Weekly Meeting – 29 September 2016

Weekly Meeting – 29 September 2016

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN September 29, 2016

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

Please refer to the List of Attendance.

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

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Henny Handayani, RC Bali Seminyak



SAA Mirella Neumann
SAA Mirella brought the meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Dona Poskiparta
President Dona welcomed the members and visiting Rotarian Henny. She informed about upcoming events and guest speakers:

  • 06 October: Visit of District Governor
  • 13 October: Membership, guest speaker PDG Hanny Harianto
  • 27 October: The Rotary Foundation, guest speaker PDG Al Purba

Dona briefed the members about subjects discussed at the Board meeting held prior to the luncheon and then passed microphone news and updates from the floor.

Visiting Rtn. Henny Handayani
Rtn. Henny introduced herself and mentioned that she is the Editor in Chief of Bali Arts Magazine.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl-Heinz informed that after some changes and an addition the Board approved the minutes of the last Board meeting

PP Wes
PP Wes reported that he attended the weekly meeting of RC Bali Seminyak yesterday to hear and see a presentation by Dr. Walter Flapper of the Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide SA where he has worked with Professor Dr. David David. Dr. Flapper travels to Indonesia regularly to teach local surgeons about the management of often challenging craniofacial conditions.

It was interesting to learn that the ratio of children borne with craniofacial conditions in Indonesia is 1/600 while in Australia it is somewhat less. However in Australia craniofacial defect are usually detected before a child is borne. A protocol for treatment is developed and operations are planned in advance and conducted at the earliest. Follow up operations are scheduled thus doctors build often decade long relationships with the children and parents. This being also rewarding for the doctors.

Also of note Australian Aid Organizations sponsor up to 15 people a year to obtain free medical treatment in the country. Presently a patient from Lombok is being brought to Adelaide. With that in mind PP Wes mentioned the case of the boy with no arms and legs with Dr. Flapper who is of the opinion that very little that can be done to help the boy.

With regard to our Cleft Lip and Palate project Wes reported 8 operations conducted in August, 6 patients through Kolewa and a further 2 patients through Yayasan Senyum. Kolewa publishes all cases in social media and gives credit to RCBND. He expects 10, perhaps 12 operations will be performed in September.

Rtn. Ari Murti
Ari spoke of child prostitution involving especially boys, sometimes as young as 10. She is contemplation to create a documentary to be shown in schools and orphanages as a counter measure.

Karl-Heinz advised her to present this idea at the next Community Service Committee meeting.

Tickets for IDR 500,000.- were sold. The ticket price is now IDR 25,000. PP Martin S. won (again!) a beautiful wooden bowl. Martin, as well other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

IDR 70,000.- in fines were levied for all and sundry offenses – especially not reading this site and knowing that the club now has a YouTube channel.

President Dona thanked everyone for joining today and the meeting was adjourned at 2:00PM.

Next meetings/events.
06.10.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
13.10.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
20.10.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
27.10.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

Birthdays this month
03 September – PP Michael Burchett
22 September – Debra Levy
26 September – Ari Murti

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

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