August 1, 2018


“If you have the love of your fellow men in your hearts, my friends, you are a potential Rotarian.”

Paul Harris, Rotary founder (1868-1947)

Hello and welcome from the Rotary ClubBali Canggu.

We are a group of like-minded people who offer service to the community.

We are a small yet active group who are vibrant and passionate about serving the local Canggu community and beyond.

Our club revolves around two themes – fellowship and projects.

RCBC’s most recent project is assisting the Rotary Club of Wauchope of District 9650 in Australia to renovate The Salam Children’s Home in Tabanan, Bali, providing four new bathrooms, a new septic tank and new steps.

Previous projects include:

Our famous ‘Nippers’ Program held every Sunday morning at Batu Bolong Beach, where children aged 4-14 learned about water awareness, swimming skills and teamwork.

Our School Waste Management Program, working together with Eco Bali, taught children in Canggu’s 11 elementary schools how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

RCBC sponsors an Interact and a Rotaract Club and these enthusiastic young people are the Rotarians of the future. Probably the most notable of these is the famous ‘Bye Bye Plastic Bags’ team, whose aim it is to make Bali free of the plastic bags that litter our beaches and help restore it to the island paradise it once was.

Environmental projects are popular with our membership. In 2017, RCBC launched an organic composting project together with our friends at Rotary Club of Bali Taman, to teach local residents how to compost their domestic food waste. This enables them to then sell the resulting compost, or grow their own crops which in turn can be composted, reducing the huge amount of waste going to landfill every week.

For our Water Tanks & Sanitation Project in 2016, RCBC worked together with Wake Water to install 26 water tanks in Kubu, Karangasem in the northeast of Bali, where villagers suffer from a chronic shortage of water during the dry season when children can get sick from drinking dirty water. Each of the tanks holds 3400 litres of drinking water collected by natural rainfall and provides enough to last a family of 5 through the dry season.

We would love to welcome you to one of our meetings, which are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Tugu Hotel at the end of Jalan Batu Bolong.

We gather at 6pm for fellowship followed by a meeting, 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

As well as meeting like-minded people, learning about club projects, listening to guest speakers present on interesting topics, you are welcome to join the evening chatting to members, visiting Rotarians and guests over a cold beer after the meeting finishes down at the beach bar.

Yours in Rotary

Mark Savage

President

RCBC 2018 -2019

Phone: +623618475942

 

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