News, 26 Oct 2019World Polio Day, October 24th 2019
Today October 24 th 2019 is World Polio Day, World Polio Day is an annual opportunity
for Rotary members to rally the world around the fight to eradicate the disease forever.
For this year’s program Rotary Bali Area working together with all club in Bali and
Puskesmas Denpasar Selatan I at Pegok Soccerfield Denpasar, doing the immunization
campaigns and to vaccinate children against polio to protect them from this devastating
diseases. Todays event attended by DG Pebri Dipohadikusumo and Rotarian as
commitment Rotary to support the movement of End Polio Now!
In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative,
the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World
Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national
governments has helped reduce that number by 99.9 percent.
- Equipment for Bali Sehat Medical Clinic in the Karangasem Region
- Kedampal Water Project
- Rotaract Mobile Library Project
- Sewing for Living
- Support for the following groups:
- Supporting children to continuing go to school
- Working with John Fawcett Foundation
- Various projects focusing on HIV education, healthy hygiene, clean water supplies, and support for women and children
- Supporting WEHEA project for preservation of tropical forest in Kalimantan
- Postpone – Chili Cook Off at Melting Pot Ubud 22th March 2020
- Women Supporting Women
- Jim Hook Memories
- Wonderful Heart of Julia Parini
- Backpack for Children, by Bali Children’s Project
- World Polio Day, October 24th 2019
- Hosted Miss Teen Great Britain Imogen Chapman by Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset.
- Handover Officer Rotary Club Ubud Sunset 2019/2020
- 10th Aniversary Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset
- We Can, They Can’t
- 5th Annual Christmas Fundraising Dinner 2018
- September Birthdays
- July Birthdays
- March Birthdays
- February Birthdays
- Rotary World Wide – Doing good!
- 4 April – President of Rotary Club Colorado Springs Interquest to visit
- Books for Balinese Schools
- Bluu Karangasem Water project handover 3 Jan 2016
- Child Helmet Project is up & running thanks to Terri & Penny
- Two Important Briefs Available
- Vision Quest: Bringing Vision to Indonesia’s Blind
- Purchase a Screening Voucher
and Save a Friend’s Life
- FUNraiser: Jazz Night with
The Hogan Brothers
- Oz Singer Gyan Benefits RCBUS to Assist HIV/AIDS Clinic
- Ubud’s HIV/AIDS Clinic Opens Officially!
- Mary Jane Edleson on Sustainable Tourism
- ‘Body Music’ Was a Great Success!
- RCBUS Hosts Successful RYLA 2013
- What does a Water Project Look Like?
- HAPPY NEW YEAR
- Nest Box for Bali Starling
Congratulations are in order On June 29, 2020, Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] announced its new Board of Directors: Kartika Dewi will serve as President and Immediate Past President, Kadek Erawan as President Elect, Brian Goldman as Treasurer, Sue Bishop as Secretary, Ray Bishop as Fundraising Chair, Marion Hook as Communications Chair, and Dora as Youth Community services. The properly socially distanced meeting was held at Café Hana in Ubud. Members also joined in via Zoom from as far away as Australia as we embraced the “new normal”. Hans Schmid was welcomed as RCBUS’ newest member.
RCBUS proudly continues to grow its membership, even during the current chaotic social environment. We are able to do this because we are Rotarians committed to providing and competing projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the local community.
We may be a small group of people, but we have instituted positive, sustainable change. An example – Last year our new Board members and club member were announced during a meeting at Tegal Dukuh Camp in Taro. Its owner, environmentalist Wayan Wardika, told us of his ideas to improve the physical and economic environment of the region. RCBUS raised money to purchase a machine for Wayan that chops organic waste into compost. The machine has been purchased from funds members raised on 3 different continents and is in use. As a result, compost can now be made quickly, so almost all the area’s organic waste is being converted into compost. That compost is being distributed to local farmers who are using it to grow food for their families and their livestock and to sell in the markets. People are eating healthier food and living in a less toxic, more chemical free environment. Less refuse is being taken to landfills which are actually overflowing. Extra compost is being sold to private homeowners, hotels, resorts and restaurants to use in their landscaping. That improves the economy tremendously in the Taro area. RCBUS helped to literally change the physical environment, the economic environment and the health of this beautiful village. Wayan, who is orchestrating this wonderful endeavor, said that he was so excited when the machine arrived, he forgot to eat lunch.
Projects for 2020 include the following:
More information about RCBUS’ projects can be found at http://rotarybaliubudsunset.org/club-projects/.
If you would like to join this dynamic group of people who love Bali and work to help the people who live here, information to do so can be found at http://rotarybaliubudsunset.org/how-to-become-an-rcbus-member/
Disaster Respond Aid Covid-19 March – April 2020
In early March, Rotary International President, Mark Daniel Maloney, requested that all Rotary meeting and events be cancelled in order to protect the health of members and respect local social distancing regulations. Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] complied with his wishes, but, although we did not hold meetings, our ability to keep serving others through our projects did not stop.
Our club has made a donation to the Rotary Disaster Relief Fund – District D3420 as participate to district Disaster Respond. As a club we also donate very urgent needed asking by the health facility, started by Brian Goldman sent the face shield and liquid soap to Bali Mandara Hospital.
Participants in our Sewing for Living program which enable Balinese women to sew on a sewing machine in their homes have sewn and produce non-medical grade masks for people to wear during the Covid-19 pandemic. This will allow them to contribute to their family’s finances.During this period the women now have the sewing machines in their homes, as communal work is not permitted. They have been taught to make face masks and we have provided all materials required. This has dual benefits – the women can earn some money and as a club we can donate the masks to community who coming to health facility, according the newest rule from government, people who coming to health facility without mask will not got services from paramedic.
Dora with 2 of our Rotaractor, Gian and Ywan, being volunteer to Rotary Disaster Respond to distributed face shields to Puskesmas in Denpasar, Tegalalang, Tampaksiring, Blahbatuh and Bangli regency. As Bangli is the second line for covid-19 patient with minimum facility, Dora asking our club to donate 10 hazmat cloth to doctors and nurses in Bangli. In the same time we have also donated over 185 face masks made by the women and liquid soap to health facilities requesting them.
Until at least the first week in June, all people on Bali must wear masks when go outside their house.These masks are particularly welcome by those who cannot afford to purchase them or cannot make them.
We will continue aid as requested to best of our ability.
Keep safe, keep healthy, wear your masks, practice social distancing, all will be well!