Bulletin 04 August 2014
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Bulletin August 4, 2014
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
Members: Bruce, Janet, Marilyn, Philip, Cat, Rucina, Rosalind, Sue, Ros
Guests: The Seevinck family of four from Holland (Mom Susette is a Rtn from RCRC Brummen-Engelenburg), Tyr and Karen (soon to be Rotarians), Ann and David Lock (RC Kenmore), Royce and Lynn Allan (RC Kenmore), Rtn Anton from Lithuania (RC Millenia, Vilnus) who will be here one year), Pantea “Panne,” Beigi (former Rotary Peace Fellow, honorary member RC Commerce City, Colorado and member of RC Dili but soon moving on to Doha, Qatar!!)
Peace Fellow Panne talked about her Peace Fellowship and its value personally and as a Rotarian who works in the field of peace and conflict resolution (PCR). Candidates only need a BA and 3-5 years of field experience and a passion for peace to apply for this program. She loved the practical and theoretical training while also earningan MA from one of the great universities who offer this Rotary sponsored program.The fellowship includes tuition, living and travel expenses.
Panne was a student in the 9thgraduating class and now the program is training its 14thclass of Peace Fellows. Every year 80 -100 students pass through this degree program and now work with governments, United Nations institutions and benefit from large global networks. Panne spent 10 years working for Nobel Peace Laureates and now for one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. For this company Panne created a curriculum for 4000 students in Qatar. Although conservative, the Qatar community is very open to the PCR concepts.
In answer to a question about young people’s Rotary involvement in East Timor, Panne told us there were 190 Rotaractors – one of the largest Rotaract groups in the world.
In keeping with the observation of Rotary’s Membership month, Pres Philip showed a great video starring RIP Gary Huang who encouraged us to bring new members to Rotary and told us how to do it…just invite someone to a meeting! As it turns out, we are about to add 2 new members to our club who will be joining very active committees as well: soon-to-be Rotarians, Tyr and Karen will be inducted next week and were formally invited to join the Stewardship and Fundraising Committees.
SAA Bruce happily reminded us of his wedding next Sunday and noted that his marriage to Catharine will be the very first wedding in our club since its founding in 2008!
Pres Philip advised all Board members to arrive promptly at 5 pm next Monday for a meeting with DG Hanny and also announced that the monthly President and Secretary meeting of all 17 Bali Rotary Clubs will take place next Friday, addressing a very ambitious agenda.
Rtn Glenn shared a Power Point presentation concerning Stewardship and Financial Management. Glenn first explained that the Stewardship Committee (Glenn, Janet, Philip, Janet, Marilyn and newly added Karen) was formed after the auditor commented on the club’s need to develop formal controls for Global and District Grant funds. Of equal importance was keeping club members apprised of all aspects of club projects and this will be accomplished by reporting on project status once a month.
The first product from the Stewardship Committee is a high level 22 point statement on fund management. It will be followed by easily understood, we hope, step-by-step procedures. Members will be kept in the loop regularly with a flow chart, guidelines and definitions posted
on our website and the club President will devote one meeting a year to review the process. A copy of the high-level summary was distributed to all members. Feedback in writing was requested.
SEC Cat presented the Concept paper for a health project in Sumba. It will soon be made available on our website and we’ll be asking for funding help for this project. More details to follow.
ES Marilyn presented a small project in Bangli that will provide water to an elementary school which is at the very end of a water supply system. (Unflushed toilets are a serious health issue). The project will dig a deep well to provide a permanent water source for the school (SD Negeri No.2 Bangli).
It was a big night for flag exchanges. Rtn Susette, RC Brummen-Engelenburg (Netherlands) exchanged flags with Pres Philip followed by Peace Fellow Panne who exchanged TWO flags…one from RC of Dili (East Timor) and the second from RC Commerce City (Colorado).
Thanks to guests Rtn Susette and her family and Rtn David and Ann Lock, there were two raffle prizes this evening. The prizes (chocolate from Australia and treats from Holland) were won by David and Philip.by