Hua Hin Today was invited to attend the Rotary inter-club visit to The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin and their Annual Multi-Rotary Club Family & Friends Night at the Amari Hua Hin. Our thanks for the invitation to President elect, Gianni Battistini. Multi-Rotary Clubs meant a very multicultural night, which included visitors from Rotary as far apart as Canada and South Korea apart from other Thailand Clubs and the local Hua Hin Rotary Club. This Club provides a Thai language Rotary experience rather than the English language focus of the host Club. It may be noted that although English is the spoken language, the 47 Members are from 17 different countries. Our host Gianni hails from Switzerland.
The evening included presentations about Rotary and Rotaract projects and gave a real flavour of the community services provided by these worldwide organisations of voluntary business and professional leaders and university students at a local level. Rotary International provides a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. The clubs address critical issues in providing health care, medical supplies, clean water, food, job training, youth development and education to millions of people in need. There are some 1.2 million Rotary Club Members in more than 200 countries.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the installation, or official commencement, of the Rotaract Club of Stamford University. The Rotaract Club of Webster University is now in it’s 5th year. Some comment was made about how the career move of Khun Benjamus Uamsa-Ard from her position at Webster to become the Director of Student Affairs and PR at Stamford was the likely catalyst for the formation of the new club. The incoming Rotaract President needed some reassurance that his commencement speech would be a breeze and he came through looking and sounding both confident and well-spoken.
Our congratulations to business studies student Jinna Ammaravachiralcul and the 28 new Rotaract Members on their installation. Being associated with an English language club was only a minor motivation for commencing the new club’s service goals. Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 in USA, and has grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organization of over 9,539 clubs spread around the world and over 200,000 members.
It is a service, leadership and community service organization for young men and women between the ages 18–30. Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. ‘Rotaract stands for ‘Rotary in Action’. The Rotary movement in Hua Hin is alive and well at both senior and young adult level to the ongoing benefit of those less fortunate in our community. Hua Hin Today welcomes the opportunity to promote and encourage participation in these activities at all levels, maybe you can participate.
For more information visit: www.rotaryroyalhuahin.org, www.facebook.com/RCWUT