What You May Have Missed in May
During the month members of the club visited and participated in various food distribution efforts in Chiang Mai. The club raised over 300,000 baht that was used to procure food for those in Chiang Mai seriously impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our club supported meal and food distribution programs at:
Kitchen 7 by Super Joe (photo below)
Chiang Mai Expats Club (CEC)
Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN)
The regular every Sunday morning visits by club members to the patients and their families at Burma Children's Medical Fund's B.K. Kee Patient House here in Chiang Mai have been put on hold due to Covid-19. The club funded a rainy season retaining fencing project at the house to control runoff from neighboring properties. The fencing has been installed this month.
On the first and third Fridays of the month, club members normally attend the Chiang Mai Expats Club breakfasts and their monthly meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month to promote CMIRC and swap "Change for Children" owl banks. CEC has suspended all meetings because of Covid-19.
Tuesday, May 5, we had our regular club meeting using the ZOOM platform. The program was presented by Khun Chalida Tajaroensuk, Director of the People’s Empowerment Foundation on the topic “ASEAN People's Exchange”. https://www.facebook.com/pg/PEFThailand/about/?ref=page_internal
Tuesday, May 19 we had our regular club meeting using the ZOOM platform. The program was presented by U.S. Consul-General Sean K. O'Neill on the topic “70th Year Anniversary, US Consulate in Chiang Mai, focus on Education and Exchange Programs”. https://th.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/chiang-mai/consul-general/.
Also, other US Consulate staff participated in the session. The meeting included the induction for new Rotarian ”Chili” Humphrey and our DG and AG attended the ZOOM meeting for the induction.
(Chili is pictured, above, receiving her Rotary business cards and Rotary pin from P. John and PE. Clarence at Fern Forest Cafe, where half the tables have been removed for "social distancing" between groups in their outdoor setting.)
Tuesday, May 26, we had our monthly Board Meeting at the Royal Peninsula Hotel practicing proper small group social distancing and hygiene.