Weekly Meeting – 28 November 2013

Weekly Meeting – 28 November 2013

District 3420/Club No. 28992


BULLETIN November 28, 2013

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

Please refer to the List of Attendance.

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

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Ni Wayan Shita Andriani and Marcella Tasha both of Rotaract Club Bali Nusa Dua

Messrs. Barry Lyon and Tony Foglia both of Raffles Golf Bali and guests of PP Edward Naus

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

Acting President and IPP Risto Poskiparta
IPP Risto playing a familiar role for the third time in as many weeks chaired today’s weekly luncheon meeting and happily welcomed members and our young Rotaractors. Risto than introduced our special guests from Raffles Golf Bali and gave a very warm welcome to Barry Lyon and Tony Foglia who were on hand to today to formally present to the club IDR 60 juta for our hare-lip and cleft palate program. An appreciative round of applause was given. Thanks Barry and Tony and everyone else at Raffles Golf Bali :-)

Risto then stated that he just come from the year’s final Board meeting and gave a quick recap of the meeting:

  • ShelterBox. PP Martin is endeavoring to get our existing shelter boxes to The Philippines as quickly as possible. If these can not be shipped from Indonesia the Board approved buying two additional ones to be sent.
  • The 22nd Annual Grand Hyatt Bali-RC Bali Nusa Dua Orphanage Christmas Party is fully subscribed (all ‘seats’ taken). Several new orphanages will be attending this year and our Rotaract Club will be bringing 10 Hipp Hipp Children.
  • We will again supply gift parcels for all 350 children attending this year’s Orphanage Party. The price to sponsor a gift parcel will be the same as last year – IDR100,000.- Risto will be sending an email with details and photo in the next day or two. Members inviting children are expected to buy a parcel for each child.

Risto also announced that he met with Rotaractors this past week and they will begin to become more involved with our club by assisting taking the weekly luncheon meeting minutes (edit: Hooray) and helping bring our analog members into the digital world by managing (starting really…) the club’s facebook page.

PP Michael Burchett
PP Michael suggested we send to Rotaract the link for ShelterBox (okay… here it is: ShelterBox.org) and as well send them all our club emails so that have a better idea of the activities RCBND is involved in. (Edit: Will do :-) )

PP Mercia Inkiriwang
PP Mimi reminded everyone of how beautiful Mekassar is in May and that District 3420 will be holding its District Conference 16-18 May 2014 (see link below).

Visiting Rotaractor Ni Wayan Shita Andriani
Shita happy to be be here for the first time gave a brief overview of Rotaract Club Bali Nusa Dua’s activities in the last month or so:

  • APEC, the club was invited by Mr. Jack Daniels of Bali Discovery Tours to join the US Chamber of Commerce reception and Rotaract Nusa Dua in turn asked the Rotaract Clubs of Canggu and Denpasar to join. They received a IDR 5 juta donation to continue their club’s activities.
  • The members visited the Panti Ashuan (orphanage) in Petang with the Vira Bali Hotel
  • They have had an outing with Hipp Hipp Children taking disadvantage kids to the Bali Marine and Safari Park
  • They will be helping SKAL at the Annual Year End Party selling raffle tickets and so on

Visiting Rotaractor Marcella Tasha
Cella thanked the members for the invitation to join today’s lunch.

PP Wes
PP Wes announced in addition to the Orphanage Christmas Party on 6 December, Ian is organising a year end dinner on Saturday 14 December at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel. Tickets will be IDR 275,000 which includes a three cource meal and wine. Details to follow in the next few days.

PP Bruce Jellard
PP Bruce noted that the donations from Raffles Golf Club (IDR 60 juta) together with the Bali Classic Tournament (IDR 55 juta) golfers had raised IDR 110 juta for RC Bali Nusa Dua’s projects!

Bruce continued to say that he is now in discussions to have put on a Senior’s professional tournament (hopefully) in the second half of next year.

Visiting Guest Barry Lyon
Barry (above photo, right) mentioned that as the Treasurer of Raffles Golf Bali he is happy to donate to RCBND’s hare-lip and cleft palate program and is long forward to a long term relationship with the club.

Visiting Guest Tony Foglia
Tony (above photo, left) stated that he is the Secretary of Raffles Golf Bali and that the club has 400 active members and growing very quickly with another 35 new members in the last month or so. Fwiw, many Rotarians are members…

PP Jo Rosarius
Welcome back Jo! PP (and Treasurer) Jo thanked Tony and Barry for the donation and mentioned that that amount will allow us to perform approximately 12 operations. Currently we have now performed 1,380 operation since 1994.

PP Martin Smyth
The fashion show and benefit for Bali Life Orphanage will be on 12 January 2014.

IPP Risto
Risto gave Tony and Barry a brief over view of the club’s major projects and activities. In addition to hare-lip and cleft palate operations the club has a large HIV / AIDS program. In fact the club pioneered a project to train mid wives that has been emulated by the government. Also last year we sponsored a Waste to Wonder program with ROLE Foundation to clean up the nearby Sawangan area.

With announcements over and coffee on the way, SAA Martin Smyth picked up several fines and drew the raffle.

Tickets for IDR 320,000 were sold. A voucher for one night’s accommodation at the venerable Tanjung Sari Hotel in Batu Jimbar, Sanur was won by Bruce. Past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Fines of IDR 80,000 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.
05.12.2013 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at RIN 12.30-2.00PM
06.12.2013 – 22nd Annual Grand Hyatt Bali / RCBND Orphanage Christmas Party 2.30-6.00PM
12.12.2013 – No Meeting (moved to Saturday, 14 December)
14.12.2013 – Annual Year End Dinner and Social – Nusa Dua Beach Hotel 7.00-end
19.12.2013 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at RIN 12.30-2.00PM
26.12.2013 – No Meeting – Christmas break

02.01.2014 – No Meeting – New Year’s break

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