Weekly Meeting – 22 September 2016

Weekly Meeting – 22 September 2016

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN September 22, 2016

13 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
Rtn. Sally Bellmaine RC Bali Seminyak

Janice Mantjika, Supervisory Board Chair, Puspadi Bali
Cristin Smith, past member of RC Woombye Sunrise, Queensland, Australia
Graeme Smith, teacher & librarian at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Lyn Reid, friend of Cristin and Graeme Smith
Samara Welbourne, daughter of Cherrell Picton, past Partnership Manager Puspadi Bali
Pak I Nengah Latra, Director Puspadi Bali and daughter Tyas Pangesti


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

President Dona Poskiparta
President Dona welcomed the members and visiting Rotarian Sally and guests. She then circulated the microphone for news from the members.

President Dona welcomed the members, visitors and guests the passed the microphone for news and views. The guests introduced themselves.

Guest Janice Mantjika
Janice lived for 53 years on Bali. She is the founder of perhaps the first travel agency in Bali, Jan Tours which still operates today. She wrote an autobiography with the title “The Shadows that Dance in and out of my Memory” the tale of her life in Bali. Janice is the Founder of Bali International Women’s Association. She is also Supervisory Chair of Puspadi, Bali.

Guest I Nengah Latra
Pak Latra is Founder and Director of PUSPADI BALI. Pak Latra has worked for many years at YAKKUM Rehabilitation Centre in Yogyakarta.

Guest Graeme Smith
Graeme is the head of the library at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim located in the center of the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. Some student of this college were doing fundraising for the library project Samara and Tyas are going to present later. He visits Bali regularly. He uses his visits to bring books for libraries.

Guest Cristin Smith
Cristin, Graeme’s wife, is a special education teacher. She is pleased to be associate with Puspadi Bali which she believes is doing wonderful work.

Guest Lyn Reid
Lyn accompanies her friends Cristin and Graeme.

Rtn. Christine Velde
Christine spoke of her readiness to get involved in fund raising which she believes should be based on a well devised plan.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl-Heinz handed over badges and ID cards to our recently inducted members Christine and David. He advised that it is customary for new members to give a presentation “This is my life”. Martin from Club Service will slot them in as guest speakers in the next few weeks.

President Dona
Dona reminded that RC Bali Ubud Sunset will hold their 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner at the 5 star Maya Resort & Spa on 4 December and RC Bali Canggu is organizing a fellowship evening with dinner at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa on 11 October.

Treasurer Adjis Budidjaya
Adjis reminded and requested all those who have yet to pay, please pay the annual dues and contribute to TRF ASAP.

Samara Welbourne and Tyas Pangesti
Samara and Tyas the gave then their presentation:

Samara is 16, Tyas 15 years old. Samara started with speaking about her passion of designing and making fairy houses which turned into a business she three years or so ago. Initially it all started with when she wanted to help an Animal Refuge raise money so they could keep their animals alive. She decided to make fairy houses and sell them at her school.

She hosted workshops on how to make them, held parties for kids and has even published a book “How to Make Fairy Houses”. The book is available at Amazon. The book explains step by step how to make fairy houses and troll caves. With some imagination you can make even a whole fairy village.

It is believed to be the only book in the world that teaches kids how to make fairy houses. 10% of her royalties go to charity. Until recently she lived two years in Bali with her parents while her Mum, Cherrell Picton, worked as partnership Manager with Puspadi Bali. In her spare time she thought kids how to make fairy homes.

When Puspadi Bali came across a paralyzed man in a remote Bali village she raised money through the sale of fairy houses and other activities to buy the father a motor bike that was converted for a paraplegic to ride. He is now mobile, can take his son to school again and re-engage with life.

Samara touched on the principal of starting your own business. Number one, you have to have good, unique idea. Number two is that people have to know about your business, i.e. publishing and advertising. And number three is proper accounting by knowing your cost and doing a profit and loss sheet.

Samara and Tyas took turns to speak about and present their newest community service project Bungaya Library Project. Bungaya is a 2 hour drive from Denpasar. 

When the Indonesian Government mandated that children must read for at least 15 minutes a day in an endeavor to improve the reading skills of Indonesian children, but very few schools in remote areas have libraries. Tyas and Samara thought to build a library in Bungaya, Tyas’ home village.

 The library will include a ‘Bale’ and a small kitchen/toilet block and will cost USD 25,000 to build. This is the amount that needs to be raised. The building is planned to be done by young volunteers from the Sunshine Coast and Bali under management of Puspadi Bali.

The land for the library has already been acquired.

 Being able to access books and build their reading skills will help to give kids and teenagers of Bali a better future. It also meets the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals. The library construction is to start in March 2017. Volunteers wanting to participate in the construction are welcome. 

They showed the beautiful library building plans, provided free of charge by
Nicole Thompson, an architect from the USA.

They asked for support of the project. Even a donation of as little as IDR 50,000 will make a difference. If one would like to donate please go to below link.


Tickets for IDR 700,000.- were sold. PP Martin Smyth won two books brought and written by past winner PDG Kuhn. Congratulations. Martin, as well other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

IDR 50,000.- in fines were levied for all and sundry offenses.

President Dona thanked everyone for joining today and the meeting was adjourned at 2:15PM.

Next meetings/events.
29.09.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

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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