In September 2012, Rotary Club of Koh Samui launched its 4th Motorbike Raffle. Using the same format as the two previous raffles, a Yamaha Fino Classic was purchased from a store in Nathon and transferred to Samui Shamrock in Lamai, where it would be displayed for the three months prior to the draw in January 2013. As in previous years, Samui Shamrock not onloy offered to display the motorbike, but also sold many raffle tickets on our behalf!
On several Saturdays in October, November and December 2012, and January 2013, the motorbike was transferred to Siam Makro store in Chaweng, where the GM kindly allowed the Rotary Club to display it and for members and volunteer Friends to sell tickets. These events were very successful.
Late in January 2013, the motorbike had its final transfer to Amari Palm Reef, Chaweng, who were hosting a Fellowship event, and it was intended to make the draw, on Friday 25th January.
The evening was, as always at Amari Palm Reef, a great success. The general raffle was drawn, and then it was finally the moment. All the motorbike draw tickets were thoroughly mixed and a guest invited to draw the winning ticket. It was a member of the Amari Palm Reef staff, who had purchased the ticket only two days earlier! The winner was telephoned and gave a scream of delight! She arrived at Amari within twenty minutes to claim her prize, and enjoyed posing for her photograph!