Community Services

 |  August 3, 2009

Informal Northern
Thai Group

The Informal Northern Thai Group has been hosting a series of monthly talks since 1984, usually about aspects of Thailand, SE Asia and Asia. They are held at the Alliance Francaise on Charoen Prathet Road starting at 7:30 p.m., usually on the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome!
Tuesday 11th August at 7.30 p.m. Adam Oswell, Director of the Willife1 Foundation, which monitors and reports on wildlife conservation issues in Asia, will talk about some of those issues.
For more information, call 053 117 319.

Volunteer Programme and 1 Year Visa at Chiang Mai University Language Institute

Are you interested in staying in Thailand, immersing yourself in the culture and giving something in return to the community? Join this Volunteer Programme. Minimum commitment is 4 hours per week/16 hours per month. For more information please send an email to or visit


Do something about it. Thammarat Suksa is a Buddhist High School run by the monks at Wat Phra Singh and cares for about 1,300 students, about 800 are novices and 500 are lay students.
They are seeking help from a few volunteer Native English speakers to help them undertake improvements to their English Programme.
No formal education qualifications are required just an ability to speak English.
Can you spare two hours once or twice a week to help them?
Please contact Don Joiner 083 325 2796.

Good news for patients with blood cancer or a rare cancer

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, The Max Foundation International Patient Helpline provides a free services programme to support people worldwide who are living with blood cancer and other rare cancers through their International Patient Helpline. You can apply for assistance by contacting Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, one of sixteen local representatives in the region or call 02 439 4600 ext 8202. For more information please visit,,

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous meets twice weekly (Saturdays and Wednesdays) at 1 p.m. at Building 11, rear of McCormick Hospital. Nicotine Anonymous is a non profit organisation.
For more information please call Earl 086 194 6300.

Cat of the Month

“Snowy and Star are one of a kind _ two beautiful Persian Cats. They were dumped at a local temple _ how could someone do that to two such lovely cats? We had the cats checked at the vet clinic and it was found out that they are FeLV / FIV positive _ maybe that was the reason for dumping them? Cats can live long happy lives with these conditions but must be kept indoors and not with other cats (except each other). There is absolutely no risk for humans who are in contact with them. Many cats carry these diseases undiagnosed. Snowy and Star are doing very well, have a good appetite, and love to purr whenever you take them on your lap. Would you be interested in fostering or adopting them? For more info please contact our cat adoption coordinator Gill (08 7189 1623 / You can find more photos about Snowy and Star and other cats and dogs in need of a warm home on our website”

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. A good opportunity to network for the benefit of everyone. Bring your business cards. The meeting is on 29th July. Place will be confirmed later.
Please call Tick 053 206 121, 089 443 4926 or for more details.