So for those of you who attended, what did you think of the AGM program?
On the heels of the Annual General Meeting, we’re curious as to your thoughts on the new format we used on Friday. We’d like your responses via email [email protected].
We had a couple of probing questions and will be addressing these in the near future.
Please note that the attendees’ list and meeting minutes along with the Annual Report for 2017 will be posted on our website for those of you who missed the meeting.
On another note, I recently visited Promenada, for my yearly O-A retirement visa extension and met briefly with Pol. Col. Rutjapong and one of his Immigration officers who provided me with a copy of the latest Priority Lane Application Click here to download the form. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to clarify exactly what you do with this form. I can imagine that you would submit the filled out form at the 2nd-floor office.
This new form has deleted the list of reasons for acceptance, such as age (over 70), consular representative, have assisted the Immigration office, and/or in need of urgent necessity but we would imagine that the criteria would not have changed.
If any expats qualify using this form, we’d appreciate if you would email us to tell us how this latest form was received and whether it was helpful, especially in avoiding the long queue.
Finally, we’d like to inform our membership of an increase in General Meeting fees starting from the 24th of February.
At the beginning of 2017, Le Méridien needed to increase the charge per attendee due to various increases in their costs. The Board of Directors voted at that time not to pass this cost increase onto the membership as we had sufficient funds to absorb the increase. This year, however, we need to pass on these cost increases.
The new General Meeting charges will be ฿200 for members and ฿300 for non-members.
We have found that the costs of doing business with Le Méridien are still significantly less than a near-by venue. We have a long-standing relationship with Le Méridien, they have been very easy to work with and continue to provide us with very good service.