Bulletin 06 October 2014

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud

 “You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ― Khalil GibranThe Prophet

Members: Philip, Allan, Glenn, Marilyn, Bruce, Sue W, Ros, Cat, Rucina

Guests: Mr Chu, Anne Marie, Jillian and Fred Wilks (RC Bridgetown), Rich Foss (RC Colorado Interquest), Sumit (Manager of Queens Restaurant with a special interest in providing food to the poor)


The first meeting of each month is devoted to club business.

Our current status per Rotary International is 1056 Rotarians in our district, a bit short of the target of 1200+ needed to maintain the independent status of our District 3420.



We are required to send at least one member to the District’s upcoming Grant Management Seminar in Surabaya, and Pres. Elect Cok Raka will attend for RCBUS.

RC Como member Colin Burns will visit from Australia to discuss water projects in Bali. Their RC may be a potential project partner.

SAA Bruce talked about potential new meeting venues and also a venue for the Christmas fundraising event (70+ pax). Our meeting venue guidelines:  must hold 40-50 people,

SAA Bruce Briscoe

SAA Bruce Briscoe

secure storage for our equipment, venue staff to set up, power outlets, wireless mikes, flag space, venue support for sign-in, food and drink (snacks and drinks), good central location with parking, handicap accessible, special fees for those who can’t afford the venue fees.  Here are some places and the outcomes:

  • RTN Karen talked to Paradiso/Down to Earth manager. It is not handicap accessible and as vegetarian can’t do turkey for Christmas.
  • Terazzo – the levels are split, with some stairs.
  • Ganesha on Monkey Forest Road, gave a quote of Rp 60k for food and meeting space, can meet all needs except there are many steps so it’s not handicap accessible.
  • RTN Karen and SAA Bruce went to The Mansion. For the Christmas event, the quote for a turkey buffet was Rp 250/pax in their Indochine restaurant with only a couple of steps at entrance. That includes a glass of wine and we can bring wine to sell without corkage. Parking is good. For meetings there is another space with plenty of parking attached with no steps (but also no air conditioning) at a price of Rp 55k for food and permission to bring in guests for free if they did not eat. Need a minimum of 20 guests.
  • Bale Udang – not appropriate for Christmas or  meetings.
  • Locavore can only take 35 people, maybe we will do a special lunch.
  • Taksu has too many stairs to qualify as a regular meeting venue.
  • Maya will also be approached for Christmas dinner.
New tiles going into toilet stalls at the elementary school in Temukus

New tiles going into toilet stalls at the elementary school in Temukus

The following three projects were presented by Exec. Sec. Marilyn using the new Powerpoint format developed by our Stewardship Committee.  She explained that these presentations are designed to meet the new stewardship requirements; and we are practicing on small projects because we don’t yet have a Global Grant, for which this format was created.  She invited feedback from the members.

  1. Bangli Deep Well Project at Elementary School SDN 2 Apuan. The grant value (already fully funded) is Rp 34,000,000 (approx. US$2800).  Status: the contractor should start digging next week.
  2. School Water Project in Temekus. Grant value Rp 60,000,000 (approx US$4,900).  Status: the project is on schedule and should be finished in January. Download Powerpoint update as pdf: Temukus School Water Proj-10.6.14
  3. Tenganan Dauh Tukad School Water Project, grant value Rp 42,000,000 (approx. US$3,450).  Status: still waiting for a date for the opening ceremony. Download Powerpoint update as pdf: Tenganan School Wtr proj 10.6.14
  4. RTN Allan presented the Aas deep well project, grant value Rp 68,000,000 (approx. US$5,565). Status: water was reached at 50m through solid granite. The pump and tank still need to be purchased. Targeted end date is late November. Download update in stewardship Powerpoint as pdf: Karangasem Br. Aas Deep Well Water Project Oct 2014
  5. Karangasam-Gore Bay Global Grant: application stage. Two Canadian clubs have confirmed support at a value of US$35,000 – 40,000 for this project which coordinates the needs of five banjars.  The scope includes some economic development, basic sanitation, and improving year-round water supply. Allan is developing the application. (Not listed on Projects page yet, but has an update using stewardship Powerpoint format. Download pdf: Karangasem Gore Bay GG Water Project.

RTN Ros asked that all these Powerpoint presentations be forwarded to her to put up on the website. [see links above to download]

The raffle prize of a bottle of wine donated by the Wilks was won by VP Rucina.

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