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Hill tribe is a term used in Thailand for all of the various tribal peoples who migrated from Yunnan, Tibet, or elsewhere in China over the past few centuries. They now inhabit the remote border areas between Northern Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar). These areas are known for their thick forests and mountainous terrain. The six major hill tribes within Thailand are the Akha, Lahu, Karen, Hmong/Miao, Mien/Yao and Lisu, each with a distinct language and culture.

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The hill tribes are subsistence farmers who use slash and burn agricultural techniques to farm their heavily forested communities. Tighter conservation of Thailand’s virtually depleted forests, however, has forced hill tribe people to abandon their traditional agricultural methods. Traditionally, hill tribes were also a migratory people, leaving land as it became depleted of natural resources.

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Ambassadorial Global Scholars Selected for 2013-2014

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Aug 142012
 

Five outstanding young Scholars have been selected by the District to go abroad for a year of study
and volunteer work in the Six Areas of Focus of the Rotary Foundation.

Kate Whitlock of Houghton College will be attending the University of Peace in Costa Rica.

Levi Vonk of the College of Charleston will be attending Sussex University in England.

Chantel Lucas of Columbia College will be attending Sussex University in the UK.
 
Nick Slater of the Citadel will be attending Trinity College in Ireland.
 
Rachel Despres of USC will be attending the University of Belgrano in Argentina.


Friendship Exchange to District 3360 Chiang Mai Thailand

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Aug 052012
 

District 7770 will visit Thailand and the exotic Chang Mai area from 15 – 29 January 2013. The Thai team will visit South Carolina District 7770 7 – 21 May 2013. A map of Thailand is shown below.

 

District 3360 District 3360 is one of four Rotary districts in Thailand. It covers the northern region of the country, from as far as the upper northern most region of Chiangrai province, to the lower part of the northern region of Pitsanulok province. It presently has of 64 clubs with a total of 1218 members. Sites of significance include lovely temples and museums, as well as national parks that allow visitors to get close to the exotic wildlife of the area. An elephant nature park is a short drive outside of the city as well.

Tentative schedule for visit to Thailand:

Jan. 15 LEAVE US

Jan. 16 very late or early Jan. 17 arrive in Chiang Mai

Nights Jan. 16 or 17  – 22 nights in Rotary homes or hotels in District 3360

Jan. 23 Fly  to Bangkok

Jan. 23 Night in Bangkok

Jan. 24 – 25  Night near River Kaui

Jan. 26 27   Nights in Ayutheura

Jan.  28 Night in Bangkok hotel for early Jan. 29 departure

Click here to go to the page to download application forms to be a team member to Thailand.

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