Bulletin 24 March 2014

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

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

 “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service.
I served and I saw that service is joy.”
   Kahlil Gibran

Bulletin March 24, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS

John McKee, Past President of Rotary Club Wiltshire Vale in Chippenham, England

John McKee, Past President of Rotary Club Wiltshire Vale in Chippenham, England

Tonight we welcomed Scots Duncan McKee and his father John McKee, Past President of Rotary Club Wiltshire Vale in Chippenham, England. Flags were exchanged, and PP John told us that his club has 20 members and their projects focus on local homeless people.

Pres. Sue informed us that the official launch of the HIV/ AIDS clinic is now scheduled for April 3. Even though the clinic has been in operation for 8 months, they have not been able to hold an official launch because the Regency Governor is too busy. Actually, Indonesian elections are scheduled for April 9, and there is a moratorium on most government activities 1 week before and 1 week after elections, so we are doubtful that the launch will take place on April 3, and again it will be cancelled. 

Sue and Dr. Ngurah

Sue and Dr. Ngurah

Despite the perpetually delayed launch, the number of clinic patients has been steadily growing. The staff tells us that this week the clinic has seen a spike in patient visits. Problem is, the government has cut the subsidy for certain drugs that are required for patient testing. So we need to think of ways to support the continuation of this wonderful program. Last week our Board agreed to donate Rp 5.000.000, for furnishing the new Counseling Room in the clinic.

AlisaChazani80Rtn. Alisa shared about her passion, the Bumi Sehat clinic, where she has been involved for the last 11 years. She volunteers to take people around the clinic, and is not shy about poking tourists and asking them to donate for the clinic, and other stuff.

Bumi Sahat

Bumi Sahat

 

Pres. Sue asked the membership what kind of information about projects they would like to see on the web site, and to please pass on their ideas to Sue or IPP Rosalind.

Also, for members, a chance to get involved. There is a workshop for teachers and parents planned for Ubud, providing teaching materials from recycled materials, based on a successful program in Italy. They are looking for donations now, and it may be a good opportunity for creative members to get hands-on involvement…contact Sue for more details.

Guest Speaker

David Liscumb, Secretary Elect of RC Lovina

Guest Speaker: David Liscumb, Secretary Elect of RC Lovina

Guest Speaker: David Liscumb, Secretary Elect of RC Lovina

When David Liscumb retired he set a goal of running a marathon on each of the 7 continents.  And he did it! 

His latest and last marathon was in the Antarctic, 42 kilometers running in the sleet, snow, and cold….very, very cold.

David Liscumb

David Liscumb

David is a man who doesn’t shy away from challenges and obstacles.

Tonight he showed many slides of some of the most difficult of his marathons: desert heat, arctic cold, arduous climbs, and more.  One question he got was: “Why”.  His answer was it was just a goal he had set for himself.  What a guy!  What an inspiration.

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