Exceptions will be announced on this website and email (if address is known).
The Agenda is published in advance.
Visitors are welcome to join. Bring a friend.
Refreshments: i.e. coffee, tea, water, some cakes or cookies will be available at the meeting room.
Besides that we have a very informal Brunch every Wednesday morning at the Chef’s Table Restaurant.
Recent Meeting Minutes can be viewed in PDF format by clicking on the links at the right side of this page.
Example Meeting Minutes: November 2015
UDON THANI EXPATS CLUB
MINUTES OF MEMBER MEETING
Meeting number: MOMM 0039
Location: Bangkok Hospital Udon
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015.
Subject: See Agenda (Distributed by e-mail and shown on the website)
Participants: See attendance list (For Administration only)
Secretary: J.J. van Spaandonk
1. Meeting Start
The Chairman of the day, Peter Edwards, opened the meeting at about 14.10 hours.
2. Administrative issues
- 35 members, 1 Honorary member (partly) and 1 guest/visitor attended the meeting.
- 12 members notified that they would not be able to attend.
- At present, the Club has 74 members.
- 23 members have been absent in a row for >3 months.
- Quorum (to vote) requires >40% mem bers present. Quorum is OK.
- The minutes of the October 25, 2015 member-meeting have been approved. No comments made.
3. New Members, Visitors and Sponsors
- One (1) guest attended the meeting.
- Two (2) new members Mr. Christopher Marshall and Mr. William Foster attended the meeting.
The Club welcomes them all with much pleasure.
4. Announcements by the Board
From last meeting:
The Annual Dinner for Club-Members is scheduled for Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Charoen Hotel in the Lao Sieng Tieng room.
Starting 18.00 hrs. (6 PM).
Details are sent in a separate mail.
Note: For a summary, see page 4 of this minutes.
The Breakfast meetings (starting 10 am) are at various locations.
N.B. These locations are subject to change.
- Mondays: @ Mad Hatter and Seaside Restaurant on Sampanit Rd.
- Wednesdays: @ Bookhouse Restaurant at the ground floor of City Lodge Hotel, or the Delights Restaurant at the ground flor of Ruysuk Hotel, or the Smilig Frog on Prajak Road.
- Fridays: @ Good Corner and T-Bar
Our Club member Mr. David Lee presented a solution for watching TV channels, from outside the country where you are staying at the time of watching, via your computer.
At first he discussed the various ways of an internet connection. Where his preference is to employ an Android Smart TV Box.
He continued to explain that you first need to change your IP Address to be able to receive foreign TV channels. Further he demonstrated the steps to perform.
It then appeared that a reasonable fast Internet connection should be available.
At the time of the demonstration the available connection was somewhat too slow for a proper result.
After using the connection via his mobile android phone it showed much better. For his complete presentation we refer to the attachments to this minutes.
In addition David informed that he is planning to start a new Activity group.
The name of the Activity is: COMPUTER GROUP FOR UTEC MEMBERS.
The Group will function under the umbrella of the Udon Thani Expats Club.
Details about the Computer Group will be communicated in the near future.
6. Coffee break
Many used the opportunity to continue discussing the presentation.
Our Club member Mr. Gary Ralston discussed:
OBTAINING AND MAITAINING QUALITY OF LIFE AS WE AGE.
- To make that more comprehensible, he defined the following chapters:
- What is “Quality of Life”
- Living a stress free life
- Preventive Maintenance
- Physical Activity and Health
- Spiritual Health and Wellness
- Emotional Health
In addition Gary presented a summary with “Suggested Vaccinations” as well as a spread sheet with his personal medical records.
He advises everybody to start such a spread sheet for him/herself and to use that to distinguish a certain development in the data, with the intention to timely adjust ones life style and medications if necessary.
For his detailed presentation see attached file.
8. Open Forum
Our member Terry Clayton with the emphasis on the last item of Gary’s presentation “Emotional Health” and with a wink to the Club’s motto “Expats Helping Expats” took the opportunity to speak a word of encouragement to those who might be alone during the coming Christmas and New Year period and advised not to drown in self pity or whatsoever but to contact someone he/she trusts and respects to create/obtain a peace of mind and to endure this particular period.
He continued to thank, the audience for their attention and closed the meeting at 16.15.
There will not be a membership-meeting in December.
Next meeting will be on Sunday, January 31, 2016
Please check at www.udonexpatsclub.com for possible changes and / or further information.
Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
November 30, 2015.
Joop van Spaandonk,
Letter From The Secretary:
UDON THANI EXPATS CLUB
Udon Thani, November 21, 2015.
Dear Members of Udon Thani Expats Club,
With great pleasure we, the Board of the Udon Thani Expats Club, invite all members including their close family, for our Annual Dinner-Buffet.
This year, we will have the dinner on Sunday, December 13, 2015. And, as last year in the Lao Siang Thien Room at the second floor of the Charoen Hotel, starting at 18.00 hrs.
For this occasion, it is permitted to bring your own drinks, courteous free (free of surcharge).
The Special Member-Price for the Dinner-Buffet is THB 200 for a Club member and his spouse/partner and THB 100 for Children u/i 10 years of age (Max. 2 children per Club member) only.
In order to confirm our reservations at the Charoen, Your e-mail confirmation to attend, stating the number of persons, is mandatory.
You may direct your e-mail to [email protected] at your earliest convenience, however, before December 1, 2015.
“Attendee Slips” are available for purchase at next Sunday’s Membership-Meeting, November 29, 2015.
For those who are not able to attend the Membership-Meeting we offer to pay at the Club’s Brunch on the Wednesday’s mornings at the City Lodge Hotel.
The last opportunity for a purchase is Wednesday-morning 2/12-2015.
With kind regards,
On behalf of the Board, Joop van Spaandonk
N.B. For the location and details about the Charoen Hotel, click the link below.