Weekly Meeting – 21 November 2013

Weekly Meeting – 21 November 2013

District 3420/Club No. 28992


BULLETIN November 21, 2013

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

Please refer to the List of Attendance.

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

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members


SAA Martin Smyth
SAA Martin rang the bell calling the meeting to order and invited everyone to lunch.

Acting President and IPP Risto Poskiparta
It’s as he never left…. IPP Risto again for a second week, took up a familiar position chairing the weekly luncheon meeting while President Gary is Down Under visiting friends and family. Acting President warmly welcomed members stating that he just come from the Community Services Committee meeting and turned the microphone over to Rhonda for a quick recap of the meeting.

Rhonda Lepsch
As Chairperson of the Community Service Committee Rhonda reported:

The meeting was opened at 11.30 a.m.
1. HIV / Aids

  • Counsellor Training 20 counsellors trained to-date, final reports submitted. These counsellors are based in the Puskesmas (village health centres with doctors) and doctor offices in Badung. At the moment this is passive, meaning that when patients come in the counsellors are then activated. Need to be more proactive.
  • Scholarships for children whose parent(s) are HIV positive of have AIDS. Twelve children already using scholarship funds (IDR 1 jura per student per school year (approximately 90-100 USD) .This is the second year of funding. Ari interviews, selects the children and monitors their school progress and achievements. Another 12 million will be required in June 2014 for the students continued education.
  • Baby Milk. Currently six babies are enrolled and receiving milk supplements.
  • Enlightenment (Educational Seminars) for HIV / AIDS. Rhonda and Ari met to discuss putting together a Facebook page where we can post updates of the things we are doing and also will serve as a resource for HIV questions and the community for assistance as a first step.
  • Facebook page approved by board to be linked to Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua Facebook page. Rhonda will try to find someone to help out who can administer the page and keep it updated and ask Susan to see if Rotaract could assist.

2. Partnership with Siloam Hospital

  • Kadek Martini (Child with club foot and web hand) has been examined by doctors at Siloam Hospital and it has been determined that cannot operate on her club foot at this time, will have to wait until the foot and leg grow. The hospital has recommended corrective shoe program. WN will take Kadek back for more examinations and report the findings.

3. Cleft Lip

  • No update this meeting. Joe needs to negotiate regarding the 5 operations that went ahead without approval and inform them that if it happens again that we won’t pay without prior approval. September 3 operations and October 3 operations. 1,378 operations in total since 1994.

4. Shelter Boxes (Martin)

  • RCBND has 3 shelter boxes that we would like to send to the Philippine Typhoon Haiyan disaster victims. Martin has volunteered to locate them and ensure they get sent. (see: http://shelterbox.org).

5. Grand Hyatt Orphanage Christmas Party (6 December, 2013)

  • RC Bali Nusa Dua will be able to invite approximately 100 children to the 22nd Annual RCBND-Grand Hyatt Orphanage Christmas Party on December 6. Gift parcels will be discussed at next week’s board meeting (28 Nov 13).

6. Global Grant.

  • Application was submitted to the Rotary Foundation on 21 November and now awaiting RI’s response.

With regards to the Grand Hyatt Orphanage Party the following discussion ensued:

  • PP Mimi will contact the Grand Hyatt to determine which orphanages have been invited so that we do not duplicate our efforts and also include as many orphanages as possible.
  • PP Wes mentioned that after accounting for Grand Hyatt’s request that Bali Life Orphanage be invited the number of orphans RCBND is permitted to invite this year is very limited at 95-100. In comparison last year we were allowed to invite 175 children. That said it was discussed in the Community Services meeting that to allow as many Rotarians as possible to participate that everyone would be allowed to invite 10 children on a “first come first served basis”. If after a week there are still openings anyone would be able to invite more children, again on a first come, first served basis.
  • PP Edward remarked that it would be very hard for those who work with larger orphanages to select the children unless there is a age limit i.e. under 10 years (or the 10 youngest…). This idea was well received and is in keeping with GHB’s stated desire for younger children (and not teenagers).

Nunie Kneip
Nunie, returning from an extended stay in Germany “is happy to be home”. Yes… welcome back Nunie, we’re glad you are home too :-)

IPP Risto
Risto will look into sourcing the gift parcels for the Orphan party and also stated that any members inviting children should pay for the gift parcels for their children.

Axel Kneip
Axel confirmed that the Global Grant had indeed been submitted to RI and stated that as labourious as the process was, he learned (and was amazed at) the amount of work PP Jo has been doing all these years. The program administration is much more complicated than it first appears.

Rheinhold Jantzen
Rheinhold also greeted members that he also happy to be back after a few weeks in Perth. Retirement? What retirement…?

PP Edward Naus
PP Edward, ever on the lookout for donations took time from his holiday to visit a Rotary breakfast meeting to introduce our club and programs.

Ari Murti
Ari remarked that with Global Grant money the Ubud Sunset Club set up a clinic a few months ago. It is open two days a week and has given check ups to just over 500 patients to date. This makes (Ari) want to do even more and asked members to help her to contribute by organizing enlightenment (educational) seminars. Ari is willing to go anywhere as long as the minimum number is 25 persons.

PP Wes
PP Wes reminded everyone once again that:

  • Our friends at RC Bali Seminyak will be visiting Nusa Dua next week on Wednesday, 27 November for a outing to the Museum Pasifika in BTDC to take in the Covarrubias Art Exhibition. Starting/gathering time will be 5.00 pm. There will be an English speaking guided tour of the exhibition. Cost is Rp. 70,000.- per person. Dinner at Nusa Dua Beach Grill to follow. Anyone who would like to join is welcome.
  • As well ROLE Foundation is hosting a night of glamour with a Great Gatsby Charity Night, next Saturday, 30 November at the Ayana Resort. Party starts at 7.00 pm, tickets are Rp. 850,000.- per person for a four course dinner. Best Gatsby themed costume wins a pearl jewelry piece worth USD 2,000 plus lots of nice door prizes. Proceeds go to BALI WISE, benefitting women and girls education.

With that and after an enjoyable lunch SAA Martin went to work…

Tickets for IDR 240,000 were sold. A voucher for one night’s accommodation at the SwissBel Hotel Rainforest on Jl. Sunset in Seminyak, donated by WN, was won by Rheinhold. Past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Fines of IDR 100,000 were collected for all and sundry offenses.

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

Next meetings/events.
21.11.2013 – Community Services Committee Meeting, RIN Lounge 11.30-12.30PM
21.11.2013 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at RIN 12.30-2.00PM
28.11.2013 – Board Meeting 11.00-12.00PM 12.00-12.30PM with Service Chairs RIN Lounge
28.11.2013 – 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 November
Jean-Phillipe Petit, 11 November
Priti Kapur, 15 November

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