The Club is ‘home’ to the four Loyal Societies of the United Kingdom based in Thailand:
Founded in 1890, the oldest society and a haven for all Scottish folk in Thailand. Their Annual Ball is each November.
See http://www.bangkokscot.org for full details.
St. David’s Society
Founded in 1976, the Saint David’s Society is the youngest of the Loyal Societies that exist in Thailand and welcomes Welsh people from all over the world. Famous for its Welsh Male Voice choirs (which come from Hong Kong) and its St. David’s Ball each year. Please contact via the Club.
The Bangkok St.George’s Society was founded in 1959 and holds regular events for English people including The President’s Dinner and the St.George’s Ball.
See http://www.bangkokstgeorgesoc.org for full details.
St. Patrick’s Society
Founded in 1962, the St. Patrick’s Society holds regular events for people from Ireland or with Irish heritage.
See http://www.saintpatricksbangkok.com for full details.
The British Club Bangkok opens its doors to a number of community organisations, Chambers of Commerce, Masonic Lodges and social groups who are allowed to use the Club’s facilties on a regular basis. They are classified as ‘ASSOCIATED GROUPS’.
Australia-New Zealand Women’s Group (ANZWG)
ANZWG has for more than 50 years played a major part in the lives of expatriate women who have been lucky enough to reside in this fascinating yet sometimes challenging city. ANZWG’s main role is to promote friendship amongst its members and to encourage them to support each other during their stay here in Thailand.
Australians In Thailand
Well the title is a bit of a giveaway but AIT is the foremost social group for Australians and people who have a close affiliation with Australia living or working in Thailand. Established in 1996, AIT welcomes all those from Australia into their membership.
BAMBI, (Bangkok Mothers and Babies International), is the premier group in Bangkok for those who have just had a baby and those with children under five. The group meets regularly at the Club every Thursday but has dozens of other functions around town – in addition to being a social group, BAMBI provides pre-natal and post-natal support for mothers, and undertakes a significant volume of charitable work.
Bangkok Gentlemen Spoofers
The Bangkok Gentlemen Spoofers was founded in 1988 and is the longest-running spoofing school in S.E. Asia. Spoof is played in the Churchill Bar every Tuesday evening from about 8.30pm onwards. The BGS hosts two championships during the year, the Thai National Spoofing Championships and the Asian Spoofing Championships, both of which raise a considerable amount of money for the benefit of Thai children.
Bangkok Music Society
The Bangkok Music Society supports the performance and appreciation of music in Thailand and its membership attracts music lovers of all nationalities. The BMS Choir includes singers from over 15 countries and performs in a range of musical styles, from the classics to musicals. BMS offers opportunities to support and participate in regular in-house concerts and larger public performances. Local artists are encouraged, and BMS sponsors scholarships for young talented Thai musicians.
British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
The oldest of all the foreign Chambers of Commerce, BCCT was founded in 1946 and has over 600 member companies. The BCCT holds many meetings every month in Bangkok and on the Eastern Seaboard. Full details are available on their website.
British Women’s Group
What else can one say … a group of British women who meet virtually daily for an extraordinary range of activities … bridge, mahjong, cooking, needlework, golf, yoga etc etc, and give a very warm welcome to all. BWG is also involved with community and charity projects, and raise funding for humane causes. Started in 1969, the group has over 200 members all over Bangkok.
The English Constitution lodge in Bangkok. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand
Better known as CCSDPT, this organisation was established in 1975. Membership comprises all Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance to refugees from Burma, and its members currently provide food, shelter, health and educational services to approximately 150,000 refugees along the Thai-Burmese border. The meetings were originally held at the YMCA on Sathorn Road but moved to the British Club in 1983 when the YMCA was demolished for redevelopment. CCSPDT has thus been meeting at the Club for 30 years.
Contact Jack Dunford MBE at email@example.com
Hoa Sen Lumière d’Asia Lodge
A French-speaking Vietnam-orientated lodge which regularly meets at the Club.
Lane Xang Lodge
One of several English-speaking lodges in Bangkok who meet regularly at the Club.
Lodge Le Phénix de l’Orient No 29
A French-speaking lodge which regularly meets at the Club.
New Zealand Society
This society is a non-profit organisation supporting New Zealand families living in Thailand. It has many regular social events, even welcoming non-Kiwis!!
New Zealand-Thai Chamber of Commerce
We welcome NZTCC to the Club and look forward to a growing relationship with them and to holding many events each month to further trade interests between New Zealand and Thailand.
This lodge comprises the Bangkok Royal Arch Chapter and the Bangkok Lodge & Council, and is another of the many English-speaking lodges who frequent the Club.
The Siam Cricket Club (Cricket Section)
This Primaraly British cricket organisation holds regular cricket practice in the Club’s nets.
Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand
An impressive group of professional engineers who meet monthly at the Club for far-ranging discussions from Bangkok’s Mass Transit System to Samut Prakarn’s sewers! SPET meetings are lively events which are open to all Club Members to attend. Guest speakers dominate the calendar as do a few beers afterwards!
Contact Chris Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Canadian Ball Hockey team, that plays each Saturday at the Club.
Thai Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1991, the TCCC promotes the expansion of commercial ties between Canada and Thailand. As Canada’s leading organisation in Thailand, it is also the key facilitator and supporter of most Canadian community events in Bangkok. This includes working closely with the Canada Day Committee in delivering the annual Canada Day celebrations held at the British Club. Visit the TCCC’s website for numerous Canadian social and business networking opportunities.
The Southerners (Cricket Section)
This Australia/New Zealand sports organisation holds regular cricket practice in the Club’s nets.