Weekly Meeting – 21 January 2010

Weekly Meeting – 21 January 2010

District 3400/Club No. 28992



21 Rotarians attended. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.

Please refer to below List of Attendance.

01. Georges Capt. 02. Keith Bell. 03 Jon Zuercher

Visiting Rotarians
Mrs. Riita Suominen, RC Naantali, Finnland
Mr. Janmo Suominen, RC Naantali, Finnland
Mr. Subagid, PP, RC Kebayoran, Jakarta
Ms. Sri Ratikah, President, Rotaract Bali Nusa Dua

E. John Mcleod, Melbourne, Australia. Guest of PP Wes
Ms. Sophie, YPK Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children. Guest of PP Wes

President Martin Smyth
President Martin opened the meeting by welcoming the guest and visitors and thanking the members for their attendance. He gave a short summary of the New Year Launching Party for those who could not be there and thanked once more Jean Charles Le Coz for his outstanding contribution to making it a big success. He continued with outlining the areas in which he encouraged the members to vigorously develop projects in the time ahead:

  • Peace and conflict prevention
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

He then asked the board and floor to present or raise points of common interest.

PP Jo Rosarius
1. Two cleft lip operations having taken place during last week.
2. The semi-annual dues in the amount of USD 1.350,90 had been transferred and their receipt acknowledged.

Axel Kneip
Informed that he will be on leave as of next meeting until his return to Bali middle of May.

Ari Murti
Reported the success story of a child having gained substantially in weight after 6 months under care in the HIV scheme.

Risto Poskiparta
Informed that he feels happy and privileged to have become a member in the RCBND.

PP Jon Zeucher
Informed about the Rotaract Gala Dinner to take place on 5 February with details to be provided by Rotaract President Sri Ratikah.

Sri Ratikah
Informed that Rotaract Bali Nusa Dua is organizing a Charity Dinner as a fund raising event for orphanages on Friday 5 February 2010 at the Peninsula Resort, Tanjung Benoa. Proceeds will go to the children library and hoped for strong support from RCBND. Sponsoring of prices for the planned auction will be most welcome.

PP Edward Naus
Thanked Carlos Vinas for the generous sponsoring of two prices for the New Year Launching Party’s Raffle draw. He believes to have been falsely accused of being a crooner.

PP Mercia
Informed that the surplus from the Orphanage party had been donated to Rotaract.

David Lance
Informed that the Community Service members have been in session prior to this meeting.

Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
Outlined that in place of the regular luncheon meeting of 4 February the members are encouraged to follow the invitation of Rotaract to their Gala Charity Dinner taking place at the Peninsula Hotel, Benoa on 5 February. Tickets for the evening at IDR 150.000 per person are for sale now and will continue to be available with Rotaract or him. Members are encouraged to sponsor prices and bring spare children books for the mobile library run by Rotaract.

Michael Burchett
Provided an update on guest speakers:
28 January:  Rotaract regular update
11 February: No speaker due to Board meeting
18 February: He encouraged members to volunteer as guest speaker as otherwise the speaker to be “volunteered” by him.

Michael is of the opinion that RI’s current month’s magazine The Rotarian is worthwhile reading.
Michael brought a banner from RC Toowoomba East, Queensland Australia.

Ms. Sophie from YPK Bali Rehabilitation Centre for disabled children informed that a Charity Event will be held at Villa Dampati, Jl Segara Ayu, Sanur on Saturday 6 February 2010, 7pm-11pm. All event proceeds will support YPK’s education program for disabled children.

Ticket prices are IDR 200.000 when pre-paid and IDR 250.000 at the door. She hoped for strong support from RCBND.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Karl-Heinz Schmelzer – 08 February
Jeff Matthews – 25 February

Raffle tickets for IDR 520.000 were sold. A voucher for a complimentary round of golf at NKG Club was won by Nunie Kneip. Past winners owing prizes, especially those having won at the New Year Launching Party, are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at the forthcoming meetings.

One fine of IDR 50.000,- was imposed on Jose Calle for being late and other offences.

Next meetings/events
28.01. 2010 – Weekly Meeting
05.02. 2010 – Rotaract Charity Dinner (Make Up Event)
11.02.2010 – Board Meeting 11.00 to 13.00

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Board of Directors and Service Chairs