Handover Dinner Party – 30 June 2017

Handover Dinner Party – 30 June 2017

District 3420/Club No. 28992


BULLETIN June 30, 2017

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

Please refer to the List of Attendance.

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

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
DG Nyoman Nilawati, ADG Patrick Van Kampen, DAD Julia Rival
Masaharu Yukimoto and Tineke Indradjaya from RC Bali Seminyak
Stefan Loolo (RC Jakarta)
Peter Stolk

President Joni and Ngurah from Rotaract Club Bali Nusa Dua

Spouses and family:
Sylvia M., Conny S., Caroline P., Arie F., Ryan F.,

Nick Gilmore (guest of Karl-Heinz)
Mrs. Melly (guest of Rtn. Ari Murti)
Mr. Brian and Mrs. Patricia Booker (guests of PP Wes)
Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Howan (guests of PP Wes)
Mrs. Stefan Loolo, (guest of visiting Rotarian Stefan Loolo)


The Noosa Restaurant is located in an atrium style building. Rotarians and invited guests met on the inner verandas and garden for pre-dinner fellowship and cocktails from 18.00 to 19.00.

Dinner was served in the restaurant’s main room. President Dona welcomed everyone and introduced visiting Rotarians, spouses and guests. The presence of DG Nyoman Nilawati and DAD Julia Rivai drew a thunderous applause.

President Dona thanked one and all who helped organising this Board Handover event. President Dona and incoming President Edward received a big hand from the floor for jointly donating the wine for the evening! :-)

Master of Ceremony, Eddie Fitzgerald, guided humorously yet eloquently through the program.

During dinner the Club’s activities and achievements for Rotary Year 2016/2017 were presented in form of a slideshow and a documentary video on HIV/AIDS projects.

After starter and main course President Dona presented Paul Harris Fellow Awards and Certificates of Appreciation:

    Paul Harris pins were presented to:

    • Urs Klee (PHF + 7) and PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer (PHF)

    Pins for 100 % attendance to members:

    • Axel Kneip and President Dona

    Recognition Awards were given to:

    • PP Martin Smyth received recognition as “Outstanding Committee Chair”
    • PP Edward Naus was honoured for showing the “Best Rotarian Spirit”
    • PP Risto Poskiparta was honoured for showing the “Rotarian of the Year”

Karl-Heinzpointed out that Rotary Club Bali Nusa was chartered on this day 25 years ago documented by the slightly battered founding certificate displayed there on the wall.

President Dona called the outgoing Board members and Service Chairs on the stage and thanked them for their service and dedication. She then handed over the President’s chain to incoming President Edward Naus and affixed the President’s pin to his lapel.

Edward thanked President Dona for her untiring service during the two years of her presidency. As token of his appreciation he handed over a bouquet of 25 roses! Well played President Edward, well played! :-)

President Edward delivered a good motivational speech which drew a big applause from the floor. Edward then presented RC Bali Nusa Dua’s new Board members and Service Chairs for Rotary Year 2017-2018.

Board of Directors

  • Immediate Past President: Dona Poskiparta
  • Vice President: Edward Fitzgerald
  • Secretary: Hugh Brown
  • Treasurer: Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
  • TRF Chair: Axel Kneip
  • Director: PP Wes


  • Community and Vocational Service: Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
  • Club Service: Martin Smyth
  • Membership: PP Wes
  • Fund Raising and New Generation: Henny Udy
  • Rotary Foundation, Axel Kneip

A keyboard player and a lady singer with an attractive voice entertained throughout the evening.

To the tunes of “My Way” Edward said musically thank you and fare-well to Dona making up the lyrics while singing.

Not to be outdone several others also jumped on the microphone and performed songs, solo or in duets. RC Bali Nusa Dua Got Talent!!

The desert was followed by a lucky draw. The main prize, a diner voucher valued at IDR 1,000,000, donated by the Noosa Bali restaurant, was won by Peter Stolk. Other prizes were donated by Henny & Hugh Brownas well as the two Presidents (Dona and Edward).

The entire evening took place in a happy and harmonious atmosphere. The event was enjoyed by everyone, many praised the quality of the food and the ambience.

President Dona thanked everyone for joining tonight and the party ended at 21:45PM.

Next meetings/events.
06.07.2017 – Board Meeting, Bali National Golf Resort, 11.00AM-12.30PM.
06.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
13.07.2017 – Community Services Committee Meeting, Bali National Golf Resort, 11.00AM-12.30PM.
13.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
20.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

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

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