Bulletin 10 September 2018

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at Kakiang Garden Café on Jl. Andong: last Monday at Maya Resort & Spa Ubud. 5:30-7PM

“Wherever you go, go with your heart” anon

 Bulletin September 10, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS

Visitors: T.V.Srinivasin –Rotary Club of Bangalore, Lakeside, India and wife, Ann Sujata; Shana Halajian –Rotary Club of Waxhaw, Weddington, N.Carolina

Brian

Pres. Brian welcomed everyone and passed the mike so our guests could introduce themselves.

PREVIOUS BUSINESS:

  1. As yet no information regarding the year 6 student to have cataract surgery; it is usual for a group of 4 to attend at one time as this is more effective of resources.
  2. Sponsorship of Rumah Sehat Healthy Day – date now confirmed as 6th October at Kendample.
  3. PP Bruce updated on our 5th annual Christmas fund raiser dinner- he has now sent out emails to all Rotary clubs inviting them; also emails to try and procure raffle and silent auction items. In just 3 days he has received positive replies from Locavore, Taksu Spa, and Maya Ubud and Sanur.

PP Bruce

No questions arising from the above.

NEW BUSINESS:

A lady has contacted the club wishing to visit rural schools with her sons, to hand out pens, books etc. She will be here 6-9th October.  Unfortunately Dora, Community service Chair, was not able to attend tonight. So information will be passed to her and possibly to involve the Rotaracts.

Terri Lewin

Sadly we have to say “Goodbye” to RTN Terri Lewin, who has informed us she is resigning. All the best Terri, we will miss you.

Following official business, the visitors were invited to talk about themselves and the projects their clubs are involved in. The world over, problems are so alike, health care, education, disease eradication, water projects.

TV and wife

RTN TV is a past president of his club which has about 40 members. One of their main projects is the screening of children for Congenital Heart disease. Also there is much migrant labour and consequently the children move often and to areas where their dialect differs so they drop out of school. So their club has projects to return the children and support them in the school system.

Ann, TV’s wife, is a Rotary International scholar. She is also an artist specialising in the traditional Japanese arts of Nihon Shisu and Sumi-e Suibokuga. She studied while living in Japan, now designing, illustrates and embroiders on Japanese silk kimono or obi fabric. For more information on this very specialised art form please visit: http://brushandthreadarts@gmail.com. For more information, her email address is:  brushandthreadarts@gmail.com

Shana

RTN Shana is from N. Carolina and has been and is involved in many many projects! She is the Rotarian of the year in her club with over 6o women members alone, she is the international Project chair.  She has been involved in projects in Nepal, and shocked by the standards of people there.

Some of her club’s projects include coats for kids (in the very cold weather) , dictionary projects, Neighbours in Need – where homeless people can come and get free food donated by supermarkets, may be few days out of date, excess etc. also have water projects. For fund raising they do Pancake breakfasts, sell Christmas wreaths, Halloween completions etc.

We also outlined the poverty of the many people of Bali and what is done to help them. Rumah Sehat was explained , what occurs at a Healthy Day, how the vocational school is helping senior children to become educated in English and computers;  the building of the new clinic and how funds are being raised.

Flags were presented to our guests and photos taken!

Next meeting at the Maya 24  September 2018

 

By: Bruce Briscoe

 

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