Saturday, August 05, 2006

Newsletter from 30 July 2006 Meeting

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Hi, I'm Brian. MC at the Sunday meetings of PEC


30 July 2006 - Meeting Manager:- Richard Ravensdale. (assisted by Paul Moore)

Our main 'Speakers' today was Khun Sombat, our friendly motor-cycle taxi driver, for some more incite into how Thailand 'sees' us.

The second 'Speaker' was our own Richard, who gave us a slide show of some recently completed projects in Nepal. Richard will be returning to Nepal in October to continue the excellent work his UK 'Trek-Aid Charity' performs on an on-going basis. Richard is Chairman of Trustees for this charity.

Open forum questions & information arising from the Meeting:--

Does anyone know if a 'new-born baby' can have medical insurance. Email: (

Have you experience of a reliable house-painter in Pattaya area. Email: (

James Lane (, called to thank us for the great response to his short lecture on the recent problems of 'Land Ownership in Thailand'. He has been able to help many of the enquiries. James can also help with the many simple problems experienced when trying to open a Thai Bank Account. James is at: 013987346 (

A request was made for the AA Insurance (a PEC Sponsor) contact details: 434/37 Building A, View Talay Condo 2, Jomtien, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150. Office: 038 250 089, Fax: 038 303 072, Email:, HOTLINE 06 508 6210, Other companies within their group: AA Condo Email:, Watermark Capital Management Email:, AA Law Email: (they also have an office in Pattaya Central Road, just east of Carrefour, on the other side of the road).

Please tell us if you have found a good 'Health-Food' store in Pattaya. Email: (

Tommy of 'Super Consultants' (a PEC Sponsor) has a store in Tuk-Com Centre (the computer mall in South Pattaya Road) selling a range of electronic items. It's on the 2nd floor. 016220128 ( Tommy also told us that his 'sponsorship' of PEC will be expiring soon. His seven-day-a-week work habit is causing some domestic upheaval, he will not be renewing. Niels thanked him for his excellent attendance record, and tremendous input into our meeting content. He will be missed.

Thai language classes can be found at North Star Library on Sukhumvit Rd. Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.15am. Around 100 baht per day. The first hour is taken by the English teacher from the school next door and the second hour is conversation practice taken by a Thai lady who speaks no English. Call 038716755. - Alternatively Khun Choo teaches Thai or English on a one-to-one basis. 017533612. - Another option is via the Internet, Teachthai has been developed for the Thai Ministry of Education for Special Target Groups by Progress Information, a company in the Loxley group. The course is aimed at Thai youngsters overseas and other interested foreigners. (

British Embassy local representative for emergencies is Barry Kenyon. Contact 017827363. Barry can authenticate your UK pension or UK bank statements for Immigration purposes if you can show proof.

Gary Hacker is the US Embassy local representative for emergencies. Contact 098030388.

Please help our Meeting organisers by suggesting 'Speakers' for our weekly (Sunday) Meetings. Tell us a subject you wish to hear of by suggesting a competent speaker. There are vacancies from August onwards. Please come up with some ideas and contact Richard our current Speakers Manager. Give him your suggestions and let him arrange the details. Please do not fix dates in advance.

Contact: Richard Ravensdale 010 016 372 (

The PEC golf group's Monthly Golf Tournament for August is being planned. More info on this event is available from Pattaya People Office (Soi Day Night), Globetrotter (just off Soi 7), and of course PEC Club meetings on Sunday, or contact Ossi Viljanen on 018519620, ( These events are popular and fill up quickly, so sign-up early to avoid disappointment. If you need to rent a Golf Cart call Ossi soon.

New Time: The Sunday Golf Driving Practice (with free tuition from Ossi Viljanen for PEC members) now runs from 0830 (8:30am) to 0930 (9:30am) at the usual location on Sukhumvit Road just across from Central Pattaya Road - Pride Driving Range. This is to allow members to attend the PEC new Meeting time of Sundays at 10:30am (program start 11:30). High Handicap players welcome!

The German Speaking Group of the Pattaya Expats Club also hold their meetings on a Sunday at 9:30am. They usually meet adjacent to the International Meeting, on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month. Next meetings are 6 & 20 August. Contact Erwin Schlottmann, 061509478, email: (

Für Anfragen, Anregungen und Kritiken, wenden sie sich bitte an unseren - Erwin Schlottmann.

Tue-08-Aug-06 THE VEGETARIAN CLUB OF PATTAYA - 2nd Tuesday of the month 1800. Cost 99 baht. For further information call: Niels Colov: 01-8154580

Sat-12-Aug-06 Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Birthday (a national holiday is declared for Monday 14th)

Mon-28-Aug-06 UK Bank Holls 2006

Why not come along next Sunday morning 10:30am (11:30 program start) to the Grand Solé Hotel (in the Theppraya Room, up on the Mezzanine level), 370 Pattaya 2nd Road (north), near the Pattaya Mail Office. Hotel tel: 038427555 Fax: 038427550. Half way between TOPS supermarket & BIG-C supermarket - bring a friend.

For location - link to:

See you soon, MC, Brian.


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