Weekly Meeting – 14 February, 2013

Weekly Meeting – 14 February, 2013

District 3420/Club No. 28992


BULLETIN February 14, 2013

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

Please refer to the List of Attendance.

APOLOGIES 4 Rotarians were absent with an apology. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Noel Allen, RC Swan Valley, Perth Western Australia.

Mike O’Leary, ROLE Foundation & ROLE Sustainability Center; Peter Scholtz, Ayodya Hotel; I Nengah Swastika, Banjar – Kajanan; I Gede Alit, Banjar – Kelodan; I Wayan Wita Raga, Kelian Adat; I Nyoman Terima, Guru Sekolah Dasar; I Wayan Jabut, Kepala Lingkungan Sawangan; I Nyoman Reta, Kelompok Tunjung Mas; Eka Ruphina, Kelompok Tunjung Mas; I Gede Sugita

Rotarians were taken out of their comfort zone (ie; Conrad Bali) for this week’s lunch meeting at the R.O.L.E. Sustainablility Centre, Sawangan. After a lung testing climb we were welcomed at the scenic luncheon venue with panoramic views of Sawangan, Nusa Dua and as far away as Nusa Penida.

President Risto
President Risto opened the meeting at 1.00 PM and reported that today marked the successful conclusion of our Sawangan Waste Treatment Project with the handing over to the Sawangan Banjar. President Risto announced that we would be signing MOU’s for the handover of the truck and shredder our RCBND provided and which will be utilised in the new Waste to Wonder program. This is the start of the new era of waste management in Desa Adat Peminge as Kelompok Tunjung Mas will takeover waste collection and processing from Sawangan and Peminge Villages.

President Risto introduced Rotarian Karl-Heinz, who has been the Project’s leader, to say a few words, followed by an address from Mike O’Leary of R.O.L.E. Foundation.

Community Service Chair Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
Karl-Heinz advised that the project was conceived in 2010 during the Presidency of Bruce Jellard. We had been looking for a suitable project that would be beneficial to our community. Originally the project was conceived as the “Signing Garbage Truck” that toured the area announcing its arrival with a (rather dodgy) sound system belting our curious tunes.

RCBND provided a truck, garbage shredder and bins. There are 5 bins in Sawangan village and garbage is collected three times a week. The garbage is sorted into recyclable or for dumping. The organic waste in shredded and then converted to compost. The contribution of our club was around IDR 250 million.

Mike O’Leary, R.O.L.E. Foundation

  • Mike O’Leary thanked Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua for its support and particularly Karl-Heinzfor his invaluable time and rigorous management of all funds employed.
  • Mike advised that Bali produced around 5,000 tonnes of garbage each and every day and that it is impossible to measure the damage done by garbage. Proper garbage management provides a better lifestyle for villages with reduced disease, cleaner air and less vermin. He was pleased to report that, following a successful conception in 2010, the project had reached a very satisfactory climax today. Mike enlightened Rotarians on the vision for the new Waste to Wonder Program.
  • He reported that the island Sustainability Center hosted 2,000 children per year and had this very morning had 39 children for an educational session. There is an emphasis on education of villages and, with 875 Banjars on Bali, there is a lot of work to do.
  • Mike introduced the Kelompok Tunjung Mas, a cooperation of Banjars in Badung, which is a pilot program and we were grateful to have of members and village dignitaries joining us for lunch.

Fina, on behalf of the Kelompok Tunjung Mas, reported that Mike and his team were helping them to think “ clean”. Currently the group is self – funded but the Bali authorities had provided a shredder. The group has sought cooperation with hotels in the area to handle waste management and Nikko and Swissbel were already on board.

Rotarians then enjoyed a sumptuous lunch presented by the lovely ladies from R.O.L.E. and Sawangan area. The fresh produce served was grown at the centre was spectacular.

Following lunch Mike introduced the Environmental Ambassador Program whereby volunteers from villages receive 3 months training at the centre and then take their newly acquired skills and environmental enthusiasm back to their villages. Graduation Certificates were awarded to three new Ambassadors by Estella, a volunteer at R.O.L.E..

President Risto and Mike O’Leary
MOU’s between RCBND and R.O.L.E. were executed and exchanged.

Ari Murti
SAA Ari advises Rotarians that HIV training courses are availbale for their staff. Rotrarians Mimi, Susan and Rhonda have already enrolled their staff in this most wortwhite program. Please approach Ari for more details.

Tickets for IDR 1,900, 000 – were sold. A special raffle, being 2 nights at The Ramada Resort, was won by Dona. Past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at the forthcoming meetings.

Fines of IDR 115,000 were collected for all and sundry offenses.

President Risto
President Risto thanked R.O.L.E., our visiting Rotarian Noel and special guests from Desa Adat Peminge and Kelompok Tunjung Mas and declared the meeting closed at 2.00PM

Next meetings/events.
21.02.2013 – Community Services Meeting, 11.00AM
21.02.2013 – Weekly Luncheon Meeting 12.30-2.00PM
28.02.2013 – Weekly Luncheon Meeting 12.30-2.00PM

26-27.04.2013 – DISTRICT CONFERENCE D3420 Solo (City of Batik)
10-11.05.2013 – DISTRICT CONFERENCE D3410, Batam
06-08.12.2013 – ROTARY INSTITUTE, Taipei, Taiwan Registration Fee:US$180 Spouse: US$ 120

Birthdays in February
Karl Schmelzer, 08 February
Bipan Kapur, 13 February
Jeff Mathews, 25 February

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