Posted by Martin Harrison on Nov 23, 2021
On Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 3330 District Governor Paikit Hoonpongsimanont, paid the annual visit to the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin.
The DG joined Rotary in 2007 and was the Charter President of RC Tubtieng Trang.  He became Youth Exchange Officer in 2008-10 and Assistant Governor of D3330 for 2015-16.  DG Paikit has a Masters and Batchelors Degree in Business Administration and is a Manager at the Heap Heng Lee Gold Trading Company and President, One More Link Co.Ltd.
He is married with one daughter.
His visit was split into three parts, firstly he discussed club goals with Assistant Governor Gianni Battistini, President Phil Lawrence and Secretary Martin Harrison.  Then followed a meeting of the Board and brief presentations by Alan Brown, Chairman of D3330 Thai / Australian Inter Country Committee, who spoke via zoom from Australia, still being unable to return to Thailand.  Then followed the Project Chairman Napa Keawtem and finally Peter Wydler Treasurer.
The final part of the meeting was a general club meeting at which DG Paikit addressed members and said that the RCRHH is one of the largest and active clubs within his District and he congratulated members for that.  He then spoke about Rotary’s Action Plan  
1.  Increasing impact – Projects can  help achieve this and he talked about Global Grants that allow wealthier countries to support poorer ones. 
2.  Expand Reach  -  Helping members of the community who have been overlooked or forgotten by other organisations and at the very bottom tier of society. 
3.  Enhance Rotary Engagement – Urging all members to becoime involved with projects and collaborating with other clubs and organisations to achieve this. 
4.  Increase ability to adapt  -  DG Paikit explained in many cases this has already been achieved because of the pandeminc.  Clubs had turned to zoom meetings and alternative methods of meeting during the lockdowns.  He said it was important Rotary continues to adapt and evolve in its 117th year. 
DG Paikit then discussed the Rotary President’s goals for his time in office. 
1.  Increase membership - to 1.3 million. 
2.  Empowering young females (under 18) to have a better life in poorer countries and preventing such things as forced marriages and the sex industry. 
3.  End Polio. 
4.  Fighting the Coronavirus. 
5.  Rotary day of challenge – service projects in collaboration with another organisation or Rotaractors.
DG Paikit said that the RCRHH had already achieved three out of these five goals with their work so far this year and just needed to increase their membership in line with the goals and a project to empower females.
Following the address P Phil gave an update on the Rotary Education Centre and Thai Voices projects  which was well received by the DG, who suggested applying for a Global Grant to continue the excellent works achieved so far.
Then followed the usual excellent lunch provided by the Amari Hotel.
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