Bulletin Issue 569 Volume 13  - No. 10  23rd November 2018

(if you have any comments or questions, please contact Denis 
  Rotary Theme for November: Rotary Foundation

Meeting Information

 ALL YEAR Dinner Out 1st Tuesday of each month 7pm at a restaurant

Meetings Friday 12.00 noon - 2pm @ Millennium Hotel in Jungceylon
Rat-U-Thit Road Patong Beach
November – April 2nd 3rd & 4th Friday - May – October 2nd & 4th Friday only
Dress code - Smart-Casual
(long pants and shirts with collars for men, women: smart-casual)
Click for map
Visitors Welcome
registration mandatory

 A letter to President Karen from the President of
Rotary International Barry Rassin
My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders,

As we enter Foundation Month, we would like to thank each and every one of you who did so much to make World Polio Day such an enormous success.

We welcomed Rotarians, Rotary staff members, Rotaractors, and guests to our livestream viewing and virtual reality event here at Rotary headquarters in Evanston. It was an amazing experience—not only sharing our excitement and enthusiasm for polio eradication with so many strong supporters, but knowing that our event was just one of the 3,300 registered World Polio Day events taking place around the world on that day. Every one helped raise awareness of our work; every one brought eradication that much closer.

Rotary’s work to eradicate polio continues, as does our work to promote literacy, economic development, better health, clean water, and peace throughout the world—all of it supported by our Rotary Foundation. In its 101st year, our Foundation continues to be the engine that drives the Rotary machine, allowing Rotary clubs and districts to aspire to larger, more ambitious projects with transformative, sustainable impact.

If your club is thinking about taking on a more ambitious project, remember that Rotary Action Groups  (RAGs) are great resources. RAGs are international groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field, such as microcredit, peace, family health, disasters, or water. In addition to contributing technical expertise, RAGs can also assist clubs with global grant projects by helping prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, identify partners, raise funds, and establish monitoring and evaluation plans.

Some of the largest RAGs serve as leaders in Rotary’s areas of focus and help clubs take on large-scale global grant projects: RAG for Population and DevelopmentWater and Sanitation RAGRAG for Family Health and AIDs PreventionMicrofinance and Community Development RAG, and RAG for Peace. Connect directly with a RAG for assistance with a project, district, or global grant, at any stage of planning.

You can end Foundation Month on a charitable note by participating in Giving Tuesday, 27 November. Rotary will be joining thousands of other organizations worldwide for a global day of giving. Our new online giving platform has made it easier than ever to give to the Foundation, and you can easily notify someone of a gift made in their honor via email or by printing and delivering a customized notification yourself.

We usually refer to The Rotary Foundation as Our Foundation. Unlike most charities, our Foundation is truly Our Foundation, because it is both supported by the Rotary family, and supports the work we do. This year, our Foundation has already approved 222 district grants, with $31.9 million USD in total funding, and 41 global grants, with $11.9 million in total funding.

Our ambitious goals to grow our endowment and our annual giving set the stage for a larger, more effective, more sustainable Rotary—that will Be the Inspiration for generations to come.

Yours in Rotary,

Barry Rassin
President, Rotary International 2018-19

Ron D. Burton
Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2018-19


 Have a good week! 

 YIR, Karen
 Karen Eidsvik Moody
 President, Rotary Club of Patong Beach
Events: November December  
 All meetings @ - Millennium Hotel 
  •    23rd - Friday - PP Sam Fauma - The Rotary Foundation.            
  •    30th - Friday - President Karen - Who Am I ?     
  •      4th - Tuesday - Dinner Out @ Kamala Taste Bar & Grill organised by Gary Eidsvik-Moody.   
  •    14th - Friday  -  Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers.     
Friday  23rd November  2018  
November is Rotary Foundation Month 
PP Sam Fauma will provide an update on the Rotary Foundation 
                            No Birthdays until February  
   Friday 16th November 
The meeting was cancelled due to a Hotel problem.
 Several members adjourned to the Coffee Club (next to the Hotel) & enjoyed lunch with   some camarardie & fellowship. 
I did see several photos of members & visitors @ the Coffee Club,
however I do not know whom posted them - therefore I am not able to include them here.   
Attendees:PP Andy,Gary,Roy,Dr.Johan,Arnaud,Stewart & former member Heath Norris, Yann.  
 On Friday 30th November President Karen will present her 
Who Am I 
Fred & Barney invite ALL members to submit a one-two page Who Am I 
to editor Denis.  Your Who Am I will be a MEMBERS ONLY edition.    You may also send photos attached to your submission.
I will commence as soon as I have a reasonable number of WAIs & will publish in
name order - currently there are 21 members & I ask P Karen or
Secretary Walter to add new members.
The order of publication will be : Andy, Arnaud, Best, David,Denis, Gary, Hans, Jaspal, Johan, Jonathon, Larry D, Mark, Nils, O.B., Richard, Roy, Sam, Sergio, Stewart, Walter
Please be warned if you do not submit a Who Am I-your name plus a blank page will be published 
So don't be shy - send me you WAI - ASAP 
Get to know your fellow Rotarian 
                                                            Thank you - Ed Denis