ROTARY DOESN’T REST IN TOUGH COVID-TIMES

ROTARY DOESN’T REST IN TOUGH COVID-TIMES

Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin President and Members don’t believe Covid-related restrictions are any reason for this service organisation to be idle, in fact their contributions to the well-being of the community have been in even greater demand in recent times.  During this month alone, Rotary have been busy with significant donations to those in need. 

Currently schools in the province of Prachuab Khiri Khan as well as the rest of Thailand have been closed for much of 2021; therefore, children are undertaking their studies on line.  Currently the children are learning on line using mobile phone technology which makes learning more difficult using small screens, which could also lead to causing visionary problems later in life.

ROTARY DOESN’T REST IN TOUGH COVID-TIMES

The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin has now purchased two new lap top computers, and two sets of head sets to improve their on-line learning experience.  Another supporter of the Foundation has purchased one lap top. This means that a further two lap tops are still required; donations would be welcomed!  

On Monday 9th August President Phil Lawrence and Past President Napa Keawtem were pleased to handover the computers to the Mercy House Foundation Chairman of the Board.

Local health authorities are struggling to manage severe increases in budgets to cope with protecting their staff from Covid -19 and other contaminants.   

ROTARY DOESN’T REST IN TOUGH COVID-TIMES

On 11th August a presentation was made to the Hua Hin Red Cross of three items of equipment.  First a mist sprayer which can spray chemicals, disinfectants and deodorants which will enable the clinic to maintain clean working areas within the treatment areas by helping to neutralize any contamination of areas of Covid-19.  The second item of equipment is a battery operated aspirator but also a new wireless access point to replace an outdated system in use that does not support the Medical Clinic Day to day operations.  

ROTARY DOESN’T REST IN TOUGH COVID-TIMES

The total value of these items came to 32,500 THB, however, the cost to the RCRHH will be 22,500 Thai Baht as generous donations amounting to 10,000 Thai Baht were received.

Finally on 13th August, the Hua Hin hospital was the beneficiary of protective equipment for medical staff valued at around 40,000 THB.  This was a joint project with the Rotary Club of Hua Hin, the alternative Thai language Rotary Club in town.

RCRHH President Phil says “sometimes it’s the smaller projects that bring the most happiness and reward to people, from a personal perspective to see the smiles on the faces underpins what we do in Rotary and makes it so worthwhile.”

A looming issue for Rotary to manage is now the likelihood that their big annual fund raising event, the Charity Golf Day, may need to be postponed from the current November date until the New Year.

ROTARY DOESN’T REST IN TOUGH COVID-TIMES
A Zoom meeting to keep members in touch

See more about the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin at www.rotaryroyalhuahin.org