We will be welcoming back Margaret Grainger with Pattaya’s Hand to Hand Foundation after her long absence due to the Covid 19 pandemic. She was “trapped” while visiting family in Australia for two years but was finally able to return in January of this year.
Margie has previously spoke to the Club about the good works of her Foundation in the Pattaya community. She will be updating us on the impact the Covid 19 has had on her Foundation’s activities.
Covid 19 has caused problems for individuals, families, businesses and countries all over the world. The poor were severely affected by the close of tourism in Pattaya city as they had no financial savings or resources to fall back on. Middle class earning families suddenly found themselves homeless without the skills and knowledge of how to live on the streets. She will tell us how Covid 19 pandemic has impacted the Foundation's activities in both negative and positive ways.
Originally an elementary school teacher from Brisbane Australia, Margie came to Pattaya some 22 years ago to teach at the International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE). In 2009 she started the Hand to Hand organization which became a Foundation in 2010. After teaching at ISE for 13 years, she quit to work full time for the Foundation. During her 2 year forced stay in Australia due to the pandemic, Margie continued to run the Foundation from her parent’s home.
Click here for a summary of Margie’s previous talk in 2017 about what caused her to form the Hand to Hand Foundation and how they work to help those in need in the Pattaya community.
MEETING TIME & LOCATION
The Meeting Program starts at 10:30am in Holiday Inn Pattaya's Bay Tower meeting room on the Mezzanine Floor.
Buffet Breakfast is available in the 4th floor Cafe G from 8am to 10:30am. Advise the cashier you are attending the PCEC meeting to get the breakfast for 250 baht.
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ENTRY TO MEETING
Entry is free for members, be sure to bring your membership card for entry.
Membership or renewal is available at the membership desk on the Mezzanine floor - it is only 400 baht for one year membership.
Entry is also free for those accompanying the member if they are their family members or guests visiting Thailand.
Entry fee of 100 baht for Non-Members OR presentation of a receipt showing purchase of a buffet breakfast in the 4th floor Cafe G - Tell the cashier you are attending the PCEC meeting to receive special price of 250 baht on the morning of the meeting and collect your receipt to present for entry to the meeting.
ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO FOLLOW COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES
Keep a distance between yourself and others at the same table.
This is a popular service for the benefit of members and guests is available during the meeting. Feel free to pick up books or videos from the table. If you have videos or books available, please drop them off so that others may pick them up.
Living in a foreign country is definitely not the same as visiting it on holiday. There are many things you need to consider.
Using the cumulative experience of the Pattaya expat community, we
have endeavored to provide information on many topics that should be beneficial for Expats living in Pattaya or considering doing so.
Select a general topic from the listing at the top of this page, which will also have a drop down menu for specific areas.
During the Open Forum at the Club meeting, which follows the speaker presentation, members and guests can make announcements or ask questions and receive answers about Expat living in Thailand, Pattaya in particular.
If you are planning on moving to or visiting Thailand, we suggest you use the topics at the top of this page.
the webpages most frequently used by our members and expats living
here, you can click on the button below to go direct to the web page on
addition to the weekly Meeting, the Club helps facilitate
various member organized activities such as special interest groups and
excursions that take place outside of the regular meetings offering the
opportunity to socialize and make friends with others that share a
common interest. [NOTE: Special Interest Groups are currently not active during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
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