Bulletin 28 July 2014
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud
“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” ― John Wooden
Bulletin July 28, 2013
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
Members: Bruce, Janet, Marilyn, Philip, Cat, Rucina, Rosalind, Sue
Guests: Anne Marie, Kristi Graham, Heather Conte, Thyr Throne, Karen Chng, Bill Schneider, Judith Schneider (Foster City, California RC), Victoria Fahey, Adrienne Oberoi, Jenny Bigio, Susan Tereba, Suzanne Marie (Rotarian), Patricia, Claire, Gill Marias, Robert, Marisa Stangherlin
Pres. Philip opened by giving us a heads-up that today is Idl Fitri, which will have a dramatic impact on traffic as Javanese come here for their holiday. So please either stay off the roads or allow plenty of time to get where you’re going.
SAA Bruce proudly announced that he and Catharine will be getting married August 10 and invited all members to attend. The ceremony will be at the Christian Church you pass on the way to Maya. Afterwards everyone is invited to have some wedding cake at Warung Mina.
Philip told us that our meeting August 11 will be the District Governor visit so there will be no speaker that day. However, based on previous planned visits this may be changed at the last minute.
ES Marilyn explained that the Stewardship Committee is winding down the never ending (it seems) audit, everything requested has been provided and they are waiting for all three projects to be officially closed. They have established stewardship plans which will be announced to the members in due course. This give everyone the correct procedures to have us pass our next audit with flying colors!
She also described the final RCBUS-funded John Fawcett Foundation mobile eye clinic which took place in Mas on July 28. Rtn Eli is fundraising in Singapore with a goal to endow the JFF so they can spread their eye clinic visits to even more villages in Bali..
VP Rucina told us that our recent fundraiser at Betelnut with the Hogan Brothers Jazz Trio attracted about 60 people. A total of Rp 4,620,000 was raised and Rucina sold 100 kg of sea salt.
Anne Marie has created a batik hanging which will be auctioned off at Cafe Vespa for the benefit of Ketut, an 8 year old boy who recently underwent surgery for a 2 kg kidney cancer. It will be a ‘silent’ auction, so drop by Vespa and make your ‘bid’.
Guest speaker Susan Tereba talked on the very topical subject of dementia and care taking “Growing Old Gracefully in Bali”. At age 80 we have a 30 % chance of dementia, at age 85 it is 50%. Memory issues
do not necessarily mean you have dementia, it’s often normal aging. Many people don’t go for help because they’re in denial, fear of dementia now is more common than the fear of cancer. Alzheimer’s can be genetic, but it can also be a result of lifestyle. Risk factors include
- high blood pressure,
- physical inactivity and
- low education.
An early diagnosis may reveal a treatable illness. Some drugs and brain supplements will slow down dementia. In Bali there is no support for dementia care, dedicated accommodation/care or even a support group. Whereas, Chiang Mai, Thailand has several dedicated places for dementia patients. Her husband
Bob had Alzheimer’s for 14 years, 10 years of it under her care and for the final four years, after she burned out, with Balinese carers 24 hours a day. His two (later four) original carers had no previous experience with dementia. Susan educated herself through books, the internet and consulting with specialists. (Bob’s previous caregivers are now working in other jobs since Bob’s death. They would like to continue as carers and trainers; please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a carer.) Susan suggested that we form a relationship with the doctors at the local Toya Clinic or elsewhere while we are still well, to ensure that our final wishes are met.
The raffle was won by IPP Sue Winski … again!!!!by