ROTARY CLUB BALI NUSA DUA
District 3400/Club No. 28992
CONRAD BALI RESORT
BULLETIN MARCH 08, 2012
11 Rotarians attended. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.
Please refer to the List of Attendance.
8 Rotarians were absent with an apology. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS
Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Elizabeth Chong and Vikki Mackay, RC Rotary Club Burnaby Vancouver Canada; Nick H. L. Liem, RC North Vancouver Lionsgate Canada; Wayan Suryawan, RC Bali Denpasar
Carolyn Uy-Phair, guest of Gary Phair; Stuart and Sharon Ritterman, Lumina School for the Deaf
Vice President Risto Poskiparta
Vice President Risto Poskiparta welcomed members, visiting Rotarians and guests noting that there almost as many visitors as members Rotarians. Risto gave particular welcome to the delegation from the Lumina School for the Deaf Project.
VP Risto advised that in line with Rotary International policy our club will hold a Club Assembly on 5 April 2012 during our normal luncheon. The only differences will be that there will be no guests for that lunch meeting and Rotarians should allow an extra 30 minutes with the meeting scheduled to conclude at 2.30PM. The Assembly will address:
- Plans for the 2012/2013 Rotary Year.
- A review of club activities, fund raising etc.
- Preparations for the District Assembly on Saturday, 14 April at The Grand Bali Beach Hotel Sanur including participants and materials.
VP Risto then sent the microphone around the table for any updates, news and interesting asides.
Ari advised that reports that she had been bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate were somewhat premature and not entirely accurate. Ari brought along another two cartons of powdered milk from Lactona for infants aged between 2 to 4 years. Ari will assess the results of this program to ascertain if it should be continued.
Guest Sharon Ritterman
Advised members that she was an Audiologist and had spent two weeks at a Bali Hospital donating her time and skills together with her husband Stuart who is a Speech Language Pathologist.
PP Mercia Inkiwirang
PP Mimi reminded Rotarians of the upcoming Rotary International Conference which will be held in Bangkok 6 to 9 May. Please visit RI Conference 2012 Bangkok Thailand for further details.
Gary welcomed his special guest, his wife Carolyn.
Gary advised that the dates for the 2012 Rotary Charity Tennis Tournament (there is only one this year!) have been finalised as 6 – 12 August 2012. He also advised that informal entries for the new logo contest were welcome and candidates would be presented to the members for a vote in the next few weeks followed by a press announcement.
Gary also advised that the second Rotaract Hipp Hipp Child outing would be at Waterbom on Sunday morning. Paricipants will assemble at the entry gates at 9.30AM. Gary extended an invitation to all Rotarians to attend and bring along their families to show support for our Rotaractors. He also advised that Rotaract had been invited to attend our lunch meeting on 15 March, as our club’s guests, to celebrate Rotaract Week commemorating the inauguration of the first Rotaract club in 1965.
Martin advised that he had located three (3) Shelter Boxes that we had funded and have not yet been deployed but were on standby in Indonesia.
PP Jo Rosarius
PP Jo reported that there had been three (3) cleft lip operations during the week. It was noted that funding and matching grants were in transit for the ensuing period, thanks PP Edward Naus.
Vikki Mackay (see photo above) gave a very interesting presentation on the work being done by the Rotary Clubs of Burnaby and Lionsgate in conjunction with the Rotary Club Denpasar with the development of a trade school for deaf children, post secondary school. The project is located in Catur, in the Kintamani Region and the main mission is the provide training in trades for these kids so that they can develop interesting and rewarding careers in spite of their disability.
For further details please refer to: Lumina Balifor further details.
In questions from the floor it was mentioned that some hotels in the Nusa Dua region were collecting all their food scraps to provide a nutritious and free diet for the pig farms of another charity. Vikki thought this might be a way for our club to assist.
Vice President Risto Poskiparta
Vice President Risto exchanged banners with Elizabeth Chong and Vikki Mackay, thanked everyone for attending before closing the meeting.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Karl Heinz Schmelzer, 8 February
Bipan Kapur, 13 February
Jeff Matthews, 25 February
Tickets for IDR 430,000- were sold. The prize, a bottle of Italy’s finest prosecco (donated at short notice by Martin A. – thanks Martin…), was won by PP W. Nieman. Past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at the forthcoming meetings.
Fines of IDR 70,000,- were collected for all and sundry offences including a innovative new category ‘taking one’s club badge home’.
11.03.2012 – Rotaract Hipp Hipp Child – visit to Waterbom Park 9.30am
15.03.2012 – Weekly Meeting
22.03.2012 – NO Weekly Meeting (National Holiday, Nyepi shhhhh…)
29.03.2012 – Weekly Meeting
05.04.2012 – Board Meeting
05.04.2012 – Club Assembly and Weekly Luncheon Meeting
06-09.05.2012 – RI Conference, Bangkok
Recurrent data information on next pages
Board of Directors and Service Chairs