Weekly Meeting – 15 March 2018

Weekly Meeting – 15 March 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN March 15, 2018


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

3 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Rtn Sally Bellmaine, RC Bali Seminyak;
Rtn. Gerrit Ten Veen, Immediate Past President RC Bali Canggu

Ibu Soe The-Stuecklschweiger, guest of Rtn. Ari Murti


SAA Martin Smyth
SAA Martin rang the bell calling the Meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Edward Naus
President Edward welcomed Members, guests from RC Canggu, and Ibu Soe, a friend of several members. He also noted the need for the Club to finalise appointments for President-Elect and Secretary-Elect, and advised that there is a need for a Club Assembly in the near future to elect people to these positions. He invited all members to actively consider putting their names forward to help the Club through the next challenging year.

During discussion about who might take what positions, PP Wes reminded the meeting that the Immediate Past President (IPP) would sit on the Board, but that there also would need to be a Vice-President, one individual can not hold two positions concurrently.

Guest, Ibu Soe
Today’s guest, Ibu Soe, noted that this was the second time she had joined the meeting as a guest, and asked if it would be possible to receive a summary of previous Club programs and activities?

IPP Dona
IPP Dona commented about the organization of the proposed Fellowship Dinner. In discussion, it became clear that there was little agreement about proposed venues for this function, and those being proposed tended to be too expensive for what was meant to be a relatively relaxed and informal occasion. The Organizer was asked to take these comments into account in searching for possible venues.

Rtn. Ari Murti
Rtn Ibu Ari noted that she had read the Treasurer’s comments about a high-quality video that had been produced for the recent PETS meeting (a welcome surprise to your Secretary, who was unaware that anyone read the MOM, despite the significant effort made to produce them!). She suggested that the producer of this video, reported as being a member of RC Denpasar, might be asked to assist in making a video to commemorate the 25th anniversary of RCBND. In the ensuing discussion, it was noted that video was not necessarily a good media for presenting historical material, and that a written record with old photographs might be more suitable?

It was noted that Dona and Wes would try to assemble what archival materials could be found, with a view to a possible future pamphlet on the first 25 years of RCBND.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP and current Treasurer Karl-Heinz made a number of observations:

  • Noting that ticket sales payments were now starting to be received, he noted that several payments had been made without identification, and this has the potential to be a problem;
  • He advised that the District Grant funds have recently become available, and that we were assured of receiving g some $2200 to support the Pusbadi program;
  • The age profile of likely patients entering the second GG problem will certainly be different (older) than previously allowed under the 1st GG program, and that some deposition to explain this would need to be prepared.

PP Wes
PP Wes introduced the “Guest Speaker”, which in this case was presented care of the TED talk program, with Susan Pinker telling us the way to live longer may well be through a rich and exhilarating social life. This was interesting, and may well be an example to be regularly repeated.

Rtn. Hugh Brown
Secretary Hugh provided a brief overview of preparations for the 25th Anniversary event on 21st April. He noted:

  • Uluwatu Lace had agreed to participate in the Program, by providing a fashion show featuring their newest creation “Waterlily Crown”, and a dress to be auctioned;
  • All major groups in the Bali community were being contacted, and the event promoted/marketed to members – groups contacted so far include Bali Rotarians, BIWA, SKAL, Raffles and Bali National. Other groups will be added when information becomes available.
  • A Social Media campaign has been developed and is being launched this week and next, targeting Facebook and Instagram users in the Denpasar, Nusa Dua, Sanur areas, as well as the contact lists of other groups involved in charitable activities. This will emphasise the excellent range of Raffle and Auction Prizes that are available.

With discussion over and a very enjoyable meal finished, PP Martin donned the SAA sash and drew the raffle…

Raffle tickets of IDR 500,000 were sold and a lovely bottle of Cape Discovery wine was won Visiting Rotarian IPP Gerrit. Congratulations Eddie! Now Eddie 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.

There being no other business President Edward thanked everyone for joining today. The bell was rung and the meeting adjourned at 2:15p.m.

Next meetings/events.
22.03.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
29.03.2018 – Fellowship Evening and Dinner, Balique Restaurant, Jimbaran 6.30-9.00PM.

05.04.2018 – Community Services Committee meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
05.04.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
12.04.2018 – Club Assembly at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

Birthdays this month
Martin Aeschlimann, 09 March
Henny Udy, 17 March
Reinhold Jantzen, 31 March

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

Banner photo at top of page: Collecting family records to process cleft lip/palate patient and arrange transportation from island of Sumba, NTT

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