Bulletin 04 February 2013

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420/No.79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30pm Maya Resort, Ubud
 
A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. 
 Tom Stoppard
 
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
 
 Attending:  Alisa, Allan, Antje, Bruce, Cat, Chris, Danielle, Deborah, Gabe, Janet, Lloyd, Marilyn, Philip, Rosalind, Rucina, Wayan Sudana, Sue, Zsuzsa

Guests: Rtn Richard Foss (Colorado Springs Interquest USA), Rtn David Lock (RC Kenmore, Australia)  Anna Marie Kipar, Ann Lock, Bridget Carson, Johan Schioldann

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS

Pres Rosalind was welcomed back as she resumed presiding over tonight’s meeting.  She reminded us that our next week’s guest speaker will be Franki Raden talking about Indigenous Music and Empowerment in Indonesia.  Another fascinating speaker recruited by VP Rucina!

Sue honors Marilyn as our first Major Donor level 2, and Rucina attaches her pin.

Sue honors Marilyn as our first Major Donor level 2, and Rucina attaches her pin.

We have a Major Donor!    PP (and PE) Sue was honored to present AG Marilyn with her Major Donor level 2 pin.  This means that Marilyn has made a significant contribution to improve the lives of people around the world

GLOBAL GRANT #26281 – Good news on the projects front!  Our GG Proposal for HIV/AIDS has been accepted by RI and now has a number!!  The next step is completing the Application…no small job…but PE Sue is beavering away at it.  The planned clinic’s physical location will be the Sayan Puskesmas where doctors are accustomed to working with HIV+ patients.  This government clinic has been treating drug addicts for a lengthy period of time and have extensive experience working with HIV+ clients. 

With our dear Rtn Bill in the USA for the foreseeable future, PP Sue has assumed the chairmanship of the project committee.  We miss you Bill and count on your continuing advice and input.

TENGGANAN NOW HAS WATER!   AG Marilyn reported that Tengganan Dauh Tukad (not to be confused with Tengganan, a totally different village!) now has water flowing.  This project brings continuous potable spring water to 700 villagers and was generously funded by Australian RC Bowral-Mittagong, whose President, Ray Williams, wife Jenny, and Rotary friend Trees Stockley will be at our next club’s next meeting. 

Educare in small group (left) and student doing pre-test on his own...

Educare in small group (left) and student doing pre-test on his own (right)…

Tulikup Educare Training off to a rousing start!   Rtns Chris and Zsuzsa told us children and teachers from elementary school #3 in Tulikup thoroughly enjoyed the first of 16 EduCare teaching sessions being sponsored by our club.  Rtns PE Sue and Ruth participated in the entertaining activities. This project will teach Living Values www.livingvalues.net with a focus on conversational English.  (Knowledge gained will be measured via pre and post-tests.)  The kids were enthralled with the activities and were enthusiastically involved…definitely looking forward to all the following 15 Sunday sessions.

FUNDRAISING   The club is in desperate need of a Fundraiser…we’re broke!  PP Lloyd and VP Danielle asked members to participate in a fundraiser committee and come up with a fun filled event that will raise MONEY!

UBUD STARTING TO ADDRESS GARBAGE PROBLEM  Bali is struggling with an ever growing garbage problem and we are delighted to see our neighboring village, Padang Tegal, take all the right steps to keep their village clean and neat.  There are labeled trash bins throughout the village and a big GREEN garbage truck for collection.

We’re looking forward to having the leaders of the community who developed this far-sighted project, as a future speakers.  

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Antje von Lukowicz-Schaeffer

antje presentation

The first meeting of every month one of our members tells us about themselves.  This time it was Dr. Antje von Lukowicz-Schaeffer, not only a medical doctor but a psychotherapist as well.  Antje’s family came from Germany.  When their house was bombed in 1943, they moved to the north of country to her grandparents house.   By the age of five Antje was already telling her parents that she wanted to be a doctor, following in the footsteps of her grandparents, both of whom had been doctors.

At the close of WWII, Antje’s family returned to Germany and in 1963 an agreement between Germany and France brought a period of quiet between the two countries.  Antje yearned to return to France and experienced her first exposure to Rotary….the French family she stayed with were Rotarians! 

Antje has always loved the countryside and to insure she would forever have an idyllic hideaway, purchased a farmhouse What Country) which became her private sanctuary.  She even enjoys mowing a 6000 meter square lawn. 

In spite of Antje’s need for calm and quiet while in the country she organized a summer camp for young people and most recently 45 children took part in a rare country holiday.  Antje cooked for all of them for the full eight days they were with her!! 

Antje’s sons are following their mother’s example and eldest son is a cardiologist, second son is a plastic surgeon.  We are fortunate that Antje and husband Raymond selected Bali as yet another opportunity to create an idyllic getaway. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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