About Us

Mission Statement

Expats helping expats – in service to the expatriate and the local community.

Vision Statement

As a nonprofit social organization (managed by volunteers recruited from its membership) the CEC aims to utilize expertise both from within the CEC and from external bodies to promote an understanding of the laws, culture and traditions of the country so that its members can reside safely and legally in Thailand.

Through its sponsorship program the CEC endeavors to provide access to information in such areas as immigration, legal process, medical care, insurance, education, accommodation and banking.

The CEC also seeks to engage actively with the local community and has an ongoing commitment to give regular donations to local charities.

The CEC strives to provide its membership with informative and entertaining programs and activities that will help individuals make new friends and facilitate an easy transition into their new lives in Chiang Mai.

See our board members below if you have any questions.

General Meetings

At our General Meetings each month and by working with our business Sponsors, we strive to ease you into Chiang Mai life by liaising with immigration and law enforcement officials, medical and insurance providers, business and property services and more.

Friday Breakfast Club

You can make new friends and chat about local life with other expats at the informal Breakfast Club. No program or agenda – just a chance to enjoy a buffet brunch and chat in a casual setting. We always have several CEC Board members ready to welcome newcomers.

Outside Group Activities

Our Outside Group Activities, OGAs, or clubs-within-a-club, are a great way to meet others with similar interests or take up a new hobby. Most are small groups, so it’s easy to make new friends. If you don’t see an OGA for your special interest, just contact us. It’s easy to start your own OGA!

Connect with our Board

President

Lester Johnson

Board President and Sponsor Manager

Secretary

Avril Suckow

Board Secretary

treasurer

Dave McComas

Treasurer, Events and Donations Committees

Board Member

David McPhee

Program, Donations, and OGA Committees

Board Member

Al Pezzuto

Board Member

Brian Poole

Welcome and Program Committees

Board Member

Laura MacDonald

Program and Donations Committees

Board Member

Frank Sethi

Board Member

You?

If you would like to help out the Chiang Mai Expats Club, please feel free to contact the president of Committee Members.