Community Sponsors

There is a wealth of social, cultural and non-profit organizations in Chiang Mai that enrich and improve the lives of both the expat and local community.  We encourage you to explore becoming involved with these organizations.

(Sponsors are responsible for the legality of the products, services and activities they provide. CEC assumes no responsibility for any activities of the sponsors, nor are the sponsors acting on behalf of CEC.)

We ask members to support our sponsors whenever possible.


All Saints Chiang Mai

All Saints Church

All Saints Church, Chiang Mai, aims to be a worship community welcoming all people! Each Sunday we meet together to share the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, as we seek to worship the risen Christ and learn more of him. All Saints, Chiang Mai, includes Christians from Anglican, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodist backgrounds, and we …

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  • +66 828 955 232
BABSEACLE Foundation

BABSEACLE Foundation

BABSEACLE FOUNDATION is an access to justice, legal education, locally registered, not for profit organization which collaborates in the development of justice education and access to justice initiatives. These programs assist in providing access to justice services to persons throughout Asia. Bruce A. Lasky: Co-Director 41/1 Soi 1, Sirorot Rd., Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200 Mobile …

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  • 0818843499
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Chiang Mai Community Church

Chiang Mai Community Church (CMCC) is a multi-denominational international church which meets every Sunday afternoon at 4.20 p.m. at First Thai Church (located diagonally across from the Riverside Restaurant near the Nawarat Bridge). There is a nursery and Sunday School program through grade 6 as well as a youth program. Raintree Library and Resource Center …

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  • +66 5324 4820

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) draws their members from the diverse international population and Thai citizens living in the Chiang Mai area. Membership is open to all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religious or political affiliation, sexual orientation or nationality. All club general meetings and business meetings are conducted in the English language. The …

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Lanna Care Net

Lanna Care Net is a group of people who help ageing foreigners live safe and healthy lives in Chiang Mai and surrounding areas. We do this by providing advice and practical assistance where necessary. The British Honorary Consul and the American Consul recognized the challenges these retirees face as they age. The consuls were a …

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  • +66 857 098 801
McKean Senior Center Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

McKean Senior Center

Multi-tiered Aged Care center where aging in place is possible. We offer retirement living and multi-level senior-care services in friendly and serene garden setting. On site clinic, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry and shoe making service. Contact us on our website.

  • 053 817 170
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Project Win

Project WIN

Project Win means grassroots partnerships. Volunteers work alongside local villagers for everything from flood relief to updating school. Nowadays WIN’s focus is Project Protein. In keeping with the teachings of the late King on sustainability, WIN helps mountain villages establish and demonstration projects raising chickens, frogs, mushrooms, fish, and organic vegetables. Website: Email:

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Swiss Lanna Society

Swiss Lanna Society

The Swiss Lanna Society is a non-profit organization with the aim to facilitate friendship among Swiss people in Thailand with different events and activities. After two years the society has already got over 220 members who enjoy our events and have been able to meet like-minded Swiss and other nationals constantly enlarging their network. Our …

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    The Gate Theater

    The Gate Theater is the only English Language theater group in Northern Thailand. We have been producing plays in Chiang Mai since 2007. We are a social organization providing opportunities for the residents of Chiang Mai to become involved in theater arts. We sponsor approximately four productions per year, predominantly drama and comedy, with one …

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    • +66 871 772 195
    Villa Virtuosa Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

    Villa Virtuosa

    Villa Virtuosa is a center for performing arts and art craft. Our goal is to build a community for sharing, learning and teaching creative skills. Our community is accessible for all levels, from professional to inexperienced. With our activities we strive for interaction in a playful, spontaneous and fun atmosphere, encouraging people to overcome limitations …

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      Warm Heart

      Warm Heart

      Warm Heart Environmental Program has been developing a biochar system farmers can use to convert their crop waste into something valuable instead of burning it. “Stop the Smoke” campaign is raising money to buy the biochar that the farmers are creating instead of open-field burning their crop waste. The biochar is turned into a “Super …

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      Bridge Club of Chiang Mai

      We play Duplicate Bridge at the Oak Tree Restaurant located on Canal Road, just north of the Phucome Intersection (Canal Road and Huay Kaew Road). Map link.

      We play in the large, air-conditioned room which is behind the main building. The main restaurant opens at 5 p.m. and serves excellent Thai food. There will be staff available in the afternoon to serve drinks.

      Monday 1:15pm Monday Pairs, beginners welcome.
      Wednesday 1:15pm Summer or Winter Pairs Friday 1:15pm
      Friday 1:15pm Pairs, a more relaxed game
      Sunday 1:15pm Winter Pairs, high season only

      Website here.

      Chiang Mai Hiking Group

      Hike Leaders offer their hikes on the Website.  This active group offers hikes, special treks and other events in and around Chiang Mai province.
      Newcomers are welcome to this friendly group, especially hike leaders. There is usually a variety of hikes and walks coming up.

      David (

      Chiang Mai Photographic Group (CMPG)

      The CMPG meets every other Wednesday and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited. See the website for dates and locations of meetings. The CMPG aims to further all aspects of the picture taking abilities of its members through the sharing of skills and mutualsupport in an informal, inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere.

      CMPG is run solely for the benefit of its members and a fee of 40bht per person is collected at each meeting to help defray expenses. Meetings last two hours after which we encourage you to stay for a while and chat with other members over a drink in the bar. We can’t cover everything in the formal bit and this is a good time to explore interests you share with other photographers.

      Wyndham Hollis & Mike See (

      Chiang Mai in Stitches (Quilting and Textile Workshop)

      We are open to persons who have an interest in or enjoy doing most anything with textiles, be it weaving, quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. We come together to learn, receive help from each other, and always have a good social time. We meet every other week.

      Karen Sengel (

      Chiang Mai Video Group

      Small but perfectly formed including a BBC Cameraman. No formal meeting dates but getting together for projects as required.

      Sid Perou (

      Chiang Mai Travel Club

      For interesting presentations about people’s travels around the world! 
We are currently “On Vacation” for the 2019 summer, but will return to monthly meetings in September 2019. We meet on the second Monday of each month (recently changed from the second Tuesday) at Food 4 Thought ( Presentations begin at 7:00 pm, and we encourage members to come early for a delicious dinner and good conversations with fellow travelophiles. 
Like to join our mailing list for updates? Just email us using the address below and we’ll add you to the list.

      Coordinator: Jennifer Davis. Inquiries:

      Facebook page:

      Computer Club

      The goal of the group is to educate and help each other. The club members are from all levels of computer experience from novice to expert.

      Day: Every Tuesday;
      Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm (13:00 – 14:30 h);
      Place: River Market Restaurant at the end of Loi Kroh Road on Charoen Prathet Road. (link to a location map)

      Bill Dahm (

      Horseshoes with John

      A new Horseshoe court has been built for playing Horseshoes with John.  For More Information, please contact John at 0958650624

      Disc Golf with Chaz

      Disc Golf with Chaz

      A great new opportunity for playing disc golf with Chaz is happening weekly.

      Location Huay Tung Tao.


      Disc golf (often referred to as frisbee golf) is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a disc at or into a target.  The object of the game is to complete a course (like golf, usually 18 holes) in the fewest number of throws.  It is one of the fastest sports in the world and is played in over 50 countries.

      Contact: Chaz Burton   or 095 786 2677

      Location: Running/Riding track in front of Huay Tung Tao Park

      Times: Tue, Thus and Sun 4:30pm (apx)  or, contact and suggest a time


      For More Information, please contact Chaz at 095 786 2677

      Expats Ladies Lunch Group

      The Expats Ladies Lunch group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome. We try and pick a new place every time. Please email Susie Gerber (

      Hypnosis for Health

      Hypnosis for HealthWhile many people have an interest in hypnosis, often their biggest hurdle is finding someone to practice with. In this group we help each other learn real-world skills in both conventional and conversational (covert) hypnosis. In other words, we get together to learn hypnosis and to practice it. We also share experiences on how to use self-hypnosis for such things as changing habits, increasing confidence, overcoming fears, self healing and reducing pain.


      Landscape Gardening

      Garden enthusiasts meet in people’s homes, parks and other interesting venues to learn about and discuss garden topics. After the meetings we usually share a meal because we also enjoy the social side of being in this group.

      Since 2015 many members of the group have been involved as ‘Friends of the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery’ helping to beautify this international resting place.

      Cathy Andrews ( Facebook Page

      Writers Aloud

      Writers Aloud Chiang MaiFormerly “Performing Artists”, now meeting at Apt. # 1508 Nakornping Condo (off Huay Kaew , west – towards Doi Suthep – across from the Shell Gas Station) every Monday at 8 pm.

      The purpose is to read 5 or 6 minutes of your own work (or dear favorites) to a group of your peers.

      No fee. Only rules: practice your piece aloud before you come . . . and please bring your own refreshments.

      Information: Arnold Lasky 083-209-1583

      Reading Group

      Our Chiang Mai Reading Group is a friendly, mixed group of couples and singles. We meet at a member’s home in the morning on the 2nd Thursday of each month for a lively discussion. Periodically we select books for discussion a few months in advance, accepting whatever genre members recommend and choosing democratically. We are always open to welcome new members.

      Contact Janet Greenleaf by writing to for more information.

      Writers Without Borders

      This group is dedicated to everyone who has an interest in writing

      Place: Khun Mor Restaurant, Nimmanhaemin, Soi 17

      Time: Every Thursday evening 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

      Fee: None

      Contact: Lee Thomas (

      Scrabble Club

      The Chiang Mai Scrabble Club now meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Gecko Gardens Restaurant, near Pantip Plaza.
      This is a fun, friendly, open minded group of people who get together for the love of the game. All levels are welcome. For further information please feel free to contact me at

      Here’s a link on how to get to Gecko Gardens.


      Democrats Abroad

      dems-thailandDemocrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote. Democrats Abroad has committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

      The Thailand Country Committee keeps Americans in Thailand informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. In addition to assisting voter registration for Americans in Chiang Mai the group also holds debate watching parties and will participate I the Global Presidential Primary which enables the Democrats Abroad to be recognized as a “state” Party in its own right by the Democratic National Convention and send a representative to the Democratic National Convention to select the Democratic Presidential candidate.

      EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

      Practice tapping, a self-administered, gentle but effective energy healing technique focusing on a topic that the group suggests or one provided by Michael, the facilitator. 6 pm every Tuesday at Wawee Coffee Nimmanhaemin, Soi 9.

      For details please contact Michael Allman at  

      Exceptions to meeting times and further details on Facebook:



      Bird Watchers Group

      The Bird Watchers are meeting for the first time this coming Friday, September 26, 2014 at Wawee coffee shop, 200 metres along Soi 6, Nimman at 10:00 a.m.
      All welcome! For more information please contact Adrian Martin:


      Chiang Mai Gay Men's Group

      The Chiang Mai Gay Men’s Group is a social organization of gay men and their friends. The objective of the Group is to foster and develop friendships within the gay community in Chiang Mai, both expats and Thai. We meet regularly every Saturday morning at 11:00 AM in the large open dining area adjacent to Vanilla Coffee Shop on the lower level of KadSuanKaew Shopping Center. Newcomers are invited to come to these Saturday get-togethers for a one-time visit, or regularly, and to have their names added to the membership roster of the Group.  In addition to the regular Saturday meetings, we strive to organize a variety of social events at various times throughout the year; such events will be announced to members of the Group.

      Organizer: Robert at

      Chiang Mai Vegetarian Club

      Chiang Mai Vegetarian ClubThe Chiang Mai Vegetarian Club is a place for vegetarians and vegetarian-friendly people to get together once or twice a month for meals and other events.  We aim for improved health AND increased deliciousness! 

      Email Judith for a current newsletter.

      Positive Ageing

      We are bombarded with information on how to change our behaviour to live better, more fruitful, more satisfying lives. This information is sometimes confusing and generates more questions than answers –what should we eat (eggs? fish?), drink (alcohol? coffee? tea?), do and how often? (exercise? sleep?). What is now clear is that we are not simply slaves of our genes but can, to an extent, control how we age. Therefore we have to make decisions about how we live and we can only make good decisions with good information.

      This outside group is created to:

      Share information about how to combat the effects of ageing by changing our behaviour. There is a great deal of research-based evidence that can help with this but it is of variable quality. It therefore needs careful consideration before we make changes.

      Help change any behaviour and habits that are likely to limit the quality and length of our lives.

      Assist members to determine how they may change their lifestyles and habits to use this knowledge.

      Test out ideas and generate information as to the viability of making particular change and find better ways of making change generally.

      Provide specialist input (e.g. yoga, tai chi, meditation and more) that is known to benefit the ageing process in ways specifically adapted to an older audience.

      The style of the group is informal, interactive and humorous in order to encourage change. The group will be responsive to particular issues that members may want to pursue. You don’t have to be committed to any change, but check out what is known so that you can “audit” your present lifestyle.

      Contact:  Mike Partner, email:  I am sociologist/psychologist by training and have been involved in helping people change in various settings.
      You don’t need to be a member of CEC to join us.  Come and learn, maybe change and enjoy yourself!

      Chiang Mai Pickle Ball

      pickle-ball-chiang-maiA bit like tennis but more fun. Chiang Mai Pickleball is a great way to exercise at any age. It’s a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

      Chiang Mai Pickleball meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.30am (earlier in summer), just minutes from the city centre. See facebook page for full details and a quick video of where the courts are and how to get to there. John, the group co-ordinator supplies paddles, balls and equipment for everybody to use. Contact John: Phone 0829-829 396 or email

      Chiang Mai Lawn Bowls

      The current lawn bowling green was opened with a lavish affair on September 6 2015. (See here for more photos courtesy of City Life Magazine. We are the first world class lawn bowling green in Northern Thailand. Situated at Tong Kai village, near the Chiang Mai night safari park the inks are constructed of Supergreen II imported from Tigerturf from New Zealand and installed by the SEARA Sporting Systems of Bangkok.

      • Chiang Mai Lawn Bowls Club play regular matches on Tuesdays at 8 am and Thursdays at 4 pm (under lights). The price is 50 Baht per hour in daytime and 60 Baht per hour under lights.

      • Bowls are available for free.

      • Free tuition available for newcomers from our experienced bowlers.

      • Relaxed dress code although flat sports shoes recommended.

      • Tong Kai bowling green can be hired for private use when not used by the club.

      • Give it a go and join in the fun, whether you’re young or old, fat or thin, professional or a novice, we guarantee you will enjoy the experience.

      • We also have a bar and food available so you can relax after your game and meet new friends over a cool drink and your favorite dish.

      For further information contact Don Bishop at 0877280465 to book the green or Malcolm Tetley at 0868203635 to join the club. Contact Don at 087 728 0465 or  website

      Chiang Mai Cinema Club

      This group will view, analyze and discuss intellectually stimulating films such as documentaries, art films, foreign films, independent films, and the occasional quirky Hollywood anomaly.

      Place: Arts Center Chiang Mai University, 239 Nimmanhaemin. Free on-site parking available.
      Time: Every Tuesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
      Fee: None
      Contact: Brian Hull,


      Lannacapella Chiang MaiLannacapella is back with a new director, Clare Lyons. If you enjoy singing then this group is for you. The group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 – 3 pm at All Saints Church.


      If you are interested in joining the singing group, contact Clare Lyons at

      Chiang Mai Badminton Recreational Group

      Join this group of badminton enthusiasts who get together on Tues & Fri at 2 pm to enjoy a social game at the Municipal Stadium in town. The hall offers 6 courts and there are usually between 10 to 16 people playing mostly doubles games. Players of all levels welcome. Cost is B50 per player.

      Contact: June Unland

      Chiang Mai Badminton Recreational Group

      Health as a Hobby

      Each person’s health journey is an individually unique one. Our brain is the computer that controls our body.

      If our computer (brain) is properly programmed it will serve us well IF we provide all the necessary elements needed to nourish the WHOLE body.

      These include –

      Taking responsibility for your own health has many rewards…..BUT….it requires courage…effort….stickability….AND time!

      SO….is this you?

      If you would like to join the Health as a Hobby Network and would enjoy sharing information to aid anyone and everyone who is seriously focused on their own good health then please feel free to contact Heather Crofskey 



      Overeaters Anonymous

      Overeaters Anonymous Chiang MaiAre you obsessing about food? Your weight? Are You a Compulsive eater?

      If you want to stop your compulsive eating, OA welcomes you to their weekly meeting every Monday at 4 pm at Nakorn Ping Condominium on Huey Kaew Rd, at the 12-Step room on the 1st Floor. Contact: 087-579-0755.

      This group is affiliated with Overeaters Anonymous (OA) which offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating, using the Twelve Steps of OA. OA is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

      Chiang Mai Disc Golf

      Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

      We play Wednesday and Sunday afternoons at running/riding track, and other times can be arranged. See flyer for map.

      Contact: Chaz Burton or 093 171 4525

      Writers and Readers

      You are invited to the Writer’s Club to hear authors reading from their writings. Come celebrate the spoken word. We meet on Wednesdays, 1:00pm at the Writer’s Club & Wine Bar on Rachadamnoen Rd. Come listen or participate with live authors!

      Contact: Steve Mellow

      Chiang Mai Scrabble Group

      chiangmaiexpatsclub Chiang mai Expats Club Scrabble ClubThe Chiang Mai Scrabble Group meets Sundays and Wednesday at 1:00 PM. On Sundays we’re at TOPS Supermarket Chotana and on Wednesdays we play every week at varying venues. We welcome players of all skill levels.  For Wednesday venues or to get on our mailing list contact Frank at .

      Friends of Bill

      Informal Northern Thai Group

      The Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) is delighted to share our information with the Expats Club. Our website is: or

      Contact is Rebecca Weldon Convenor, Informal Northern Thai Group

      Magic Theater Poetry Reading

      The contacts are Matthew J Wells and Connie Mudore. The email is magictheatrechiangmai@gmail.comMagic Theatre does not have a website but does have a facebook page., Magic Theatre Poetry

      Not Chiang Mai Hiking Group