Change for Children
Hello!   Whooooo am I?   I’m the “Change for Children Owl Bank” from the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC).  Adopt me, take me home and feed me your loose change, then bring me back and swap me for another hungry owl.  100% of the money generated by me goes to support CMIRC’s Projects for Children.   You can bring positive change to the lives of Children in Northern Thailand.
Adoption fee is only 200 baht per owl.  Sadly, for now, we will not be at the CEC sponsored breakfasts at the River Market.  Owl adoptions and exchanges will be at the CMIRC membership table at all CEC monthly meetings.   We will also be at the Warm Heart Foundation Earth Day at Promenada Mall on 22 April.   Kind citizens who will not attend CEC events are invited to contact to arrange for an owl adoption or exchange.  You may also call 089-556-4293 or send a Line message to jerrycnx.
Details about CMIRC’s Projects for Children are at They include:
Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention:   Prevention of the leading cause death for children in Thailand – Drowning.  All poor Chiang Mai public school fourth-graders are taught survival swimming and water safety each year (approximately 400 children/year).
Children’s Sight Project:   Providing free eye examinations and spectacles to poor children in Northern Thailand.
Burma Children’s Medical Fund B.K.Kee Patient House.  Houses Migrant Children and their families while they are receiving needed medical treatment at Suan Dok Hospital.
Mae Tao Clinic:   See’s 300 – 500 patients per day, averages more than 10 live births daily, has outlying clinics in Myanmar.  MTC Child Protection Center conducts Child protection training, schools up to 1,000 migrant children per year, and more.
Annual Children’s Winter Clothing Appeal:  Distribution of warm clothing to hill tribe children in the coldest areas of Northern Thailand.
Remember your small change can mean a big change in the lives of poor and disadvanted children in Chiang Mai and the North.   Contact to arrange for an owl adoption or exchange.  You may also call 089-556-4293 or send a Line message to jerrycnx.
Songkran Clean Up
Sunday 16 April 2017
I just wanted to share this event that I am organizing - it is part of the community service aspect of the YSEALI Network that I am leading :)
We are partnering with Trash Hero Chiang Mai so all are welcome to join.   
Feel free to share!
Earth DAy at Promenada
Saturday 22 April 2017:  The Warm Heart Foundation is sponsoring an Earth Day Event at the Chiang Mai Promenada Resort Mall.   The event will include a bio-char demonstration and much more.   Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is proud to announce that we are one of the sponsors of this event.  
CMIRC members are encouraged to come and spend some time in our booth.  Everyone is invited to drop by and see what we are doing.
Save the Dates April - June
Exciting events are coming up in Rotary, more details when available:
May 12-14, 2017 Joint 6 district Conference with John Germ RI President  Impact Arena, Bangkok.
May 27-28, 2017 District 3360 Training Conference, Nan.
June 10 - 14, 2017 Rotary International Convention, Atlanta Georgia, U.S.A.  Register at   
June  24, 2017 Installation of Lampang Area Rotary Presidents & Awards Ceremony    
July 1, 2017 - Installation of Chiang Mai Area Rotary Presidents, Grand View Hotel.   Times and Details to follow
October 3, 2017 - District Governor's Official Visit to CMIRC