Bulletin 27 September 2010
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
Meeting every Monday at 5:30pm Maya Resort, Ubud
“The road to success is always under construction.”
Larry Wall & Kathleen Russell
BULLETIN 27 September, 2010
ATTENDANCE: Driya, Cat, Rucina, Sue W., Lloyd, Marilyn, Janet, Philip, Gabe
GUESTS: Robert (Washington DC, Bali Kids), Graham Daniel; Melki Schelling (Bali Kids); Brenton (Bali Kids)
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
Guest Speaker: Brenton Whittaker, Bali Kids, Children w Aids.
Brent : background mostly travel industry
Started the charity for children in Aussie, helping children in Asia Pasific
In helping orphanage everywhere in Asia Pasific ? find out that orphanage are mostly scams made to generate money for the owner, either by swindling government subsidy, donor’s money, or child labor, or a day care service disguising as orphanage. A lot of effort need to be invested in weeding out the good, the bad, and the ugly.
In Bali, Bali Kids tested a method of nurse visiting orphanage ? it creates a totally new kind of scams too, where the nurse and orphanage owner colluded to steal the medicine from children.
Bali Kids now move with mobile clinic for orphanages. The clinic check for children condition, and if they need treatment and medicine that can’t be taken in one intake, the children has to stay in Bali Kids shelter, until the treatment over. This is to prevent the medicine being sold by adults around the children.
Bali Kids now also serve by providing books and education on hygiene, AIDS, and general health for children. A lots of those children (and the parent) have no access toward these kind of info or, have terrible erroneous info, especially on the AIDS part.
Bali Kids also have an orphanage for in order to be able to take children under full time care for HIV/ Cancer / TB children. Mostly come through Sanglah because they are disowned by their community. Their stay are temporary. Parent not staying. If they need school, they were send to local school. But with extra class with one on one teacher.
Funding currently mostly from Europe (Holland, UK), Aussie, and US.
Cat: Orphanage in Bali, which is the good one? There are 71 orphanages, 11 so bad that Bali Kids won’t touch at all. Parent are paying for the children to be there, like a paying day care. Some mixed with real poor kid, but how do we filter it?
Lloyd: medication who paid for it? Free, only medical check up in hospital need to be paid by parent.
Sue : how does the mobile clinic run ? ? The mobile clinic come to orphanage / charity org, they are the one who do the screening.
Raffle: Driya with winning ticket chosen by speaker (Raffle won by Robert Hincherick of Bali Kids, a walking good luck charm – as he admit himself)
NEXT WEEK’S GUEST SPEAKER: No speaker next week, instead “GETTING TO KNOW YOU…. AND ROTARY, TOO”
NEXT MEETING at Maya Hotel
Oct. 04 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
Oct 11 Dagmara Gawlik, Director, Starfish Language School
Oct 18 Michael Fischer, Chair, Youth Exchange Program D1950 and Henrike Herbold, NGE-Coordinator D 1950
Oct 25 TBA
Nov 1 Philip Bigio…West Africa Journeys in a Jalopy
Nov 8 Board Meeting
Nov 29 Thomas Fricke, Bio Mass in Indonesia
ABOUT ROTARY CLUB BALI UBUD SUNSET
Club Officers/Committee Chairs 2010 – 2011
President: Sue Winski Fellowship/Speakers: Rucina Ballinger
President Elect: Lloyd Hassencahl Fundraising: Janet Molloy
Sec: Philip Yusenda Membership: Gabe Monson
Treasurer: Driya Susanto Public Relations: Donna Lum
Vice Pres: Rucina Ballinger Service: Cat Wheeler
IPP: Marilyn Carson FV Global Grants: Marilyn Carson
Foundation: Sue Bennett
Raffles: Driya Susanto
Mtg Coords: Pat Miklautsch, Bruce Briscoeby