The Bulletin, Volume 765, February 19,2018

Club News
Highlights of FCCT Annual General Meeting, 9 February 2018
The following members are the FCCT's 2018 Executive Committee: Positions only open to correspondent members President Dominic Faulder 1st Vice President Pailin Wedel 2nd Vice President Tassanee Vejpongsa Past President Jonathan Head Positions only open to correspondent or journalist members Corresponding Secretary Hathairat Phaholthap ...

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The FCCT will hold a wake for Philippe Decaux, a former president and honorary life member of the club, at 7pm, Friday 23 February.
All are welcome.
Philippe Decaux, 6 August 1940 - 8 February 2018, RIP The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand expresses its deepest condolences to the family and many colleagues and friends of Philippe Decaux. 'Don Felipe or 'Frog One', as he often styled himself, passed away last week during surgery in Nice, France, where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer.

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FCCT Clubhouse Improvement Fund 2018
The FCCT receives no outside funding, and must generate a reasonable surplus from its activities if it is to continue to prosper, so please give serious consideration to making a donation to supporting its activities.
Full house: farewell evening for Derek Williams of Asiaworks and formerly CBS News, one of the last of the Vietnam War era correspondents. Long overdue upgrades to the present clubhouse in the Maneeya Center - which we have occupied for over two decades - were carried out during 2017.
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Upcoming Events
7pm, Monday February 19, 2018
Documentary: "The Graduation"
(Fly-on-the-wall at a prestigious French film making school)
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club
2 hours
Language: French with English subtitles and Thai subtitles
In the fly-on-the-wall documentary The Graduation (Le Concours), director Claire Simon focuses her camera on the five-month-long admissions process of France's most famous filmmaking academy: La Femis - a state-run, extremely selective and generously funded institution. The lengthy examinations that thousands of hopefuls undergo to be among the 40 chosen students each year are chronicled.

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7pm, Monday February 26, 2018
Documentary: "Alive and Kicking" (2016)
(a twirl through the modern swing-dance revival)
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club
1 hour, 28 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles and Thai subtitles
"Alive and Kicking" gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society. No matter what troubles they are facing in their lives, swing dancers are filled with joy, exhilaration, and even giddiness while they dance. Boiled down to its core, swing dancing is about the pursuit of happiness.

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FCCT Documentary Series
The FCCT presents outstanding documentary films every Monday night at 7:00 PM (except holidays), followed by a discussion, or in some cases a Q&A with the director via Skype. Many of these films have won international documentary film awards. The subjects of these documentaries cover a wide range as the films are for the general public.
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Job Openings
Operations and Grants Manager
The Operations and Grants Manager ensures EngageMedia's administration, human resources, policies, planning, and grant management systems are organised to the highest standard. The position builds EngageMedia's operational infrastructure to ensure program work is dynamic, strategic and well executed.
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USAID Wildlife Asia
Job Opportunity: Technical Writer USAID Wildlife Asia is looking for a Technical Writer to join our team. This is a full-time position and based in Bangkok Office. The post holder will report to Communications, Outreach and Learning Specialist.
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Bangkok Post, Sub-editor/Copy Taster
Thailand's leading English-language newspaper is looking for a self-motivated, energetic person for the position of Sub-editor/Copy Taster. The candidate accepted for this position will be responsible for overseeing the sub-editing of articles written by non-native English language speakers for the National News, Business and Sports desks, and copy-tasting for the World News Desk.
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NHK General Bureau for Asia
NHK, (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), is looking for a professional and highly motivated person to join our team. POSITION: NEWS RESEARCHER / NEWS REPORTER Job description: 1. Research and assistance in producing news features related to political, economic, and cultural stories based mainly in Thailand for Japanese news programs. 2.
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Thursday Night Special
FCCT is now offering a Prosecco or Sangria with a plate of canapes special
Every Thursday night the FCCT is now offering a drink special where you you can get a glass of Prosecco or Sangria for 199 Baht, and you will receive a free plate of three canapes with each glass purchased. This promotion starts at 5PM and runs until close. There is no additional membership discount with this promotion.

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Tuesday Burger Special
Every Tuesday the FCCT is offering a food and drink special where you can get a burger and a pint of Heineken or Chang for only 249 Baht
The FCCT is now offering a weekly burger and pint of beer special on Tuesdays. For the low price of only 249 Baht, you can have a burger and a pint of Heineken or Chang. Please note that there is no additional membership discount offered with this already low priced promotion.

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Friday Drink Special- T.G.I.F
The FCCT is now offering a Friday drink special at the clubhouse.
The FCCT is now offering a weekly Friday drink special. You can enjoy a drink of Barcadi Rum, Absolut Vodka, Gordon's Gin, or Johnnie Walker Red with a mixer for the low price of only 89 Baht. Come enjoy your Friday in the relaxed atmosphere of the FCCT clubhouse, and watch the sunset on the newly renovated balcony.

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The FCCT Bulletin
The Bulletin is published weekly by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. Clubhouse telephone: 02 254-8165. E-mail: Web site: President, Dominic Faulder; 1st Vice President, Jerome Taylor; 2nd Vice President, Arnaud Dubus; Treasurer, Domenica Piantedosi.

Opinions expressed above may be entirely those of an individual writer or organization, and do not necessarily represent the FCCT in any way; nor does the FCCT, by virtue of publication in The Bulletin, assume any liability for such statements. All reasonable efforts are employed to ensure accuracy of announcements appearing in The Bulletin, including dates, times, and charges, but the FCCT is not bound by these details which may be subject to change for whatever reason. Should occasional errors or omissions occur, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand has been in existence for almost sixty years. It is the oldest, largest and most active foreign press club in Southeast Asia, and a bulwark of free speech in the region. Correspondents, journalists and other media professionals comprise about one fifth of the overall membership. According to its constitution, the core purposes of the FCCT are:

1) To promote the professional interests of foreign correspondents working in Thailand.

2) To foster good relations between between foreign correspondents and journalists and the Thai authorities and Thai press.

3) To assist foreign correspondents and journalists visiting Thailand.

4) To provide facilities for press conferences, seminars and other informative programmes of interest to foreign correspondents.

5) To provide a social meeting place and entertainment, on a non-profit basis, for members and their guests.

The FCCT constitution places the following limitations on the club's activities:

"The FCCT has no political, racial or religious objectives. In pursuing its aims, the FCCT shall confine itself to acts directly affecting foreign correspondents and the journalistic profession.

The FCCT shall not lend its name to any cause, campaign, commercial venture, ideology or religious precept, nor shall it take sides in any internal political affairs or international relations affecting Thailand or any other country."

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