BULLETIN

What You May Have Missed in April 2022

CMIRC members were not able to have their regular every other Sunday morning visits to the patients and their families at Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) B.K. Kee Patient House here in Chiang Mai where members socialize, play games, bring food and engage in craft projects with the patients and their families. The Patient House remains closed to visitors during the upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Chiang Mai. Basic supplies are dropped off there every other Sunday. The project champion role is transitioning from Rotarian Bill Pierce to Rotarian Gary Herman.

Chiang Mai Expats Club is reported to be evaluating starting in-person monthly meetings again and CMIRC as a community sponsor will return with our presence at the meetings.

Rotarians Nicha and Bill T. championed the distribution of survival packages of rice and essential dry food items to people in need in Chiang Mai area.

Monday, April 4, ZOOM online meeting of the CMIRC x BEAM Conversation Partners Program 2022. Morning session with CMIRC partners Rtns Colin, Roger, Nick and Gary. Evening session with CMIRC partners Rtns Myrna, Bill T, Nick, Gordana and John. Topic: “Animals/nature in my homeland”.

Tuesday, April 5, the first Tuesday of the month regular CMIRC meeting occurred in person at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel. At this meeting the program was presented by Victoria Vorreiter (right) on the topic “May the Circle Be Unbroken – The Importance of Preserving and Sustaining Intangible Heritage”.

Saturday, April 9, we had our 9@9 ZOOM meeting to stay in touch with our club members wherever they may be in the world.

Monday, April 11, ZOOM online meeting of the CMIRC x BEAM Conversation Partners Program 2022. Morning session with CMIRC partners Rtns Colin, Roger, Nick and Gary. Evening session with CMIRC partners Rtns Myrna, Bill T, Nick, Gordana and John. Topic: “Special days/holidays”.

Monday, April 18, ZOOM online meeting of the CMIRC x BEAM Conversation Partners Program 2022. Morning session with CMIRC partners Rtns Colin, Roger, Nick and Gary. Evening session with CMIRC partners Rtns Myrna, Bill T, Nick, Gordana and John. Topic: “Music and Entertainment Sharing".

Tuesday, April 19, birthday of Paul Harris born on April 19, 1868.

Tuesday, April 19, a Service Project Committee meeting at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.

Tuesday, April 19, CMIRC third Tuesday of the month meeting (a hybrid meeting) at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel. The program was presented by Rotarian Dr. Narong Tongsuk (below) on the topic “Sustainable Cocoa, Areca Palm and Bee Keeping in Agroforestry – An Alternative for Small Scale Farming”.