Weekly Meeting – 23 February 2017

Weekly Meeting – 23 February 2017

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN 23 February, 2017

11 Rotarians attended. For details please refer to the Secretary.

3 Rotarians are currently on leave.

3 Rotarians were absent with an apology. For details please refer to the Secretary.

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Mrs. Jeni Kardinal, RC Bali Seminyak

dr Erwin Saspraditya, SPoT, Guest Speaker, and guest of PP Wes
Mrs. Margret Barry, Bali Children Foundation, guest of Hugh Brown
Ibu Sylvie, wife and guest of PP Wes
Ibu Lynawati Ko, guest of PP Wes


Acting SAA Mirella Neumann
SAA Mirella, back from an extended leave, rang the bell to bring the meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Dona Poskiparta
President Dona welcomed members, visitor and guests. She especially thanked dr. Erwin for making time to speak to us today on bone and joint disease.

Additionally President Dona informed that the Charity Golf Tournament Committee met prior to this luncheon. Beside the tournament in April it is planned to hold a further tournament in October or November in celebration of the 25th Club chartering anniversary.

Finally President Dona mentioned that PE Adjis will join the President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) on 24 and 25 February in Surabaya.

Then Dona circulated the microphone.

Rtn Mirella Neumann
Mirella thanked everybody stepping in as SAA during her absence over the past few weeks.

Rtn Axel Kneip
Axel told a success story of Ben Abrams, an American lawyer and a former member of RCBND back in 1998. Ben attended our Christmas Party. Axel noticed that Ben’s left hand was shaking constantly and suggested to see Bpk. Heru, the healer. After treatment for 2 weeks or so Ben, for the first time in half a year, could eat again with fork and spoon.

As well Axel reported that it seems that through our former member Eric Kaler’s activities the new CLP GG project has now reached the Japan connection. Eric is member at RC Honolulu Sunrise, currently assistant DG of D 5000 (Hawaii) and will be DG in RY 2019-20.

Also a potential new Rotarian partner in Holland has been approached. Axel is hopeful that one or the other party we are now in contact with will come on board for the new CLP GG.

Visiting Rtn Jeni Kardinal
Jeni is a licensed Architect from the State of California. She lives now in Sanur, Bali. One of her activities is promotion of sustainable building by using rice straw bales as wall construction element.

Jeni was invited to return a guest speaker so that she could present her interesting concept in more detail.

Rtn Ari Murti
Ari informed that on 28 February our donation to Kerti Praja Foundation for clinic supplies and breast milk substitutes will be formally handed over and invited interested members to join her.

Guest Lynawati Ko
Lynawati used to work in the hospitality industry in several countries. She is new to Bali.

Rtn Hugh Brown
The MoU between Bali Children Foundation and RC Bali Nusa Dua is ready for signature today. The children to be included under the scholarship have been identified.

Guest Margaret Barry
The education project RCBND is going to support will be in North Bali at Desa Cempaga covering 7 children, grade 7 at junior high school. She is looking forward to signing the MoU and for a long term cooperation between the two organizations.

Margret Barry and President Dona then proceeded with signing the MoU.

PP Bruce Jellied
To all who might not know him he introduced himself as a long time member and a past president of this club and has been in Surabaya the last few months. Welcome back Bruce!

Guest Sylvie M.
Sylvie is happy that her husband’s Wes badly injured finger was treated by dr Erwin as he did such a wonderful job.

PP Wes
Wes expects to be able to wrap up the administration of last operations under the present GG when Syta of Kolewa Foundation returns end of this month from Holland. Over the past three years over USD 82,000 has been spent on cleft lip and palate patients. He is happy that we could help so many.

PP Wes also reported that YPAC and PUSPADI BALI are now in close contact to identify the children to receive prostatic limps and splints sponsored by our Club.

dr Erwin Saspraditya
dr Erwin (above photo, left) is a Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon working, among others, at the Siloam Hospital.

He came to know PP Wes when he operated his index finger that PP Wes had been badly injured in a sports related accident. He spoke on degenerative bone disease and ageing.

[The full presentation is attached to this bulletin].

A lively question and answer session developed after the presentation.

On behalf of the members President Dona thanked dr. Erwin for his excellent presentation and handed the floor over to SAA Mirella.

Raffle tickets of IDR 750,000 were sold. Another a bottle of white wine was won by Don. Don, as well other past winners owing prizes, is reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Fines of IDR 120,000.- were levied for all and sundry offences.

President Dona thanked everyone for joining today and the meeting was adjourned at 2:10PM.

Next meetings/events.
02.03.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
09.03.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
16.03.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

06.05.2017 – D3410 & D3420 Joint District Conference in Bali.

Birthdays this month
08 February – PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
13 February – Bipan Kapur

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

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