Bulletin 14 July 2014

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

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

 “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”  ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Bulletin July 14, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS

Members: Driya, Marilyn, Cat, Bruce, Allan, Janet, Philip

Guests from Sweden Dag Roslun and Aneke

Guests from Sweden Dag Roslun and Aneke

Guests: Donna Lum, Dag Roslun and Aneke from Northern Stockholm, Sweden

Philip then announced that our club had received permission from Rotary International to use some leftover funds to buy lab reagents for the HIV testing clinic, and to make a video about the clinic.  The main reason for these ‘left-over’ funds is the exchange rate between the Indonesian rupiah and the US dollar.

Rtns Janet and Driya share a laugh

Rtns Janet and Driya share a laugh

Our sister club RC Manningham in Melbourne is fundraising to build a school in South Sudan and our club is helping them by contributing.  IPP Sue has contributed  2 days in her Pejeng house and Rtn Janet a dinner, cocktails and a salsa class at her Cafe Havana.

Rtn Dag exchanged flags with Pres. Philip, adding another European flag to our growing collection.  This is our first from Sweden!

Dag Roslun from Sweden and Pres. Philip

Dag Roslun from Sweden and Pres. Philip

Report from Committee Chairs

ES Marilyn reported on the Stewardship Committee which was formed in response to the audit we experienced for two of our projects. Janet, Rtn Philip, PE Cok Raka and Marilyn are close to having completed the initial document

Treasurer Driya

Treasurer Driya

which will go to the auditor listing our new reporting process.   This will really help us in the future keep very good track of all our projects and their progress and their funding.  Thanks guys!

Sec Cat reported for the Project Committee that she had just completed drafting an MOU for the Biosphere Foundation as our club will be applying for a DAP grant from the Australian Consulate on their behalf. We will also include a disclosure letter that will be part of our standard operating procedure.

Donna Lum

Donna Lum

With no speaker tonight, Philip opened a discussion on club fundraising.  Philip explained that our goal is to both create community awareness of our club and all it does in Bali and to raise money for current and future projects.  A lively discussion followed with all our guests contributing.  Philip will distribute the list to our membership via email so these that missed this fun exercise in creative thinking can also contribute their ideas.

Brainstorming results included

  • Rubber duck race
  • Walkathon
  • Yoga-a-thon
  • Thong-a-thon
  • Bike-a-thon
  • Hubud – Green School – Yoga Barn- Taksu/Bali Spirit/Taksu
  • Progressive Dinners
  • Club Members Dinner
  • Halloween Party – menu, music, food
  • House and Garden Visit
  • Auction – Silent Auction
  • Special event with cover charge – high season (August)
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Biku – something related to sex and animal?
  • Fashion show with dancers
  • Ask other Rotary Clubs for what they do for fundraising
  • Discount Card – Discount Book
  • Direct request to tourist – especially the newlywed “Share your love!”
  • Video loop on hotels
  • Selling ad on website
  • Corporate Social Responsibility from big companies
  • Focal point / Annual focus on one particular project
  • Ask non-member for a private focus group (romantic?) event
  • Pie throwing to face
  • Salsa dancing tag team
  • Attract Asian crowd
  • Attract Yoga crowd
  • Envelopes for donation
  • Donation account
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