Bulletin 13 November 2017
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at Kakiang Garden Café on Jl. Andong & the last Monday at Maya Resort & Spa Ubud. 5:30-7PM
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Bulletin November 13, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
This meeting took place at a new location, Pyramids of Chi in Ubud. Community services Director, Dora, filling in for Pres. Allan welcomed everyone and had the guests introduce themselves.
Because of the demo of the Healing Sound and our guest speaker, we had a very short Business part of the meeting.
Dora gave a brief outline on the water project proposal for Rumah Sehat Seloni, the costs of the water bore and the need for the community support. This project has been approved by the club and now comes the application for a District Grant. We will use the club’s District Grant funds (about US$1600) along with club funds to support this project. District Grant forms to be researched by IPP Bruce and forwarded to Dora for her to use. This Grant proposal MUST to go in by the end of November.
Dora spoke about John Fawcett Foundation and proposed that we contact the Seminyak club about sharing this project as we did previously, Bruce to send Dora the contact details.
Following our guest speaker, members and guests were treated to an introduction to The Pyramids of Chi, Sound Healing and Relaxation in one of their incredible pyramids. The experience was a great success.
David Meldrum — Pasung and Mental Illness
David outlined the severe mental illness in many countries and the practice of Pasung or locking people up that takes place in Bali. Many of these poor sick people are treated as outcasts in their villages and by their families. Some are locked in bamboo cages 24/7, while others are kept in stocks on a bed in their house so they can’t hardly move.
He outlined the need for treatment programs in Bali, to help support the patients and families inflicted with Mental Illness. Sometimes it is even difficult to find these people as they are kept in secret in their villages.
He hopes to put together a program in Gianyar similar to a successful model being practiced in Java by Dr Yuni Yerista. He will call upon Rotary for their support in the future, and we encouraged him to do that.
Raffle prize was won by RTN Ray
Next Meeting, at Maya Resort & Spa, Ubud, November 27 5:30-7PM. Our guest speaker Ina Saptiono of Kopernik will speak about how Kopernik is giving hope to poor people everywhere. Ways to cook without cutting down trees, clean drinking water, light at night and much more
Our next Board Meeting was announced for 27 Nov. after the Maya meeting