Posted by Roger Lindley
Our club did not meet on the 2nd of January due to Thailand New Years activities and travel.

There was a committee meeting on the 9th of January to discuss the need/desirability of having a club administration committee to coordinate the various interrelated activities that regularly occur for effective club operation, such as: meeting sign in, visitor greeting, publicity materials, club representation at regular non-club events, public information , etc. This committee meeting offered the chance for regular meeting make-up.

There was a regular meeting of our club on the 16th of January where the program was presented by Patrick Keeney, a visiting professor at Chiang Mai University. Patrick  shared information on several efforts in Thailand, including The Petchabun Project to assist children who have been abandoned, abused, or orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. Also at this meeting Rotarian Wendy explained opportunities for members to participate in the Asia Justice Marathon and represent club at the club's display and drowning prevention demonstration.
 
On the 20th of January, a number of club members were up and out early to the Access to Justice Asia Marathon. Some helped with the marathon and others with the club’s display area and drowning prevention demonstration.
 
On the 22nd of January, the Service Project/Fundraising Committee met to do project review including: B.K. Kee House, Mae Tao Clinic, Children’s Winter Clothing Appeal, Children’s Water Safety and Drown Proofing Project. The clothing appeal was judged as an overwhelming effort both from amount of clothing collected but also the amount of work with a very small number of club members participating. Mae Tao Clinic will change from being classed as a club project to an organization being supported by our club. There was discussion about the return of Yale University woman singers Whim 'n’ Rhythm to Chiang Mai being sponsored  by our club and doing public charity performance and fundraising concert. Also, discussed were the ticket sales by club members for the 3rd of March Charity Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser.
 
Also, on the 22nd of January there was a regular Board Meeting which also offered make-up meeting credit for a missed regular meeting. The minutes of this meeting, as are all meetings, can be accessed by members in the members section of cmirotary.org.
 
On the 30th of January the club enjoyed a Social Night at The Dukes at Maya Mall from 7-9 pm. All club members were encouraged to attend and to invite a guest.  A new member, Craig Clark, was inducted as part of the evening event.  
 
 
 
Happy members & guests socializing January 30th.  New member Craig Clark with Rotarian wife Ann.

 
 
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