President Niels welcomed our special speaker to tonight’s meeting.
He introduced fellow Rotarian Murli Menon who was going to talk to us
about "Stress Management through Meditation".
President Niels asked that as is tradition with our club, that we all stand for the Thai National Anthem.
Sergeant at Arms Rotarian Stephen introduced the visiting Rotarians and guests.
The visiting Rotarians were President Dr. Olivier, Charter
President Nick Demot and Rotarian Dr. William from the Rotary Club of
Pattaya Marina, Sergeant-at-Arms from the Rotary Club of the Eastern
Seaboard, Rtn Jaroensee Gantubnil from the Rotary Club of Angthong
There were also Youth Exchange students, as well as many friends and guests.
A tasty hot and cold buffet dinner of Thai and International dishes was provided.
President Niels again welcomed everyone to this very special
meeting where we are fortunate to have Murli Menon here to talk to us
about Stress Management, saying that he had seen Murli Menon also
talking to the Expats Club the day before who had all seemed to enjoy
the talk as well as many of the members there getting involved in some
practical parts of the talk. There had been many smiles around the
Murli is also a Rotarian from India.
Murli Menon is an internationally acclaimed ZeNLP trainer. ZeNLP is
a perspective on how success at work and in life can be achieved
through self realization and introspection. Zen meditation relieves
physical, mental and spiritual stress.
Rotarian Murli started his talk by asking all in the room to study
a picture that he had handed out. The picture comprised of circles and
by starring at it you could tell your level of stress by how the
circles appeared to move (or not). He then went on to ask the audience
to place a coin on their foreheads and to leave it there to stimulate
the pituary gland.
During his talk he got the audience to take an active part many
times. One of these was by asking them to clap. “Clapping is best for
relieving physical stress”. He also demonstrated ways of relieving
things like RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury), and explained how simple
things like listening to natural sounds, even telling jokes can help to
He went on to explain how you can programme your mind and how
ZeNLP segments people into Visuals, Auditories or Kinesthetics. Each of
these types has different characteristics and manages stress in
There was great audience attention throughout the talk. Translation was provided by Rotarian Jahir (Babu) for our Thai members.
Charity Club of Pattaya
B109,000 for completion of a classroom building at a school
near to Rayong. This is part of the Immigration/Pattaya People project.
B120,000 for the charity projects of The Rotary Club of Pattaya
B120,000 for the charity projects of the Freemasons, Westwing
B120,000 for the Camillion centre
President Niels reported that the Charity Club of Pattaya had held
their Grand Charity Gala Dinner at the Dusit Resort last Saturday
evening. The Dinner was attended by several members of our club. The
events success was due to a very small number of people who are behind
the Charity Club of Pattaya. A total of B469,000 was raised. This money
will be divided up;-
President Niels said that he was very impressed with the number of
prizes offered for the lucky draw and that he has not seen prizes of
such a value anywhere else in Pattaya.
Rotary Community Market
President Niels was happy to announce that the Rotary Flea Market
has a sub committee Chairman, new member Laurie Muir. The project name
has now been changed to Rotary Community Market and Laurie is asking
for volunteers to join him on the sub committee which will meet soon.
It is intended to be an on-going event with markets being held
regularly (every 1 to 3 months if possible), where a variety of items
including second hand ones, will be sold. The markets will also have
other vendors as well as various kinds of family entertainment and will
be held on Sundays at prominent sites around Pattaya.
Rotarian Jahir (Babu) volunteered to help with this project.
Several others expressed an interest in assisting and will speak
directly with Rtn Laurie.
Piano Recital Concert
The Sergeant-at-Arms from the Rotary Club of The Eastern Seaboard
announced to the meeting that they are organising a Charity Piano
Recital by Maestro Wilhelm Ohmen to be held in the Grand Ballroom at
the Marriott Resort and Spa on November 23 & 24 2006.
Tickets prices start at a very reasonable B500. Other prices are also available.
Further sponsors are also required with sponsorships still being
available in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories. All the Platinum
sponsor packages are already taken.
Sponsor packages include a number of concert tickets and access
to the Champagne reception before the recital for the sponsors and
There will be differing seating depending on the level of sponsorship or tickets purchased.
09 October 2006 Board meeting after weekly meeting.
13 November 2006 Fellowship party at the home of Rotarian Colin.
All Rotarians and friends are welcome to attend this fellowship party
being held at Rotarian Colin's wonderful home. The party starts at
President Niels thanked Murli, tonight’s speaker for an interesting
talk. He also thanked all visiting Rotarians and guests for attending
and asked that we all stand for the Kings anthem.