Weekly Meeting – 13 July 2017

Weekly Meeting – 13 July 2017

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN July 13, 2017

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

1 Rotarian is currently on leave.

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

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Jannell Lee, RC Bali Seminyak

Pak Aryo and Ms. Emily Rowe from Yayasan Bali Peduli;
Ibu Dwi Oktarini and Pak Agung Katon from Yayasan Kerti Praja


Acting SAA Eddie Fitzgerald
Acting SAA and VP Eddie Fitzgerald rang the bell and called the meeting to order at precisely 1.00pm.

President Edward Naus
President Edward welcomed members and Yuki’s guest Jannell Lee from Seminyak RC. He gave a special welcome to this afternoon’s Guest Speaker, Pak Aryo from Yayasan Bali Peduli, and his support team from Kerta Praja – Emily Rowe, Dwi Oktarini and Agung Katon.

Henny Udy
New Generations Chair, Rtn Henny Udy, advised the meeting of the forthcoming Rotaract Handover Dinner to be held on 22 July at Krisna Gallery & Resto (Jl Diponegoro No. 146 Denpasar). Interested members are urged to attend to support our VERY active Rotaract club.

PP Martin Smyth
PP Martin in his role as Club Services Chair advised that he and Bali National have prepared a new lunch menu, and expressed the hope it would meet with Members’ approval.

PP Gary Phair
PP Gary expressed his and the Club’s thanks to Kerti Praja for the quality of the reports that had been prepared summarising activities during the past year, and for being present at the meeting.

PP Risto Poskiparta
PP Risto Poskiparta advised that the accounts for RY 2016/17 were now completed and ready for auditing, which will commence soon.

PP Wes
PP Wes welcomed visiting Rotarian, Jannell Lee from RC Bali Seminyak to The Sunny Side of Bali (TM of course).

He then advised that he was in the process of setting up a meeting with Kolewa regarding the preparation of MOUs from RSU Dharma Yadnya and Prima Medika for the application of next Global Grant. He asked when TRF Chair Axel Kneip would be available, because it is important that Axel participate in these meetings. Treasurer PP Karl-Heinz advised that he had just arrived in Bali, and that he would likely be available next week.

PP Wes also advised that photographs from the Handover Dinner have now been uploaded to Instagram, and he will send a link so that Members can access these. (See link below.)

Secretary Hugh Brown
complimented the Guests from Bali Peduli and Kerta Praja on their presentation, and noted his support for last week’s suggestion by President Edward that consideration be given to approaching the suppliers of milk products used in the Kerta Praja program, to ask if they could donate the milk or supply it at a reduced price. He noted that big suppliers had CSR programs and would likely welcome an opportunity to support the Baby Milk program for HIV/AIDS affected children.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl-Heinz in his role as Community Services Chair responded that the CSC had met with Kerti Praja and discussed this and several other possibilities for the program for the coming year, which is now being prepared.

Karl_Heinz next advised that there will be a Community Services Committee meeting on Thursday 27 July.

Then donning his Treasurer’s hat, PP Karl-Heinz requested that Members who want to pay their annual Club subscriptions and TRF contributions by ATM, to please take a photo of the ATM slip as evidence that payment had been made in this manner.

Advised that per the club’s newly amended by-laws we now have a cash reserve of Rp 100 juta on deposit as fall back position to support needs as they might arise.

Aryo, Yayasan Bali Peduli
Bpk Aryo (above photo 2nd from right) introduced Bali Peduli, a yayasan formed in 2011 by concerned community members under the guidance of infectious diseases expert, Dr. Steve Wignall. Bali Peduli’s mission is Saving lives by preventing the spread of HIV in Bali through TESTING, TREATMENT, EDUCATION, SUPPORT.

HIV – A Preventable Crisis on Bali
Indonesia is one of the few countries in the Asia Pacific region where HIV infections continue to rise. People on HIV treatment are able to live long, productive lives, and cease being infectious. But only 20% of Indonesians living with HIV are receiving the lifesaving treatment they desperately need.

A lack of awareness and education perpetuates infection and negative stigma. This stigma leads to vulnerable groups, such as women and children, being ostracized from their families and communities.

Bali Peduli aims to remove the barriers to care, to save lives and end HIV/AIDS on Bali. Yayasan Bali Peduli provides FREE rapid HIV testing and treatment. The services are confidential, non-discriminatory, high-quality and efficient with results provided in 1 hour.

Bali Peduli’s Services
Bali Peduli tries to remove as many obstacles to testing and care as possible, providing :

  • FREE confidential HIV & STI tests, with results within 1 hour,
  • FREE treatment,
  • After-hours operating, to improve accessibility and privacy,
  • High quality service from professional and friendly staff,
  • Mobile clinics and home visits.

Non-Indonesia are also very welcome to utilize their world-class services while on Bali. A small fee is charged to help Bali Peduli cover its operating costs and to keep its service free for Indonesia nationals.

Eliminating HIV on Bali
Bali Peduli provides on-going support for HIV positive clients. Bali Peduli’s dedicated team is on-call 24/7 for health related or psychological support. Bali Peduli provides:

  • Help with drug adherence and HIV management,
  • Support with disclosure counseling, ensuring testing and treatment of partners and children,
  • Vital help for HIV + women with children, and HIV + children orphaned due to HIV.

To effectively halt the spread of HIV, Bali Peduli’s free testing and treatment is accompanied by a strong education and outreach campaign.

Bali Peduli’s team is out in schools and the community working hard to eradicate the negative stigma and ignorance surrounding HIV, promoting the importance of knowing ones status and connecting people to support services.

For more information click here to visit Bali Peduli’s website.

After an interesting question and answer session it was time for PP Eddie to don the Sergeant at Arms sash and run the day’s raffle.

Raffle tickets of IDR 650,000 were sold – The raffle was won by Rtn Debra, with the prize being a red and gold Balinese cushion cover, donated by Rtn Henny. Debra and other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

And, PP Eddie being new to the job, no fines were levied today.

And just before ringing the bell some Late Advice from the Board: Yuki has accepted the position of Chair of the International Service Committee. President Edward thanked everyone for joining today and the meeting was adjourned at 2:10PM.

Next meetings/events.
20.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
27.07.2017 – Joint Vocational & Community Services Committees meeting, 11.00-12.30PM.
27.07.2017 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

Birthdays this month
Gary Phair, 03 July
Axel Kneip, 12 July
Don Butera, 17 July
Mirella Neumann, 26 July

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

More photos and club info at: