Weekly Meeting – 24 October 2013

Weekly Meeting – 24 October 2013

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

CONRAD BALI RESORT

BULLETIN October 24, 2013

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

LEAVE
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 GUESTS
Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
None

Guests
None

ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS
SAA Martin Smyth
SAA Martin rang the bell and called the meeting to order.

President Gary Phair
President Gary welcomed members and after greetings were complete Gary made the following announcements:

  • PP Jo is in Siloam Hospital the last few days. He is now on the mend and is scheduled to go home on Saturday.
  • As well Ari is not feeling well this week.
  • Gary announced he will be on holiday November and December. Still he will be thinking of RCBND members toiling away on Bali and will send cricket and golf updates daily (or more if needed :-) )
  • Global Grant application is now in the approval process.
  • Will go over financial statements later in the meeting.
  • Mimi attended the Presidents and Secretaries meeting. The President and Secretary are very thankful Mimi was able to attend on such short notice.

President Gary then passed the microphone around the table for comments and updates.

PP Mercia Inikirwang
PP Mimi reported that the main topic of discussion at the last Presidents and Secretaries meeting was Global Grants. PP Mimi then handed over the information for a child in need of a cleft palate operation. This will be passed on to PP Jo next week.

PP Risto Poskiparta
The raffle for the remaining tennis sponsorships will go ahead with Australian golfers and friends.

Susan Stein
Susan, just back from holiday remarked that “it’s nice to go home, and nice to come home”. Rotaract will sell any remaining sponsorships at the SKAL Christmas Gala and include any vouchers left over from PP Risto.

PP Wes
PP Wes provided an update on Jo, to wit: amongst other issues, tests determined he was anemic and has been receiving blood transfusions (btw, from the Bali Blood Bank, a Rotary project RCBND participated in some 15 years ago…) and as such slowly returning to form and definitely looking much better than a week ago. That being the case, Jo should be able to go home by Saturday.

PP Martin Smyth
PP Martin continues to work to make the fashion show a reality. Now looking for a hotel venue.

PP Martin also announced that a new magazine, The Source, has just been launched.

Rhonda Lepsch
Rhonda reported that she met with Ari to combine the many small disparate HIV / AIDS into a larger, more unified program togteher with more promotion i.e. FaceBook such that the effort is not only for public relations, but more importantly, as a resource to asset those suffering from HIV /AIDS (and their families).

Rhonda also summarized a possible environmental project for Tanjung Benoa that was tabled at the Community Services Committee meeting held prior to today’s luncheon. In brief, most all boats on the water along TB are one man operations with the owner trying to feed their families and can only afford to buy one use plastic bottles one litre at time of oil and dump old oil into the sand on the beach. The program would be to approach Pertamina to supply oil in bulk (cheaper) but the buyer would need to bring the old oil to Pertamina first (for recycling) before getting any new oil. This would cut down on the plastic bottles (and bottle caps) and be cheaper for small operators who currently can not afford to buy a large drum.

Other news from the Community Services meeting… the water project in Ancut was ultimately financed by several Rotary Clubs from the US so our contribution was not needed and will be returned. Little Kadek Martini will be examined at Siloam Hospital this coming Monday to determine what, if anything, can be done for to correct her club foot and web hand.

“Guest Speaker”
President Gary
Gary provided an overview of the club’s finances and new ‘system’ that has been implemented this year. Being a public post the information is not replicated below, however any member wishing information, please contact Gary directly.

After Gary’s exciting presentation, Sergeant At Arms Martin was awakened and concluded the meeting with two raffles and a fine.

Raffle
Tickets for IDR 170,000 were sold. A cup and saucer set was won by yes – you guessed it – GARY! AGAIN! YIKES! (Members wishing to give Gary money to punt on the lottery may do so privately). A second prize of fresh garden greens was won by Mimi. Past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Fines
Fines of IDR 30,000 were collected for all and sundry offenses.

With business concluded President Gary thanked one and all for their attendance before declaring the meeting closed at 2.00PM.

Next meetings/events.
31.10.2013 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at RIN 12.30-2.00PM

06-08.12.2013 – ROTARY INSTITUTE, Taipei, Taiwan Registration Fee:US$180 Spouse: US$ 120
16-18.05.2014 – Rotary District 3420 Conference 2014, Makassar. Click for more information

Birthdays in October
Edward Naus, 02 October
Aru Santhiran, 31 October

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