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.
Chiang Mai Expats Club breakfasts, where we promote CMIRC and swap "Change for Children" owl banks, were cancelled for December due to the Covid-19 cases in Chiang Mai.
Multiple warm clothing deliveries by President Dylan to people of Northern Thailand in need of warm clothing for the winter during the month of December.
December was Teddy Bear procurement month with Santa Nick delivering four to new patients at the B.K.Kee Patient House and Thai Post taking twenty to the Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) in Mae Sot.
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, San Kamphaeng, Saraphi and Mae Taeng.
Friday, December 3, a ZOOM meeting of the Child Protection Policy working group (Rtns. Viki, Nick and Roger).
Tuesday, December 7, the first Tuesday in the month regular club meeting on ZOOM. The meeting was our club's Annual Meeting for nomination and election of leadership for Rotary Year 2022-2023. The club inducted three new members: Myrna, Cesar and David.
Thursday, December 9, at 9 pm we had our 9@9 ZOOM meeting to stay in touch with our club members wherever they may be in the world.
Sunday, December 19, the annual Christmas Party with patients, families and staff at the BCMF B.K. Kee Patient House. This was a "closed" party due to Covid restrictions. Nick and Bill P delivered gifts, snacks and party decorations on behalf of the club.
Tuesday, December 21, CMIRC third Tuesday of the month ZOOM meeting. “Dr. Nickie” from the St. Peter Eye Hospital presented our program.
Tuesday, December 22, the Interact Club of Unity Concord International School presented donations of non-perishable food items, hygienic products, clothes, and toys, collected during their Funds, Foods & Goods Drive to support a children's home in Northern Thailand. Rotarians Myrna, Nicha and Bill T. participated.
Monday and Tuesday, December 27 - 28, club members visited Avocado Gardening Project (AGP) sites near Mae Hong Son. Rotarian Niwarchai is championing this effort. Rotarians Niwatchai, John, Myrna, Bill T, Roger and Nicha (pictured, above, holding a piglet receiving a vaccination) participated in the visit.
Tuesday, December 28, the CMIRC Board Meeting in-person at the Royal Peninsula Hotel.