Weekly Meeting – 22 June 2017

Weekly Meeting – 22 June 2017

ROTARY CLUB BALI NUSA DUA
District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN 22 June, 2017

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

LEAVE
1 Rotarian is currently on leave.

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

VISITING ROTARIANS and GUESTS
Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Nyoman Nilawati, District Governor (DG)
Julia Rivai, District Administration Director (DAD)
Masaharu Yukimoto, RC Bali Seminyak

Guests
Brian Booker, guest of PP Karl-Heinz

ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS

Acting SAA Martin Smyth
Acting SAA Martin Smyth rang the bell and called the meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Dona Poskiparta
President Dona welcomed District Governor (DG) Ibu Nyoman Nilawati and District Administration Director DAD Ibu Julia Rivai, visiting Rtn Yuki, guests and members with a special welcome to Klaus for making time to attend the last regular meeting of this Rotary Year.

She informed that a joint Community and Vocational Service Committee was held prior to this luncheon. Karl-Heinz, the Chair of these committees, will later give an update.

Also prior to this lunch meeting Ibu Nilawati and Ibu Julia met with the Board to align District and Club goals.

DG Nyoman Nilawati
District Governor Ibu Nyoman Nilawati, thanked President Dona and the entire club for their good community work and for helping with the organizing of the District Golf Tournament.

She also welcomed the incoming President, PP and PE Edward Naus and his entire team.

DAD Julia Rivai
District Administration Director Ibu Julia Rivai informed that she will be the Club’s Assistant Governor for next Rotary Year.

This news was welcomed by a big applause from the floor.

Klaus Paehler
Rtn Klaus Paehler thanked President Dona for the warm welcome back and promised that he will attend in future more regularly. He regretted not being able to attend the Board Handover Event next week as he will be away from Bali.

Visiting Rotarian Masaharu Yukimoto
Visiting Rotarian Masaharu Yukimoto (Yuki) RC Bali Seminyak said he very much enjoyed last week’s visit to our Club. He is 6 years on Bali now and the last 5 years a Rotarian. Yuki has studied the Club’s website in detail.

Hugh Brown
SE Hugh Brown felt kind of embarrassed admitting that he so far has never opened the Club’s website while our visitor Yuki did.

PP Edward Naus
PP and President Elect Edward Naus informed, addressing those who may not know him yet, that he will be the President for next Rotary Year.

Guest Brian Booker
Guest Brian Booker is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He thanked PP Wes and Karl-Heinz for repeatedly inviting him to our meetings and events.

PP Gary Chair
PP and Chair New Generation Gary Phair informed that our Rotaractors will give a presentation of their past and future activities on 20 July. The Rotaract Board Handover is scheduled for 22 July, details to be advised.

Emily Rowe, formerly attached to Kerti Praja Foundation, has assumed a new role at Bali Peduli. She will come to our Club on 13 July.

PP Martin Smyth
PP Martin quoted a SMS from Pastor Alex that he had received recently. Pastor Alex is residing in Lombok with whom Martin became acquainted in relation to some medical cases of children in Lombok requiring assistance. One case of a large swelling on the chest and two others requiring cataract operations. Pastor Alex was enquiring whether the club could find a way to assist him with funding for his children’s education. It was agreed that this could be discussed and reviewed at the next Community Service Committee meeting.

Debra Levy
Rtn Debra Levy would like to join the Community Service Committee next Rotary Year.

Secretary PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP and Chair Community and Vocational Service Committee Karl-Heinz Schmelzer gave a summary of the meeting of the two committees held before this lunch.

Scholarship / HIV Aids (12 children)

    Reports for 2016/2017 are expected shortly. The CSC/VSC recommended unanimously the continuation of the program for a further year. The funds required will be IDR 14,400,000.
    Scholarship /HIV Aids (25 children) mainly funded by RC Zwartewatersteden
    Reports for 2016/2017 are expected shortly. The CSC/VSC recommended unanimously the continuation of the program for a further year. The funds required will be IDR 30,000,000.

Kerti Praja – Baby Milk

    The Club received a report from KPF for the period 1.1.2017 to 30.06. 2017. Gary is to review the report.
    The CSC recommended unanimously the continuation of the program for a further year. The funds required will be IDR 2 x 10,800,000 = IDR 21,600,000.

Kerti Praja – Clinic supplies

    The Club received a report from KPF for the period 1.1.2017 to 30.06. 2017. Gary is to review the report.
    The CSC recommended unanimously the continuation of the program for a further year. The funds required will be IDR 2 x 15,000,000 = IDR 30,000,000.

Cleft Lip & Palate Past Global Grant

    The final GG report has been submitted on 20.4.2017. So far there are no news from TRF by email or from the online grant center.
    The remainder of the transport funds has been reallocated to “Bridging”, the payment of CLP operations between old and new GG.

Cleft Lip & Palate NEW Global Grant

    To qualify for a new GG the Club is required to sign MoU with the District and members of the Club have attended a GG seminar.
    In the meantime Axel has been in contact with RC Muelheim Uhlenhorst (Muelheim is the home town of PP Karl-Heinz) who appear to have committed USD 12,500 (or EUR?) including share of District and TRF. If confirmed, we would have reached the threshold of 30 % international participation and could register the new CLP Global Grant.
    Also a Cologne based RC has reconfirmed their commitment to contribute EUR 1,000.
    While in Germany, Axel continues to be in regular contact with clubs both in Germany and Japan.
    Wes and Risto together with Kolewa met with Dharma Yadnya Hospital to discuss the hospital’s offer for cleft lip and palate operations for the upcoming MoU.
    In IDR terms the increase for CLP operations is somewhat more than expected but in USD terms the CLP increase is quite reasonable.
    Following a statistic done by Kolwea the weighted average price per operation arrives at IDR 7,100,000, slightly above the budgeted figure.
    Funding of CLP operations between old and new Global Grant (“Bridging”). It was reported that after re-allocation of transportation funds, now about IDR 139,500,000 are available for bridging.
    Wes reported nine operations executed from March to May 2017 and paid by the Club. All operations are billed based on the rates agreed for the old GG.
    Wes has been approached by Kolewa asking for an increase from 3 to 4 operations per month as they have a large back log of patients on the outer island.
    To be able to make a balanced recommendation Gary was asked to prepare a fresh funding projection.
    Approaching other Clubs and organizations for help in “bridging” shall be continued and intensified especially in view of the Kolewa request for additional funding.

Suryani Institute

    Herdiana Kiehl together with RCBND supported the Suryani Institute with in total IDR 100,000,000 over a period of 18 months. A third report will be due shortly for the first half of 2017.

Scholarship Bali Children foundation (BCF)

    Provided the Board 2017/2018 will reconfirm the funding, the project is to be launched in July. A MoU has been signed and a pledge form for the first year of scholarship over IDR 23,100,000 has been received.
    Scholarship for students at SMK N 1
    Provided the Board 2017/2018 will reconfirm the funding, the project is to be launched in July. A MoU has still to be signed; IDR 18,500,000 are earmarked for this project.

Project proposal- Scholarship for juvenile inmates of Karangasem Prison

    Ari recently visited the Karangasem Prison which is an adult prison but “accommodates” children as young as 11 years old without any special facilities for them. Their imprisonment results in them having no access to education. This obviously severely impacts on their future employment opportunities and would conceivably lead to a cycle of re-offending.
    Ari together with Gary proposed to fund English lessons. English skills should assist the inmates’ gainful employment potential.
    Margret Barry of the Bali Children Foundation is to be approached for advice as BCF run tutorial education programs in the Karangasem area.

Karl-Heinz ended by stating that Debra is most welcome to join the CSC and/or VSC.

Visiting Rotarian Masaharu Yukimoto
Yuki is presently Membership Chair of RC Bali Seminyak and earlier has been the Club’s Vice President and Project Services Chair.

PP Wes
Wes informed that Syta Plantinga of Kolewa, Risto and he had a meeting with Dharma Yadnya Hospital on 31 May to discuss fees for CLP operations both ongoing and future under an intended new GG.

The requested increases in terms of IDR look a bit steep but when converted to USD are rather moderate.

PP Wes requested and Kolewa is now presently preparing a statistic of frequency of cleft lip and cleft palate operations as well as operations requiring bone craft to better craft a response and counter offer to RSU Dharma Yadnya. Once known we will be better able to establish the average operation cost and can focus on negotiating the cost of those operation weighted heaviest in the statistic.

From March to May 2017 nine operations have been executed which now need to be paid from Club funds. That said, PP Wes mentioned that he intends to forward a request/proposal from Kolewa at the coming Community Service Committee meeting to increase from three operations to four operations per month.

PP Martin Smyth
Martin informed that the committee formed for the Board Handover Dinner will come up with a decision regarding the venue shortly.

GUEST SPEAKER
None

After an enjoyable lunch Acting SAA Martin sprang into action…

Raffle
Raffle tickets of IDR 650,000 were sold with (who else?) PP Martin winning a nice bottle of red wine. Martin and other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Fines
No Fines were levied today.

With no further business to attend to President Dona thanked everyone for joining today and the meeting was adjourned at 2:10PM.

Next meetings/events.
29.06.2017 – No Lunch Meeting Scheduled due to Handover Dinner Party
30.06.2017 – Handover Dinner Party. 6.00pm-onwards. Noosa Bali Restaurant, Kendonganan

06.07.2017 – Board Meeting and Formal Handover of Club to new BoD at BNGR VIP Room 11.00-12.30PM
06.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
13.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

Birthdays this month
Yuliatun Jasmani, 20 June

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

More photos and club info at: