Welcome to Cambridge University Thai Society (CUTS)

CUTS Newsletter 2011-12 Volume 1

This volume includes:

  1. Announcement of new CUTS senior treasurer
  2. CUTS IT officer & sports representative / Recruitment of CUTS academic officer
  3. Thai Night – A great chance to take part in a great event
  4. CUTS T-shirts “design contest”
  5. “Unmissable” Bonfire Night – 5 Nov 11 at Midsummer Common
  6. Thai temple in Cambridge & the end of Buddhist Lent (ออกพรรษา) ceremony – 6 Nov 11
  7. Cambridge United football match outing – 19 Nov 11
  8. Prolonged flood in Thailand – donation can make a difference

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1. Announcement of new CUTS senior treasurer

CUTS is thrilled to announce that Dr Sorawoot Srisuma, has now officially become our new CUTS senior treasurer. Arriving Cambridge this year, Dr Sorawoot is a university lecturer of the Faculty of Economics.

We would like to give a very warm welcome to him and hope that he will have a great time and a pleasurable experience with CUTS.

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2. CUTS IT officer & sports representative / Recruitment of CUTS academic officer

We are also excited to announce about other positions this year, including:

  • IT officer: Wasin (Tum) Padungwech, who will be taking care of  CUTS website (if you are reading this newsletter, you are probably already in CUTS website!)
  • Sports representative: Thanakij (Nic) Wanavit, who will be taking care of sports events such as Oxbridge and Samaggi Games. So if you feel like playing sports as a CUTS representative, he is the best person for you to be in touch with.

Nevertheless, another important position, the ‘academic officer‘, is still vacant.

We are currently looking for a new academic officer who will get a chance to make members of CUTS even more intellectual(!) by organising academic activities such as ASH (Arts, Sciences & Humanities) Talk, or any other academic events.

Please email us at “cuts-committee(at)srcf.ucam.org” if you are interested or would like more information.

No qualification required, just enthusiasm!

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3. Thai Night – A great chance to take part in a great event

Thai Night is an annual event organised by CUTS primarily to promote Thailand in many aspects: culture, tradition, tourism, to name but a few. However, there is absolutely no chance for such a wonderful event to become a reality without your help.

So, if you

– have some ideas about any kind of performances (approximately 5-10 minutes long) which would nicely represent ‘Thainess’; or

– would like to perform in Thai Night (dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, etc.); or

– would like to help in any aspect of Thai Night (stage design, costume & makeup, choreography, graphic design, video editing, etc.)

please kindly email us at “cuts-committee(at)srcf.ucam.org“.

Only you can help Thai Night become as brilliant as possible.

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4. CUTS T-shirts “design contest”

This year we are thinking about making precious and glorious ‘CUTS T-shirts’, which can be very well used to show our unity in countrywide events such as Samaggi Games, or just to make your friends envious.

This is therefore a perfect time for ‘design contest’, where we would like everyone to design what our CUTS T-shirts should look like. Please send your ideas/designs at “cuts-committee(at)srcf.ucam.org”, or simply tell any CUTS committee in person.

Any idea (however ingenious or insane it might be) will be greatly appreciated, and the person whose design has been chosen will be given some prize!

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5. “Unmissable” Bonfire Night – 5 Nov 11 at Midsummer Common

This year’s Bonfire Night (or “Guy Fawkes’ Night) is to be held this Saturday 5 Nov 11 at Midsummer Common (click here for the map) – a wonderful event for everyone to take a break from a pile of textbooks and example sheets and enjoy a spectacular fire performance and stunning fireworks.

The fire performance will start at 7pm, but if you would like to go with CUTS, we will meet up in front of Sainsbury’s (Sidney Street) at 6pm.

More information about the event is available here.

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6. Thai temple in Cambridge  & the end of Buddhist Lent (ออกพรรษา) ceremony – 6 Nov 11

This is to draw your attention to the presence of a (currently temporary) Buddhist temple in Cambridge headed by Luangpoh Sudhiro, the abbot of a temple near Khon Kaen and also one of the founding monks of Rama IX Temple in Bangkok. This temple in Cambridge can be a perfect and convenient place for chanting, meditation, stress relief, to mention but a few.

And coming soon this weekend, the end of Buddhist Lent (ออกพรรษา) ceremony will be held in this temple on Sunday 6 Nov 2011 from 10.30am. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to visit the temple, its address is 34 Akeman St, Cambridge CB4 3HG (click here for the map).

More information about the temple is also available at http://buddhamettauk.blogspot.com

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7. Cambridge United football match outing – 19 Nov 11

For those who cannot live without football, this is definitely a great news for you.

On Saturday 19 Nov 2011 at 3pm, there will be a football match between Cambridge United vs Luton Town at Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road (click here for the map).

If interested, please contact Nick (St Edmund’s) at 07584045219 or Nut (Churchill) at 0789784229

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8. Prolonged flood in Thailand – donation can make a difference

As everyone may have already known, people in many areas in Thailand are unfortunately suffering from the unrelenting flood, and are still in need. If you would like to make a donation, there are at least two possible ways to do so:

– by making a cash donation at Welcome Party

– by making a bank transfer by 20 November 2011 to the following bank account:

    • Account Name: The Cambridge University Thai Society
    • Bank Name: HSBC
    • Sort Code: 40-16-08
    • Account Number: 22000695
    • Reference: “Thailand flood relief”

More information can be found at https://cambridgethaisoc.wordpress.com/floodrelief/.

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If you would like any news, announcements, etc. to be published in CUTS newsletter, please kindly email CUTS PR officers at cuts-publicrelations(at)srcf.ucam.org.

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