Bulletin 01 December 2014
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud
“Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
Bulletin December 1, 2014
Members: Sue, Karen, Bruce, Allan, Glenn, Danielle, Philip, Cat, Sue, Ros
Guests: Rich, Gabe, Garth Allmand (RC West Kelowna) and his wife Pamela, Carol Dodge, Dwight Anderson from RC Lucaya Freeport Bahamas (his island of 35,000 people has four Rotary clubs), Diane Parker (RC Ogopogo), Ron and Kathy from RC Salem Oregon
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
Raffle … the prizes are a book on HIV by RC Nusa Dua and a prize from Gabe – the new set of Laurence Blair’s CD Myths and Monsters about Indonesia’s natural history
Flags were exchanged with RC Lucaya Bahamas and with Salem Oregon.
Rtn Allan reported that last Thursday he and Pres. Philip went to RC Nusa Dua/Seminyak to meet with Cathleen Evans, the SEA GG expert whose presentation clarified the application process. Our district has about 10 open GGs.
IPP Sue of the Nomination Committee reminds us that there is a call for nominations for officers for our RC Board for next year. Our district is also nominating DG for 2017 who will be announced in March. The District announced that RCBUS is #13 for contributions out of all of Indonesia’s clubs.
Rtn Rosalind of the Fundraising Committee announced our fundraising dinner Sunday December 14 with a children’s choir. Exciting raffle prizes including packages from Maya and the Amandari, dinner at Locavore and villa nights at Kama Sari.
Sue updated us about the GG for the HIV clinic in Ubud, executed by NGO Bali Peduli and funded by 3 clubs in Southern California. If a pregnant woman is diagnosed and treated early, her chance of delivering an HIV-free baby drops to 5% so early testing is imperative. A training program for 27 staff was held in November. Outreach workers who are all HIV positive, visit sex workers and test them on site, and also visit patients at home. Over 1200 patients have been treated between June 2013 and October 2014 and 2000 patient visits. The project value was $58,000.
Alan also talked about the Karangasem GG continues work which has been undertaken in the area over the past 8 years by Rtn Rich Foss. About 14 separate water projects have been completed in this time. This project, value about $40,000 over two years, brings together resources to several villages. Water is being provided to villagers high in the mountains of East Bali who are illiterate subsistence farmers who can grow one crop of corn over the 4 month rainy season. Sanitary blocks and basic sanitation training will be provided, as well as the introduction of alternative dry land farming for cash and food crops and animal cooperatives.
Philip reminded us of a tree planting festival on Kintamani on December 7.
Our speaker next week is Sasha Stevenson, a very funny Canadian who talks about Indonesianisation.
The Raffle prizes were won by Carole Dodge and Karen Lewis.