Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends of our Club,
 
when I first joined Rotary, I was seeking business networking to get settled in Phuket. Over time I realized that I found much more than that. I saw our members being engaged and enthusiastic about giving back to the community while enjoying a good time together. I wanted to be part of this and contribute what I can. Thanks to your warm welcoming back then, I am now honored and privileged to lead our club as president of the 2021/22 Rotary year.
 
Somewhere in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic we find issues increasing and new problems arising, which makes our engagement even more important. This is an unprecedented challenge for nearly all of us. But it is also an opportunity for Rotarians to find new, meaningful ways to lead individuals and communities to connect and do good in the world. We have never been prouder to be part of an organization that does so much to protect and strengthen our communities, at home and across the globe. Together Rotarians will rise to this and future challenges.
 
This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and beside enlarging our long-running existing programs we are adding environmental and economic concerns. We will arrange a variety of dinner meetings and events across Phuket to enable all English-speaking residents to meet interesting people, explore the wonders of the world and take action where needed. 
“Serving others changes lives, including our own” Rotary International President Shekar Mehta.
 
Let’s jointly help our communities making substantial improvements and build a great club that attracts, develops, and excites exceptional people.
 
 
Yours in Rotary
Dieter Dratwa
President 2021-22