Bulletin 03 March 2014
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud
“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ― Kahlil Gibran
Bulletin March 3, 2014
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
The news is out….our District Governor Nominee Designate for 2016-2017 will be Nyoman Nilawati (fondly referred to as Nila). Believe it or not the club vote was a tie! But Rotary’s Manual of Procedures says if there’s a tie, the first choice of the original nominating committee determines the outcome in the face of a challenge. Both candidates were women and both highly qualified so we hope the challenger goes for a DG nomination next time around! Congrats to both committed Rotarians.
Indonesia seems to have made it through a week or two without a new earthquake, volcanic eruption or tsunami. All that prayer in Bali the other week seems to have been heard by the powers that be!
Boo Hoo!! Our club has slipped from the #2 club in Indonesia to #3. To regain our previous position we need to add new members (one is about to happen) and increase our giving to The Rotary Foundation. Hey RCBUS members, it’s time to put your hands in your pockets!
Tonight we had four Rotaracts with us to celebrate Rotaract International’s 28th birthday AND to introduce their new Rotary advisor, Rtn Ron Dixon. Ron presented a certificate to the Rotaract representatives thanking them for their continuing help, advice and support to RCBUS.
Our PE Philip and Rtn Rustiasa are both in Ambon, the capital of Maluku province of Indonesia, working with the local university and The Southeast Asia Foundation on a serious problem…peace and conflict resolution. There’s a sharp and painful division between two religious groups in Ambon and Rtn Rustiasa spoke to this situation in an earlier trip to Ambon. What he had to offer was so successful that he AND Philip were asked to return and share their thoughts with an even larger audience. What’s very special to us about their work is that much of it is based on Living Values (Google it!), an integral part of the Educare program delivered through Campuhan College. We’re very proud of Rustiasa and Philip.
Speaking of Educare, mark your calendars for June 3 when there will be an Educare graduation ceremony for FOUR participating elementary schools including a second school in Tulikup, funded by the generosity of RC Richmond, Australia. The graduation is not only a moving experience but a load of fun as well! Fourth and fifth graders show off their new English skills AND what they’ve learned from Living Values. Sometimes I think a refresher course in Living Values would be of benefit to all of us.
The heart of tonight’s meeting was PROJECTS!! Pres Sue walked us through two documents that the club requires to introduce a potential project. The first, referred to as the Road Map, is an overview of how the project process works. The second, the Concept Paper, is where the proposer gets to make his/her case for the project itself.
Like wine, the Concept Paper, originally developed by our own Rtn Cat, has only gotten better with time. There were lots of questions and comments on both documents and PE Philip even found a problem with the Concept Paper that was being used as a live example. Back to the drawing board for more revisions!!
These documents can be accessed by RCBUS members after log-in, under Resources > Potential Projects. On the new website, log-in fields are in the upper right corner of every page. If you need help logging in, please contact Balibruce [at] gmail.com.
Some important dates coming up to remember:
April 28 we’re off to a field trip at the Mask Museum. The displays are gorgeous pieces of work ranging from small, intricately carved masks to huge barongs. And if you’re a car nut, so is the curator at the Mask Museum, so you’ll see some vintage automobiles as well.
May 5 is a Club Assembly and will be held at Rtn Janet’s restaurant, Cafe Havana…it should be a pretty mellow affair what with all those mojitos Janet’s place is famous for.
June 29 is our Handover and once again it will be held at ES Marilyn’s house where we’ll have our sixth annual BBQ. (When we had our first annual BBQ who ever imagined we’d make it all the way to SIX?!)