Weekly Meeting – 16 March 2017

Weekly Meeting – 16 March 2017

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN 16 March, 2017

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

2 Rotarians are currently on leave.

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

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Wim van Rijswijk, RC Zwartewatersteden, Netherlands

Marilyn Mansoner, Director YPAC and today’s Guest Speaker
Aziz, Yuyun, Irfan (children under YPAC care)
Putu Antara and Gede Pratama (Diko) from OCBC Bank

Marilyn and the children, guests of PP Wes
Putu and Diko, guests of Pak Adjis


Joint Acting SAAs PP Martin Smyth and PP Edward Naus
Acting SAAs Martin and Edward rang the bell together to bring the meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Dona Poskiparta
President Dona welcomed the members, our visitor and long time friend, Wim and all guests, especially Marilyn Mansoner and children from YPAC. She thanked the children for baking Kue Susu (Milk Pies) which were handed out for everybody to try.

She continued to inform that a Board meeting was held prior to this luncheon. Secretary Karl-Heinz will provide details below.

Dona then circled the microphone to get the meeting underway.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
Secretary Karl-Heinz provided details about the earlier Board meeting.

  • The minutes of the previous Board meeting, February 16, 2017 were reviewed and approved.
  • Presentation about Club Membership by Past District Governor Hanny Harianto and by District Administration Director Julia Rivai is scheduled for 13 April 2017.
  • The financial statement for February 2017 were unanimously approved.
  • The Treasurer is to request a bank statement on interest accrued on the RC Zwartewatersteden fixed deposit.
  • The Presidential Citation Form has to be filled and submitted soon. Points can be earned for achieving certain goals including contribution to TRF.
    So far not all members have contributed to TRF and the Club is USD 1,400 short of the Club goal of USD 4,000.
  • The Treasurer will send shortly an email to all members reminding to donate.
  • The project budget until 30 June 2018 shows a deficit early next Rotary year. All projects shall be reviewed after the funds raised at next month Golf Tournament will be known.
  • The Board approved unanimously IDR 1,900,000 for one Rotaractor attending the RYLA conference. Pak Kuhn will sponsor a second participant with the same amount.
  • The Board reiterated its policy that buying tickets for the Raffles lucky draw is voluntary.
  • President Dona and others had a meeting with Peter Jones of Liquid Communications who agreed to help with the advertising of our Golf Tournament on 15 April.
  • A committee has been formed for the organization of festivities on the occasion of the 25th Club Anniversary. Edward agreed to chair this committee. All members are invited to join the committee.

PP Risto Poskiparta
PP Risto gave a Big Thanks to Michael’s efforts securing sponsorships for the upcoming golf tournament. We have received vouchers from 23 corporations. The latest projection suggest fund raising in the magnitude of IDR 130-140 million. So far IDR 20,000,000 have been committed by banks. Also OCDC has been approached as a potential sponsor.

Our fellow Rotarian Reinhold has agreed to sponsor again hole 15 where German beer and bratwurst will be served to the thirsty and hungry golfers.

Link to 17th Annual Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua Charity Golf Tournament

Link to 17th Annual Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua Charity Golf Tournament Entry Form

Rtn David Lang
David announced that Christine and he have now relocated to Bali and will be here for good.

Rtn. Christine Velde
Rtn Christine Velde mentioned that she could imagine speaking about her life overseas.

Visiting Rtn. Wim van Rijswijk
Wim once again thanked the Club for the worm welcome. As he will be in Bali for 5 weeks we might see him again soon.

PP Edward Naus
PP Edward thanked Wim, Henk and the entire RC Zwartewatersteden for donating USD 4,000 which will largely cover the cost of the joint scholarship project for further 3 years.

The celebration of our 25th Club anniversary shall become a big event and potentially the club’s biggest fundraiser ever.

Rtn. Urs Klee
Urs presented a fund raising idea proposing reallocation of Paul Harris points between members with excess and lacking donations. The excess donations are “sold” at a discounted value. The money is donated to the Club.

PP Gary Phair
PP Gary also he thanked Wim and RC Zwartewatersteden for making another generous donation which will largely cover the cost for a total 6 years of scholarship.

Gary later presented the Club’s Facebook page which he administers. Dona thanked Gary and his untiring efforts in creating and maintaining our web site and presentation on social media.

PP Wes
PP Wes gave a special welcome to the YPAC children Yuyun, Irfan and Aziz. We have known Yuyung for some 15 years and it a special treat to welcome her to our weekly luncheon.

Wes then spoke about Rtn. Don’s daughter who had given birth to a baby girl a week ago Friday in Siloam Hospital, Bali. It turned out the baby was born with a rare and serious heart condition, transposition of the great arteries. The baby was medivacked to Singapore for treatment and underwent one surgery, a second is scheduled for sometime next week.

Of course all this is hugely expensive and Don’s daughter does not haven enough insurance for this. Who feels like helping there are two options; either via GoFundMe (a campaign has been set up, here is the link) or by transfer to Bank BCA (see PP Wes for account details). However he advised that GoFundMe takes 7.9% of any contribution.

Vistors Aziz, Yuyun and Irfan
The children said hello and thanked for the Club for its help. Yuyun spoke in VERY good English, the boys in Bahasa Indonesia while they enjoyed their lunch.

PDG Kuhn
He will meet with Bank Mandiri tomorrow regarding sponsorship of our golf tournament. Regretfully there is a “no” from BCA.

Rtn. Axel Kneip
The final report for our present CLP Global Grant is almost ready. Including interest, about USD 90,000 has been spent on CLP operations and supporting activities.

With regard to the new CLP GG we are in contact with 6 international partners.

Guest Pak Putu
He thanked Pak Adjis for inviting him and Pak Diko. He is hopeful that OCBC will be able to contribute to the golf tournament in one way or the other.

PE Adjis Budidjaja
He thanked Pak Putu and Diko of OCBC for coming here today. He is happy that Edward agreed to chair the committee preparing the 25th Anniversary party.

Marilyn Mansoner, Director YPAC

Marilyn Mansoner of YPAC, Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat Bali, the institute for Physically and Mentally handicapped children on Bali, thanked the Club for its donations also on behalf of the children Yuyun, Irfan and Aziz.

Marilyn then presented an overview of YPAC and it’s goals. The aim of YPAC is to give mentally and physically handicapped children a sense of self-esteem and provide them with life skills to enable them to assimilate within their own communities and families.

A number of volunteers, including herself, provide valuable help doing such things as singing, dancing, painting and engaging the children in games and other activities.

YPAC is not an orphanage but a school for handicapped children. There are presently 13 teachers and staff taking care of 55 children of which 17 are residents.

The age of the children reaches from 5 to 22. Teaching is from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 11.30.

Growing children with artificial limps need to have replacements from time to time and there are many other running cost. Though there is some government funding, donations are gratefully accepted. For children requiring artificial limps YPAC works closely with PUSPADI BALI.

For more information on YPAC, please visit: YPAC’s website

President Dona
President Dona praised Marilyn for good work and thanked her for her interesting presentation. Then she handed over to the acting SAA to conclude the meeting.

Sargent at Arms
After an enjoyable lunch Acting SAA Edward took over the proceedings. Edward announced that his virtual prize that he won last week has materialised into one of the books donated by Christine.

Raffle tickets of IDR 700,000 were sold with Martin Smyth winning a small bottle of wine, a book by Christine Velde and liquorice brought by Wim from Holland. Martin and other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Fines of IDR 0,000.- were levied for all and sundry offences.

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

Next meetings/events.
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.
30.03.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

15.04.2017 – 17th Annual Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua Charity Golf Tournament
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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