President's Message

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

The new Rotary Year of 2016/17 started with a wonderful Installation Night at Kamala Lawn Bowling Club last Tuesday, July 12th.

Good attendance from present Rotary Club of Patong Beach Members & also several potential new members & along with excellent participation from the other Rotary Clubs of Phuket, we enjoyed a wonderful late afternoon & evening of fellowship, fun, good food & drink with Bowling Late into the evening & music & dance courtesy of the Colin ‘Illy” Hill Band & Friend of Rotary Mr “Jimmie Fame’.

This was a good start for the new Rotary Year of 2016/17 & I do hope with all your help, this positivity will continue throughout the Year!

I am extremely honored to be voted as President this Year & wish to continue the great work P.P. Walter Wyler brought to the Club last year & previous Past Presidents.

We have excellent existing projects such as Ban Ya migration school and scholarships which we will continue to support in 2016/17. As well as Fresh Drinking Water for Schools which I wish to expand to other parts of Phuket in the coming months & throughout the Year.

Also, as I feel our responsibility as a Rotary Club is to our Community in Phuket, I also plan for us to focus on two projects on a subject close to all our Hearts…… Road Safety in Phuket & what we can do to help all feel safer on our roads & save lives.

This we help to achieve by working hard as a Club & also with all the other Rotary Clubs in Phuket in a joint project.

Added to our projects, there will be renewed focus on bringing new Members into our fold, who are looking to contribute to our Club & community.

We also plan to have more focus on fellowship & making our Club more attractive to all, with events designed not only for fun activities, but also attractive for both Members & the General Public to join & also to raise funds for our various projects & Club.

So please join me in making this happen & please give a Toast to Rotary International & for all of us in our Club to make the Year of 2016/17 a Memorable & Successful one for all in Phuket.

Yours in Rotary.

Richard Jones

President of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach.