Members, Officers and Committees

Don Bennett

Don graduated from the University of California at Davis as an electrical engineer and obtained his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He has worked in computers and hi tech in Silicon Valley for many years.  Retired now, we have been coming to Bali since 2005.

Susan Bennett

Sue graduated from the University of California at Davis and worked in computers for Stanford University.  She retired to raise her children and returned to work only to find her job had been outsourced.  She started in Real Estate and has been a successful investor and agent.  Mostly retired now Sue enjoys music and travel.  She has been coming to Bali since 2005.

Ray Bishop

Ray grew up in Adelaide, where he played AFL for many years before he moved to Canada. After 17 years he moved back to Australia lived in Warooka /Adelaide where ran a hardware store and agency. He joined Hope Island Rotary Club and was a member there for around 10 years. He moved to Bali 2010 on a permanent basis and to this day continues to improve Rumah Sehat and recently added Pricilla Hall Vocational Training Centre and now has joined RotaryClub Ubud Sunset, where is looking forward to a long association of helping where we can.

Sue Bishop

Born in England and grew up in Canada.  Moved to Australia in the early 1990 and then to Bali in 2011.  Sue has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  After a marketing and sales career Sue chose to move her interests towards helping people and she and her husband Ray started Rumah sehat, which opened its doors Nov 2012 in Bali.

Bruce Briscoe

Retired IT professional and English teacher. After running his IT consulting company and web marketing company in San Francisco for many years, Bruce moved to Bali 2001. Since then he has spent two years in China and three in Jakarta teaching English. Now his specialty is Web Marketing, Facebook marketing, SEO, and AdWords. He also writes magazine and newspaper articles about travel and technology. He loves Bali, the Balinese people and the Balinese culture.

Kartika Dewi

I am a merchant, I have a store to sell daily needed, I am happy to get involve in every ways project or services to anyone who really needed. I am so proud surrounded by great and prositif people in Rotary.


A Balinese native, born in Bangli, Bali.  A member of the Ubud Rotaracts since 2008 and was their 5th President.  Also has been a Assistant District Representative for Rotaracts for the Bali Area for one year.  Currently working in a silver and gold company as a product and sample development manager and in charge of correspondence with the buyers.

Danielle Foss

Born and raised in Seattle, went to college there and in California (so she could play tennis!), and graduated in Business and Interior Design. She and husband Rich Foss love working with and helping people all over the world and have a great interest in Rotary Projects in Bali’s dry northeast. With Rotary support they have completed eight water projects in the Amed area and are working on economic development projects and a health clinic. They live in Bali and have a home in Colorado Springs.

Richard Foss

Rich was a career Army officer who is now retired. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and served several years in South East Asia and the Pacific area. He and his wife Danielle, also a Rotary member, moved to Bali following teaching at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  His Rotary interest is in providing drinking water to villages in the dry northeast hills of Bali.

Neal From

While at Colorado College, Neal majored in English with a focus in creative writing. Neal was on both the football and swim teams. Neal’s travels have taken him around the globe—he has studied in Japan, backpacked through Thailand, and spent a semester studying wildlife management, conservation, and policy in Kenya and Tanzania. Upon graduation, Neal moved to South Korea where he taught English at a secondary school in Seoul. He has also worked as a snorkel guide on a small Island in the Gulf of Cambodia, traveled through Vietnam, and became a certified diver on the island of Koh Tao. Upon returning to the U.S., Neal founded Swimdo, an NGO based in Bali and Borneo, Indonesia, that is focused on child drowning prevention. Today, Neal spends half of the year working with his team in Bali and Borneo, and the other half living and fundraising all over the US. Neal speaks conversational Bahasa Indonesia and is a Red Cross certified CPR and First Aid Instructor. Neal is an avid surfer. When he isn’t surfing or teaching his students to swim, Neal enjoys writing, reading, singing the blues, and playing all sorts of games. Neal currently leads National Geographic Student Expeditions community service programs during the summer.

Brian Goldman

After coming to Bali in February 2012 to sort out some health issues after working in the Building and Construction Industry for 30 years, i was drawn to come back and live in Ubud later that year.  I look forward to helping the local people in whatever ways I can.

I have a special spot in my heart for children’s health and happiness  with a special interest in all sporting activities.

Renee Heaton

Born in Scotland, lived in England, Germany and immigrated to Australia 1991. Retired 2013 and moved to Bali.  Her working life has been as a qualified nurse/social worker/child care worker and trained with Arthritis Australia as a volunteer exercise leader.  She has been involved with Yayasan Peduli Bali and Bali Pink Ribbon and for the past year a volunteer with Yayasan Rumah Sehat.  She is very passionate about improving the health and education of these beautiful people in whose country we live. Health and education being 2 of the many focuses of Rumah Sehat. “I hope to be able to continue and aid in projects in these areas with Rotary Club Ubud Bali Sunset”.
A beautiful photo is coming soon.

Jim Hook

Jim and Marion have been living in Ubud since February 2019, after selling their bed in breakfast in Tucson, Arizona. Before entering the hospitality industry, Jim worked in IT as a systems developer, project manager, management consultant and sales executive.  He is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and has also lived in Jakarta and Milwaukee, WI. Jim enjoys good conversation, meeting people, travel, music – particularly jazz and rock ’n roll, cooking, good food and new experiences.  He joined Rotary to meet people and to help with the water, health and trash projects.

Marion Hook

Marion and Jim have been living in Ubud since February 2019, after selling their bed in breakfast in Tucson, Arizona..  A native of CT, she started her career as a high school English teacher and has taught Shakespeare to teenagers, ESL to little kids and to corporate engineers, communication skills to dislocated steel workers and cooking classes to kids and adults.   She has also directed not for profits in Pittsburgh and in Milwaukee. She enjoys good conversation, meeting people, travel, music – particularly jazz and rock ’n roll, cooking, good food and new experiences.  She joined Rotary to meet people and to help with the water, health and trash projects.

AnneMarie Kipar

Our HONORARY Member AnneMarie came to Bali to write a book (now in its final stages of pre-publication), Annemarie now brings her love of fine art as inspiration for her jeweled Batik wall hangings and bed covers. Most of the fabrics used are antique, although sometimes a contemporary batik might inspire her creativity.

Fern Linden

Australian newcomer Fern Linden has discovered the many joys of residing in Bali and particularly in Ubud where she has built a villa for her family to enjoy. She has been a Rotarian for 25 years having been a member of 4 different clubs. Two were based in Sydney and more recently she belonged to eClub One which is based in Colorado. However, Fern plans to spend more time in Ubud and hopes to contribute as much as possible to local projects and become more involved in community activities. Fern is now retired but her career included working in university administration, secondary teaching, public service management and counselling in non-government organisations. 

Abe Satria

A Balinese native, born in Denpasar, Bali.  A member of the Ubud Rotaracts since 2009 and was their 8th President.  Also has been an District International Finance for Rotaract for one year.  Currently doing business in the Restaurant and Accommodation area in Ubud and have also been active in community social projects based in Ubud.

Allan Starr

Allan and Raelene moved to Bali at the beginning of 2011 after building a villa in Pejengaji (Tegallalang). Allan is a retired (almost) after a career in operations and project management. Raelene is a retired (the lucky one) family counselor. Their 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren live in various parts of Australia and are the reason to return to Australia. Allan first joined Rotary in 1999 and has a passion to improve the Balinese people’s  access to clean water.

Kaler Sunyanta

Kaler is from Ubud. After leaving the club for a few years he has now received his Ph.D and is again an active member. He lectures at a local university in the subject of Hinduism in Denpasar. He also studies ethics and cultural studies. His hobbies include aerobics and reading. He is married and has two fine daughters. Originally Kaler joined Rotary as a Rotaract and now has joined the Rotary Club.