Weekly Meeting – 27 September 2018

Weekly Meeting – 27 September 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN September 27, 2018


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

2 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members

Prof. Stephan Passon, Udayana University, guest of Rtn. Klaus Paehler
Arina Pradhita, DNetwork, guest of PP Wes
Louisa Attard, Inspirasia, guest of PP Wes


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

President Hugh Brown
President Hugh, returning from a quick two weeks in Germany, gave a warm welcome to everyone and special greetings to our guests, Prof. Stephan Passon, Arina Pradhita and Louisa Attard. With much to cover with two Guest Speakers today, President Hugh quickly sent the microphone around for news and views.

Prof. Stephan Passon
Prof. Passon gave a brief (hopefully to return as a Guest Speaker) overview of his activities at Udayana University. As an accredited professor sending professors from Germany to emerging countries looking for Talents for Tomorrow to help corporations find those ‘raw diamonds’ that will be tomorrow’s leaders. Emotional intelligence is becoming more important. Btw, there are a total of 22 universities on Bali with Udayana being the largest with 20,000 students!

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl reminded everyone that the silent auction for the remaining golf tournament prizes ends at 2.00PM and the winners will be announced at the end of the meeting.

PP Eddie Fitzgerald
PP Eddie remarked that he had invited a friend, Jacques Attard, also from Malta (small world) but he couldn’t attend.

Guest Louisa Attard
Louisa noted that there are more Maltese in Australia than Malta! Interesting. (See what you learn at Rotary meetings ;-) )

PP Gerrit Ten Veen/span>
Gerrit announced that dues to the IMF / World Bank meetings from 4-12 October we would not be able to meet at Bali national Golf. No worries though, Gerrit has already secured an alternative venue, JimbaranHub for the next two weeks. Good facilities, good food, easy access, plenty of parking and one of the owners is a Rotarian so we will get the meeting room free of charge. (Good work Gerrit!)

Details:Jimbaran Hub, Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran. Directions.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl reminded Gerrit that Rtn. Brian would be organising the next social/fellowship evening.

Rtn. Ari Murti
With no one else daring to venture a guess, PP Wes revealed that it was May Ave, younger sister of former RI Minister Rtn. Ari stated that she would not be able to attend next week’s meeting because of traffic restrictions imposed during the IMF / WB meetings.

More Details from Bali Update:

    • Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai at the Pesanggrahan-Nusa Dua intersection
      Jalan Raya Uluwatu (Simpang Kali)
      Jalan Kamus Unud (Campus and Politeknik intersection)
      Jalan Uluwatu II (Intersection of Bai and Unud Campus in the direction of Nusa Dua)
      Jalan Siligita (Intersection of PDAM and Bypass Ngurah Rai)
  • Police and traffic officials in Bali are indicating they will impose an “even-odd” access system for vehicles heading toward Nusa Dua from October 7 – October 16, 2018, during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – World Bank Conference.

    As reported by Beritabali.com, the odd-even system will apply only to private vehicles and goods truck, while motorcycles and public transport will be exempted from the system. The Director of Traffic for the Bali Provincial Police, AA Made Sudana, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, confirmed the systems and the effective dates of October 7-16, 2018.

    The even-odd system will limit access will be in effect each morning from 6:00 am – 9:00 am and again in the afternoon from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. The “odd” days (e.g. October 7,9,11, 13, 15) will allow access to vehicles with license plates beginning with an “odd” number. Meanwhile, even days (e.g. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) will allow access to vehicles with license plates beginning with an “even” number.

    The limited access system will not apply to motorcycles, government vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks, public transport with yellow registration plates, special vehicles bearing stickers for the IMF-World Bank Conference, trucks carrying food stuff, and fuel trucks.

    The roadways with limited access using the even-odd system include:

    Traffic officials are urging people somehow frustrated by the even-odd system to consider using the Trans Sabargita busses that will be avaialable heading to Pulau Serangan and Sentral Parkir Kuta where parking space for cars is available.

Louisa Attard
In the aftermath of the 2002 terrorist bombings on Bali which took the life of Annika Linden, Mark Weingard, Annika Linden’s fiancé founded Inspirasia as a vehicle for his personal giving. Today Inspirasia is a grant-making foundation that works with organisations and provides them with both financial and non-financial support.

Inspirasia Foundation is dedicated to funding and supporting projects in health and education for marginalised communities in Thailand, Indonesia, India and Malta. By working hand in hand with local organisations and being present on the ground Inspirasia is able to have more impact with the money spent, create sustainable growth and achieve social change. While at the same time inspiring others to give, give more and give well.

Inspirasia Foundation works with professional business and philanthropic partners to provide knowledge, consultancy and implement good sustainable business practices to help supported organisations change lives and build capacity to be able to have more impact and long-term sustainable growth. By working hand in hand with local organisations, monitoring and evaluating projects Inspirasia is able to make sure that the money spent goes further and there is more impact with every dollar invested.

Since 2003, Inspirasia has directed more than US$11 million to outstanding local non-profit organisations focused on core health, disability, education, and disaster relief. Inspirasia grants have reached thousands of individuals among some of Indonesia’s poorest families, and tens of thousands more in India and Thailand.

Last year Inspirasia strategically gave USD800,000 while this year Inspirasia Foundation has been actively involved with 14 hand-picked organisations that range from working with women health issues, alleviating poverty, educational scholarships and physical rehabilitation services through our grants of over US1 million and our continuous support. This resulted in making a long lasting change in the lives of thousands of people in need.

Louisa noted that in many ways Rotary and Inspirasia are similar and indeed locally support the some of the same charities on Bali. Inspirasia Foundation is a non-political, non-religious foundation, officially registered charity in the United Kingdom.

For more information….

Arina Pradhita
DNetwork is non-profit organization founded in 2013. DNetwork aims to help develop opportunities in the world of work and to offer solutions to the community of persons with disabilities through job fairs, networking, providing a platform for employees and employers to match skills. This includes training potential employees for companies as well as educating companies on the special needs and requirements of disabled workers.

Currently Dnetwork boasts some 200 companies now employing disabled persons.

In 1997 Indonesian government passed a law (since updated in 2016) requiring that 2% of employees at government owned enterprises be disabled and 1% at privately owned businesses.

With time running short SAA Edward drew the raffle and announced the winner of the Silent Auction. Eddie Fitzgerald. Yep, Eddie took the Triple Crown winning all three today! Congratulations Eddie!

Raffle tickets of IDR 5500,000 were sold with PP Eddie winning a bottle of red wine. Congratulations Eddie. PP Eddie and other past winners still 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 2:15p.m.

Next meetings/events.
04.10.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Jimbaran Hub, 12.30-2.00PM
11.10.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Jimbaran Hub, 12.30-2.00PM
18.10.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM
25.10.2018 – Monthly Fellowship Dinner at …. (venue to be determined).

Birthdays this month
Michael Burchett, 3 September
Debra Levy, 22 September
Ari Murti, 26 September

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

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