Chiang Mai Friends Group: Monthly Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, 22nd February 2011
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Eco Resort Banrung Rat Rd, West side, Wat Ket,  South of UK Consulate.
Dinner: 250 THB for Members and 320 THB for Non-Members. No Dinner for 80 THB

The Agenda Items

  • Report on CMF 3rd Anniversary by Sydney Moss
  • Welcome new friends and members by David Le Roy and Tina
  • Chiang Mai Friends Mission by Mark Hefner

Friends Talk (Syd/Boong)

In this monthly segment our guest speaker is Dr. Kriengsak Peerasaranyanont, Sub-Inspector of Chiang Mai Immigration. He has kindly agreed to speak to our friends and members on “The Immigration Project for foreigners living in Chiang Mai”. The immigration of Chiang Mai is willing to work closely to Chiang Mai Friends Group for visa and living in Chiang Mai services as well as visiting foreigner residents. After his talk we will open the floor for a Q/A session.

Cultural Tips: (Syd)

  • Do you have any suggestions for this important segment? Our group would love to hear from you.
  • Find out why Thai get upset when you say something simple (in your opinion). By Khun Boong

Friends News (Syd/Boong)

  • Friends Caring Network, the idea by Ben Svesti Thompson, Honorary of British Consulate to take care of the expats elderly will meet on 23rd FEB  17:00 hrs. Location: Raintree Resource Center, 3 Charoenmuang Road (2nd door east of the Police Box at the end of Naowarat Bridge)
  • Vote for the category of Chiang Mai, The Creative City Network  on by Martin Venzky Stalling
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Region invite you to join “ Save the environment Tourism, Cycling in 3 provinces (Chiang Mai-Lamphoon- Lampang )140 kilometers. Date : 26-28 FEB 2011. Registration at TAT Chiang Mai Tel 053-248604
  • Improving our Language Skills – A suggestion made last year by John Schorr to encourage better Thai, English or any other language for that matter. Create a ‘Partner or Buddy System’ to help each other along with improving language skills. Example: A native Thai speaker who speaks some English to meet perhaps 3 times a week with a foreign resident to practice conversational Thai and for him/her to practice conversational English. Perhaps 45 minutes Thai and 45 minutes English. All languages are welcomed. Thank you John
  • The “CMF Year Book – Colin Jarvis is looking forward to your contributions. Thank you Colin for taking this on for the group
  • Don’t forget to send us your personal stories, accounts, experiences, pictures or anything we can use for Colin’s publication. Thank you!


  • Please add the Chiang Mai Friends domain to you ‘SAFE’ list……check your Spam Folder for our emails.

You are also urged to follow The Chiang Mai Friends Group on Facebook where you will get the latest and greatest updates, news, make and meet online friends and have the possibility to express your views and comments. Social Networking at it’s best!

Remember to spread the word about our unique group of friends and most importantly, YOUR FRIENDS ARE OUR FRIENDS! So please feel free to invite them along to our next meeting. Also, please encourage your Thai friends to come along.

–/ compiled by Sydney Moss
for Chiang Mai Friends Group