Bulletin 27 October 2014
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
Members: Philip, Rucina, Janet, Rosalind, Sue, Marilyn, Allan
Guests: PP Patrick and President Doris from RC Seminyak, Karen Lewis, Dewa, Adi, and Puput
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
We are still waiting for a report from PE Cok Raka on the Seamless Seminar he attended in Surabaya. Because he was kind enough to attend, our club is now “qualified” to undertake global grants this year. Thank you Cok.
RC Bali Kuta will be visited by 40 Rotarians from RC Guindy, Chennai India D-3230. They present their District activities and sign a Sister Club Agreement with RC Bali Kuta. They are eager to meet all Rotarians in Bali and exchange flags, so all Bali Rotarians were invited to join the Dinner & Fellowship on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 18.30. RSVP : ES Lita (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or HP: +62.81.91627.9013 Pelangi special dinner @ Rp. 100,000/pax
VP Rucina told us a bit about her amazing Gedebong performance Monday afternoon collaborating with 350 10th grader students AND two elephants! Rucina was not shy about ad-libbing with the Asri the elephant, but in the end she had to be restrained by the mahout as he said she was agitating Asri.
Member Chair Janet reported on the successful fundraiser for Yayasan Rama Sesana on Saturday . They raised over 300 million rupiah, which will be used for a mobile clinic. Janet also has vouchers available for 300,000 which enable the holder to get a breast exam, pap test and blood check at the YRS Clinic in Denpasar. It is recommend that members and friends purchase these for themselves or for any women who could use them, and also help to provide transport.
Reports from Committee Chairs, Board, and Project Committee Meetings
Fundraising Committee: Rosalind confirmed that our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraising Dinner will be on December 14 at Maya Resort and Spa, Ubud. Music is 90% confirmed but will not yet divulge who it will be. Wait for the wonderful surprise.
Project Committee – Funds have been expended for the Bangli deep well and Temukus SD #5 water project.
President Philip reported on one more new rule at our BII bank (and maybe all banks) that one person can have no more than 3 accounts at one time. This is a challenge for our club, since we have to depend on our Indonesian members to open the accounts. This banking problem is the result of Rotary International’s strict rules concerning grants and the record keeping needed.
President Philip rewarded PP Sue with a special pin showing that she has sponsored two members. A clever little system for recognizing sponsors of new members are the different flat disks that go behind the Rotary pin, and there are different disks for different number of members sponsored.
Sisters, Sisters….PP Marilyn has offered to be our liaison with D3310 (Singapore, Brunei and part of Malaysia – Melaka, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan FT) to look for a sister club in the District.
Our raffle was won – again! – by Rtn. Allan!
Campuhan Media Production
Dewa (CMP-), head of CMP, first took the stage to give us a bit of background about the organization. It started in 2008, doing internal Karuna Bali media, and in 2012 started doing a bit of media work from other countries and other organizations. They do a full range of media activities including: videos, design, photography, animation, cartoons, and commentary.
Aris (I Wayan Agus Aristana), next told us how he illustrated the story for the John Fawcett Foundation, Warna Boy. He put us right into the process, showing us the many trial drawings he did to capture the right look for the dragon, and the right look for the young boy of the story.
It took many tries to capture the right kind of character. A dragon that wasn’t too western, too angry, too silly. A boy that wasn’t a copy of the manga style. From the hand drawings, the images were scanned to the computer where they were finalized and colored. Each of the illustrations were like a painting, beautifully done. In one village scene, the drawings showed young boys lying on the ground and smoking! One of our members quickly objected, but Aris showed us that in the final version in the book, the kids are not smoking at all.
Next, Dewa showed us slides of the video training workshop for the scholarship students in the year long computer graphics course. Students were involved in all aspects of video production: writing about the process, using camera, filming, editing. We all were impressed watching how engaged all the young people were.
All the videos are on YouTube under KARUNA Bali https://www.youtube.com/user/karunabali
Puput (Ni Wayan Yuniari Putri), is the newest member of the CMP team, and she told us that she will be designing a new signboard for KARUNA Bali to put in front of their offices.
Most of projects CMP does now are for Karuna Bali and maybe next year they hope to have a larger staff where they can do more outside work.
Note that all three of our guest speakers are graduates from the one year scholarship graphic design course, and a terrific testament to the program.
For more information hop to : https://www.facebook.com/campuhanmediaproduction