the kids’s houses and charities of Pattaya. This was accomplished with the kind sponsorship of British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, and even more fundraising at regional International schools occasions for our Rotary Christmas present bags by Martin Cooke, Khun Suree and group.

The important RCES Celebration group line up photo.

At their very first January 2023 Club conference RCES were then very happy to welcome Gio from ‘Make Sure Children’ to get a cheque for 217,000 Baht! From the Rotary Christmas celebration for 117,000 THB, topped up by an additional 100,000 THB made in different individual contributions. This has actually currently been invested towards the providing target for their brand-new develop house for 40 susceptible moms and kids. RCES continues our drive to support this regional job among our numerous others.

Incredible task Rotary Club Eastern Coast and thank you to all our supporting fellow Rotarian Clubs, Masonic Lodge, other groups and good friends that participated in and assisted us make fantastic things take place.

Yes we like a Rotary celebration… however many of all the resulting smiles of those we are then able to support are outstanding!

Rotary Assistant District Guv Dr Olivier Meyer, takes pleasure in the RCES Christmas celebration with fellow Rotarians.
Lots Of Fellow Rotarians and the Pattaya Mail group signed up with President (Pim) Chanunda Kongphol and RC Dolphin to support the celebrations and fundraising… thank you all!
A warm welcome and thanks as constantly from the kids at AEC for President Steve and Past President Martin (ideal).
A huge thanks from the TCK when Gio returned to their present short-lived house.
Santa and the group go to ASEAN Education Centre with RCES Christmas bags.
RCES Past President Martin Cooke (ideal) leads the cheers with Rotarian good friends in bringing Christmas presents and food products to ‘Kate’s Job’.
A common RCES going shopping day! Then this time back to Rodney’s to have a common Rotarian social while filling the Christmas present bags.
Santa surrounded by delighted kids at ‘Kate’s Job’ after getting their Christmas bags.


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