Bulletin 10 November 2014

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.   Dr. Seuss

Bulletin November 10, 2014

Members: Rucina, Ros, Bruce, Allan, Danielle, Philip, Sue Winski, Cat

Guests: David Kuper, Charlotte Woerner, Richard Foss, Anna Marie, Mary Lee, Ria Fulton, Theresa Esne, Alex Ryan, Nino Molloy, Karen Lewis, Silvia Fairman,  Antonio Peslini, Mark Winski, Nancy Winski, Janita Himanati, Wouter Arriens, Gabe Monson

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS

Gabe Monson

Gabe Monson

Everyone warmly welcomed back Gabe, our friend and ex-RC member, from 17 months of wandering the globe. She will regale us with her stories next week as our guest speaker.

Rtn. Rosalind announced the official launch of our Holiday Celebration Fund Raising Dinner.  Over 50% of the actual ticket price will go to our project’s funding. A copy of the menu and event flyers were distributed to

Christmas 2014 Fundraising Dinner Poster

Christmas 2014 Fundraising Dinner Poster

attendees and will be put up around Ubud starting this week. Tickets include a welcome drink, buffet dinner and one raffle ticket. Members are encouraged to spread the word to friends and relatives about this worthwhile event scheduled for 6PM, 14 December, at Maya.

Pres.Philip announced the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RLYA) event in March. The participants are between 18 and 22 and the event takes place over three days and two nights.

Bruce asking for RYLA food sponsors

Bruce asking for RYLA food sponsors

Bruce spoke about meals for the event which is 27 people meals at Rp 455,000 per person (7 meals) over the duration of the event.  For Rp 185,000 per participant all snacks can be sponsored (we need 5 of these). Several people volunteered to sponsor the food, including PP Sue, Rtn. Karen, and Gabe for a dinner each and Ros for one snack. If you want to sponsor one or meals or snacks, contact SAA Bruce (balibruce at gamil.com)

Philip inducted our newest member, Karen Lewis who has already joined the Fundraising Committee!  Way to go Karen!

Newest Member - Karen Lewis

Newest Member – Karen Lewis

Our VP Rucina has been nominated for the Bali ROLE Foundation award as a Cultural Role Model. She will let us know how we can vote for her. She also announced that she will be doing a monthly talk at HUBUD on different aspects of Balinese Culture to which all are invited.  Details to follow.

PP Sue

PP Sue

Ru and our guest speaker, Alex are in the comedy group Gedebong Goyong. The group has been asked to compete on a Indonesia version of “Wheel of Fortune”, but with most members of the group out of the country they will take part next year instead.

Sue announced that she has just been nominated as head of the Nominating Committee for the next year’s elections. She invited members to apply for positions or nominate others by next week. After she receives the nominations, members will be asked to vote. We need to finish this by 1 December so that RI can be notified, so be ready to receive your ballot and vote.

Guest Speaker: Alex Ryan of Kaltimber

Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

Rucina invited Alex Ryan of Kaltimber which sources and sells recycled wood to speak to us about termites.  She delivered a very informed and comprehensive presentation on termites and how to design and build a house which excludes them as much as possible. There are two main types of termites, subterranean and dry wood termites.

Subterranean Termite Queen

Subterranean Termite Queen

Subterranean termites nest in a large nest and subsidiary nests, all under the ground, from which they build mud tunnels into the house; they may number in millions in the nests and are by far the most destructive of termites. Dry land termites nest in the wood itself and they leave behind tiny pellets as evidence of their presence. Good building practices can prevent termites from entering the home.  In Indonesia where building is not well regulated, we need to take responsibility for this ourselves.  This starts with a properly designed, poured and cured (up to 30 days) concrete slab of properly mixed concrete.  A termite is just 1.2 mm

Ant vs. Termite

Ant vs. Termite

across so can enter the smallest of cracks or air pockets.  Termites need water, food (cellulose) and shelter, so it’s important to create barriers and avoid damp environments.  Using durable woods with natural resistance to termites and other borers such as ulin (ironwood) and old teak heartwood.  Orange Oil and Freemite (a non-toxic solution) are effective for managing dry-wood termites in furniture. Alex’s full talk on termite management is on her website www.kaltimber.com

 

The raffle prize of a Cross pen with a RC logo (donated by David Kuper) was won by Janita.

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