German aid group donates
50,000 baht to Banglamung Hospital
R) Banglamung Hospital Nursing Chief Thepin Inket receives donated funds
from Chumpol Thiengtham of the German Benevolent Society of Thailand, Mark
Sonntag, managing director Euro Thai Media Co., Ltd, and Horst Schumn.
The German Benevolent Society of Thailand donated 50,000
baht to Banglamung Hospital for the purchase of new equipment.
Chumpol Thiengtham of Deutscher Hilfsverein said the
association, part of a global network, has been aiding the needy for 30
years. This year the Thai chapter focused on government hospitals in need of
Chumpol added that many of the association’s German
members wanted to “give something back” after being taken care of well by
hospitals in Thailand.
Banglamung Hospital Nursing Chief Thepin Inket, who
accepted the donation, admitted the government facility lacked many of the
high-tech tools private hospitals enjoyed and that the money would find good
Pattaya police given
1.3 million baht motorcycle
Itthiphol Kunplome (center right) hands over the symbolic keys to the new
motorcycle to Pol. Col. Nanthawut Suwanla-Ong (center left).
Pattaya City Hall has given the Pattaya Police a 1.3 million
baht motorcycle to be used as an escort vehicle when members of the Royal Family
come to town.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presented the 1,300 cc, 4-cylinder
Yamaha to police superintendent, Col. Nanthawut Suwanla-Ong Dec. 22.
The bike is equipped with siren, amplified speaker, radio and
an automatic windscreen. It has a top speed of 280 kph.
Pol. Col. Nanthawut thanked the mayor for the vehicle saying
it is important to have vehicles with the highest safety standard escort the
Black Devil Motorcycle Club celebrates 8 years
thumbs up in anticipation of a good party.
More than 1,000 bikers from throughout Thailand rolled
into the Mabprachan Reservoir area to help the Black Devil Motorcycle Club
celebrate its eighth anniversary.
Niran Wattanasartsathorn, chief advisor to Pattaya Mayor
Itthiphol Kunplome, along with Prasan Nikajee, president of Burapha Bike
Week and head of the organizing committee, opened the Dec. 11 event aimed at
raising money for bookshelves and supplies at Ban Mabprachan School.
In addition to the charity raffle, the festival also
featured booths selling parts, accessories and car audio gear; a car contest
and music from leading entertainment venues in the area.
Pattaya Lions Club to join forces with Singapore East chapter
(L to R) Banjong Banthoonprayook, Assistant Governor
District 310 C, President of the Lions Club of Singapore East Ricardo Soh, Lions
Club of Pattaya President Pol. Lt. Somchai Tongsook, Lions Club of Pattaya 1st
Vice President Montri Sachdev, and Capt. Sylvester Heng, Past District Governor
of District 308-A1 exchange club flags.
The Lions Club of Pattaya will affiliate with a sister club
in Singapore and help it celebrate its 50th anniversary while working jointly on
Members of the Lions Club of Singapore East attended the
Pattaya club’s Dec. 16 meeting at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel. Club President
Pol. Lt. Somchai Thongsuk welcomed the visiting Lions and announced that he will
lead Pattaya members to the city-state Jan. 12-15 to attend the Singapore East
chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Somchai Thongsuk hands out scholarships to one of three deserving students from
Pattaya School #3.
During the trip, the two clubs will sign an affiliation
agreement to mutually support each other’s charitable efforts. During the
meeting, the Singapore Lions donated $1,000 to their Pattaya brethren for club
Members of other regional Lions Clubs, including Nongprue,
Pattaya-Taksin, Pattaya-Naklua, Pattaya-Pratamnak, Banglamung, Chonburi-Sattahip
and Chonburi-Sriracha attended the welcome meeting, which also saw the
distribution of three scholarships to students who won the Pattaya club’s recent
painting competition. Everyone exchanged club flags and presented souvenirs to