The ceremony took place on 23 June 2021 from 11.30-13.30 hrs. This is the first time in our club history that we had our Installation of Club Officers and Board of Directors by Zoom Meeting. Nevertheless, it turned out to be a great event as we had many VIP Rotarians, Rotarian friends, club members and guests joining by login from many places in Thailand and around the world!
The ceremony took place at River City Bangkok, RCB Forum Room with only 6 RC Bangkok Members presented at the event, namely President Abdullah Alawadi, President Elect Vasana Mututanont, Past President Vinai Sachdev, Past President Churairat Panyarachun, President Nominee Nicolas Reschke, Past President Kallaya Leeissarapong plus 2 of our admin. supporting staff (Bing and Meaw). Also at the venue were the crew team of Box-in-Brain, the online event organizer and K. Napat Mututanont, as event coordinator.
We ran this installation program the same way we did in the past years. The only difference was that this time, all VIPs, visiting Rotarians, Club members, and guests joined and watched the whole event by zoom, had their own lunch and many had a glass of wine ready to toast with us! Our MCs, PP Churairat and PN Nicolas did a great job in welcoming all our guests. Thank you.
The event started at 12.00 hrs. when President Abdullah hit the gong to officially open the meeting.
The entertainment program this year was presented by Rotarian Dr. Pae, Akkrawat Srinarong, our club member. Dr. Pae introduced 2 Music Videos from his group “JEEB Ensemble” album, “Spring is Coming” and “JEEB”. Their music gave hopes and uplifted the spirits! Thank you, Dr. Pae!
We are so grateful to receive congratulatory remarks from District Governor 3350 Somsri Mekthon, Incoming District Governor 3350 Dr. Wiroon Boonnuch, and Past RI President Bhichai Rattakul. Such an honor to see them in our zoom meeting. Thank you.
At President time, P Abdullah gave his final speech to report the accomplishment on many service projects and club activities in the past 12 months. The final video of President Presentation showing all the highlights of this year activities used “A Little Love” by Hugo as background music. This special music produced by Hugo Chakrabongse for our Crowdfunding project. A lot of great service projects that benefited the underprivileges in our communities have been carried out and delivered successfully in this Rotary year despite Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you, President Abdullah for leading a great year for RC Bangkok!
After the Change-over ceremony conducted by PP Vinai, President Elect Vasana becomes the President of RC Bangkok, Rotary Year 2021-22, the year of “Serve to Change Lives”. She gave her acceptance speech with many good project plans in the pipeline before introducing her new board of directors and Advisors. Congratulations, President Vasana!
The installation Zoom meeting finished at 13.30 when new President Vasana hit the gong and declared the meeting adjourned.
Thank you, all Rotarians and guests from many clubs in Thailand and overseas for joining our event and for sending zoom chat messages to us during the meeting. Your kind words of encouragement and friendship meant the world to our President and club members. And we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Thank you.