Bulletin 7 November 2011

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3400/No.79571,
Meeting every Monday at 5:30pm Maya Resort, Ubud
“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.” Berthold Brecht

Bulletin 7 November 2011

Newsletter Editors this issue:

Cat Wheeler and VP Rucina and IPP Sue



Attending:
Members: Danielle, Philip, Augie, Lloyd, Bill, Cat, Patricia, Mary Lee, Mary Jane, Donna, Gabe, Janet, Rucina, Sue W, Rustiasa

Guest:
Rich Foss, Ray Bishop [RC Hope Island , Gold Coast, Queensland], Sue Bishop, Diane Parker (RC Kelowna Ogopogo), Jeff, Dek Dor [Rotaract Ubud], Fitri [Rotaract Ubud]

Announcements, Correspondence, Reports

Cook Book:  Sue W announced that Joady from our sister club RC Manningham, Melbourne ordered 25 books for friends and club members, and our newest member transferring from Autralia, Allan Starr (our new transfer member) not only bought 3 books for himself, but agreed to carry the books to Joady, saving us a good deal on shipping costs.

Lloyd appointed Sue as Internet Outreach Adviser was created for Sue as appreciation for her work on our praised website and facebook site.  Gabe and Augie volunteered to post on our Facebook site before and after meetings to let more of the world know what we are up to.

Lloyd: Other  club positions needed are: (1) Sergeant At Arms (Mary Lee volunteered ) (2) Raffle ticket seller (Janet volunteered) (3) In-room greeter (Patricia volunteered)

Hiv Aids Committee:  Bill and committee are continuing the process of assessing different HIV/AIDS programs on the island to see where our club might be able to fill identified gaps. Next Wednesday Sue and Bill will observe an educational program in a high school in Gianyar sponsored by Bali Spirit Festival and another program in a Jr. High School put on by Bali Children’s Project.   Janet: information from Yayasan Kerti Praja , there are 4 local partners that they always work with for education. Prof Wirawan, the founder of Kerti Praja, is the one who wrote all the material that was distributed by Bali Spirit. Rucina: in addition to that, a lot of organization already exist and running in Bali in the field of HIV/AIDS.  The committee is fortunate to have members with direct experience in this field in Bali, and we are happy to draw on their knowledge and experience in developing our project.

Global Grant: The final hygiene training will take place this Saturday Nov 12, as Dyatmika teachers work their magic in a workshop with teachers from Kerta Elementary Schoool #5.  Cars will leave at 8 am, let Sue know if you can come.

Sponsor Sue pins Mary

Sue and Lloyd induct Mary Jane and Mary

Induction of new members: We are very excited and proud of our new members, Mary Jane Edleson and Mary Lee

Gabe: Voice of Rotary: November message : “..in life we are worth only what we are willing to share with others”. One of the embodiment of this principle is Mohamad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, which we can meet at the Rotary Convention in Bangkok, May 2012.

Lloyd : report on the RC Bali Seminyak event Think Pink that raised funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. One of their projects is to support Sanglah Hospital to update their mammogram unit (which is already 20 years old)

Flag exchange

Flag exchange with Ray Bishop of RC Hope Island.

And now,

Rucina Ballinger tells us about herself.

Tonight we had a chance to learn something about Rucina, and she wrapped up her life nicely in her signature ‘rap’.  She had us laughing, inspired, and amazed at her life accomplishments, and her experiences in her 30 years in Bali.

Raffle prize: Janet was the lucky winner tonight, the prize was a package of yummy Tulsi Chai Masala.

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