Weekly Meeting – 11 March 2010

Weekly Meeting – 11 March 2010

ROTARY CLUB BALI NUSA DUA
District 3400/Club No. 28992

NIKKO HOTEL AND SPA

BULLETIN MARCH 11, 2010

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

LEAVE
Please refer to the List of Attendance.

APOLOGIES
01. Keith Bell, 02. Monty Brown, 03. Michael Burchette, 04. Jose Luis Calle, 05. Axel Kneip, 06. Jean-Charles Le Coz, 07. Frank Liepmann, 08. jean Philippe Petit, 09. Carlos Vina

VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS
Visiting Rotarians
Eni Pilianingsih, Rotaract Bali Nusa Dua

Guests
Dr. Denise Abe. Guest of PP W. Nieman
John Nijman, WA Guest of Werner Gulba

Monica Lusser, Switzerland from Foundation Future for Children. Guest of PP Jon Zuercher

ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS
President Martin Smyth
President Martin opened the meeting by welcoming the guest and visitors and thanking the members for their attendance.

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

PP Mercia Inkiriwang
Informed that a training seminar for Future Vision Pilot will be held in Bali on 17 April.

PP Jo Rosarius
Reported that eventually the Paul Harris Fellow medals had been received
and handed them out after the meeting. For details who was awarded with what level of PHF medal please go to the RI website under member access, link The Rotary Foundation-Club Recognition Summary.

Ari Murti
Informed about a festival to be held in June were environmental friendly products will be presented. The festival’s organizer is Prof. Dr. Wirawan who hopes for participation of the Rotary Clubs in Bali.

Eni Pilianingsih
On behalf of Rotaract Bali Nusa Dua gave an update on their activities in March and reported the financial result of the Charity Dinner of 5 February.

Activities:

  • Sunday, 6 March 2010 => Mobile Library at Nusa Dua Beach.
  • Sunday, 14 March 2010 => Plant 1000 Mangrove at Serangan Island at 3.00 PM.
  • Friday, 19 March 2010 => Have visitor from Australia to help with skin problem.
  • Sunday, 21 March 2010 => Coral Conservation at West Bali National Park.
  • 5. Sunday, 28 March 2010 => Permanent Library at Petang Village.

Financial report from Charity Dinner:

  • Funds raised: IDR10.750.000,-
  • Donation to SLBB from painting auction: IDR4.950.000

  • Total money in bank: IDR 21.701.211

GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION
Guest speaker, Dr. Denise Abe, is a US trained physician living in Ubud. She gave a presentation on public health in Bali, emphasising specifically the poorer eastern regions. She is engaged in the East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) and the Humanitarian Foundation for Mother Earth (YKIP).

In her estimate 70% of illnesses and ailments in the poor regions of Bali are self induced routed in lack of information, cultural behaviour, lack of hygiene, lack of nutrients and minerals. To alleviate this situation improvement in the public heath sector must be made. Here the focus should be on education, training of doctors and nurses, raising of awareness, change of behaviour, knowledge transfer and empowering of woman.

As a sample on basic awareness and information programmes Dr. Denise Abe presented cartoons style drawings with simple sketches illustrating causes of problems and the community-based solutions.

On questions from the floor on the subject Mobile Clinic and Puskesmas Dr. Abe stated:

  • Working with and supporting existing public structures (like Puskesmas) is beneficial over establishing own systems which may be perceived as a rival organization.
  • From her experience with a mobile dental clinic a mobile medical clinic may lack effectiveness as the staffing, maintenance and provisioning with medical supplies can not always be provided and funded as required. If there are roads (on which the mobile clinic relies) patients can always be brought to a clinic on a motor bike or other means.
  • From her experience with a mobile dental clinic a mobile medical clinic may lack effectiveness as the staffing, maintenance and provisioning with medical supplies can not always be provided and funded as required. If there are roads (on which the mobile clinic relies) patients can always be brought to a clinic on a motor bike or other means.

President Martin thanked Dr. Denise Abe for her interesting presentation and closed the meeting at 14.10

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Keith Bell – 14 March

Raffle
Raffle tickets for IDR 420.000 were sold. Priti Kapur won a fine bottle of wine brought by past winner Risto Poskiparta. 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.

Fines
Fines of IDR 70.000,- were imposed for all and sundry offences.

Next meetings/events
18.03.2010 – Community Service Committee, 11.30
18.03.2010 – Weekly Meeting, 13.00

25.03.2010 – Weekly Meeting, 13.00

Recurrent data information on next pages
Board of Directors and Service Chairs