ROTARY INSTALLATION OF PRESIDENTS
The First Pacific Hotel & Convention Center was the venue for the Installation Night of Club Presidents and their Board of Directors of 5 Rotary Clubs, namely the Rotary Club of Pattaya, the Rotary Club of Chonburi, the Rotary Club of Sriracha, the Rotary Club of Laemchabang and the Rotary Club of Panatnikom. The grand ballroom was filled to maximum capacity with Rotary members from clubs around Thailand. Irish Stephen “Steve” Devereux was installed as Club President of the Rotary Club of Pattaya for the second year running, and will as such continue a very successful presidency and leadership of the Pattaya club that is the “Mother Club” of Rotary in our city, formed back in 1972. Pattaya have now 5 Rotary Clubs. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.