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Supporting schools. (Jun 2013)

Libraries for schools

In June 2013 the Board decided that the club should support the RC of Konng Khen's Libraries for Schools project. This involved buying a Paul Harris Fellowship, which entitled our club to 400 Childrens Books, beautifully illustrated, along with book cases to hold the books, enough for 2 schools. Another very important feature is that each school must select a teacher to go for training for one day, so that she can make the best use of the books with her children. This comes under the heading of "Sustainability".

Jomtien Rotary helps Phanat Nikhom flood victims

The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya visited Phanat Nikhom on Tuesday 29th October 2013 to see the damage caused by the recent flood, where the town centre roads were waist deep in floodwater. The main reason for the visit was to deliver 100 Water Drip Filters to families whose houses had been under a metre or more during the floods in Phanat Nikhom.

Jomtien Rotary supports YWCA

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya sponsored 20 children to compete in this charity event - the FUN-WALK-CHARITY-RUN 2-km long, organized by YWCA Pattaya on June 15th 2013, for the Princess Somsawali Cup.

In true community spirit, there were also teams from RC Pattaya, RC Eastern Seaboard and RC Pattaya Marine,  several Lions Clubs and other charity organisations..

The Guest of honour was Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekesingh.

MARCH 2013 – 4 LARGE WATER FILTER PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED

MARCH 2013 – 4 LARGE WATER FILTER PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED
The Rotary Club Jomtien-Pattaya & its Partners in Service proudly announce the successful completion of four water filter projects that help more than 43,000 children and adults in Thailand and Burma
The 4 projects that help more than 43,000 children and adults consist of:

8th Swiss Rotary Reconstructive Surgery Project

8th Swiss Rotary Reconstructive Surgery Project (D-2000, via Operation Smile, Thailand), 1.9 million Baht

  • 142 young patients were helped in Pitsanulok (100) and Ubon Ratchathani (42); 22 more than target
  • Remaining budget used to help 33 more patients in Ubon Ratchathani + a severe burns patient in Burma (= 176 patients in total; original plan was 130 patients)

12 December 2012, by PP Martin Brands

Press Release - Water Treatment Projects

12 DECEMBER 2012 – PRESS RELEASE 2012 WATER FILTER PROJECTS
The Rotary Club Jomtien-Pattaya proudly announces that it has reached the final phase of four water filter projects that will help more than 41,000 children and adults in Thailand and Burma.
The 4 projects that help more than 41,000 children and adults consist of:
►1,200 Household Gravity Drip Water Filter Systems for 3 rural villages in Ayutthaya province that were hit by last year’s devastating floods, helping more than 5,000 adults & children;
► 1,500 Household Gravity Drip Water Filter Systems for 7 villages in poor rural areas of North East and East Thailand, helping well over 6,000 adults & children;
► 26 School UV-based Water Filtration Systems in East Thailand for around 9,000 students;
► 53 School Microfiber Ultrafiltration Systems and a Reverse Osmosis System for North East and North Thailand, helping 12,500 students, and
► 470 School Gravity Drip Water Filter Systems for 82 schools and 3 villages in Burma that help more than 8,500 children & adults;
In total, this helps more than 30,500 Thai and 10,500 Burmese children and adults

Career Initiative Seminar – December 2012

We held a Career Initiative seminar at Pattaya School No. 3 – Phothi Samphan Pittayakarn School, in Naklua, on Monday 3rd December 2012.
This highly successful event, which had 400 children in attendance, was organised by Vutikorn Kamolchote and Nachlada 'Gaye' Nammontree.  It was inspiring the way the children interacted with the speakers, which meant that they were interested and took notice on what was being explained.

Report on the 9th Pattaya Cross Bay Swim

9th Pattaya Cross Bay Swim – Going Public
The Swim started off at the Hard Rock Hotel, were an opening speech was made by Dieter Reigber, the President of the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya, the club that has organized this event for the past 9 years. He thanked both Hard Rock Hotel and Pattaya City, including the Sea Rescue service, for their continuing support over the years, without their help, the swim event would not be possible

The first part of this three-part swim was the Fun Swim from the Hard Rock Hotel 600 metres South to Central Festival. There were over 30 children from local orphanages – the Ban Jing Jai, the Child Protection and Development Center  (CPDC) and the Father Ray Children’s Home – plus other local children.

Thanks to the Sponsors of the 8th Pattaya Charity Cross Bay Swim

We are very grateful to all the generous Sponsors of the 8th Pattaya Cross Bay Swim 2011, which was postponed until  March 2012, without which we could not have raised over 300,000 Baht. This enabled us to attract Rotary Sponsors in Italy and Scotland. Combined with the Cross Bay Swim contribution of 300,000 Baht and a substantial grant from The Rotary Foundation, this led to 3 large water filter projects for Schools and Communities in Thailand with total value of 4 million Baht. Thank you for making this possible!

A.X. Fassbind and the Banglamung Home for the Aged

The late A X Fassbind, also known as “Mr Pattaya”, donated the Fassbind Medical Hospital, to take care of the residents of The Banglamung Home for the Aged, some of which are in failing health. The maintenance and upkeep of the medical centre is financed by a special fund managed by the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya.
Every year, a special evening is held to raise funds to continue with this responsibility.
This year’s Fundraising Evening will be held on 20th October in the Royal Summit Chamber at the Royal Cliff Hotel. The cost per head will be 2,200 Baht, with a Gourmet Swiss cuisine supper, including wine, whisky and soft drinks. There is also a door prize of an Apple iPhone 4S to the holder of the lucky number. All proceeds from the event go to the Fassbind Medical Hospital Fund.

For reservations, please call Peter Malhotra on 081 863 4839 or email at Peter@Pattayamail.com

9th Annual Pattaya Charity Cross Bay Swim

We are proud to announce that the 9th Annual Pattaya Charity Cross Bay Swim will be held on Sunday 25th November 2012.

Securitas-led coalition continues flood-relief efforts

Securitas-led coalition continues flood-relief efforts
Pattaya Mail, Friday, 02 December 2011 by Staff reporters

Dream of new children’s home is ‘this close’ to becoming reality

Dream of new children’s home is ‘this close’ to becoming reality
Pattaya Mail, Friday, 23 March 2012 by Staff reporters
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya together with Baan Jing Jai Foundation Building Committee raises 340,000 Baht towards that goal.

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya celebrates 25 years of humanitarian service

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya celebrates 25 years of humanitarian service
Pattaya Mail, Friday, 9 March 2012 by Pattaya Mail Reporters
"The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship; on no less firm foundation could it have stood"
Paul Harris, founder of Rotary

Rotary Charity Cross Bay Swim raises much needed funds for humanitarian projects

Rotary Charity Cross Bay Swim raises much needed funds for humanitarian projects
Reprinted from Pattaya Mail, Friday, 30 March 2012 by Paul Strachan
Children ensured clean water, education and a chance for a better future

Disaster Fund

This year has seen many natural disasters around the world. Here in Thailand we are witnessing human suffering caused by the flooding. Enormous damage and loss of life and possessions have been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people. We have responded quickly and generously through its well supported Disaster Fund to help alleviate this suffering in Thailand and internationally.

R.O.S.E

For many years we have been co-operating with the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk in Australia to select orphans from the Father Ray Foundation and from The Pattaya Orphanage, who will stay in Australia for one year, staying with families of the Australian club. The Australian families really ‘put out the boat’ for the children. It is a marvellous opportunity for the children to learn English, and how other people live.

Clean Water for school

28 “Clean Water” filtration systems were installed in rural schools, mostly in Chonburi Province. We have just approved a new school near Chantaburi. This is a really impoverished school. The children are getting sick from drinking the water. The headmaster uses much of his salary to pay for the children’s lunches. We look for an International Partner for a Matching Grant.

"Clean Water" Handover Rayong 30th September

The next phase in this Matching Grant has been successfully completed. This photo shows happy children welcoming their guests.

RC Rayong, the co-sponsors, made strong representations to our Water committee that they should use a new type of water filter, and to use stainless steel sinks. RC Rayong emphasised that

Clean Water for Schools

The first phase of our current Clean Water Matching Grant is now completed. The first photo shows an unhappy child at the Ban Hin Wong School.   The second photo shows a teacher caring for the child, who arrived at school without her spoon, so she thought, she could have no lunch. This school was recommended to us by Tracy Cosgrove, who operates Day-Care centres for building workers.

Hill tribe in Northern Thailand

In many ways these are a forgotten people, living in absolute poverty and not recognised by any country. We help to bring them a little quality of life.Lahu Hill tribe mountain village

In many ways these are a forgotten people, living in absolute poverty and not recognised by any country. We help to bring them a little quality of life.Lahu Hill

Clean Water

Tuesday 8th February 2011 William Macey, Charity Director of Pattaya Sports Club Handed-Over a “Clean Water” filtration system to the Pattaya No.1 School. This “Clean Water” system was sponsored by Pattaya Sports Club and by the Bunker Bar, one of the golfing bars supporting Pattaya Sports Club.

Student Exchange to Australia (R.O.S.E.)

The R.O.S.E. students are settling into their lives in Australia.  They are learning new skills and sharing some Thai culture with their host families.

Their English continues to improve on a monthly basis. They send an update in English every month to the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya. Half of each school day is spent learning better English skills at the On-track center.

... for OLD folks

Lunch for all 400 inhabiltants lunchWe hosted a lunch for all the 400 elderly residents in the Banglamung Home for the Aged.

After the lunch there was a Hand-Over of the new access ramps to four of the elevated bedrooms.

R.O.S.E. Students in Australia

Khun Annie has joined fellow Thai students Gift and Ploy at Girton Grammar School in Australia.  This is Annie’s first trip out of Thailand and her first experience living and going to school in a foreign environment. 

Khun Gift and Khun Ploy have been in Australia for several years now.

.... for the Disabled

Again, virtually no public help. Many are house bound due to their infirmities and we have supplied wheel chairs and other aids so they can try to live a normal life. We have also career helped to train those who are mobile. new media computers

Again, virtually no public help. Many are house bound due to their infirmities and we have supplied wheel chairs

“Clean Water” Systems Hand Over at Phanat Nikon.

Tuesday, 5th October, 2010 William Macey, Charity Director of the Pattaya Sports Club, officially handed over “Clean Water” systems to four schools in Phanat Nikom. These water systems had been generously sponsored by the Pattaya Sports Club.

.... HIV / Aids

Children suffering HIV/AIDS with hardly any help or medical facilities. We support a humanitarian institution helping and caring for these unfortunates. Camillian Center

In November 2008 our Community Services Committee visited the Camillian Centre, which is run by Fr. Giovanni.

Fassbind Charity Dinner

August 15, 2010

The third annual “Fassbind Foundation Charity Dinner” was held on August 15, 2010 at Bruno’s Restaurant. This charity dinner was held to supplement the funds currently in the Fassbind Memorial Foundation accounts. 

.... R.O.S.E

In conjucntion with the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk in Victoria, we annually send some under privileged students to study in Australia for a year, so improving their career opportunies on their return to Thailand.

Rotary Orphan Student Exchange

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