AMCHAM Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor’s Re­marks

Thai-American Business (T-AB) Magazine - - Contents - Best Re­gards, Judy Benn Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

I hope ev­ery­one had an en­joy­able Songkran and while I would nor­mally in­clude “I hope you stayed dry,” given the heat wave we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing I would like to say I hope you stayed cool!

I want to echo Pres­i­dent Brad Mid­dle­ton’s re­marks about the 2016 Gov­er­nors Ball. It was quite an evening and it was a plea­sure to see so many of our mem­bers and guests en­joy them­selves while cel­e­brat­ing the Cham­bers 60th an­niver­sary. My thanks also to ev­ery­one who helped make the evening a suc­cess.

The next big event in our spe­cial events cat­e­gory is the In­de­pen­dence Day Pic­nic to be held on July 2 at NIST In­ter­na­tional School on Sukhumvit Soi 15. This year we are try­ing a cen­trally lo­cated venue and we are grate­ful to NIST for host­ing us. The In­de­pen­dence Day Com­mit­tee has been plan­ning this com­mu­nity- wide event which cel­e­brates U. S. In­de­pen­dence Day since Jan­uary, but we al­ways need more help. If you could pick one or more ar­eas from below where you or your com­pany could help, that would be ap­pre­ci­ated. Please con­tact Khun Kit­tie at kit­tie@ am­chamthai­land. com for more de­tails:

Spon­sor one of the re­main­ing stars on our Star Span­gled Ban­ner. In ad­di­tion to your name or com­pany logo on the ban­ner, you will be given an op­por­tu­nity to op­er­ate a booth with a fun ac­tiv­ity and ten en­trance tick­ets; Pro­vide a raf­fle prize or small give­away items for the char­ity game; Volunteer to be on the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee or help us out on the day.

All pro­ceeds from the event go to the AMCHAM Thai­land Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion ( ATCF) which sup­ports the Cham­ber’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams, so it is all for a good cause.

Speak­ing of the Foun­da­tion, a re­minder that the ATCF is again of­fer­ing match­ing funds for the Adopt- a- School pro­gram. The Cham­ber of­fice has a list of schools which re­quire sup­port, such as a play­ground, li­brary, wa­ter tanks and fil­tra­tion sys­tems, and other needed items. You can also pro­pose a school you have iden­ti­fied as needy and if it meets our cri­te­ria, it is also el­i­gi­ble. The Foun­da­tion will match 100% up to Baht 100,000 for do­na­tions re­ceived while match­ing funds last. Twenty- five per­cent of the funds have al­ready been al­lo­cated to do­na­tions, so don’t de­lay in mak­ing a do­na­tion. You can con­tact Sheree at sheree@ am­chamthai­land. com for de­tails.

Lastly, we are work­ing hard on this year’s Mem­ber­ship Direc­tory. No­tices have been sent out to mem­bers on up­dat­ing their mem­ber­ship de­tails, rep­re­sen­ta­tives and pic­tures. This dead­line is set as May 13th, but if you missed it, there is still time prior to May 20th to up­date your de­tails. We also still have pro­mo­tional space if you wish to pro­mote your com­pany’s prod­ucts and ser­vices, and there is also the abil­ity to have a full page list­ing in the Direc­tory. We print 2,500 copies of the Direc­tory which are sent to all mem­bers in ad­di­tion to the U. S. Em­bassy and Royal Thai Govern­ment, other Cham­bers and stake­hold­ers of the U. S. busi­ness com­mu­nity. For more de­tails on this, please con­tact Deanna at Deanna@ am­chamthai­land. com.

See you at the next AMCHAM event!

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