Thank You for Visiting The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club!

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Hongkong Lucky Restaurant
5/8 Soi 7, Ratchadamnoen
(Soi 7 is opposite the big police station)
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai  50200
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October 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Service Projects Chair
Past President
Membership Chair
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
On October 26 Thailand will bid a final farewell to their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej when his funeral will be held after a year of preparation. With this solemn ceremony, we at Chiang Mai International Rotary Club will join the people of Thailand in mourning the loss of this great King who reigned on the throne of Thailand for 70 years.
While His Majesty King Bhumibol was not a Rotarian, he truly lived the Rotary ideals of service above self in his devotion to bettering the lives of his people through numerous projects and inventions. He traveled around the country learning and observing and finding ways to improve people’s lives.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej said, “We cannot be alone and still be happy if others around us are suffering. Instead we should share their suffering and help ease their troubles according to our ability and capability.”
His selfless dedication to the people of Thailand and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of the Thai people serve as an example to us all and we will carry forward serving those ideals and the Thai community to the best of our ability. 
What we are doing:   We are working to improve CHILD SAFETY, HEALTH AND EDUCATION  in the communities we serve.  We approach our various service projects using Rotary Core Values of Integrity, Service, Fellowship, Diversity and Leadership as our compass.  
Currently our ongoing service projects include:  
In addition to our ongoing service projects CMIRC supports:
CMIRC was chartered as club # 85590 on 21 February 2014.  We are group of women and men, from many nationalities, committed to the Rotary guiding principle of “Service Above Self”. Membership is open to all, regardless of gender, religious affiliation, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or nationality. Our members convey “Community Service with a Smile”.
Learn more about us:
CMIRC will be hosting a Social Night on Tuesday October 31st starting at 7:00 pm.   Please come see us for food, frivolity and fellowship.  Pay for your own drinks the rest is on us. Our event location will be at The Duke's Chiang Mai at Maya Lifestyle mall on the 4th floor.  Please join us.
Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  We meet at the Hong Kong Lucky Restaurant which is in the old city at 5/8 Soi 7, Ratchadamnoen (Sunday Walking Street) opposite the big police station.  We are a small friendly group dedicated to child safety, health and education through our service projects.  With you we can do even more!  Rotary meetings are open to members, visiting Rotarians and invited guests.  Contact for your invitation.
How we are we different:
We are the only Rotary club in Northern Thailand that conducts all of its meetings solely in the English language. 
Last Updated on: October 18th, 2017