Bulletin 30 July 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” Mahatma Gandhi

 Bulletin July 30, 2018


Special Guests

Special Guests: DG I Wayan Suryawan(RCB Denpasar), DAD Julia Rivai (RCB Kuta), PP Eka Iskandar (RCB Bali Taman).  Plus guests: Melania, Lux Cochrant , Bel & Mark Ram, Jack Blaylock (Speaker), check his YouTube http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=CakbZK2NMpw.  And rotaractors: Ywan and Gian

What a great meeting tonight.  Filled with energy and accomplishments.  This club has really grown over the last few years.  More members taking part in the projects and more involved in decision making!

Pres. Brian

President  Brian welcomed our important and special guests: Bali Rotary District Governor I Wayan Suryawan, ADG Julia Rivai, PP Eka Iskandar, guest speaker Jack BlaylockBrian also welcomed all members, honorary member, rotaractors and guests.

DG and RCBUS Board

Brian : Updated us on the results of our special 10th Anniversary project of the JFF Clinic in Payangan July 26th and 27th: 397 screenings, 8 cataract surgeries (5 of them need to do surgery for the other eye), 269 glasses, 120 medicines (ophthalmologist is dr Ni Nyoman Tri Harpini SpM), kids screenings at SD 1 Buahan 169 students screening, 2 glasses and 1 student with positive cataract needs to get surgery (club will be following up), at SD 2 Buahan 87 Students screening with 4 glasses.

Assist DG Julia

DG Wayan

Assist. District Governor Julia Rivai introduced our DG, I Wayan Suryawan.

DG I Wayan Suryawan spoke to us about many aspects of Rotary that are important:

  1. Object of Rotary: encourage and foster the ideal of service
  2. The four way test: the things we think say or to do, is it the Truth?, is it Fair to all concern?, Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendship?, will it Beneficial to all concerned?.
  3. Avenues of service: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and Youth Service.
  4. L E A P: Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof.

The DG said Thank You to RCBUS and asked us to “Be the Inspiration”.

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Jack Blaylock

Jack Blaylock

He has been living in Bali for 30 years, most of his life has been a self employed entrepreneur, he is multilingual, a musician, a writer, amateur solar astronomer and keen follower of the Austrian School of Economic, he founded Crisis Care Bali – a free health clinic in Lovina. He talk about being in love and have an intimate relationship with a Balinese family in Tabanan which gave him an emotional moment as he told us about this “family” and becoming a part of that family. He told us how his close relationship with this family transformed from his being a special guest when he visited and being treated specially to being considered an actual member of the family.  This meant taking part in all the things the family did: preparing rituals and ceremonies, working in the rice fields and more.  You could tell this meant a lot to him as he got a little emotionally touched as he spoke.  It was very touching to us all.

Cleft Lip Baby update from Community Service Director Dora, the operation will be held in August when the baby is ready, Smile Foundation will pay all fees for the operation, all our members voted be responsible for funding of the families transportation costs, which is about Rp. 1,000,000.

Jack presented with raffle prize by Sue

The Raffle prize went to Jack Blaylock

Next meeting Kakiang Garden Café on Jl. Andong will be on 13th August 2018.

Renee will leave on 9th till 20th August, need someone to handle meeting plan with Kakiang and Maya.


By: Bruce Briscoe


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