Whether you are taking up residence in Thailand or just visiting, one of the most common concerns is making new friends. Although from varied backgrounds and differing nationalities, the Club helps Expats meet others and form friendships through many activities associated with the Club, such as Special Interest Groups and Excursions.
activities are organized by individual members or others and are not done by the
Pattaya City Expats Club. But, the Club endeavors to facilitate these
activities by encouraging members and others to organize them and by
letting others know about their activities through the Club’s
Newsletter, Website, and Meeting announcements. Also, at times, third parties, such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, may offer activities or excursions to the Club. The Club has an adopted Activities Policy to be followed by organizers of such activities - Click here to read the policy.
Special Interest Groups
There are usually about a dozen groups that meet outside of regular meetings to share a common interest.Some meet weekly, some monthly, and others periodically.
Check them out and join in if you also share that particular interest.
Click here to see a current listing of groups
If you have a particular interest and it is not already offered, then consider forming your own group. Approach a Board member with your idea for a Group and you will be contacted by a member of the Activities Committee to provide more information and an agreement to follow the Club's Activities policy.
The Club through its announcements at the meeting, on the website, and in the Newsletter will facilitate letting others know of your group, activitY, meeting time, place, etc.
Wining & Dining
Two of our members usually arrange for a monthly Dinner get together where members and guests can enjoy a good meal in a nice social setting. These dinners take place at a different restaurant each month. The Club also has several members that enjoy the many Wine Dinners put on by several of Pattaya’s finer dining establishments – these members often arrange for a PCEC table at these Wine Dinners.
These events are announced at the Club's Sunday meeting where a signup sheet is provided. They are also announced in the Club's Weekly Newsletter.
Taking an excursion with others you know can always enhance the experience as well as offer an opportunity to meet and make new friends. Every so often, the Club will assist an organizer in the planning and carrying out of an excursion or one may be offered by a third party.
Excursions to places in Thailand can be a day trip or be for two or more days. In some cases, trips to nearby countries have also been organized.
As with Special Interest Groups, the Organizer will need to contact the Activities Committee to provide information about the planned excursion and agree to follow the Club's Activities Policy.
Organizers may at times receive benefits, financial or otherwise from a travel agency, guide service, hotel, etc. for booking an excursion. The Club has no prohibition of such arrangements, BUT does require full disclosure of such arrangements with those that may wish to participate.
Book and DVD Exchange
The Club has a table set up at the weekly meeting where books and video disks can be dropped off or picked up. Feel free to pick up a book or video or drop off some for others to pick up.
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