Year End Christmas Dinner – 17 December, 2016

Year End Christmas Dinner – 17 December, 2016

Rotarians, spouses, old friends and new faces, some 50 odd in total joined together at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nusa Dua on Saturday 17 December for a delightful night of fine dining and cheerful bonhomie in keeping with the season.

We began with an hour of socializing outdoors, poolside and then at 7:00 p.m. we were seated in the closed-off dining room.  We had a very nice buffet dinner, with entertainment by a pair of singers.

Our very capable master of ceremonies, Michael Burchett, kept us entertained while also conducting a silent auction of various prizes donated by our generous sponsors. These included a voucher for golf at Handara, vouchers for golf at the Bali National Golf Club, a voucher for a stay at the Hotel Royal Ambarukkmo in Yogyakarta (donated by Ian Cameron) and a voucher from Garuda for a flight from Bali to Singapore, donated by PDG Kuhn.

Periodically, raffle tickets were drawn and the prizes were awarded.  Finally, we had a visit from Santa Klaus, who entertained us with observations and jokes.

In all, Rp 9,200,000 was generated from the silent auction and another Rp 5,200,000 from the raffle.  All proceeds (less expenses) will be put towards Rotary International’s Polio Plus Program for which RCBND has committed to donate USD 2,300.

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy holiday season!