Saturday, November 11, 2006

12 November 2006 - PEC Meeting Preview

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Meeting Programme for Sunday, 12 November, 2006:

PEC-Member Enrico Nestler, The Fall of the Berlin Wall November 9, 1989.

A discussion dedicated to the 17th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain, the wall between the East & the West, from the East German point of view.
The Berlin Wall, an iconic symbol of the Cold War, was initially constructed starting on August 13, 1961 and dismantled in the weeks following November 9, 1989. Part of the Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall was the most prominent part of the GDR border system.
THE 18TH INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF THAILAND on 10th to 12th November in the area of the east coast (Pattaya, Chonburi province, Rayong province, and Chachoengsrao province). Starts on the 10th at 7.00pm from Walking Street.

PATTAYA & FUN FLYING 2006, 10th - 12th November at Pattaya Air Park airport, near Sattahip and the Phoenix Golf Course.

CHARITY GALA CONCERT AT ALANGKARN Theatre, for Chanthaburi Province relief. Saturday 11th November. Alangkarn Theatre, Sukhumvit Road near Ambassador City.

The musicians and performers, from the Garden International School in Rayong, promise an exciting and dramatic show using all three stages at the Alankarn Theater, with many special effects and ensembles.

Tickets: 500 baht, available at Foodland and at PEC meeting Nov. 5. Revenue from ticket sales goes to the flood victims in the Chanthaburi province. Alangkarn: 038 256 005 / GIS: 038 880 363 / Rotary Club: 081 815 4580.

CHARITY CLUB OF PATTAYA fundraising pub night at the QUEEN VIC, Soi 6 on 11th November.

P.I.L.C. AROUND THE WORLD CHARITY BALL on 25th November at Royal Cliff Beach Resort. Call President Gillian Thom. Tel. 0-1762-6003.

ASIAN UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE on Sunday 12th November from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. All are welcome. Asian U and the College are located on the same campus in Huay Yai Tambon, Banglamung District, Chonburi Province on Highway 331, between km markers 116 and 117 (on the road between Sattahip and Chachoengsao.).

BUDDIE meetings at Redemptorist Centre of Thailand, Sukhumvit Road, every Wednesday at 7.00pm. Contact Lynda 0841327086 or

FM 103 every Saturday from 12 noon to 2PM

Our very own PEC Ken Bowkett is hosting a radio show every Saturday, on FM 103, from noon to 2PM. "Santa" Ken talks to guests, makes a few suggestions, and spins a few hot discs…enjoy the show! Ken also be hosts a guest in his studio, along with the great music. Tune in the "Kuddly Ken Show" on FM 103.

Brian Maxey will be your M.C. this Sunday, and will lead our Open Microphone Forum, so come and listen in at 2nd Rd's Grand Sole Hotel, and participate with questions and answers about nearly everything for living safely and legally in Pattaya !

After our members Open Forum we also have Lucky Draw prizes of dinners for two at fine restaurants around the city, such as Jameson's and The Globetrotter, another great reason to be a member and to come into the Pattaya Expats Club this Sunday 11:30 am at The Grand Sole Hotel, 2nd Rd.

We will have our late-morning start time of speakers programme from 11:30 am, with the optional brunch from about 10:30 am till after 12 noon. The meeting entry cost is 80 Baht and for non-members 100 Baht. For that, we enjoy the excellent technical presentation facilities of the Grand Sole Hotel conference room.

Our foyer exhibition displays, throughout the meeting period from 10:30, are worth a visit for practical advice from experts. In the club's greeting, programme and memberships area you can get Club memberships at only 300 Baht, expiring 31 Dec 2007, or 600 Baht for Life Membership. (Bring two very small 'visa' photos and your card is laminated and ready at the same meeting.) Display tables have in-depth information from regular expert contributors in their field. Our Microphone announcement at 11:10am confirms who is available to consult free of charge. For example, The Pattaya International Hospital table usually includes regular FREE testing of blood groups, blood sugar, blood pressure and lung function to help you stay healthy. Advice on Insurance policies is available from AA Insurance - including the club member's own low cost 'group' health policy, now in its second year, with a premium at under 11,000 B - please show your member's card to apply. They also have a range of Insurances such as property, house contents and motor cover available. Club sponsor Key Visa Co Ltd, represented by Darren McGarry and Stephen Wilson, offer our members free advice, in the club house foyer, on personal Thai visa and immigration queries - please show your members card.

Plus, our large take-away information point, with leaflets and publications from hundreds of member to member services available in Pattaya, is open until the end of the meeting.

Tickets are sold from 10:30 AM when hall doors open for seating. The table plan is usually in friendly format tables for eight or ten - so please allow the 'gaps' to be filled by new arrivals at your table.


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