On Saturday June 16th Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard received the prestigious Phraya
Sri Wisarnwaja award from Past Rotary International President Bichai Rattakul. RCES
was chosen to be the Rotary Club in Thailand that has done the best activity in the
Rotary year 2011-
Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard was nominated by District 3340 Governor Thirayud Watanatirawut to receive this prestigious Phraya Sri Wisarnwaja award for their highly successful “Water for Life 24/7” projects and in recognition of the achievements of PP Stefan Ryser, who sadly passed away on April 23rd 2012.
Water for Life 24/7
In 2009 the “Water for Life 24/7” campaign was launched to combat waterborne diseases at a household level as per the recommendations of the World Health Organization. Water for Life 24/7 means providing clean drinking water to children and families 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Clean water for poor families
For this purpose Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, with major financial support from their International Partner Rotary District 2000 (Switzerland), and through Matching Grant 74709 distributed 3500 gravity drip filters to not only poor families in the Isaan area but also to hill tribe villages in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai provinces, communities in the Burmese border area in Kanchanaburi province, the Cambodian border area in Chantaburi province and fishing villages in the mangrove forests in Chantaburi of Thailand.
Clean water in case of emergencies
In addition, thanks to the support from local and international sponsors, a further 750 “Water for Life” drip filters were given to families in the flood affected areas north of Bangkok. The motto of RC Eastern Seaboard is “Beyond Frontiers” and as such we also donated water filters to impoverished families in Pakse province, Laos and to an orphanage in Sihanoukville Cambodia.
In total at least 20.000 people will have clean water for a period of at least 5 years
The personal endorsement of Past International President Bichai Rattakul and the support from shown by the Governors of all four Rotary Districts by selecting our club and project motivate us even further to continue and expand our Water for Life 24/7 campaign in the next year.
The good work goes on
Two matching grants with Rotary District 2060 (Italy) will enable us to fund another 2700 drip filters and we are currently looking for International partners and sponsors to undertake additional projects with our sister clubs RC Chantaboon and RC Namphong.
For further information please contact:
Carl R. Dyson, President Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard
Jan Abbink, iPP Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard and Director Water Projects
Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard
receives prestigious best project award
receives a FORCES certificate and member pin for her donation of 40.000 THB
and accept a FORCES pin and certificate on behalf of their friend Kh. Paknapsa Tulayaphistchai who donated 5000 THB to our club
Visiting Rotarians Distict Governor Boban Theckel, President Joseph and Secretary Bijon from the Rotary Club Changanacherry, Kerala, India present a club banner.
DG Eknarong Kongpan and
DGE Onanong Siripornmanut
President Brian J Songhurst
RCES Installation Night 2017
At our Club meeting on Thursday August 3rd
our member Susan Robinson presented
a 50.000 THB cheque
to President Brian Songhurst.
The funds will go to the "End Polio Now"
campaign of the Rotary Foundation (1000 US$)
and the remainder to support
underprivileged women and children in Thailand.
Both these worthy causes are close to Susan's heart.
September 2017 DISTRICT GOVERNOR ONANONG SIRIPORNMANUT VISITS ROTARY CLUB EASTERN SEABOARD
28th September 2017
After 12 years of being a "Rotary-
Ket Abbink finally becomes an official Rotarian.…
Ket was very honoured to receive her Rotary pin
from our District Governor Onanong.
28th September 2017
One of DG Onanong's wishes
is that she would like to see
more women in Rotary.
She was therefore very pleased
to induct Veronique Waas-
as a new member of RCES.
"Vero" was introduced to our club
by President Brian J Songhurst.
Martin was introduced to our club
17th August 2017
MC Roy Albiston poses with
Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard members
(l to r) Jan Abbink, Carl Dyson, and Brian Songhurst,
after presenting them with the
PCEC’s Certificate of Appreciation
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