Weekly Meeting – 02 August, 2012

Weekly Meeting – 02 August, 2012

ROTARY CLUB BALI NUSA DUA
District 3420/Club No. 28992

CONRAD BALI RESORT

BULLETIN August 2, 2012

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

LEAVE
Please refer to the List of Attendance.

APOLOGIES
8 Rotarians were absent with an apology. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.

VISITING ROTARIANS and GUESTS
Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Noel Allen, RC Swan Valley, Perth, Western Australia

Guests
Mrs Ferry Susanty Lee, Manager Public Relations and CSR, Banyan Tree Ungasan

ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS
President Risto Poskiparta
President Risto Poskiparta opened the meeting by welcoming the guest and members.

President Risto Poskiparta gave an update of the Board meeting having taken place prior to this meeting:

  • Hare Lip & Cleft Palate
    The cleft lift project is currently on hold until fresh funds can be raised. Teams had been created and put in charge to coordinate the steps needed to apply and obtain a Global Grant as swiftly as possible.
  • Waste Removal Project
    Waste Project an update has been given on the Sawangan waste management project. The Banjars of Sawangan have been invited to attend the luncheon meeting on 9 August.
  • HIV / AIDS
    HIV presentation is under preparation to send to RC Zwartewatersteden who may consider contributing to our HIV programs.
  • Vocational Service
    The club is considering a “hydroponic project” in cooperation with Bali Life Orphanage, an Australian school and a Jakarta based company.
  • Membership
    The club is looking for new members that fulfil certain criteria.
  • Tennis
    The tennis committee is continued to be chaired by Risto as Gary is away again for health reason. More courts are needed as otherwise it would take two weeks to hold the tournament.
  • Financials
    The treasurer had given an update of the financial status. Eight members still owe the dues.
  • Golf
    The date has been confirmed as Saturday 3 November.
  • New Business
    A club assembly has been tentatively planned for 20 September

Ferry Lee
She donated a dinner voucher at the Ju-Ma-Na restaurant at the Banyan Tree, Ungasan in support of the tennis tournament.

At the same time she informed about the visiting Michelin star chef Frank Seyfried at Ju-Ma-Na restaurant. For the first booking received quoting Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua, one complimentary 3 set course dinner would be included.

Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
Karl-Heinz informed that he had invited three members of the Banjar committee Sawangan to attend the luncheon meeting and ROLE presentation on 9 August. ROLE is to lay out the road map to sustainability of the project.

Susan Stein
Susan, impressed of what Eni has been doing in support of underprivileged children, had asked her staff at the Jari Menari to donated items no longer needed. The result has been very positive.

Martin Smyth
PP Martin informed on District 3420 top five clubs in membership and donation with RC Bali Nusa Dua not being among them (because our report was filed late)

Jo Rosarius
PP Jo reminded on the outstanding dues.

Risto Poskiparta
Risto Poskiparta reminded on the visit of DG P Kuhn and AG Marilyn Carlson next week.

Guest Rotarian Noel Allen
Rtn Noel Allen (photo above, right) is currently in Bali to visit a project in which RC Swan Valley is sponsoring Bali school children in cooperation with Rotary Club of Denpasar. He attended the opening of a library.

Rtn Noel Allen mentioned that the two clubs would like to explore means to tap into fund raising potentials in Australia.This could be applied for hare lip and cleft palate operations as well as looking for sponsors of the tennis or golf tournaments. RC Swan Valley has a broad sponsor base which could be approached with attractive longer overnight packages that could be auctioned in Australia. The aspect of whether a license would be needed to do this will be looked into.

Noel mentioned that donations could be channeled through Rotary Australia World Community Service (R.A.W.C.S) making all donations and sponsorships tax deductible in Australia.

GUEST SPEAKER
None

Birthdays in August
PP Martin Smyth, 12 August
Susan Stein, 28 August

Raffle
Tickets for IDR 470,000- were sold. A bottle of white wine donated by Edward Naus was won by (Oops, forgot…). Also three bags of organically grown lettuce donated by Susan Stein found happy new owners.

Fines
Fines of IDR 10,000 were collected for all and sundry offenses.

Next meetings/events.
August 09, Weekly Lunch Meeting (visit DG Kuhn), 12.30-2.00pm
August 16, Tennis Committee Meeting, 11.00am
August 16, Weekly Luncheon, 12.30 – 2.00pm

August 23, Tennis Committee Meeting, 11.00am
August 23, Weekly Luncheon, 12.30 – 2.00pm
August 30, Weekly Luncheon, 12.30 – 2.00pm

September 01-09, 21st Annual Rotary Bali Charity Tennis Tournament

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