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What You May Have Missed in October 2020

The regular every other Sunday morning visits by club members to the patients and their families at Burma Children Medical Fund's 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.

On the first and third Fridays of the month, club members attended the Chiang Mai Expats Club breakfasts to promote CMIRC a

nd swap "Change for Children" owl banks. Also, we promoted CMIRC at CEC's monthly General Meeting on October 24. Three stuffed owl banks were returned by club supporters. (one pictured left with Treasurer Nancy).

A busy month with many members participating in CMIRC's School Vision Screenings at these local schools: October 8 at the Wat Suan Dok School; October 19 at the Wat Muen Ngern Gong School; October 22 at Wat Chiang Yuen School; October 26t at Wat Puak Chang School; October 27 at Wat Sri Suphan School; and, October 28 at Wat Pa Phaeng School.

Tuesday, October 6 at our regular club meeting at the Royal Peninsula Hotel, the program was presented by Sallo Polak of Philanthropy Connections on "The Work and Mission of Philanthropy Connections Foundation in Thailand."

Friday, October 9 our monthly 9at9 ZOOM meeting at 9 PM to stay in contact with club members who are presently isolated in overseas, unable to return to Thailand. We had a visitor, Frank Bures, a writer for The Rotarian Magazine.

Tuesday, October 20 at 7 PM our CMIRC regular club meeting at the Royal Peninsula Hotel where PP Siriluck Chaiyawong of the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai spoke on the topic "Rotary District 3360 Youth Exchange Program for High School Students".

Saturday, October 24, CMIRC participated in the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai North’s annual Bully Bowl Fundraiser again this year.  Rotarians Colin, Nick, and John were able to field two teams. Rtn Sally paired with CMIRC Honorary Member and RC-CMN PP Elsie. CMIRC members acquitted themselves well but did not finish in the top three, except in their dreams. (At left, PP Colin and IPP John longingly hold the top trophy for a few moments, which is as close as they got to possessing it.)

Monday, October 26, an 18 hour adventure tour to deliver winter clothes to our very first destination this year, Ban Pui School in Hot District, Chiang Mai Province.

Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 PM, we had our monthly Board Meeting at the Royal Peninsula Hotel.


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