The Rotary world is saddened by the passing on of an outstanding, warmhearted, and philanthropic figure, Arnaud C.M.C. Verstraete on July 4th, 2023, a few weeks short of his 63rd  birthday.
Past President Arnaud, who lived in Phuket for over 30 years was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach, chartered on September 5th, 2001.
Late PP Arnaud became the 5th President of our Rotary Club for the year 2005-2006. His service as President started just over six months after the Tsunami hit Phuket and his year was an intense burst of service projects and helping the region recover. 
He served in almost all board positions on the club level but also took positions on District 3330 level. For a few years, he was Chair of the Arch Klumph Society Sub-committee for Southern Clubs in District 3330.
PP. Arnaud is not only a Rotarian who understands and acts according to Rotary's ideals. He also devoted most of his wealth to The Rotary Foundation without expecting direct or indirect advantages or benefits. So he is an exemplary example for Rotarians and Rotaractors. He was a proud member of the Arch Klumph Society, which represents the Rotary Foundation's highest tier of donors.
PP Arnaud's dedication and leadership during his presidency and AKS member demonstrated his remarkable character and leadership in service.  His contributions as a Rotarian were extraordinary.  He will be remembered as an outstanding person who made a significant impact on the lives of many.
PP Arnaud's legacy will continue to inspire us all in our Rotary endeavors.
Rest in Peace PP Arnaud.

Rotary Achievements

Arch Klumph Society  
Arch Klumph Society Circle Member 
Bequest Society Bequest Society Bequest Society Level 4
District Officer District Officer Annual Fund Subcommittee 2014-2017
Past District Officer Past District Officer Assistant Governor 2011/12
Past President Past President President 2005/06
Paul Harris Fellow Paul Harris Fellow  
Paul Harris Society Paul Harris Society 2017/18, 2019/20, 2020/21
PHF+1-9 PHF+1-9 PHF +8
  District Foundation Chair 2023-24
Foundation Chair Foundation Chair 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09; 2009/10; 2021/22; 2022/23; 2023/24
Vice-President Vice-President 2003/04
Sergeant-at-Arms Sergeant-at-Arms 2002/03
Webmaster Webmaster from 2002-2015