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Rotary Club of Patong Beach
Phuket Thailand 
Bulletin 608 Volume 14 - No.19 - 14th January  2020






International President        District Governor 3330          Rotary Club of Patong Beach              Mark Daniel Maloney              Sakon  Uengsroithong         President Jonathan Russell         

Meeting Information

Meetings Weekly 
 ALL YEAR Dinner Out 1st Tuesday of each month 7 pm at a restaurant

Meetings Tuesday  19.00 - 21.00 @ Millennium Hotel in Jungceylon
Rat-U-Thit Road Patong Beach
Dress code  
Members shall be dressed appropriately in a manner
                         that shows their respect for the club and its members  
Visitors Welcome
registration mandatory
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Upcoming Events 
All meetings (Except Dinner Outs) @ - Millennium Hotel 
January & Organiser   
 14th - IPP Karen Eidsvik
 21st PP Sam Fauma
28th PP Richard Jones
February & Organiser
 4th - Dinner Out Dr. Johan Storck
 11th Jaspal Khanijou
 18th PP Mark Pendlebury
25th Stewart Petersen 
March & Organiser 
 3rd Dinner Out P Jonathan Russell 
10th - Sergio Sparacciari
17th - Dr Johan Storck
 24th - PP Arnaud Verstraete
Friday 27th - District Awards Night
Saturday 28th - District Conference
31st Club Assembly PP Best Wanamakok 
No one this week  
Tuesday  14th January 
organised by IPP Karen Eidsvik

Watch Larry squirm   

Thanyapura's doctors will delight us all as they explain the results of Larry's 360 health assessment

It should be an interesting opportunity to learn more about how to take better care of ourselves. 

Thanyapura 360 Health is a signature health and wellness assessment tool designed by a team of physicians, nutritionists, and exercise specialists to help you better understand your body.  

Thanyapura 360 Health is not just one test, but a circuit of 5 individual assessments that include:

  • Lifestyle
  • Body Composition
  • Functional Fitness
  • Heavy Metals and Minerals
  • Body Systems Function


Tuesday 7th January  
Dinner Out organized by Larry Demco 
It looks like a good night with a great number attending 

Night report:  -  
Photos:  P Jonathan Russell  
As many may know, I am in Sydney for a month over Christmas, visiting family & friends with special meetings with my first new granddaughter.    
During my visit, I have endeavoured to keep up to date with the devasting fires which have ravaged the country since September - with no end in sight. 
The heart-wrenching stories of lives shattered & the loss of lives has been very emotional for me.
An updated of 11th January 2020 

"This bushfire season was always predicted to be ferocious, but with months of hot weather to go, it’s already left an indelible scar on the nation.

The scale is immense. Nearly 11 million hectares (27 million acres) burned; more than 2,000 homes destroyed; 25 lives lost, and; an estimated 1 billion-plus animals dead.

The fire season was already in full swing by the second week of November. But by Christmas and New Year, the situation was dire. Some wondered if we were seeing the end of the typical Australian summer holiday.

The discussion rages over whether this is the new normal — or a preview of worse to come as climate change accelerates — but we already know that affected areas will take years, decades, to recover."

  Denis - ed 

What a difference a century makes. 
Gasoline was sold at curbside pumps
AND in pharmacies!
The Year is 1919; One hundred years ago!!!
Interesting for all ages; this will boggle your mind!
The year is 1919 "One hundred years ago." What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1919: 
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. 
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only. 
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. 
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. 
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. 
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1919 was 22 cents per hour. 
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year. 
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year. 
A dentist earned $2,500 per year. 
A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year. 
And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year. 
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home 
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! 
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard." 
Sugar cost four cents a pound. 
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. 
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound. 
Most women only washed their hair once a month, And, used 
Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. 
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from 
entering their country for any reason. 
The Five leading causes of death were: 
1. Pneumonia and influenza 
2. Tuberculosis 
3. Diarrhea 
4 Heart disease 
5. Stroke 
The American flag had 45 stars ... 
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30. 
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet. 
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day. 
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write 
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high 
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores. 
Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives
buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?) 
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a matter of seconds!
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
We've come a long way...OR have we?

I hope you've enjoyed a step back in time. The changes are startling.
Thank you IPP Karen Eidsvik  
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As Bulletin editor, I reserve the right to not publish anything considered inappropriate in the Joke section or elsewhere in the Bulletin -    Ed Denis