Weekly Meeting – 05 July 2018

Weekly Meeting – 05 July 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN July 05, 2018


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

2 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members



SAA Martin Smyth
PP and today’s SAA Martin rang the bell calling the Meeting to order a at 1.00pm.

IPP Edward Naus
Immediate Past President (IPP) Edward welcomed members to the first meeting of Rotary Year 2018-2019. This Rotary Year’s Theme is “Be The Inspiration” – see banner image above.

Edward continued that his position was that of IPP however with President Hugh in Australia attending a joyous family celebration, he is filling in as Acting President for the day. Edward also conveyed apologies from PPs Karl-Heinz, Risto and Dona all taking a well deserved rest in different locales around Europe and PP Eddie is in Semarang this weekend representing the club at the District Grant Seminar.

Edward then told those assembled that Gerrit, Hugh, Henny and he attended the D3420 joint Board Handover in Denpasar this past Saturday night. A very nice evening with many old friends and a few new faces.

Finally Edward reminded everyone that our club’s Annual Handover Dinner Party has been scheduled for Friday, 20th July, 6.00PM at the Ayodya Bali Resort. Dress Code is Orange and Black; Orange for Edward and the Netherlands and Black for Hugh and New Zealand.

Invitations are out, please RSVP by 17 July to Martin.

The roving “Metaphorical Mike” was then circulated for news, views and camaraderie.

Rtn. Christine Velde
Christine remarked that it was nice to be back today.

PP Wes
PP Wes mentioned that this was 3rd time as Secretary and while happy to help the club he is getting on in years ;-) and as such becoming hard of hearing and could no longer write very fast. So… he kindly asked members not to say too much this year but if need be… to SPEAK LOUD and T-A-L-K S-LO-W-L-Y. Thank You, it will be great year. :-)

PP Wes also reminded members that in Treasurer’s Karl-Heinz absence, that Karl-Heinz had sent an email wrt dues and EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) donation. In Karl’s absence payment can be made to the club’s bank accounts provided in the email.

Rtn. Brian Booker
Very much looking forward to the Hand Over Dinner…

Rtn. Ari Murti
Rtn. Ari was saddened to report that Indonesia now has Asia’s fastest growing population of people suffering from HIV/AIDS. Not only is HIV/AIDS a persistent and growing problem but so too is the epidemic of people suffering from diabetes. An ophthalmologist friend of Ari’s relayed how people with diabetes have increased risk of several types of eye problems and, while most have insurance for related medical treatments, eye exams for diabetes patients are difficult because of a lack of equipment. RSU Sanglah has but one such piece of equipment. Ari asked if any club members would know of any second hand equipment.

It was suggested that this concern be taken up with the Community Services Committee for consideration.

Rtn. Gerrit Ten Veen
Gerrit gave kudos to RC Bali Taman for organising the D3420 Joint Board Handover event last Saturday night, it was a very enjoyable evening.

PP Martin Smyth
With discussion over and a very enjoyable meal finished, PP and SAA Martin took the floor and levied EVERYONE (except yours truly) with a fine for sitting prior to the ringing of the bell and commencement of the meeting. Now THAT is Sergeant At Arming like a Boss!

With Martin’s attention focused on meting out fines, the Raffle was postponed to next week.

Fines of IDR 52,000.- were levied for all and sundry offences (see above).

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

Next meetings/events.
12.07.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
19.07.2018 – No Weekly Meeting due to Handover Dinner Friday 20 July
20.07.2018 – Annual Handover Dinner Party at Ayodya Resort Bali, 6.00-Onwards.
26.07.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM

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

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

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