The great news is no yachts here were damaged during Typhoon Bopha and all our yachties safe and sound and busy putting their boats back together after packing it all up preparing for the worst. Sadly though, there are many other areas of Palau that were badly hit by the Typhoon, luckily no lives lost in Palau. I'd like to pass along the details below for Rotary Club of Palau who are co-ordinating a donation drive to purchase much needed supplies and distributing to affected areas.
RE: Request for Donations for Victims of Typhoon Bopha
Typhoon Bopha caused severe damage to residents of Palau when it passed through Palau on early Monday morning, December 3, 2012. The east coast States of Ngaraard, Ngiwal, and Melekeok, as well as the southern States of Peleliu and Angaur, bore the brunt of Typhoon Bopha’s fury, leaving over 300 people without homes. Thankfully, no lives were lost.
The Rotary Club of Palau, District 2750, is accepting financial contributions towards purchasing of much-needed supplies to assist the people in those State rebuild their lives. Monetary contributions will be applied to purchase of drinking water, fuel, dry goods and toiletry/hygiene kits for the immediate use, as well as for supplies to rebuild and/or refurnish homes.
Donations can be made to Rotary Club of Palau, or deposited to Rotary Club of Palau’s Typhoon Bopha Relief Account at the Bank of Hawaii-Koror Branch:
For further details or questions regarding your contribution, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Thomas Schubert at email@example.com
What's on this month?
Thursday 13th Dec - Movie night at Sam's Tours 6.45pm screening 'In Bruges' starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Elizabeth Berrington. Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Wednesday 19th Dec - Tentative new date for the Royal Belau Yacht Club Annual General Meeting and Festive Season Gathering. The AGM will focus on election of board members for 2013, please be in attendance to vote. Please sign up on the RBYC notice board or via email if you're going to attend so we can accurately order our meats, and sign up for a side dish too while you're at it :) Just waiting on confirmation of availability from the venue. I'll send out an email to confirm time and date as soon as possible.
Thursday 20th Dec - Movie night at Sam's Tours 6.45pm screening action, adventure and crime film starring Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Thursday 27th Dec - Movie night at Sam's Tours 6.45pm screening 2010 action, romance, thriller 'The Tourist' starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Revoles around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
Once again don't forget to check out the RBYC Blog at http://rbycpalau.blogspot.com/. Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook and spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/RoyalBelauYachtClub.RBYC.Palau.
RBYC Membership Renewals in Q4 2012 will roll you over to the end of 2013 - So pop in to the Sam's Tours Dive Shop and renew your membership today, so we don't need to chase you for it next year ;) We're pleased to announce that our membership dues for 2013 remain unchanged with Regular membership $25, or Family membership $35. A list of all the RBYC member benefits can be found on our blog here http://rbycpalau.blogspot.com/p/contacts-dues-and-location.html. Our updated Application and Renewals form can be emailed to you if you'd like to complete it ahead of time and return to either the Sam's Dive Shop or to RBYC.
Have a great month ahead!
The RBYC Team!