Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket Community
The Phuket News Arts | Community | Culture | Dining | Education | Entertainment | Environment | Health | People | Technology | Travel XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

A history of helping with the PIWC

The Phuket International Women’s Club (PIWC) is going stronger than ever this year, continuing its unwavering support for the education of underprivileged children in Phuket.

The Phuket News

Friday 10 March 2017, 10:00AM

With the club’s stellar fundraising efforts again ably demonstrated with the recent “Fire and Ice” gala dinner, now is also a perfect time to remember one of the club’s long-standing members, who has helped shape the PIWC as it provides hope and help for scores of families on the island.

Mrs Linda Cumming has been an incredible contributor to the PIWC for close to 27 years now.

Many years back, the Cumming family sold their business and decided a fun way to spend the next few years would be to sail around the world wherever the winds took them.

This epic seafaring adventure saw them eventually end up making their home here in Phuket.

The Cummings subsequently started a computer company in Phuket and dedicated a large part of their lives to building that business over the years.

They garnered much success surfing the first wave of the internet revolution – helping hotels to use the power and convenience of internet booking systems to increase their customer base and drive up their occupancy rates.

Linda has been part of the Phuket International Women’s Club virtually from the beginning and she is a font of knowledge about the “old days” of the club and also about how Phuket has changed over the years.

She has served as secretary, treasurer and also president for a stint of over six years. Reminiscing about the club back then, Linda said it was interesting to note that things have actually not changed as much as people might think.

The club was started to promote friendship amongst women on this island, but it was not long before the members of the group decided that much good work could be done in the community as well.

Helping school children became a priority and by providing books and musical instruments, for instance, the club helped many of the island’s underfunded schools.

Today the club’s aims remain similar but with an increased focus on sponsoring individual children throughout their education. But even from the earliest days the club has worked closely with the schools to identify where the help could given where it was most needed.

Linda recalls how club members originally met in each other’s homes over a “potluck” lunch. The club’s first big fundraiser was held in 1989 – a gala ball in grand style. Since then, every year the PIWC holds a big fundraiser to keep its scholarship program going.

The knowledge and experience of long-time members of the PIWC like Linda are essential to its strength and vibrancy. In turn, new members continually bring fresh ideas and forge new friendships as the club grows and evolves.

Anyone interested in joining the PIWC should get in contact with the committee member who specialises in membership. Her name is Dianne Buerger and her email address is or please phone her on 085-5791905 to find out more about the Club and its activities.

In addition, the regular coffee morning, which is held on the second Thursday of every month at Starbucks in Central Festival Phuket, is a very welcoming place to just turn up and meet others in a very informal and friendly environment.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Five die when speedboat sinks in storm

The boat's Captain and the Owner should be held responsible for the deaths and be jailed!...(Read More)

Phuket ‘Pineapple Eyes’ project targets garbage, wastewater

I have so much to say about this please see my post on Facebook under Odins Nanny as this subject needs more discussion ...(Read More)

Phuket ‘Pineapple Eyes’ project targets garbage, wastewater

They should go to the old hotel that is being renovated at the sea front near to the ramp where boats get put in and out of the water at Chalong. They...(Read More)

Phuket ‘Pineapple Eyes’ project targets garbage, wastewater

" Finish the food on their plates.."? That's really not even a drop in the ocean of garbage burying Phuket -as irrelevant as it gets, Mr...(Read More)

August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

44,after you tried both already,its your choice of course.Personally i have no experience with both of them....(Read More)

August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Eagle; You and Jor 12 may enjoy learning from backpackers, I myself like the bar set just a little higher, nothing wrong with that scene but I'm j...(Read More)

August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Of course did the troll no.44,who was born with a golden spoon in his mouth,never do a backpack trip!Maybe one of the reason why his view of the world...(Read More)

Login game premier league competition

Hi opinioated farang, we are just finalising the main spondsor, but registration should open some time next week, look out for the email. Matt Pond...(Read More)

August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

My My Ive hit a nerve with tweedle dee & tweedle dum with the backpacker comment, must have been too close to home for them....(Read More)

August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Jor 12; get your facts right I never said what you claim, that may have been Rorri, big night at the bar last night??, backpackers are by very definit...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.