Posted by Roger Lindley
On the 1st of May Dr. Christa Crawford talked to our club on the topic “Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Thailand/Myanmar." The club had a record turnout for this meeting. We heard about the complexity of this issue.
 
On every Thursday in the month visitors from our club went to visit the children at the Burma Children Medical Fund’s B.K. Kee House here in Chiang Mai.
 
On the 8th of May the Service Projects/Fundraising Committee met to review project budget needs for Rotary Year 2018-19 and the sources of funding to support these projects.
 
On the 9th of May the Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Committee met at Bronco Kids Sports to discuss upcoming classes for Rotary Year 2018-19. Also planned for the June visit by representatives from Safe Child Thailand (SCT) who are financially sponsoring programs outside of Chiang Mai.
 
On the 15th of May our club had a Club Assembly at Hong Kong Lucky Restaurant.
 
On 16 -18 May Rotarians Roger and Jerry, Honorary Rotarian Stasha and visiting Rotarian Dr. Raj Mani took the bus to Mae Sot to visit the Mae Tao Clinic for update on activities there.
 
On 19 - 20 May Rotarians Jerry, Colin, John, Gary and Nancy attended the D3360 District Training Assembly in Phitsanulok.
 
On the 22nd of May there was the regular monthly CMIRC Board Meeting. The meeting was a two parts: the current year business and planning for next Rotary Year club business. Board members for current Rotary Year 2017-2018 and those for RY 2018-19 attended.
 
On the 25th of May the informal CMIRC lunch group Let's Talk Rotary got together at Hotel Lotus Pang Suan Restaurant for eating and talking. The next Let's Talk Rotary lunch is Friday, 29th of June, 11.30 am at the Hotel Lotus Pang Suan Restaurant buffet, located in the back of Kad Suan Kaew, first floor.
 
On your calendar for the evening of the 7th of June, the Whim n’ Rhythm singers from Yale University will make a round-the-world stop in Chiang Mai and do a benefit fundraising performance for our club at The River Market Restaurant. More about the group at https://www.whimnrhythm.com/about.

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