Bulletin 13 October 2014

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

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

  “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”  ― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

Bulletin October 13, 2014

 Present: Allan, Bruce, Driya, Cat, Ru, Marilyn, Philip

Guests: Mr Chu, Rich, Anne Marie, A.M. Kipar and Mayur Vora from RC Panchkani near Puna, Jacob Olander, Marta Echavarria, Karen Lewis

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS

Anne Marie and one of her incredible textile creations

Anne Marie and one of her incredible textile creations

Anne Marie, our full-time visiting guest, was lauded by Pres. Philip for donating many of her wonderful and beautiful textile art pieces to schools.  This week she continued that admirable tradition by giving two more art pieces for schools where we have recently done water projects.

Marilyn

Marilyn

She received a loud and long round of applause.

Pres. Philip also announced an event for the End Polio Now program organized by RCB Denpasar on Friday in Legian.

Exec. Sec. Marilyn took the mike and said that there will be a meeting with Colin Burns from RC Como who is interested in partnering with Bali clubs on water projects at her home October 15.  Everyone is invited.

This is where the deep well will be dug

This is where the deep well will be dug

She also announced that the Bangli deep well project has finally begun.

Our club RYLA committee met yesterday (Rtn. Probo, Treas. Driya and Exec Sec. Marilyn) re: our own RYLA week-end we are sponsoring and holding in Ubud scheduled for March.  Still needed are donations in kind, such as meals, snack, water, amenities, pens, pencils and rental of projector, etc.  Several committees have been established but still need someone to handle meals; SAA Bruce volunteered to get meals, snacks, etc. donated for the event.

VP Rucina announced that the venue for the Holiday Fundraising dinner was selected after vetting many options.  We want to thank the committee for the time and consideration they gave to this endeavor and are proud to announce that our ‘2nd Annual Rotary Holiday Fundraising Buffet Dinner’ will be held this year at the Maya Resort and Spa on Sunday December 14.  SAA Bruce passed around the Menu (see below) from Maya and it looks like a gourmet wonderland. The committee will now begin soliciting for raffle prizes, we need to lock these in by November 15 so we can begin advertising this fantastic event.

The Puhu Project was presented by Marilyn, using the new standard format. This is a new Global Grant, and is for 5 elementary schools in Puhu and Payangan (about 600 kids) areas.  The grant is valued at Rp 555 million from RC Ignatio and other districts.  Primary contact is Marilyn with Rtn Wayan Sudana, Rtn Ade Sudana, Pres. Elect Cok Raka and Rtn Wayan Rustiasa also on the committee.

Guest Speaker

Jacob OlanderJacob Olander, our guest speaker, is based in Ecuador which has 20% of the world’s butterfly diversity.  He has a butterfly farm in the Andean foothills, rearing native species in greenhouses and exporting them internationally in the chrysalis stage of their development which lasts 10 – 16 days of the 15 species he rears.  He sadly pointed out that over half the world’s invertebrates have been eliminated over the past 40 years; Jacob’s work is to promote the concept that nature is worth more alive than dead.  The business brings together the twin strands of environment and economics.  Rearing butterflies provides tangible economic benefits to the locals while conserving nature.    The raffle prize was won by Jacob’s wife, Marta Echavarria.

 

 

 

2nd Annual Rotary Holiday Fundraising Dinner Buffet Menu

Welcoming glass of sparkling wine.
Bread and Soup
• Assorted breads and rolls
• Creamy roast pumpkin soup with festive spices and chives (V)
Starters and salads
• King prawn and avocado cocktails
• Camembert, caramelized onion and smoked salmon quiche
• Confit of vine ripened baby tomatoes with thyme, olives and goats cheese (V)
• Roasted beetroot, feta and mint salad, balsamic dressing (V)
• Tomato & orange salad with parsley & citrus dressing (V)
• Potato salad with pesto mayonnaise and toasted cashews (V)
• Radicchio and shaved manchego with sherry vinegar dressing and chives (V)
• Green leaf salad with toasted hazelnut dressing (V)
Bain-marie (chafing and induction)
• Pan fried Snapper fillets with creamy saffron, prawn and basil sauce
• Roast loin of Pork with its crackling, Apple sauce, jus
• Traditional roasted sweet potatoes (V)
• Potato purees (V)
• Wild mushroom lasagna with thyme and parmesan (V)
• Green and yellow beans sautéed with garlic and parsley (V)
• Marmalade glazed carrots (V)
Carvery
• Whole roasted turkey, caramelized onion, cranberry and pecan stuffing, sage jus
• Vegetarian coulibiac of spinach, leeks, herbs, zucchinis and cashews (V) (a Russian fish pie typically made with salmon or sturgeon, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, and herbs, in a puff pastry shell.)
Something sweet (v)
• Croqumebouche wreath (Croquembouche is a French dessert made by stacking cream puffs in a conical shape and cementing them together with a toffee. The dessert is typically ornamented with sugared almonds, or other ingredients, and it is designed to be displayed as the centerpiece of a table)
• Buche de Noel – Yule log cake with hazelnut ganache (a whipped filling of chocolate and cream, used in desserts such as cakes and truffles.)
• Home-style pumpkin pie
• Warm Christmas puddings, brandy butter
• Eggnog cheesecake with dark cherries and rum glaze
• Pistachio and cardamom crème brulee
• A Selection of ice creams and sorbets
• Fresh tropical fruits

In addition there will be wonderful wines and beers available as well as a specially created cocktail, the “RoMaya Sunset” cocktail, created by Maya just for this special occasion.   More details and some raffle prizes to follow!

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