PSC holds Annual Founders – Joint Committee Meeting
PSC Founder members, registered committee members and the Pattaya Sports Club Association executive committee attend the annual Founders Reception at the Diana Garden Resort.
Pledging unwavering support for sports and charity
Mike Johnston, the Founders Chair of the Pattaya Sports Club invited founder members, registered committee members and the Pattaya Sports Club Association executive committee to the annual Founders Reception at the Diana Garden Resort on 27 March 2019.
Peter Malhotra, founder member and presently serving as the president of the Pattaya Sports Club Association (PSCA) and the executive committee said, “When we first started in 1979, a handful of us played golf, darts and bowling. Today our club has grown to more than 30,000 members with about 10,000 members still active throughout the year.
“We are not only active in sports but are also very active in charity and community service and we are probably the largest group of benefactors amongst all the service and charity organizations in Pattaya.”
Peter gave a brief history of the PSC from the early beginnings to the present day. He said that as the club grew so did membership until the founders in all their wisdom decided to apply for an association status. At the forefront of this mission was founder member Dick Caggiano. The application was approved and the Pattaya Sports Club Association was born on 15 May 1996.
“We are very fortunate to have the most prominent and respected citizens of Pattaya who had the foresight and envisioned the PSCA to be beneficial not only for sports and tourism in Pattaya, but also to play an active role in charity work, especially for the underprivileged children. They threw their trust and support for the PSCA by kindly agreeing to become the registered committee of the association,” Peter said.
Amongst the registered committee members attending the Founders Reception were Sopin Thappajug, MD of the Diana Group and former Associate Judge of the Family and Youth Court of Chonburi; Nittaya Patimasongkroh, past president of the YWCA and respected philanthropist, who has received the highest recognition from both the local and national authorities; Supatra Montgomery, champion bowler locally and nationally; Bjarne Nielsen, a long serving member of the club throughout the years; Egon Nielsen, golf pro and instructor; Nongyao Thongchan, proprietor of ‘The Courtyard’; and Pratheep Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail and past district governor of District 3340 Rotary International.
Executive members present included John Player (Treasurer), Geoff Couch (Registrar), Jack Moseley (Golf Chairman), Noi Emmerson (Charity Chairperson), Mike Johnston (Founders Chair), Ingkarat Chaimongkon (General Manager) and Nigel Cannon (Senior Advisor).
The meeting was held in an atmosphere of fellowship and goodwill and various matters of concern were discussed.
Peter spoke of each and every member of both committees and thanked them individually for their dedication and unswerving support of the club throughout the years and pledged that the PSCA would continue to work for the good of sports and charity in our communities.
In closing, Nigel Cannon thanked Sopin Thappajug, the Diana Garden Resort and their staff for the warm hospitality afforded the PSC members and for arranging an exceptionally tasty dinner of Thai and international cuisine.
Photos and story by Pattaya Mail