2019-2020 District Governor Eric Kaler

Eric was first introduced to Rotary in 2000 upon moving to Bali, Indonesia. There he joined the Rotary Club of Bali Nusa Dua. As with most of us, Eric saw the connections and network of Rotary as a way to build trust and relationships with the prominent business people in the area. He naturally also became involved in both the community service and international service projects that the club was engaged with.

In late 2002, when the Bali Bombing attacks occurred, Rotarians in Bali stepped in to help. Through this tragedy, Eric saw first-hand the ability for Rotary, as a volunteer and humanitarian organization, to help in ways that the local Government wasn’t able to. Local Rotarians started a coordination website for people from around the world who wanted to help the Balinese people in their greatest time of need. The funds raised were enough to back several short- and long-term projects for humanitarian aid to the Bali community. It was in this environment that Eric became Treasurer, President Elect, and President for the Rotary Club of Bali Nusa Dua in RY 2004-05.