Previous Teams

FON = Festival of Nations

ThaiSA = Thai Student Association of Minnesota

Note: This is not a completed record.

YEAR: 1996 (unknown term): President – Nat. J. Suwarnasarn

1. Participated in the Festival of Nations

2. Participated in Minnesota State Fair

3. Participated in State of Minnesota Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.

4. Created proposal for Governor Carlson to travel to Thailand on a mission of trade.


1996 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Nat J. Suwarnasarn –Business Advocate Chair

Vice President: Pratana Chayabutt – FON General Chairperson

Secretary: Sunthi P. Chookiatsirichai – Chair Social Service Committee

Treasurer : Vattana Ple-plakon

1996 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pintip & Pornsak Chipakdithai

Pennapa Hay

Sutape Ple-plakon

Suvit Sujjapunroj

Suwana & James Lee

Surasit Sakulnamarka

Nussara Williamson

Supenn Harrison

Vallapa Silverhus

John Blinn – Chair Activity Committee

Adul Siriphatsaraporn – Finance Chairperson

Aruni Suwarnasarn – Activities Coordinator

Doaungkamol Sakulnamarka – Education Committee

Kalong Sujjapunroj – C.A.P.M. Liaison 1995-1996

Nimit Suwannarat – Hon. Board of Director, Pres. Thai Student U.M.

YEAR: 1999- 2000 (2-years-term): President - Sutape Pre-plakon


1. Opened Thai School in MN

2. Participated in the Festival of Nations both years

3. Hosted Thai Night both years at the U of MN

3. Hosted Thai Picnic both years

4. Created member directories both years


1999 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Sutape Ple-plakon

Vice President: Vallapa Siverhus

Secretary : Srisuda Arneson

Treasurer : John Blinn

ThaiSA Representative: Prawena Phukowluan (President)

1999 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr.Chalard & Dr.Lerpen Duangkaew

Kwanrithai Kleineschay

James & Suwanna Lee

Jaruwan Phusiri

Matchima Stiller

Natchana & Jeff Roehl

Parichart Wallen

Pornsak & Dr.Pintip Chipakdithai

Pranee Latz

Pratoomtip Nagle

Suwit Sujjapanroj

Supathra Johnson

Wadsa Schneider

Wanpen Gresser


2000 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President : Sutape Ple-plakon

Vice President : Vallapa Siverhus

Secretary : Dr.Chalard & Dr.Lerpen Duangkaew

Secretary Assistant: Matchima Stiller & Parichart Wallen

Treasurer : James Lee

ThaiSA Representative: Suteera Wiseskul (President)

2000 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr.Sawang Notthakun

Jaruwan Phusiri

Jirapha Widman

John & Nuchara Blinn

Kannika Nakyan

Kwanrithai Kleineschay

Natchana & Jeff Roehl

Pattamon Krough

Pennapa Hay

Pornsak & Dr.Pintip Chipakdithai

Pranee Latz

Pratoomtip Nagle

Sombat Supunniam

Srisuda Arneson

Supathra Johnson

Suwit Sujjapanroj

Suwanna Lee

Varangrat Povalski

Wadsa Schneider

Wanpen Gresser

YEAR: 2001-2002 (2-years-term): President - Dr. Vallapa Siverhus


1. Welcoming and hosted round table for Thai teachers from Thailand and in Minnesota (10/21/44)

2. Welcoming the ambassador Sakthip Krairiksh and his wife Momraj Benjapha Krairik, and Consul General Kasiwat Pakrakamamanon (Royal Thai Consulate – General, Chicago) visiting Thais in Minnesota for the first time (4/17/45).

3. Welcoming Khun Pichai Rattakun

4. Organized and hosted a fund raising event for the orphaned children of Pakkred, Thailand

5. Participated in the Festival of Nations in 2001

6. Hosted Thai Night both years at the hotels

7. Hosted Thai Picnic both years

8. Created member directories both years

2001-2002 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Dr. Vallapa Siverhus

Vice President : Sombat Supunniam

Vice President : Dr.Sawang Notthakun

Vice President : Pranee Latz

Vice President: Srisuda Arneson

Secretary: Dr.Rujira Rojjanaprapayon

Secretary Assistan: Dr.Chalard & Dr.Lerpen Duangkaew

Treasurer: James Lee

ThaiSA Representative : Chanin Lallew

2001-2002 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Athittharn Atchawong

Benjapa Sodsathit

Jirapha Widman

John & Nuchara Blinn

Kwanrithai Kleineschay

Matchima Stiller

Natchana & Jeff Roehl

Nuntana Erickson

Parichart Wallen

Pattamon Krough

Pennapa Hay

Pratoomtip Nagle

Supathra Johnson

Suwit Sujjapanroj

Suwanna Lee

Thiranat Changwarangkul

Thongnimit Kraikul

Varangrat Povalski

Vattana Ple-plakon

Wadsa Schneider

Wanpen Gresser

YEAR: 2003-2004 (2-years-term): President - Pranee Latz


1. Organized and hosted a fund raising event for the orphaned children of Pakkred, Thailand

2. Hosted a program for teachers and students to exchange knowledge between Thailand and MN

3. Welcoming Chatri Chalermyukol (Lord Mui) and his wife, Mom Kamala Yukon Ayutthaya.

4. Promoted Phra Sri Suriyo Thai movie

5. Hosted Thai Night both years

6. Hosted Thai Picnic both years

7. Created member directories in 2004


2003-2004 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President : Pranee Latz

Vice President: Chintana & Dr. Greg Ohl

Vice President: Parichart Wallen

Vice President: Supathra Johnson

Vice President: Vattana Ple-plakon

Secretary : Wanpen Gresser

Secretary Assistant: Donapar Huff

Secretary Assistant: Matchima Stiller

Treasurer: Kanitta Gillard

2003-2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Athittharn Atchawong

Jirapha Widman

Kannika Brueske

Kanin & Sobsamai Noenurai

Dr. Kalong Sujjapanroj

Krittiya O’Donnel

Kwanrithai Kleineschay

Nuchara Blinn

Nuntana Erickson

Pattamon Krough

Pennapa Hay

Pratoomtip Nagle

Siriwan Notthakun

Sombat Supunniam

Sudsiri Boe

Suwanna Lee

Varangrat Povalski

Wadsa Schneider

YEAR: 2005-2007 (3-years-term): President - Sombat Supanniam


1. Organized and hosted fund raising event to help the tsunami victims.

2. Donated $1000 to the victims of the storm “Hurricane Katrina”

3. Organized and hosted Thai Picnic in 2005 and 2006

4. Organized and hosted the first Festival of Thailand 2007 (instead of Thai Picnic)

5. Participated in the Festival of Nations in 2006 and 2007 (first time wining an award in 2006)

6. Welcoming the Ambassador Kasit Piromya, along with representatives of the Thai government, Dr. Surapong Aphanawong and the followers

7. Organized and hosted Thai Night in 2006 and 2007 at the U of MN

8. Established an educational fund for Thai family heirs in Minnesota in 2005

9. Gave scholarships for the first time in 2006 (at Thai Night)

10. Organized and hosted Father's Day in accordance with the first royal ceremony in late 2004 (the year after that the Thai temple became an organizer.)

2005-2007 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Sombat Supunniam

Vice President: Parichart Wallen

Secretary: Wanpen Gresser

Treasurer: Kanitta Gillard

ThaiSA Representative: Panyawat Chattanrassamee (President)

ThaiSA Representative: Cattleya Ounekeo (Vice President)

2005-2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Atthitharn Atchawong

Dr.Kalong Sujjapanroj

Matchima Stiller

Nuntana Erickson

Sumol Thungkaew

Pratana Chayabutr

Sutape Ple-plakon

Suwanna Lee

Thongnimit Kraikul

YEAR: 2008-2009 (2-years-term): President - Catherine Solheim Thungkaew

YEAR: 2010- 2011 (2-years-term): President - Catherine Solheim Thungkaew


1. Participated in the Festival of Nations from 2008 to 2011(won awards in 2008 and 2011)

2. Organized and hosted Thai Night at the U of M in 2008

3. Organized and hosted the second Festival of Thailand in 2009 (instead of Thai Picnic)

4. Organized and hosted Thai Picnic 2010-2011

5. Gave scholarships in 2010

6. Co-organized and co-hosted Thai Night 2011 with the ThaiSA at the U of MN in an effort to raise funds for Thai flood victims. The event raised $18,000 which was donated without deducting any expenses, to the Chaipattana Foundation on 30 January 2012.


2008-2009 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President : Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew

Vice President: Parichart Wallen

Secretary: Kannika Chaweng

Treasurer: Kanitta Gillard

ThaiSA Representative: Cattleya Ounekeo

2008-2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Atthitharn Atchawong

Sombat Supunniam

Wanpen Gresser

Nuntana Erickson

Pratana Chayabutr

Sutape Ple-plakon

Sumol Thungkaew

Suwanna Lee


2009- 2010 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President : Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew

Vice President: Kanitta Gillard

Vice President: Pattamon Yomchinda

Secretary: Konnasa Traceski

Treasurer; Kanitta Gillard

2009-2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Atthitharn Atchawong

Kunthida Novak

Nuntana Erickson

Pattamon Yomchinda

Pratana Chayabutr

Sombat Supunniam

Sumol Thungkaew

Sutape Ple-plakon

Suwanna Lee

Vilaiwan Kornpipatna

Parichart Wallen

Wanpen Gresser


2011 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- FON General Chairperson

Vice President : Kanitta Gillard

Vice President: Pattamon Yomchinda

Secretary: Konnasa Traceski

Secretary Assistant: Kritsana Pregent

Treasurer: Titima To

ThaiSA Representative: Ponnawat Otwong (President)

ThaiSA Representative: Cattleya Ounekeo (Vice President)

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Atthitharn Atchawong

Kunthida Novak

Nuntana Erickson

Parichart Wallen

Pratana Chayabutr

Sombat Supunniam

Sumol Thungkaew

Sutape Ple-plakon -- FON Cafe Chairperson

Suwanna Lee

Vilaiwan Kornpipatna

Wanpen Gresser -- FON Bazaar Chaiperson

YEAR: 2012 – 2013 (2-years-term): President - Wanpen Gresser


1. Participated in the Festival of Nations both years (won awards in 2012)

2. Organized and hosted Thai Picnic both years

3. Published 2013 ThaiAM directory

2012 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Wanpen Gresser

Vice President: Kanitta Gillard

Secretary: Kritsana Pregent

Secretary Assistant: Vilaiwan Kornpipatna

Treasurer: Titima To

Treasurer Assistant: Sombat Supunniam

2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Atthitharn Atchawong

Dr. Pramote Hochareon

Sumol Thungkaew

Konnasa Traceski

Kunthida Novak

Nuntana Erickson

Parichart Wallen

Pattamon Yomchinda

Siwipa Kaowasut Sly

Sutape Ple-plakon

Suwanna Lee

2012 Advisors:

Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- FON General Chairperson

Dr.Kalong Sujjapunroj

Pratana Chayabutr


2013 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Wanpen Gresser -- FON Bazaar Chaiperson

Vice President: Kanitta Gillard

Secretary: Kritsana Pregent

Secretary Assistant: Vilaiwan Kornpipatna

Treasurer: Titima To

Treasurer Assistant: Sombat Supunniam

2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Atthitharn Atchawong

Siwipa Kaowasut Sly

Nuntana Erickson

Sumol Thungkaew

Parichart Wallen

Sutape Ple-plakon

Pattamon Yomchinda

Suwanna Lee

Dr. Pramote Hochareon

Matchima Stiller

2013 ADVISORS:

Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- FON General Chairperson

Dr. Kalong Sujjapunroj

Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt

Pratana Chayabutr

YEAR: 2014 – 2016 (3-years-term): President - Atthitharn Atchawong


1. Participated in the Festival of Nations all three years (won awards in 2014 and 2016)

2. Organized and hosted Thai Picnic all three years

3. Organized and hosted Thai Night 2015 at the U of MN

2014-2016 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President : Atthitharn Atchawong

Vice President: Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- FON General Chairperson

Secretary: Supaphan Sritunyalux

Treasurer: Suwanna Lee

2014-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chanothai Diprima

Siwipa Sly

Nuntana Erickson

Sumol Thungkaew

Parichart Wallen

Sutape Ple-plakon -- FON Cafe Chairperson

Surassawadee Noble

Suwit Phusririt

Kin Chan

Nicha Angpairoj

Pajchima Bendel

Wanpen Gresser -- FON Bazaar Chaiperson

Dr. Pramote Hochareon

Matchima Stiller -- FON Exhibit Chairperson (2016)

2014-2016 ADVISORS:

Dr. Kalong Sujjapunroj

Sombat Supunniam

Orapat Sivatanpisit

Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt

Pratana Chayabutr

YEAR: 2017 – 2018 (2-years-term): President - Sombat Supunniam


1. Participated in the Festival of Nations both years (won The Cultural Exhibit Grant Proposals 2017)

2. Organized and hosted Thai Picnic both years

3. Organized and hosted Thai-Minnesota Children’s Day in 2017 (first time) and in 2018

4. Received funds from the Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago (approved proposal, $5000)

5. Organized and hosted Appreciation party for 2018 volunteers

2017 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President: Sombat Supunniam

Vice President: Kin Chan

Secretary: Kritsana Pregent

Treasurer: Chanathip Bonde

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Pramote Hochareon

Konnasa Traceski

Vilaiwan Kornpipatna

Tongta Supunniam

Nuntana Erickson

Nicha Angpairoj -- FON Exhibit Chairperson

Parichart Wallen

Matchima Stiller

Suwanna Lee

Titima To

2017 ADVISORS:

Atthitharn Atchawong

Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- FON General Chairperson

Orapat Sivatanpisit

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Sutape Ple-plakon -- FON Cafe Chairperson

Wanpen Gresser -- FON Bazaar Chaiperson


2018 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President : Sombat Supunniam

Vice President: Kin Chan

Secretary: Kritsana Pregent

Treasurer: Chanathip Bonde

ThaiSA Representative: Tawan kiratiwongwan (President)

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Pramote Hochareon

Konnasa Traceski

Vilaiwan Kornpipatna

Tongta Supunniam

Phattarawadee Maneerit

Nuntana Erickson

Nicha Angpairoj

Parichart Wallen -- FON Exhibit Chairperson

Matchima Stiller

Phanarat Tersteeg

Suwanna Lee

Titima To

2018 Board of Advisors:

Atthitharn Atchawong

Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- FON General Chairperson

Orapat Sivatanpisit

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Korawan Muangmode -- FON Cafe Chairperson

Wanpen Gresser -- FON Bazaar Chairperson


Last update: 7/28/19 Version 4.

2019

Advisor

  • Orapat Sivatanpisit [บี๋/B+]

Executive Officers

  • President: Sombat Supunniam [แซม/Sam]
  • Vice-President: Kin Chan [คิน/Kin]
  • Secretary: Konnasa Traceski [แนน/Nan]
  • Treasure: Chanathip King [หลิว/Leuw]

Board of Directors

  1. Nicha Angpairoj [เอย/Aey]
  2. Nuntana Erickson [อ้อย/Ooy]
  3. Dr. Pramote Hochareon [เอ้/Ay]
  4. Phattarawadee Maneerit [แก้ว/Kaew]
  5. Cattleya Ounekeo [จูน/June]
  6. Tongta Supunniam [อ๋อย/Ooy+]
  7. Pum Swanson [ปุ้ม/Pum]
  8. Phanarat Tersteeg [เปิ้ล/Ple]
  9. Parichart Wallen (เอ๋/A+)

Thai Student Association of Minnesota (ThaiSA) Representative

  • Natas Seekaew (ทัส/Tas) - President
  • Donpon Wannasin (ดล/Don) -secretary

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2019 Festival of Nations team

Dr. Catherine Solheim Thungkaew -- General Chairperson

Korawan Muangmode -- Cafe Chairperson

Wanpen Gresser -- Bazaar Chairperson

Parichart Wallen/Nicha Angpairoj -- Cultural Exhibit chairpersons

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References:

· Thai Association of Minnesota, Inc. Thai Journal & Directory 1996 Edition

· Thai Association of Minnesota, Inc. Thai Journal & Directory 1999 Edition

· Thai Association of Minnesota, Inc. Directory 2013.

We are looking to compiling the history of ThaiAM. If you have Thai Association of Minnesota published journal/directory different years than above, please let us know by emailing ThaiAM@thaiofmn.org.

Contact ThaiAM@thaiofmn.org for any corrections.