Board of Directors 2015-2016
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|Vice President||Mark Savage|
|Immediate Past President||Chris Sperduto|
|President Elect||Haaris Chua|
|Sergeant at Arms||Gerrit Ten Veen|
Club Committee Chairpersons 2015-2016
|Public Relation||Klara Dallasemail@example.com|
|Service Projects||Matt Homfrayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rotary Foundation||Bruce Johinkeemail@example.com|
|International Services||Patricia Jamiesonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Youth Services||Aleksandra Denicemail@example.com|
|Guest Speaker Co-ordinator||Tricia Kimfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Web & Social Media||Haaris Chuaemail@example.com|
Aleksandra Denic (Sergeant-at-Arms/Youth Services)
Aleksandra moved to Bali from Serbia more then 10 years ago. She has worked for the last four years with Sentosa Worldwide Resorts being the creative force behind the development of new concepts and community programs as well as marketing and branding. Aleks brings impressive communications and organisational skills to Rotary Canggu, developed and tested over the years in occupations which cover the spectrum from executive producer for TV reality shows, interior designer and producer as well as shop owner. Aleksandra is an ardent art lover, and as a painter herself, has participated in several exhibitions. “Working together with Rotary will help me to go even further to both educate and inspire.”
Bill McAleney (Vice President/Youth Services)
Bill began his career as a lithography printer but now offers his customers print through to design, web, promotional clothing and SEO. He moved to Bali two years ago with his wife Clare and is collecting a zoo of animals with two cats, two dogs and a turtle. He successfully helped with Interact and other youth roles in his previous Melbourne Rotary Club, and will continue his love of coaching teens this year. Bill is passionate about soccer and also holds a youth coaching certificate.
Bruce Johinke (Rotary Foundation Chair)
Bruce is a civil engineer who has managed engineering and management companies and major infrastructure projects around the world. He is also a Director of Bridges to Prosperity, a US charity that funds and builds footbridges to help remote communities in developing countries, and has been working with Rotary International to establish a programme that is currently building its third footbridge in Timor Leste.
Chris has been in Indonesia for over 10 years, having left New York to come and adventure in the waters of Indonesia as a boat builder and Diving Instructor. Now back to his ‘normal’ life as a business person, he has embarked upon the incredible journey to fatherhood. Rotary is an important part of his life and he looks forward to serving as a Rotarian for years to come.
Clare McAleney (Secretary/Guest Speakers Chair)
Clare is a strategic brand marketer but is also skilled in copywriting, photography, social media and design. She has a fledgling publication company with one book under her belt and another three for launch soon, all on aspects of Bali, however with a global focus as she builds the brands. Bali Cooking Club and Asian Homewares are the newest brands on the block. Her upcoming book Bali Soul Journals best reflects what she believes in – conscious travel, cultural awareness and care for the planet and each other.
This Frenchman is rather like the scarlet pimpernel, whom we seek here and there but he is difficult to locate. As owner of a villa group specialising in alternative remedies, Daniel is keen to support a variety of projects and he has been very active in the ‘Sole Men’ campaign.
Originally from the Netherlands, Elvira has been living happily in Bali for 16 years and started out working with Pinisi (sailing ships). For the past 14 years, she has focused on villa rental and has built up a successful property management company. When not working, Elvira loves to spend time in the mountains with her family at their plantation near Gunung Batukaru. Her motto is: ‘clear mind, clear speech & clear action’, which she says Bali has taught her.
Guy is a Canadian, living and working in Indonesia since 1997. In Bali he initiated BizPlanPlus, a business planning and marketing consultancy to help expats and local entrepreneurs…“avoid failure on their way to success”. He became a Rotary member for the camaraderie and to contribute to service programs that improve the lives and livelihood of less-fortunate Indonesians.
Haaris Chua (Treasurer/Youth Services)
Haaris is a Singaporean who has been settled in Bali for the past 15 years. Trained as a mechanical engineer, he started working for a machine-tool manufacturer in Germany but then found out that the corporate life style was not his passion. With his knowledge of IT, he set up the first internet café in Bali in 1997 and has been involved in IT on the island ever since.
Ian Finch (Web / Social Media chair)
Ian (aka ‘Will’) is a newcomer to Bali and works in software development, spending time between Canggu and the UK. Ian’s parents are long-time Rotarians, closely associated with the care of Polio victims. When not ‘code bashing’ in the Canggu Club library, Ian likes to scuba and play guitar. Will is our chair for the Club Media Committee
A seasoned hotelier with a heartfelt passion for the Isle of Gods, Ivan has lived amongst us for about 8 years now and as a result, a wonderful Balinese family (Pritha – Kyven, 5 years, Gweneira, 3 months) and 3 different hotel GM assignments. Born in Barcelona, he is currently the General Manager of our neighbour, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort and Ivan hopes to bring his wealth of hospitality and senior management experience to the Rotary Canggu. Previous Rotary experiences include 3 years in the Rotary Club Nusa Dua and another 4 years at the Seminyak chapter.
Jocelyn is a reflexologist who trained while living in Asia and Australia. She has worked with HIV/AIDS sufferers in New York City, conducted a couple of short reflexology training sessions to village women in Timor Leste, and is currently providing training in reflexology to women inmates in Kerobokan prison. Jocelyn and Bruce divide their time between Seminyak and Sydney, where their three children live.
When Jung is not chasing after her two young kids, she is surfing and helping the Club as Admin Chairperson; initiating water and sanitation projects in Bali.
After 12 years in Singapore, Kerry Recently moved to Bali, where he specialises in Internet marketing and is looking to use these skills to assist in charity work within the Canggu Rotary Club and beyond.
With more than 25 years of design and entrepreneurial experience internationally, she came to Bali and made her mark with unique designs and colourful clothing for both men and women… currently with two boutiques and a lot of energy and, in the belief that we all deserve to live better and healthier lives, Klara is hoping to leave her mark also in dealing with both environmental and humanitarian issues on the island.
While overseeing both Hotel Tugu Bali and Tugu Lombok, Lucienne enjoys pursuing her passions for design, music, and local culture. She has collaboratively designed innovative spaces inspired by Indonesian and Peranakan traditions, and enjoys making Tugu a “home base” for local and global community gatherings.
As managing director of Indohomes, and a past president of Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak, Mark brings a wealth of experience to our club. He is motivated to help those in need, particularly children, individuals and families facing the double burden of poverty and illness or disability.
Matt Homfray (Service Projects Chair)
Matt is an English born (but Welsh raised) vet who came to Bali in 2010 work on the rabies epidemic, but fell in love with the island and decided to set up a vet clinic out here and learn to surf. He’s managed to do the vet clinic but is still hopeless on a surfboard.
Patricia Jamieson (Immediate Past President)
Past president of Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak, Patricia brings plenty of know-how and keen leadership talents to the club. She’s a management consultant focusing on interior design projects, and a woman of action with plenty of hands-on experience in community projects throughout the island of Bali.
Peter enjoys life at his home in Tabanan, overlooking the fairways and the ocean at the Nirwana golf course; needless to say, he’s an avid golfer. With an international career in marketing and property, Peter brings a lot of relevant experience to bear in our club’s efforts to respond to the needs and challenges in our community.
Robert Epstone (Membership chair)
Robert has much previous experience of charity work having been involved for many years with many treks under his belt – across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, in the mountains of Nepal, coast to coast through the rain forests in Costa Rica, Mount Mulanje – Africa’s 3rd highest mountain in Malawi, trekking to base camp Everest, Tibet. All to raise money for UK’s ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’. He raised money and delivered aid from London to the war zone during the civil war in Yugoslavia and was injured in a terrorist attack by the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) while working on a BBC documentary exposing the drug barons and de-forestation issues in Peru.
Blogger, author, activist, antiquarian; Susi’s an expert on Indonesian textiles (what an obscure interest!). The spirit of Macan Tidur and ICON Asian Arts, she reads and writes Indonesian and Balinese, and devotes her energy to building community and finding solutions to meet the challenges we face here and across the globe.
Terry Sherry (Youth Services)
Terry is a successful entrepreneur exporting clothing to America for the past 12 years. His biggest achievement is being a ‘Family Guy’ and spending time with his wife and children. He is eager to help the community and has a keen interest in the environment.
Came to Bali from Australia 4 years ago with husband and 2 dogs for a ‘sea change’ and to visit family who have lived in Bali for 8 years. Tricia has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and is now working on an exciting new club project in Canggu. She is a former secretary of Rotary Seminyak and is active in RCBC with fund raising and PR. Tricia is keen to help with social, health and children’s issues.
Tricia’s creativity makes Nagicia Jewellery sparkle. She, her son and loving dog live in Pererenan and like to walk and leave the car at home. They hope they can work together to make life better for kids, grownups, dogs and other living things. Their hopes are matched with action. You’ll see them out with sleeves rolled up, all over the island.