Bulletin 29 February 2016
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset
District 3420 / No. 79571
Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at the Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud or the Kakiang Garden Café, Ubud
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more’. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Bulletin February 29, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS
Pres. Allan, welcomed everyone and asked all for a brief introduction of themselves. He then introduced Ibu Sukma from the Smile Foundation.
Ibu Sukma went into the details of the efforts and the success of the Smile Foundation. Smile supports with the aid of surgeons from Bali, cleft lip and palette and other craniofacial operations that transform children’s, and adult’s lives. It was great to understand how we can help this incredible work and how they have expanded their commitment to the children in Bali. Many people sponsor individual operations, help out in the smile shop or donate. Smile as an amazing story of starting very small and now having an outreach project extending to Flores where awareness programs are run and arrangements made for transferring patients to Bali.
The cost of the program for a full year- salary transport and costs of operations runs to 200,000,000 rupiah per year. The program has now grown to include South Australian doctors and hospitals with the support of the South Australian government. There are now 6 trained doctors in this area in Bali where previously there were none. It is truly an inspiring story and if people want to find out more there is a Facebook page to the SMILE story! https://www.facebook.com/SmileFoundationSA/?ref=br_rs
Smile creates miracles in Bali. Balinese react to their children having disabilities but keeping them out of schools and ‘hidden’ in their homes. What Smile does is allow these innocent child to take part in their communities again. Thank you Sukma for enlightening us.
The meeting of the 14th of March will be at Kakiang. http://rotarybaliubudsunset.org/attend-a-meeting-location-map/ Remember that Guests are ALWAYS welcomed and encouraged to attend our Monday evening meetings. Invite them to come see what our club is all about and how we are devoted to helping the local Balinese. Our club priorities are Health, Hygiene, and Water. To ensure a seat, please email us before Monday noon, at meeting (at) rotarybaliubudsunset (dot) org