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Community Services

01 Informal Northern Thai Group

Tuesday, November 10th at 7.30 p.m. – ‘Setting up a Technology and Science Park in Chiang Mai’. A talk and presentation by Martin Venzky-Stalling, Technology Park Advisor.

For more information please call 053 117 319.

02 Care for Dogs – Dog of the Month for November – Barry

Oh yeah. This is Barry, named after the Walrus-of-Love himself, Mr. Barry White. Ok, so maybe that’s not true, but Barry has just as much love to give and entertainment to provide. Could you be his ‘first, his last, his everything and the answer to all his dreams’? You know he’s ‘Got So Much Love to Give’, ‘Can’t Get Enough of You Babe’ and is ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. Could his ‘Sweetness Be Your Weakness’? Come on down to the shelter and find out! Barry is a medium sized, healthy, fluffy 2-3 year old male, and is fully vaccinated and sterilised (as are all our dogs up for adoption). If you think Barry could be the perfect match for you or anyone you know, then contact Care for Dogs, English (084 752 5255) Thai (086 913 8701) or [email protected] to make an appointment to meet him at the shelter. www.carefordogs.org

03 Chiang Mai Friends’ Group

An informal open forum which can be a question and answer type session or just members sharing their ideas and views and helping others. An good opportunity to network for the benefit of everyone. Contact Khun Tick 053 206 121, 089 443 4926 or [email protected]

04 De Mortuis

Copies of the 6th edition of ‘De Mortuis: the story of the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery’ are now available. This edition has notes and stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery since 1898; more than forty entries have been added in the last ten years and it now runs to more than one hundred pages. ‘De Mortuis’ is an interesting pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died here.

Priced at 200 baht per copy, it is available at the cemetery and other locations in Chiang Mai.

Or, by post from the honorary treasurer, A. C TUCKER, PO BOX 228 CMU, CHIANG MAI 50202, THAILAND. Cheques made payable to ‘A. C. Tucker’ as follows, 230 baht (mailed to Thailand), Pound Sterling £5.50, and US$9 (worldwide).

These donations to cemetery funds are used for maintenance and upkeep.

05 Remembrance Day 11th November

A Remembrance Day service will be held at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery in memory of all those who gave their lives in war and the service of their country. The non-denominational service will commence about 10.45 a.m. A two minute silence will be observed at 11 a.m. After the service visitors are invited to the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club for refreshments.
The Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery is on the Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road, 1 mile south of the Narawat bridge, opposite the Electric Company offices.

06 Volunteer Part-time English Teacher

“Kids Home, a small-scale NGO located in the Chang Puak area, is looking for a volunteer English teacher (this is an unpaid position) for its after-school programme. No previous teaching experience required. This programme is aimed at under-privileged children from the nearby primary school. You will be teaching a group of a maximum of 15 children, whose English skills are very basic (some do not know how to spell/write), although they do have English classes at school. The objective of these English classes is for the children to be in contact with a native speaker. No formal curriculum is implemented. Because the children are young (6 years old to 12 years old) the classes present English in a fun/recreational way, through games, singing, theatre, or any activities you can come up with depending on the volunteer’s skills!

We are looking for someone available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (classes are 45 minutes) from Monday to Friday during school terms. Minimum availability required is 1 day per week. We need someone who can commit to at least a full term (November to mid-March).

If you feel that you have the necessary skills, if you would like to make a difference and are full of energy please contact us!

For more information please call Laetitia Longuet, Kids Home Project Coordinator, 081 028 3470 (English, French) or [email protected]

www.kids-home.org