Members, Officers and Committees

Hans Joachim Schmid

I am German and born in Munich. Graduated from the Ludwig Maximilian University as a computer science. Long time I was CIO of BMW Bank in Germany and BMW Financial Services worldwide. After that I become partner at different consulting and software companies in the automotive finance industry. In Bali I have a house since 2007 living permanent after retirement in 2018 in Seminyak. I like travelling, ride bikes, skiing and mountaineering. My 3 children and 2 grandchildren are living in various parts of Bavaria (southern part of Germany) and like to come to Bali as much as possible.

Kadek Erawan

Local balinese born in Keramas village, Gianyar. Studied food and beverages management at STP Nusa Dua Bali 1999, worked for Holland America cruise line as a dinning room steward. Currently doing a restaurant business and accommodations in Keramas area

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.