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Rotaract Club Bali Ubud Excels

Rotaract Club Bali Ubud Excels

Rotaract is an integral part of Rotary Club International. It began as an international youth program in 1968. The name stands for “Rotary in Action.”  Rotaract focuses on young people between the ages of 18 and 30, helping them to develop leadership skills to be used professionally, in their communities, and worldwide.  They meet on a regular basis for service project work, social events, or professional/leadership development workshops.  Rotaract connects its member both locally and internationally.   I Wayan Andi, pictured with Kadek Putri Gyani, from Rotaract Club Bali Ubud, an affiliate club...

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2022 Semarang Rotary District 3420 Conference: An Opinion Piece by Rotarian Marion Hook

2022 Semarang Rotary District 3420 Conference: An Opinion Piece by Rotarian Marion Hook

On May 18 of this year, Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] friends President Hans, Secretary Rohani and I left Denpasar and flew to Semarang, West Java, site of the 2022 Semarang Rotary District 3420 Conference. Along with RCBUS, Rotarians from 58 other clubs located in Bali and in Java attended the conference. I’d been to many, many such functions before, but they were all in the United States.  I wasn’t quite certain what to expect at this conference.  I found many similarities to the ones that I had attended in the past...

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Rotary Inter-Country Committees Open Opportunities for Peace

Rotary Inter-Country Committees Open Opportunities for Peace

Rotary’s Inter-Country Committees [ICCs] provide additional opportunities for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs to meet the challenges of one of Rotary International’s seven areas of service – a combination of international understanding, goodwill, and peace.  The ICCs provide help for clubs who are looking for partners for interesting club projects in other countries while developing international networks.  The purpose of a Rotary ICC is to increase friendships and intercultural understanding while fostering stronger ties between members, clubs, and districts from different countries while establishing networks across borders. The Rotary ICC ASEAN consists of 10...

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Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset Partners with Locally Owned Warung Babi Guling Pande Egi

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset Partners with Locally Owned Warung Babi Guling Pande Egi

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] has a new partner, Warung Babi Guling Pande Egi, located in Banjar Pande, Beng, Kec. Gianyar.  The now famous warung is owned by Pande Putu Anggia A who started the eatery in 2016. It is named Pande Egi after Putu Anggia’s father who was the chef for the babi guling (roasted suckling pig) when the warung first opened. Not only is the warung famous for its roasted suckling pig, but it is also renowned for its beautiful setting.  The warung is in the middle of large rice...

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Partnering to Save Sight

Partnering to Save Sight

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] is pleased to announce that it is resuming its partnership with the John Fawcett Foundation [JFF] to help save eyesight here in Bali. JFF is a humanitarian not-for-profit whose mission is to provide assistance to those in need  in Bali.  Its major focuses are the field of sight restoration and blindness prevention. JFF offers its assistance, free of charge to people in economically disadvantaged groups.   John Fawcett began his humanitarian projects in Bali in 1989. These included the Cleft Lip and Palate Program and the Mobile...

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New Tampa Noon Rotary and RCBUS - a Great Partnership

New Tampa Noon Rotary and RCBUS – a Great Partnership

New Tampa Noon Rotary is asking for donations. Mta9Syp 9ao, 2as0a20t26m0et  ·  Last week the club sent US $350 to the Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset. The club sponsors a Sewing for Living project in their community and was in search of funding for materials to make face masks. In Bali, the government has mandated face masks for everyone who goes to health care facilities, so no mask, no care. The cloth we purchased will enable local women to make 1000 masks. Read the full story on our web site at newtampanoonrotary.club and follow RCBUS on Facebook.…...

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Jennifer E. Jones = History in the Making

Jennifer E. Jones is a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, and she is about to make history. She has been nominated to become Rotary International’s first female president, her the first woman to hold polio worldwide office in the organization’s 115-year history. Her term will be for the 2022-23 Rotary year.  Females were first allowed to become Rotary members in 1989. Jones officially became president-nominee on October 1, 2020.   The nominating committee consists of Rotarians from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Thailand, and...

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Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset - A Profile

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset – A Profile

There are over 46,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide.  These clubs are organized into roughly 535 Rotary Districts worldwide. There are two Rotary Districts in Indonesia, Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] is in the Eastern District, Rotary District 3420 with approximately 20 other Rotary Clubs. Are all Rotary Clubs the same?  The answer is a definite no.  All Rotary Clubs are based on service and fundraising to be able to provide those services, but similarities stop there.  In District 3420, some clubs’ memberships are comprised of only Indonesians, some are comprised on only expats,...

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Rotary’s District Governor, Cindy Bachtiar, Visits Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

Rotary’s District Governor, Cindy Bachtiar, Visits Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

On January 14,2022, Rotary’s District Governor [DG], Cindy Bachtiar, visited all Rotary Clubs on Bali, including Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS].  She was accompanied by the Assistant district Governor [AG] s///, and representatives from several other Rotary Clubs from Bali. DG Cindy held management positions in international banking for 13 years.  She then relocated to Semarang Central Java, to raise her family alongside her husband.  She also owns and manages Vina House, a business which houses offices and events such as weddings and conventions. She also established a business which develops housing...

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Rotary’s District Governor, Cindy Bachtiar, Visits Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset

On January 14,2022, Rotary’s District Governor [DG], Cindy Bachtiar, visited all Rotary Clubs on Bali, including Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS].  She was accompanied by the Assistant district Governor [AG] s///, and representatives from several other Rotary Clubs from Bali. DG Cindy held management positions in international banking for 13 years.  She then relocated to Semarang Central Java, to raise her family alongside her husband.  She also owns and manages Vina House, a business which houses offices and events such as weddings and conventions. She also established a business which develops housing...

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