Bulletin 02 August 2010

Rotary Club

Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3400/No.79571

Meeting every Monday at 5:30pm

Maya Resort, Ubud

“Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was” Richard L. Evans


ATTENDANCE: Bruce, Cat, Donna, Driya, Gabe, Lloyd, Marilyn, Mr. Chu, Patricia, Philip, Probo, Rucina, Rus

APOLOGIES: Alisa (USA), Asri, Dennis (USA), Don and Sue B., (USA), Janet, Jeremy, Jody (USA), Kadek (in the field), Sue W (USA), Tangsi, Tjkok Raka

GUESTS: Adrienne Oberoi, RC Bali Ubud, Charlotte Werner, Rotary Club Bali Ubud, Steve Palmer, Little Tree, Kathleen, Janette and Allan


NEXT WEEK’S GUEST SPEAKER:  Belkis Shah comes to us with thirty-six years of broad-based experience throughout the world in International Public Speaking on the subject of Personal Peace.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  DG Al has been sharing District 3400 statistics.  As of June 30 the District is made up of 90 clubs.  Thirty three of these clubs have membership of 20 or larger (YAY, we’re one of them!).  The largest club is in Java with 54 members.  Needless to say, we’re all being reminded this year to shoot for BIGGER, BETTER AND BOLDER!!

Great news on the polio front…Nigeria’s incidence of polio is down from last year’s 388 cases to 5 reported cases this year.  AND efforts by Rotary clubs throughout the world to raise 200 million dollars for polio eradication has reached the 140 million mark.

In preparation for DG Al’s visit on August 23 (and because all the clubs he has already visited have rolled out the red carpet for him), we’ve planned something special for the evening.  Assignments were made by PE LLoyd and we’re already laughing.  Hope our DG maintains his sense of humor.

Patricia is compiling all known resources of water purification methods and asked all of us to give her a helping hand.  Anyone with information please let Patricia hear from you.

LLoyd’s request for raffle prizes wasn’t ignored.  Both Cat and Mr. Chu have responded with multiple prizes. Keep ‘em coming!

CORRESPONDENCE:  RC Manningham highlighted our club in their last Bulletin.  This club has been a constant and generous supporter of our projects and we enormously appreciate their kind words.

REPORTS:  Cat has an angel!  A project that was not even publically posted for funding is FULLY FUNDED!   The populations of four villages have been cooperatively building a bridge that will dramatically improve access to their fields, markets and schools and reduce traveling time for many villagers by up to an hour a day.  The villagers have been working on the bridge for two years!  The bridge still lacks access at one end.  Thanks to Cat and her anonymous angel, the bridge will soon be completed!

Cat and Jeremy have been climbing the hills of Karangasem assessing water needs.  There’s potential for delivering water to some 5,000 villagers living in villages that can’t even be found on the map!   More to follow.

Great news from LLoyd!  Through the good offices of our former member Lynette (now living and working in Hong Kong) there’s a strong probability of corporate sponsorship specifically intended to aid children.  At a planning meeting held last week-end, club and Rotaract members are in the process of collecting data for a formal proposal.  It seems we may be blessed with yet another angel!

Marilyn now has all budget estimates in hand for the three Payangan Global Grant schools.  All costs appear to be covered for water, toilets, washbasins, septic tanks; health curriculum development and delivery; evaluation design and delivery; etc., etc. GADZOOKS, there is still money left in the budget!!  Marilyn and our international Partner, Kathleen, RC La Jolla Golden Triangle are working with TRF to broaden the scope of the project.

Bruce and Donna continue to report progress on the club’s website.  We’re actually at the point where member assignments are being made…’who does what’ to keep the website data current!  No point in having a fabulous website if it’s not well maintained.

GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Palmer of Little Tree told us how he came to Bali in 1974 as a typical Australian surfer….and then never left.  Like many expats who fall in love with Bali, Steve wanted to find ways to ‘give back’ to the community.  His focus….green products!  For construction, Steve found a coating for bamboo that makes it fully waterproof.  For better utilization of water, a water catchment system to replenish the ground water table.  To eliminate use of CFC in air conditioners, a replacement product that runs clean.  For lighting, an assortment of low wattage high quality bulbs.  If you’re looking for green building products check out Steve’s website http://www.littletreebali.com/ and check out Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Tree-Bali/125031834196516

NEXT MEETING at Maya Hotel

July August 9 at 5.30pm

As always, if you’re bringing guests or are unable to attend, please advise Patricia no later than Monday at 10 a.m. so she can tell Maya how many will be joining us. (08133 850 7769)

Speakers and Upcoming Events

Aug 9           Belkis Shah…Personal Peace

Aug 9           Board Meeting

Aug 23         Club Assembly (members only) with new District Governor Al   Purwa

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