Weekly Meeting – 08 November 2018

Weekly Meeting – 08 November 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN November 08, 2018


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

3 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members
Wim Van Rijswyk, RC Zwarte Watersteden, The Netherlands
Sally Belmaine, RC Bali Seminyak

Brad & Twone Moreland, Bali Beach Wheels, guest of PP Wes
Bpk. Latra, Director Puspadi Bali, guest of PP Wes
Buk Purnawan, Director YPK, guest of PP Wes


Acting SAA Martin Smyth
Acting SAA Martin rang the bell calling the Meeting to order at around 1.00pm. :-)

President Hugh Brown
President Hugh welcomed members, visiting Rotarians and guests and launched into the following announcements.

President Hugh then made several important announcements:

  • Club Assembly will be held next week, 15 November:
      1. To elect President, Secretary and Board members for RY 2019-2020;
      2. Need President Elect to keep Global Grant active;
      3. Club agreement to sign MOU to be able to apply for new Global Grant;
      4. Review and (hopefully) accept audit results;
      5. Vote on District Officers.
      6. Vote on possible change to meeting schedule.

President Hugh reminded everyone that the club needs at least 1/3 of active members present at the Club Assembly in order to vote on any matters before the club.

With that President Hugh passed the proverbial microphone around for comments and updates.

Visiting Rotarian Sally Bellmaine
Rtn. Sally gave a colourful update on the recent fund raiser for the Melbourne Cup held at Finn’s Club. A fair amount funds were raised during the festivities for the John Fawcett Foundation.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl-Heinz reported that prior to today’s lunch meeting the Community Services Committee held a meeting and presented some of the highlights

HIV programs
All programs are in cooperation with Kerti Praja Foundation and are running routinely.

    1. Scholarship 12 HIV infected children

    The program is designed for 6 years and is presently in its final year. Ari proposed and the committee agreed to continue to support the same children after the elementary school. Subject to approval of the report for school year 2018/2019 funds required for one year will be IDR 14,400,000 all going directly to the children’s’ family.

    2. Scholarship 25 HIV infected children (funded largely by RC Zwartewatersteden)

    The program is designed for 6 years. It is presently in its 3rd year. Subject to approval of the report for school year 2018/2019 the project shall be continued. Funds required for one year are IDR 30,000,000 going directly to the children’s’ family.

    Kerti Praja Foundation reported that the money for 4 children/guardians not present at the gathering on 11 August meanwhile has been paid out.

    Also IDR 200,000, formerly meant for YKP administration, could meanwhile be paid out to 26 children of the 37 children. The remaining children/guardians will be paid shortly when their parents will come to visit YKP for their medication.

    3. Since 2011 the Club is funding breast milk substitute for babies of HIV infected mothers/parents. So far 70 babies have been covered under this program. Only one passed away. The cost per year so far have been IDR 21,600,000, paid out semi-annually.

    This program shall be phased out. All 5 babies presently under the program shall continue to receive powered milk until completion of their 18 months period. There shall be no new recruitments. For the period 1.7.2018 to 31.12.2018 we provided IDR 9,000,000 ( 5 babies x IDR 300,000/baby/month x 6 months).

    For the periods 1.1.2019 to 30.6.2019 and 1.7.2019 to 31.12.2019 IDR 9.000.000 and IDR 4.500.000 respectively will be needed.

    The committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board the continued funding of the breast milk substitute program 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2019. The funds required are IDR 13,500,000.

    4. Clinic Amerta, supported by our Club with IDR 30,000,000 annually continue to provide treatment to mostly HIV infected patients.

    IDR 15,000,000 have been paid out earlier this RY, the same amount will become due in January 2019, subject to approval of the report on utilization of funds.

    Action: Karl-Heinz report Committee’s recommendation to the Board and submit fund requests for approval.

Scholarship Bali Children Foundation.

    Eight students from low income families receive additional tutoring under this program. The program runs routinely. In December/January we will have an opportunity to meet with the students we are supporting.

Scholarship SMKN 1

    27 students from low income families receive a scholarship under this program. The second year of the program started in July 2018. School fees for two semesters in the amount of IDR 24,300,000 have been paid directly to the school.

    At the lunch meeting on 1.11.2018 Pak Nyoman Supharta, school principal of SMKN 1 and Pak Wayan Budiasa presented the program, including showing funds received so far under the program. IDR 23,400,000 were shown as contribution for semester 3. Dona meanwhile clarified with SMKN 1 that the amount of IDR 23,400,000 is in deed for semester 3 and 4.

    Note: Members of RC Bali Seminyak (RCBS) were present at the lunch meeting. RCBS is considering to also sponsor SMKN 1 students.

    Dona has invited all students receiving scholarship to a get-together at her house on 17.11.2018 to review the students academic achievements. Also Rotaract members and other students receiving scholarship have been invited.

    For the current school the Club received donations from Dona, Jerry and Yuki in the amount of IDR 7,817,000.

    Debra also pledged IDR 3,000,000 for the next school years.

    (Subsequent information:) Wim van Rijswijk pledged IDR 4,000,000 and Debra paid IDR 3,000,000 in cash.

Artificial limbs, PUSPADI BALI

    1. Under a District Grant (RY 2017/2018), supplemented by some Club funds, 6 people received 9 prostheses, for a total IDR 35,700,000. The District Grant report has been submitted for acceptance and acknowledging satisfactory completion of the project.

    2. For RY 2018/2019 District Dedicated Funds (DDF) for District Grants in the amount of USD 655,50 are available. In addition a friend of PP Wes donated IDR 7,500,000 towards supplying artificial limbs.

    The committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board the use of DDF and the outside donation for artificial limbs produced and fitted by PUSPADI, Bali.

    Action 1: Karl-Heinz report Committee’s recommendation to the Board and submit fund requests for approval.

    Action 2 : Wes, after Board approval, obtain DG application form and apply for a DG.

Cleft Lip and Palate GG 1864795

    The commencing date of the GG is 3 May 2018. First operations were executed in June 2018. As of August we are progressing at a pace of 10 operations per month.

    Administration of RS Dharma Yadnya is slow. There are more moving parts in this GG compared to the last as we have now also to administer dental treatments and accommodation in Kolewa’s shelter home.

    An updated version of the health booklets have been printed. As the booklets have now more pages the initial budget was exceeded. The additional cost will be largely absorbed by Kolewa. Some will be paid out the CLP reserve fund.

Bali Blood Bank project update

    PP Wes gave a brief overview of the project, to wit: Together with RC Honolulu Sunset, District 5000 (Hawaii) and other local and international partners the Bali Blood Bank shall be equipped with improved collection equipment that will ensure that blood is collected and processed in accordance with standards newly-introduced by the Indonesian Government’s Ministry of Health. At the same time the the old and worn out existing vans currently in use for blood collection shall be replaced by new and larger vehicles.

    The vehicles are currently under discussion to be provided by RC Bali Taman and RC Bali Kuta, while RC Bali Nusa Dua will focus on the the medical equipment.

    The first stage of the Global Grant Application process is underway – a Community Assessment Report is near completion.

    In order to particpate and be the host club for this prestigious project our club will need to particpate financially – especially if we are to solicit funds from various clubs around Bali. To that end PP Karl-Heinz (as Treasurer) informed about the fund position of the Club. After some discussion the committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board the funding of the BBB project with USD 5,000. A further recommendation is to offer to members and other Rotarians the redemption of the Club’s recognition points in the ratio 2:1 (sample 500 points for USD 250). The proceeds shall be used for the BBB project in addition the Club’s pledge.

    Action 1: Karl-Heinz report Committee’s recommendation to the Board and submit fund requests for approval.

26th Annual Orphans’ Christmas Party

    The 26th Annual Orphanage Christmas Party will take place on Thursday, 6 December, afternoon, as usual at the Ball Room of the Grand Hyatt. 350 orphans and handicapped children will be attend of which 110 children may be invited by RCBND, not to included SLB-B and YPAC whose children this year will be invited by the Grand Hyatt.

    RCBND is to provide the content of the goodie bags for all 350 children. Members may invite as a first step up to 10 children from organizations of their choice. Those who invite children will have to cover the cost the goodie bags and provide the transport to and fro.

    All members will be invited to sponsor goodie bags at IDR 125,000 per bag.

    Gerrit agreed to be in charge of organizing this year’s Christmas party assisted by PP Wes and PP Dona.

“Anak Bali”

    RCBND has been approached by RC Luxembourg Horizon for a joint project regarding “Anak Bali” under a GG of up to EUR 140,000.

    Action: Martin S., assisted by Debra, agreed to do some research on “Anak Bali” and take over the communication with RC Luxembourg Horizon.

Rtn Gerrit Ten Veen
Rtn. Gerrit reiterated the information about the 26th Annual Orphanage Christmas Party on Thursday, 6 Decemberat 2.00PM. Gerrit made special mention that this was a GREAT opportunity to showcase and introduce friends and colleagues to one of RC Bali Nusa Dua’s longest running and most popular program.

Brad Moreland, Bali Beach Wheels
Brad began by introducing himself, a native of South Africa, 8 years in London, 11 years in Hong Kong as an investment banker (moved to Hong Kong to be closer to Bali…).

Brad has two sons, the oldest of which has a muscular abnormality that keeps him walking (and talking). Unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair it is extremely hard to travel around Asia. With a growing family and Brad’s son’s handicap he and his family needed more space and decided to move to Bali.

Unfortunately Bali is not as very accessible for those with disabilities. Brad eventually found the Hippocampe Beach and All-Terrain wheelchair (see photo above) which floats, is good on uneven terrain and even sand. There are four sizes (small, medium, large and extra-large). Furthermore, the wheelchair is surprising light and can be folded and carried in a reasonably sized bag. Now operating Bali Beach Wheels, Brad is renting to tourists on various package deals (day, week, month) and selling to hotels. Fwiw retail price for a medium size chair is approximately USD4,000.

For more information and to contact Brad please visit: BaliBeachWheels.com

Then it was SAA time with PP and SAA for a Day… Martin Smyth

Raffle tickets of IDR 1,000,000 were sold with our Guest, Twone Moreland winning a Spice Spa package o goodies. Congratulations Twone. Martin remided 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.
15.11.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM
22.11.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM
29.11.2018 – No Lunch Meeting. Monthly Fellowship Dinner at …. (venue to be determined).

06.12.2018 – No Lunch Meeting. 26th Annual Orphanage Christmas Party at Grand Hyatt Bali, 2.00-6.00PM

Birthdays this month
Brian Booker, 14 November
Mark Holland, 15 November

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

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