Weekly Meeting – 02 March 2017

Weekly Meeting – 02 March 2017

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN 02 March, 2017

9 Rotarians attended. For details please check with the Secretary.

2 Rotarians are currently on leave.

1 Rotarian was absent with an apology. For details please check with the Secretary.

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
PP and PADG, Suzana Chandra, Rotary Club Bali Denpasar
Nardi and Mardian both from our Rotaract Club Bali Nusa Dua

Ibu Olivia (Eva), Ibu Wulan and Ibu Puri, all from Bank BPR and guests of PDG Kuhn


Joint Acting SAAs Martin Smyth and PE Adjis Budidjaya
Double the SAAs, Double the Fun! Acting SAAs Martin and Adjis, getting ready for next year, rang the bell together (in stereo…) to bring the meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Dona Poskiparta
President Dona welcomed members, visitors and guests. She especially thanked Suzana for coming to speak to us today on the economic outlook of Indonesia. Suzana is not only a commissioner in Bank BPR Lestari but also our former Assistant Governor and PP of RC Bali Denpasar.

Dona announced that Rotaractors Nardi and Mardian are going to give us an overview over their club’s present projects and activities. The President of our Rotaract organisation sends his regrets as he is in Ubud on business.

Also Gary received a special welcome after his long leave of absence. Welcome back Gary! :-)

President Dona continued to inform those present that so far 10 players have registered for the District Conference Golf tournament on 7 May. Furthermore three ’Nusa Doers’ have registered so far to attend the District conference.

Our own, 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament with be held on Saturday 15 April 2017. PP Risto to send details and registration form.

Then the microphone was circulated for news and views from those assembled.

PE Adjis Budidjaja
President Elect (PE) Adjis reported that he joined the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) on 24 and 25 February in Surabaya. He thought the seminar a useful experience and he learnt a lot about his future tasks and responsibilities. The motto of next Rotary Year will be “Make a Difference”. He is looking forward to the challenge ahead of him.

Rtn Axel Kneip
Through our former member PP Eric Kaler he made contact with a Rotary Club in The Netherlands near Nimwegen. He intends to visit the Club when in Germany to present our new CLP GG project.

Axel is hopeful that one or the other party we are now in contact with will come on board for the new Global Grant.

Rtn. Urs Klee
Mentioned that he has been travelling a lot and it’s good to be back…

PP Risto Poskiparta
PP Risto said that he is still awaiting news from several organization that we approached to become the main sponsor for our Charity Golf tournament in April.

PP Gary Phair
Gary is happy to be back in Bali though he is planning to travel to the Philippines in April.

He mentioned that he wants to get in contact with Emily Rowe for an update on the scholarship program we are jointly supporting with RC Zwartewatersteden.

And as Chair New Generation he welcomed the young gentlemen from Rotaract.

PP Karl Schmelzer
Ari and Karl-Heinz visited Kerti Praja Foundation on 28 February to formally hand over our donations for breast milk substitutes (IDR 10,800,000) and clinic supplies (IDR 15,000,000).

The six babies under the breast milk substitute program were all present accompanied by their mothers. Also some fathers had come. All mothers and some of fathers are HIV +. All babies looked healthy, so did the parents.

All facilities in the clinic looked clean, well-kept and organised. Kerti Praja Foundation is very appreciative for the support has received and is continuing to receive from RC Bali Nusa Dua.

Karl-Heinz had written an email on behalf of the Club to our fellow Rotarian Reinhold wishing him a speedy recovery after his accident, thanking him for his generous donations for goodie bags and for letting his financial controller Agus do the audit last Rotary Year. Get Well soon Reinhold! :-)

Rotaractors Nardi and Mardian
In the last three months the Rotaract Club Bali Nusa Dua has been very busy and active. First up, under an international exchange program two Malaysian Rotaractors from Club Pantai Valley visited Bali. They were familiarised with Balinese customs and cuisine and in return did some English teaching.

Then it was time to assist RCBND with the 24h Annual RC Bali Nysa Dua / Grand Hyatt Bali Orphanage Christmas Party sponsoring 10 children from Gereja Katolik Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa.

Then it was time to help fund raise at RC Bali Nusa Dua’s Annual Christmas Dinner Party before joining the Retractors at RCB Seminyak.

Going forward the main project will be to reinstate the Hip-Hip Child program. To that end Nardi asked if members of RCBND could assist in getting tickets to various theme and fun parks around Bali.

PP Suzana Chandra
In addition to PP RC Bali Denpasar and PADG Suzana (above photo, 3rd from the left) is a tax consultant with GPU & Co (Arthur Andersen), Managing Director – PT Lestari Living (property developer, Contractor, Hospitality management, Commissioner Bank Lestari Jatim & Bank Lestari Jateng and Executive Vice President – PT Lestari Capital

Suzana took the opportunity to speak about the past, current and expected economic development of Indonesia and Bali in particular. From an informative slide show presentation three charts stood out:

Major sectors contributing to Indonesian GDP growth 2016 Indonesian GDP growth by region in 2016
Sectors contributing to Indonesia's GDP 2016

Sectors contributing to Indonesia's GDP 2016

Projected future GDP and Income per Capita

Projected future GDP and Income per Capita

In general Indonesia is coming out of a period of sluggish growth, and experienced some promising development last year. The economy is expected to grow at a healthy pace this year and next year. The mid-term and long term outlook are positive given the large population, with 50 % below the age of 30, and a growing middle class.

A lively question and answer session developed after the presentation.

On behalf of the members President Dona thanked Suzana for her presentation.

Acting SAA Martin S took over and informed that raffle tickets in the amount of IDR 550.000 were sold.

Raffle tickets of IDR 550,000 were sold with a ‘virtual’ prize won by PP Risto. Risto has virtually forever to bring another prize but other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

No fines were levied today.

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

Next meetings/events.
09.03.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
16.03.2017 – RCBND Board Meeting at VIP Room Bali National Golf Resort, 11.00-12.30PM.
16.03.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
23.03.2017 – RCBND Community Services Committee Meeting at VIP Room Bali National Golf Resort, 11.00-12.30PM.
23.03.2017 – 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
Martin Aeschlimann, 09 March
Henry Udy, 17 March
I Wayan Sudiarsha, 26 March
Reinhold Janzten, 31 March

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

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