Bulletin 24 September 2018

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at Kakiang Garden Café on Jl. Andong: last Monday at Maya Resort & Spa Ubud. 5:30-7PM

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Gandhi

Bulletin September 24, 2018


Brian and honored guests

Visitors: Past District Governor Devinder Kalra and Mrs Anuradha Kalra, from District 3080, India; our own District Governor Wayan Suryawan; PP Ayu Suryaningsih; and Hunter Detmar, Ray and Sue’s grandson from Brisbane, Australia.

WELCOME- Welcome to all members and guests from Brian, President.

Unfortunately our guest speaker, Alexandre Wettstein – President and Founder of the Fair Future Foundation cancelled at the very last minute.


Rtn Sue Bishop

Rtn Sue Bishop

Our club is sponsoring a Healthy Day for Rumah Sehat: Membership Chair Sue Bishop one of the founders of Rumah Sehat, gave a short outline of the history of the organization and how far it has come over the past 6+ years. It has improved its coverage of the local Balinese, so much so that the original clinic, near Amed has become too small. A very generous sponsor has purchased 10 are of land to build a new clinic, with birthing rooms, doctors rooms, a pharmacy, and small rooms for patients needing to stay. Fund raising has just been launched to build the facility and 750 million IDR is required. Sponsors can buy a “brick” which will have their name inscribed on it, to be used in construction. The cost per brick – 1million IDR or about US$65 .

The Healthy Day will be held on October 6th at Kendample past Celik, near Amed, Mt Agung willing! There are 514 families in the area and it is expected to treat about 250-400 during the day. Included will be general doctors, optometrists, dental care, pap smears, Bali Pink Ribbon, breast screening, hearing checks, dental hygienist, pharmacy, and possibly some specialist doctors. Volunteers very welcome to help on the day!


Dora & Kaler

Community Services Chair Dora gave an update of what she has been working on. There is a possibility of a joint project with Seminyak for another John Fawcett Fountation day.
She also described that in Bangli every Saturday morning there is an English class for students.

In addition, a lady has approached Rotary as she wants to visit a school 6-9th October to distribute pens, pencils, school books, possibly Kelusa north of Keliki, but to date nothing final arranged.

PP Ayu of RC Denpasar, gave an update on the Lombok situation. Ayu is the district coordinator for disaster relief for Rotary. A mobile health care unit is travelling round Lombok, providing care, medicines, disease prevention and working with other medical teams on the island. Since 24th August it has treated over 1,000 people.

District Governor Wayan provided further information- there are still numerous daily earthquakes of varying degrees, with over 80% of the housing has been destroyed and many buildings are in need of much repair work. Tents have been provided plus construction of temporary shelter that can be erected in 5/6 hours. Over 100 houses have been constructed and 600 shelters.

The Gilli Islands have reopened since 1st September so people have work again; everyone helps each other with food, shelter etc. Lombok Rotary club initially had 9 members this has now increased 21!


Our Christmas Fundraising Dinner

This will be held on 9th December at the Maya Resort.

PP Bruce gave update on emails sent out to local businesses for silent auction prizes, so far approximately 7 positive replies have been received in just the first week!

Cost of event – 500,000 for adult, non-Indonesians; 450,000 for adult Indonesians (KTP holders); 250,000 for children 6-12; and children under 6 are free.

The menu will be similar to last year’s delicious items AND a magician has been hired to entertain us!

The event poster being designed. At next meeting more details of the event night, those helping etc. will be discussed.


PP Devinder Kalra from India

Past Governor Devinda, District 3080, India.  Greetings from India and thanks to Ayu for making this visit possible.
He has been a Rotarian for 52 years; talked about his district, over 500 members, their projects include team of doctors visiting Africa every year, this year Uganda, and treating the people. This has been ongoing for 20 years. His town is Panipat and he has travelled extensively.

Mrs Anuradha Kalra, is a charter president from 1982-1983 of Association of Innerwheel clubs in India, women’s largest organisation. Then became chairman then National president from 1996 – 1997. She has travelled through India/Pakistan/ Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Initially travel was by train with no computers, cell phones etc! She has made many many friends though her travel’s.

Raffle drawn by Past Governor Devinda and won by Hunter – a nice gift to take home for his mum in Brisbane!

Our Youth Chair Kaler, gave a short account of his life with Rotary from Interact, to helping Rich Foss with water projects to Rotaract and now to Rotarian. Plus graduating in Theology studies.

Meeting closed at 7pm with photos of guests and a flag presented to PG Devinda.

Next meeting Monday 8th October at Kakiang Garden café.


By: Bruce Briscoe

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