Weekly Meeting – 03 May 2018

Weekly Meeting – 03 May 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN May 3, 2018


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

3 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Rtn Willem Adolfs, RC Bangkapi, Thailand

Donessia Macdonald; Ben Abrams and partner Angela; Dr. Soe The


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

President Edward Naus
President Edward welcomed all 5 other Members, and and 4 guests and a visiting Rotarian from RC Bangkapi, Thailand

The roving “Metaphorical Mike” was circulated for observations from the Meeting:

Visiting Rtn Willem Adolfs
Rtn Willem Adolfs (above photo, right) is a member of the second English-speaking club in Bangkok, and is Dutch-Indonesian born in Holland, now working in Bangkok. President Edward and Rtn Willem exchanged Rotary Flags.

Guest Benjamin Abrams
Ben Abrams is a previous member of RCBND, and returned to Bali some years ago to re-establish a legal practice. His partner Angela works in the travel industry. They joined our 25th Anniversary event, and came along to our lunch meeting to “see how the Club has been doing over the last few years”.

Guest Dr. Soe
Dr Soe The is a regular and welcome visitor. Welcome again!

Guest Donessia MacDonald
Donessia MacDonald introduced herself and mentioned that she has just arrived in Bali and is planning to try out retirement here, after many years spent in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory of Australia.

P-E Hugh Brown
Secretary Hugh Secretary Hugh noted that details of the 25th Anniversary event were still being finalized. Indications are that Club income from the event will be of the order of Rp 80 juta!! A BIG round of applause followed. :-)

Rtn. Debra Levy
Rtn Debra expressed her concern, that with the medical absence of Yuki, about possible continuing funding of the various scholarship programs, which she considers should be a priority for the Club.

PP Risto Poskiparta
PP Risto noted that the Golf Tournament organization was underway, and that Rtn Michael Burchett was preparing approaches to prospective sponsors.

Rtn Ari Murti
Rtn Ibu Ari Murti shared her experience in the HIV/AIDS field with our visitor from Thailand, where the scale of the problem is similar to Indonesia.

Ari also advised the meeting that during the fasting month of Ramadan, she would not be attending lunch meetings

PP Wes
PP Wes suggested that the organizer of the Fellowship Evenings (whoever it might be?) in May consider holding a “Buka Puasa” at an appropriate location, rather than a standard western-style dinner. He advised the meeting that he would be out of Bali from mid-May to end-June.

Guest Speaker
PP Wes announced that our scheduled Guest Speaker from Kolewa had to return to Holland at short notice. As such PP Wes arranged for a ‘TED talk’ video presentation as a substitute, apparently discussing why it is that the majority is almost always wrong. Unfortunately the resort’s IT department was unavailable to get the projector sound loud enough to hear well, so we remain in comfortable ignorance with our pre-conceived notions of the properness of majority rule.

With discussion over and a very enjoyable meal finished, PP and acting SAA Risto took the floor to draw the raffle.

Raffle tickets of IDR 550,000 were sold and nice bottle of red wine, was won by Visiting Rotarian Willem. That means Willem MUST return one day! :-) Now very important that 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 Edward then exchanged banners with our Visiting Rotarian Willem.

There being no other business President Edward thanked everyone for joining today. The bell was rung and the meeting adjourned promptly at 2:00p.m.

Next meetings/events.
10.05.2018 – Public Holiday, No Meeting.
17.05.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
24.05.2018 – Board Meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
24.05.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM

Birthdays this month
Jose Luis Calle, 05 May
Risto Poskiparta, 29 May

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

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