Rotary Centennial Project – Wheelchairs for Bali

Rotary Centennial Project – Wheelchairs for Bali

In conjunction with Rotary International’s Centennial Celebration, Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua has join with its twin club, Rotary Club Mc Pherson Kansas USA and The Wheelchair Foundation to distribute 280 wheelchairs to crippled and immobile children and adults on the island of Bali Indonesia.

The first distribution was made on 23 February 2005 at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel to commemorate Rotary International’s Centennial Day. With Rotarian Michael “Mike” Mills from Rotary Club Mc Pherson Kansas USA on hand, five wheelchairs were distributed to Yayasan Penyandang Cacat, a non profit foundation seving the comunity of Nusa Dua, Bali. A second, formal ceremony to mark Rotary International’s Centennial was held on 21 April 2005 to coincide with Hari Raya Kartini (considered Indonesia’s Mother’s Day). The ceremony was attended by the Assistant Governor of Bali and prominent community leaders. Ninety-five wheelchairs were distributed on this day. The Assistant Governor of Bali thanked Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua, Rotary Club Mc Pherson Kansas USA and The Wheelchair Foundation for the generosity and praised all Rotary Clubs of Bali for their dedicated service to the community.

Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua still has 180 wheel chairs to distribute and is working with the Department of Social Welfare on Bali to identify suitable candidates for the wheel chairs. Should you be resident in Bali and know any individual who is immobile and would benefit please send an email to is@rotarybali.org

(note: originally posted May 2005)