Weekly Meeting – 16 August 2018

Weekly Meeting – 16 August 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN August 16, 2018


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

2 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Rtn. Wolf Goettel, RC Queenstown, Singapore

Mr. Takeshi Takamasan, CEO Su-re guest of Rtn. Gerrit Ten Veen and today’s Guest Speaker
Mr. Majung, Assistant to Mr. Takeshi Takamasan
Ms. Norma
Mrs. Conny Schmelzer, guest and wife of PP Karl-Heinz
Mr. Mark-Saunders-Davies, guest of PP Martin Smyth


SAA Edward Naus
SAA Edward rang the bell calling the Meeting to order a at 1.00pm.

President Hugh Brown
President Hugh gave a warm welcome to everyone able to attend today and a special Welcome to PP Risto and PP Dona – celebrating their Anniversary today! Congratulations! :-)

President Hugh continued by reviewing the situation on Lombok… there have been several more earthquakes and casualties are now over 400 persons. Bali Rotarians continue working around the clock to send two cargo trucks to help 200 villagers.

President Hugh stated that RCBND Board of Directors held a meeting prior to today’s lunch and approved a further IDR 5 juta in financial assistance pending info to provide fellow Rotarians around the world a larger, more sustainable project.

Furthermore approved to proceed with the proposed Bali Blood Bank project (increase collection with purchase of mobil collection vehicles and equipment for better and more sanitary storage equipment. A separate committee within the Community Services Committee will be formed.

With that President Hugh passed the ‘microphone’ for news and views.

PP Risto Poskiparta
PP Risto announced that the Annual Golf Tournament is proceeding well. Still have 4 holes available for sponsorship. Golf Committee to meet after lunch.

PP Dona Poskiparta
PP Dona relayed how deplorable conditions are on Lombok. Survivors are using swimming pool water to cook food! Great need for blankets as people continue to sleep outside. Supplies of everything limited as no shops are open.

Rtn Gerrit Ten Veen
Rtn Gerrit mentioned that he uses Navassa water filtration system. Can filter any type of water into potable water. Perhaps the club can sponsor, will get prices.

Guest Norma
Ms. Norma mentioned that she lived on Sumatra for eight years and experienced many earthquakes. We know we live on the ‘Ring of Fire’ but few are prepared. We should take this opportunity to educate people basic preparedness techniques to lessen the impact of an earthquake and not rely on the government for all aid.

Rtn. Klaus Paehler
Rtn. Klaus, in response to last week’s ‘debate’ he investigated and it seems it boils down to construction techniques. better in the ‘West’ to stay indoors while here in Indonesia to leave the building if possible.

Also Klaus reported that he accompanied Rtn. Ari to Kerti Praja to hand out scholarships to our 37 recipients. Very moving ceremony.

Visiting Rtn. Wolf Goettle
Rtn. Wolf stated that buildings in Indonesia are built to withstand a 5.0 magnitude earthquake. Most buildings have ‘dry walls’ (bricks are dry when cemented as opposed to wet which is more adhesive) and thus are quicker to collapse causeing more casualties.

PP Edward Naus

Rtn Gerrit
Gerrit reminded everyone wrt Fellowship Dinner at Garasi Restaurant next Thursday, 23 August. Eighteen of twenty available seats have been taken up! Anyone interested to attend should ring Gerrit quickly.

Rtn. Brian Booker
Rtn. Brian spoke about his recent ‘field trip’ to Dharma Yadnya, Cleft Lip and Palate project, and Puspadi Bali, Prosthetic Leg project and meeting the two happiest people he has ever come across. The first was the mother with her child after cleft lip surgery and the other, a father whose son was helped by being given a prosthetic leg at Puspadi Bali. Very inspirational.

Prof.Dr.Takeshi Takama, founder and CEO of SuRe.Co
Prof. Dr.Takeshi Takama (above photo, left), the founder and CEO of SuRe.Co (Research and Consultation on Sustainability and Climate Change) began his talk imploring people to not just study and talk about climate change but rather do something about it. Professor Takama went to say that often people believe the problem is too big to do anything about but if doing something, no matter the size or scope, you can make a change. To that end he introduced one of the projects that SuRe is working on to help reduce methane gas and give farmers a cost effective and sustainable method to collect usable gas with which to cook. By using above ground fibreglass tanks that are easily accessible to maintain and moveable (not to mention a fraction of the cost of in-ground concrete tanks) to capture cow manure and subsequent methane gas in large truck inner tubes farmers can collect enough gas for boiling water with the byproduct of organic fertiliser.

Proof of concept showing that it is possible Prof. Takama is looking for more robust real life applications. For more information on Prof. Takama’s work please visit the company website, Su-Re.co .

After a Q&A session it was time for SAA Edward Naus to draw the raffle…

Raffle tickets of IDR 850,000 were sold with Rtn. Henny winning a spa treatment package from Ayoyda Spa. Nice… Congratulations Henny :-) Rtn. Henny and other past winners owing prizes were reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

Also another fine Thursday afternoon with no Fines… ;-)

There being no other business President Hugh thanked everyone for joining today. The bell was rung and the meeting adjourned at 2:10p.m.

Next meetings/events.
23.08.2018 – Fellowship Dinner Garasi, Balangan, 7.00-onwards.
30.08.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM

06.09.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM
13.09.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM

Birthdays this month
Klaus-Otto Paehler, 6 August
Martin Smyth 12 August
Ian Cameron, 26 August

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

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