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Originally from Sydney, Australia, Michelle J Coote left her home country in August 2005 and went traveling for a few years, finally settling in Thailand. Her topic will be A Crazy Cat Lady's Story of Animal Rescue in Thailand.

Since August, 2015 she has devoted her life to helping homeless cats and kittens live better lives.

Her small sanctuary for homeless animals houses about 80 cats and six dogs at the present. Michelle also continues to help cats and dogs living on the streets in her area and runs a cat and kitten adoption program.
Homeless cats and dogs need to be fed, sterilized, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given medical treatment when sick or injured. All of this cost’s money. Michelle has published two books. All royalties from her book sales go towards the cost of helping maintain her shelter.
She graduated from Queensland University with an Economic Honor degree in 1991. She then joined the Queensland public service in 1992 working in the areas of budget control and project evaluation, reaching the level of middle management by 2002. 

In 2002, she took time off and spent five months traveling in Russia, Europe, Thailand, and Cambodia. In 2005, she quit her job, sold her house, and with her backpack holding her worldly possessions set out to travel. The first six months she spent traveling in Thailand and India.
Michelle spoke to the Club in August 2013 about those travels and the book she wrote relating her observations and experiences, I Come Alone: Travels in Thailand and India.       Click here for a summary of her presentation.   She wrote a second book, Rickety Buses Bumpy Roads: Travels in India Nepal Peru Bolivia in 2014.


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 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.  


Strict Covid-19 prevention measures will be in effect during the meeting including the wearing of masks at all times unless you are using the microphone to speak.

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.

Two International Hospitals offering discounts to members - Click Here

Restaurants offering discounts to members - Click Here

Businesses offering discounts to members - Click Here

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.

Click the button below for the PCEC Channel which contains videos of the Sunday Meeting presentations:

If you are planning on moving to or visiting Thailand, we suggest you use the topics at the top of this page.

For 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 that subject:


Emassy-Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Uk, USA

All Foreign Embassie in Thailand


In 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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The Meeting Room is on the Mezzanine Floor and opens at 9am. The Meeting Program begins at 10:30am.

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