Hello and Welcome to Rotary Club of Bali Canggu!
“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)
We are a young club – we are now in our 5th year – but we are an active, vibrant club passionate about serving the local Canggu community and further afield in Bali.
Our club revolves around two themes – fellowship and projects. We continue to provide our famous ‘Nippers’ program every Sunday morning at Batu Bolong Beach, where children aged 4-14 learn about beach safety, swim lessons and teamwork.
Our School Waste Management program, working together with Eco Bali, teaches children in Canggu’s 11 elementary schools how to reduce, reuse and recycle.
We have 2 Interact clubs they are the young Rotarians of the future and one of these consists of the famous ‘Bye Bye Plastic Bags’ team, who aim 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 amongst our membership. We recently 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 and even sell the resulting compost, reducing the huge amount of waste going to landfill every week.
‘Project Helmetman’ is another exciting Club initiative where we assist with coordinating the sponsorship, manufacture and distribution for free of helmets for kindergarten children in South Bali. Every child (and adult for that matter!) in Bali on a motorbike should be wearing a securely fastened helmet to reduce the tragic incidence of totally avoidable serious head injuries.
Our Water Tanks & Sanitation project is working 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 and children can get sick from drinking dirty water. Each of our tanks holds 3400 litres of drinking water collected by natural rainfall and provides enough to last a family of 5 through the dry season.
Please do feel free to come along to one of fortnightly meetings on Tuesday at 6pm in Finns Recreation Club along Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu (the old Canggu Club). As well as learning about our Club projects, you can enjoy our interesting guest speakers and finish the evening chatting to members, visiting Rotarians and guests over a cold beer or three on the beach!
Yours in Rotary
Gerrit Ten Veen
RCBC 2016 -2017