SPE Balikpapan Section and SPE International donated more than USD 20,000 to aid victims of natural disasters in Indonesia and the Philippines occurred in September 2009. The SPE Balikpapan Section donated 110,000,000 IDR (USD 11,000) to the Rotary International Balikpapan District, Indonesia by raising funds from their 8th Annual SPE Golf Tournament and soliciting donations by organizing a charity night. Thanks to the Section Golf Tournament Chairperson, Mr. Lee Pape which coordinated and organised the fund-raising efforts. In addition, the SPE International donated USD 5,000 to the Red Cross in Indonesia to help earthquake relief efforts and another USD 5,000 to the Red Cross in the Philippines to aid victims of the Typhoon Ketsana disaster.
Farid Hadiaman, SPE Balikpapan Section Chairperson, presents the check to Mr. Dex Webster, President of Rotary International Balikpapan District, Indonesia at the ceremony on 18 October 2009 held in Le Grandeur Hotel Balikpapan.