"Rotarians are symbols and examples of the search for progress and stability. All of them, each with a different business and profession have heavy duties of humanitarianism and have joined in co-operation in the glorious attempt to seek methods and means for the solution of problems we face in times of crises." -Royal Citation of His Majesty the King Rama IX (Patron of Rotary in Thailand), on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Rotary in Thailand, 15th December 1980.
The Rotary Club of Koh Samui, ROCKS, was chartered in January 2003, and immediately set about the task of raising money to help the local community. One of its earliest projects was to purchase a Heart Monitor for the Nathon Government Hospital.
In common with many Government Hospitals, Nathon opens its doors to all who seek medical assistance, and most of its budget is spent in immediate care. There is little left over for vital equipment such as EKG Heart Monitors, so the Director of the Hospital was delighted to receive such a gift. The Heart Monitor was handed over by President Elect Paul Hawkins, acting on behalf of ROCKS first President, Bernd Shillig.