Saturday, November 15, 2008

Unity Service Award


Congratulations on your Unity Service Award

Nanta Buranakanchana

Poxie Xumsai




Photography Credit: Dr. Guntippar Pratumngern



Special Announcement

Free Thai Physician Consultation

ปรึกษาแพทย์ ฟรี


ชาวไทยในชิคาโก ที่ต้องการปรึกษาแพทย์ เรามีบริการที่ศูนย์แล้ว

Thai Community Service Center
3260 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL, 60618

Sunday, November 23
From 10 am to 1 PM

เราจะมีแพทย์ ๒ ท่าน มาประจำที่ศูนย์ เพื่อเปิดรับการบริการปรึกษา เรื่องสุขภาพ ฟรี
ท่านที่มีความสนใจกรุณามารับบริการได้ฟรี
และนอกจากนี้ ในวันเดียวกัน จะมีการบริการ Free Flu Shot ด้วย
For more information call Vallapa 708-423-5905



Nanta Buranakanchana



Profile/BIO

A successful business woman for over 30 years, Nanta Buranakanchana has proven herself to be a dynamic leader. Nanta Completed her Bachelor of Science in business from Roosevelt University. In 1977, she started her own business, Zenray Inc, which is still running successfully to this day. Her professional accomplishments have earned her a listing as an Honored Professional in the American Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Business.

Nanta has shown the drive to help those less fortunate from an early age. Before coming to The States, she had started a manufacturing business in Thailand that was taking off. Having stabilized the business, Nanta turned her attention to those in need around her. It was known that people who live in the northern part of Thailand, where it gets cold, could not afford the warm clothing needed to survive. She was able to mobilize a team, drawing from each individuals strengths, and raised enough money to purchase and handout a substantial amount of warm garments.

In addition to being an entrepreneur, Nanta is an active community leader to this day. She served as president of the Thai Southerner Association before serving as president of the Thai-American Association of Illinois for an unprecedented 2 terms. During her tenure, she significantly increasing the organization's membership base and launched several new initiatives, including a certification program for nursing assistants, a legal clinic, health checkups and business discounts.

Nanta's work outside the organization are indeed impressive. In 2004, she spearheaded a campaign to raise over $100,000 for the tsunami disaster relief. She was instrumental in organizing the 2004 Illinois Asian-American Festival, the Annual Asian Coalition Dinner, and supported the Thai Taste of Chicago. Nanta and her team work closely with the Thai temples in the area, chairing
events such as "Songkrahn" and "Salakaphat". None of this would have been possible without the help of her team and of course our community.

Nanta is truly proud to help those in our community.
If she is not able to directly fill certain needs, she knows the channels that can help. It is this attitude that gained her trust and respect in our community.




Poxie Xumsai




Profile/BIO

Poxie Xumsai is an Information Technology Professional with 25 years plus of Experience. He is currently a Delivery Engagement Manager with IBM Global Services and Immediate Past President of Thai American Association of Illinois. During his young life in Thailand, Poxie generously volunteered his time for the good of the community by working with the local government and non-profit organizations.

Poxie carried a law degree from Thammasart University, Thailand and came to the United State in 1974 for his further education. He received a Master Degree in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University. After receiving his Master Degree, he went back to school for Computer Science. He is married to a Top Real Estate Broker and owner of Century 21 S.G.R., Nancy (Suvarnamani) Xumsai. They currently live in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Poxie has been involved in the activities of the Thai community and the others for many years. He generously donates money and devotes his time serving various committees and organizations. He had served as a Vice President of Thai American Association of Illinois for four years (2002 – 2005) and as a President in 2006 - 2007. During the past two yeas as president of the Thai American Association, he has created a good relationship among the organizations in and outside of the Thai Community. This work has improved visibility and reputation of the Thai community. There are several examples of his good work as a volunteer, such as to raise money for the flood victims in Thailand, and the annual Health Fair which has over 400 participants each year. He is also a member of the Secretary of State – Jesse White Asian Pacific American Advisory Council, Congressman Bobby L. Rush Asian American Advisory Council, Asian American Coalition of Chicago, Thai Midwest Lions Club and continues to serve on the Board of Director of the Thai American Association from 2008 - 2011.











































The King Birthday Celebration

and Gala Dinner Dance 2008


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Chicago Marriott O'Hare
8535 W. Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL, 60631

6 pm until midnight




พบกับนักร้องกิตติมาศักดิ์
สุเทพ วงค์กำแหง


ร่วมกับวงดนตรีฤทัย ร่วมกับนักร้องจากทีมใบตอง ที่ท่านชื่นชอบ

Donation: $100, $80, student discount is available
Vallapa 708-423-5905
Surachai 224-766-9269


รายได้ส่วนหนึ่งสมทบทุนศูนย์บริการ Thai American Community Service Center.



ขอเชิญร่วมพบประสังสรรค์ ศิษย์เก่า รพ หญิง ทำบุญเลี้ยงพระเพล ส่งท้ายปีเก่า ต้อนรับปีใหม่

Siam Cafe
December 21, 2008
10 am to 4 pm


ถ้าจะกรุณา มีอะไรดีๆ มาเล่าสู่กันฟังบ้าง เราคงจะพบกันปีละ
ครั้งเท่านั้น ครั้งนี้มีลูกหลานฟ้าขาว จะมาพูดเรื่อง Health Insurance
โปรดอย่าพลาด ขอทราบจำนวน กรุณาติดต่อ

คุณ สุจิตตรา โทร 773-769-6602 or 773-987-5661
คุณนงลักษณ์ โทร 847-256-1233 or 224-805-7070



ทีฆายุโก โหตุ มหาราชา at Wat Thai of Minnesota - December 7, 2008


ทีฆายุโก โหตุ มหาราชา

ขอพระราชาของปวงชนชาวไทย
จงมีพระชนมายุยิ่งยืนนาน


DECEMBER 7, 2008


วัดไทย มินีโซต้า

Wat Thai of Minnesota

Thai Buddhist Center of Minnesota

10863 28th Ave. NW, Elkriver,

MN 55330 Tel. 763-241-0710

http://www.watthaimn.org


กำหนดการ

10.00 . ทำวัตรเช้าสวดมนต์ เจริญภาวนา

10.30 . บูชาพระรัตนตรัย สมาทานรักษา

ศีล 5, ศีล 8 ตักบาตรพระสงฆ์

11.00 . ถวายภัตตาหารเพลแพระสงฆ์

11.30 . ญาติโยมร่วมรับประทานอาหาร

12.30 . ฟังธรรมะ เนื่องในวันพ่อแห่งชาติ

13.00 . ถวายผ้าป่าวันพ่อแห่งชาติ

13.30 . ถวายพระพรในหลวง .9

มอบรางวัลพ่อประจำปี

เรียนเชิญบวชชีพราหมณ์ถวายเป็นพระราชกุศล

วันเสาร์ที่ 6 เวลา 5.00 .เจริญจิตภาวนา-สนทนาธรรม 1 คืน 1 วัน







2 comments:

Panya said...

Thank you for keeping me in your circle. I am away in Thailand for few month now. With your mails, I don't feel left out from Chicago peers.

Many THANKS to your good work.

Keeping it up na ka.

pee som @ Tub Tim Thai restaurant

Montree said...

Re Thanks
This is best and positive news for my morning, so we have more good people in our Thai-Americans community. As a member of our community ,I would congratulate them.

Regards

Montree Chaisorn
United Thais Assembly Of North America.(UTANA)
International Justice for Peace (IJP)