UDON THANI EXPATS CLUB
MINUTES OF MEMBER MEETING
|Meeting number:||MOMM 0032|
|Location:||Bangkok Hospital 4th floor|
|Date:||2015 Sunday April 26th|
|Subject:||See Agenda (Provided at Meeting table and website)|
|Participants:||See Present list (For Administration only)|
|Secretary:||of the day Wulf-Dieter Krüger|
1. The ‘Chairman of the day, Peter Edwards, opened the meeting at 14:05 hrs
2. Secretary for the day was Wulf-Dieter Krüger
3. Present were 25 members and one guest
4. There were not any corrections of the minutes of the last minutes (0031)
5. Quorum was not verified, since there was nothing on the agenda requiring a quorum.
6. One guest, Will from Norway, was introduced.
7. One new member was introduced, Mike.
8. There were no introductions of new sponsor
9. Peter announced and urged members to come forward to help the club’s board organising events and filling vacant positions. Furthermore he spoke about the culture dance, which apparently was not very eventful, except that there were several folklore groups doing their folk dances.
10. Nothing surface during the open forum so the
11. Coffee break started early at 14:15 hrs.
12. The guest speaker Mr. Peter Covey spoke about the functions of the “Udon Education Foundation” (UEF) shortly, outlining what they do for primary schools upcountry. The basic function being that they help the central office of education of Udonthani Province in education region 4 (very upcountry) to help the English teachers to help themselves for improving their teaching the students by providing material for teaching as such and teachers’ manuals on how to use the material. Asked, whether UEF would need volunteer teachers, he confirmed this vehemently.
13. Second on Peter’s agenda was, what you should do in preparation for our afterlife – which documents to prepare. As to this he provided handouts on ‘Static Documents and Dynamic Documents. According to him there is the issue that there is the law of Thailand and there is the law of your home country
– these are not the same. Therefore it was essential to prepare the
14. As to the Static Documents he pointed out that Power of Attorney was required for Thailand and for your home country. On top of these, your Will for Thailand and for your home country were required. If all this was not available in writing, it was not rea The documents should be kept electronically and in hard copy. They should be kept in safe places in such a way that they are accessible to people, who may need to access them in the event, when they are required.
15. As to the Dynamic Documents Peter pointed out that your assets in Thailand and in your home country should be listed with PIN codes and passwords in pencil (so you may change them, if required).
16. Furthermore you should list your addresses in Thailand and in your home country, where the original documents are kept and where the copies of these documents should be kept and you should state, where your personal effects should be sent
17. Contacts and Computers with pertaining passwords in pencil should be listed as we
18. Peter’s presentation as to this is based on the experience he made in conjunction with David Williams, an ex colleague of his and mine (Secretary of the day), who died in an accident here in Udonthani last year.
19. In reaction to Peter’s presentation our member an employee at Bangkok Hospital handed out an information sheet on an accident scheme offered by AIA: AIAPA4000 to cover you in case of an accident. He did that because they had and US patient who suffered an accident – he handed this information out, remarking that this country (Thailand) is no good to die in, if you are poor..
20. Once Peter had finished his presentation and had answered all questions members asked, he was awarded our Attendance Certificate
21. The meeting was then officially closed by Peter Edwards at about 16:50 hr
22. Then there was a lively discussion with Peter and some members concerning education in Thailand in general and UDRU in particular.