Bulletin 28 March 2016

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

District 3420 / No. 79571

Meeting every Monday at 5:30 PM at the Maya Ubud Resort, Ubud or the Kakiang Garden Café, Ubud

 “Give, even if you only have a little.” Buddha

Bulletin March 28, 2016


FlagPres. Alan welcomed everyone and in particular visiting Rotarians from India and Canada.  Rojin Nair from Rotary Club of Cochin, past president, assistant district governor, and presently on district grants committee, one of the oldest clubs in India.  Bob and Liane Chacra from Old Montreal Rotary Club Canada.  We also welcomed Leesa Murray and Mark Sullivan from Australia who were attending to hear our guest speaker.

Allan and guest Rojin Nair did a flag exchange.

Rotary and Rotaract’s News;

  • Terri with a helmet

    Terri with a helmet

    Returning member RTN Terri updated the club on where the helmet committee is placed at the moment. We have many clubs keen and wanting to sponsor the helmets but there is a holdup it would appear with manufacturing. Terri and

    Penelope Adams

    Penelope Adams

    Secretary Penny to visit Chris the Helmet Man with list of questions and with requests for banners and posters to advertise the helmet donating event. We are also in the process of following up the kindergartens that already have been recipients of helmets and contacting sponsors to facilitate this.

  • Funding for Villa Sehat’s cancer patient given and allowed for five day visit in hospital and for family to feed and look after cancer patient.
  • Rotaracts Mobile Library Project – This amazing event where the mobile library visits schools in the district and allows students to read and borrow books for a week took place last Sunday 27th March. The enthusiastic response from the children to first the activities being run by the rotaractors and then being able to access a quality book and allowed to sit quietly and read and find pleasure in the written word was very humbling. It is truly a worthwhile project and the Rotaract clubs here need to be congratulated and the Rotary members who have sourced money to facilitate it.
  • MobileLibraryKidsBooks
    Sumba Kids enjoy bathing and splashing in water from wells funded by - who else - Rotary!

    Sumba Kids enjoy bathing and splashing in water from wells funded by – who else – Rotary!

    Karangasem water projects – Richard Foss described briefly the water project that our club has been involved with over the years. In May we will commence our 16th project which enables villages without water to access water through pumps and tanks rather than the huge walk they have to do to collect and carry the water back up to their villages. Great work. Next week Richard’s sponsoring club will visit to hand over funds for continued projects. Richard will also expand and explain the project and its consequences for the locals next week as well…it should be a fascinating night.

Guest Speaker

ElizabethHenzell2Elizabeth Henzell founder of Villa Kitty Bali, which employs 23 staff full time and 10 girls after school who come and nurse the cats who are starved for affection and attention. These people are all paid through donation and sponsorship so Elizabeth is always looking for ways to support her work.

2 very young kittens

2 very young kittens

Elizabeth has a program running with

SOS Children's Village playing with the kittens

SOS Children’s Village playing with the kittens

SOS Children’s village where children who are being looked after and taught, are also looking after cats which are always looking for homes as well…it’s a win-win situation. VK covers food and health costs.

Villa Kitty was started in 2009. Elizabeth’s focus is to educate the local villagers to ‘socialise’ the cats and bring them to Villa Kitty for free

2 kittens

2 kittens

sterilization so as to help decrease the number of kittens being abandoned and left to die and slow and painful agonizing death. This can only done through feeding them…at the moment the kittens are easy to catch but it is really important to get the parents both male and female to be neutered.

N.Z. recognizes every animal as a sentient being as has rights to a quality life as all sentient beings. This is what Villa Kitty would like all people to understand. Elizabeth would like to find funds to advertise and educate the locals…

If you or you know anyone who can adopt one or more of these lovable kittens, please contact Villa Kitty Bali by phone or actually go to their location:  Address: Jalan Ambarwati No. 320, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Phone: +62 858-5758-4131  http://www.villakitty.com/

Sunday Free Lunch for volunteers

Sunday Free Lunch for volunteers

Elizabeth also mentioned that on Sundays at noon, people can come to their location for a free lunch AND to socialize, meaning play with and pet some kittens.  These poor little kittens are starved for affection.

Raffle won by RTN Danielle

Meeting closed at 7:00

The meeting of the 4th of April will be at Kakiang Garden Café on Jl. Andong..  Our quest speaker will be Richard Foss who will discuss and answer question about his completed 15+ water projects on the North side of Bali.  Also the President and others from Richard’s own club the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Interquest, (http://cospringsinterquestrotary.clubwizard.com/ ) who have funded these projects, will be here as well.  We will want to thank them all personally for their service to the Balinese people.

http://rotarybaliubudsunset.org/attend-a-meeting-location-map/   Remember that Guests are ALWAYS welcomed and encouraged to attend our Monday evening meetings. Invite them to come see what our club is all about and how we are devoted to helping the local Balinese. Our club priorities are Health, Hygiene, and Water. To ensure a seat, please email us before Monday noon, at meeting (at) rotarybaliubudsunset (dot) org


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