Chairman's talk May 22, 2023

Not much has happened in the last 2 weeks. The Mother's Day breakfast on May 14 at Say Cheese was especially enjoyable. 16 members were present.

On Sunday 21 May, a delegation went to Kachanaburi for the (re)opening of the Bamboo School. At the initiative of the previous board, the NVTHC supports the Bambooschool project there.

Our Dr Mo van Be Well started his career at this school set up by the Karen people.

Thursday 18 May was the monthly board meeting, which was also attended by our new board member Mali ten Houten. And also our webmaster, Gert Visser with tips and tricks for a further professionalization of our website. The main language for our site will remain Dutch, but there will be a translation button to English or Thai. Then our members can read all the news in their own language. We will also try to mention important telephone numbers Hua Hin and Cha-am, mini course Thai, addresses of organizations we have a lot to do with (immigration, tax office, etc.)

We have new members again!!

Events: for the month of June the following dates are fixed:

June 7 pasta workshop at Jeffrey's “Parrotdise”

June 10th golf tournament, organized by Say Cheese, of course we hope that our club will provide many participants. Would our golfing members please sign up!

15 June day trip to Prachuap Kirikhan in collaboration with Nellie. Register before the bus is full.

In July a photo tour with Patrick Jacobs is on the program and cooking class with Ronnie. August, singing with Arnold, September trip to Kuri Buri (wild elephants), book reading by Gordon Clark, info evening with the Hua Hin government; October info evening with AA insurance, Arts Village portrait painting and clay, wine tasting (Gerard); November flower arranging, ballroom dance class (handy in view of the Christmas party), shuffleboard evening with stew.

December: Party time. Preparations are in full swing for our Christmas party and we are also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Centara hotel (originally Railway hotel). We commemorate this with a nod to the 1920s. Board is looking for a T-Ford (or other classic) and/or an engine from that time….
I will see you all this Friday and then I will leave for the Netherlands. Robert Rijlaarsdam will be my observer until my return in October.

Wish you all a nice summer with occasional showers and not too hot.

Hermie Engelbertink

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