Posted by Dr Peter Harris on Nov 11, 2017
 Congratulations to Past President Richard for an outstanding year of Community Service projects.
Water and Sanitation:  The Number One Community Service Project area in 2016-17
 In the first recorded year of hours spent on projects the number of recorded days of service was 177 days or 1,416 Hours.
 The commitment to  Water and Sanitation including the  reverse Osmosis Water systems to 6 schools  and the distribution of 400 water filters was 52 days, Literacy Projects which included Banya Literacy Centre and the Kalim Reading project was 48 days and New Generation projects which includes Youth Initiatives and Scholarships was 33 days  and Health and Wealth Being 22 days. Not separately identified was coastal sustainability which has been part of th environment days and the support given to students undertaking study at PSU in the environment courses. 
PP Richards’s year was able to bring together some key factors that worked effectively to ensure the RCoPB retains its strong position in delivering service projects
These factors included:
Strong entrepreneurial support and encouragement from the President
A small highly dedicated band of Service Project members
Some highly focused members that stimulated action and fund raising
A high level of interest from overseas donors
A “Bulletin” that consistently communicated the projects to the world
An enthusiastic Thai who engaged with community leaders : the young face of the club
So Mr Past President  Congratulations and well done.