CEC General Meeting
CEC General Meeting meets on the 4th Saturday of each month, 9:45 am – 12:00 pm. Hosted at the Lanna Palace Hotel on Chang Klan, with coffee at 9:45 am and the meeting starting at 10.30 am. Admission will be 100 baht for members, 200 baht for non-members.
We will update you on visa developments, if any. Of course, you will also be able to meet and talk with club sponsors about everything from visas to acupuncture, before and after the meeting.
The first General Meeting of 2020 will be held on Saturday, January 25, at the Lanna Palace Hotel as usual. Arrive at any time from 10 am. The program will start at 10.30 and finish around noon.
We have four outstanding speakers lined up, and a brief presentation of an important free gift to each attendee.
Rhys Bonney of Assist Thai Visa will be providing his customary well-informed update on visa and immigration matters.
Christa Foster Crawford (photo below) will speak on: Human Trafficking in Thailand; from Awareness to Action.
Dr. Crawford is founder of Freedom Resource International, a strategic partnership empowering the anti-trafficking movement for greater effectiveness. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she teaches, trains, writes and speaks on issues of human trafficking and related exploitation. Christa has lived in Chiang Mai since 2001, working with businesses, governments and NGOs to address trafficking, including serving as the Associate Director of Payap Center on Human Rights Law.
We also have a return visit from Marcel Miller, of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Response in Chiang Mai. Marcel (photo below) was a big hit last year and many of you have asked for more. He is an expat like us, and an expert first responder. He could be on the team that arrives for your medical emergency. Marcel will lead a brief discussion on how handle emergency medical situations while you are in Chiang Mai: who to call, how to call, and what to do once EMS has arrived. He’ll also answer your questions.
Nati Sang will speak on: Makerspace Thailand, Creativity, and a note on Smoke. Nati (photo below) is an entrepreneur, inventor, venture capitalist, educator, LEGO-certified facilitator, and a twice former Buddhist monk. He created Makerspace Thailand as a community innovation lab that provides a setting for anyone to be an innovator.
Nati was born in Chicago to Thai parents. He studied East Asian Cultures and Languages at UCLA, and worked in Silicon Valley as an IT professional and dot-com entrepreneur. He has lived in Thailand for the past 15 years and currently resides in Chiang Mai with his wife and son.
And Gary Carr, president of Chiang Mai Gay Men’s Group, will present the culmination of months of work and research by the group: a short guide called “Dying in Chiang Mai.” Each attendee on January 25 will receive a free laminated copy.
So, that’s a packed program for a Saturday morning. Do come along.
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