Author Archives: Ricardo Krauskopf
Mission Accomplished

Volunteers Ross and Virginia McMillan sign off

Mission Accomplished Volunteers Ross & Virginia McMillan sign off in Balibo The past 6 months have been among the most productive in our 8 year involvement with the Balibo Community, in Timor Leste. Rotary Volunteers, Ross and Virginia McMillan have left their mark on the towns civic buildings and in every resident’s heart! Six (6) […]

PP Ricardo on Hogar de Christo and Chile

RC Port Melbourne and Chilean partners, the RC of Valdivia-Ainil, continue to build up the capacity of our joint-project in southern Chile. The Hospital Bed-Bank is now operating with over 300 beds and other palliative-care equipment such as walkers, commodes, shower stools, etc. The ‘Banco Rotario de Catres Clinicos‘ has established itself as the No […]

Balibo CLC – Soft opening of renovated Cafeteria

Another Balibo story, and yes, it could get boring when presented with so much happening there over the past 12 months. Late in 2016, we had the Dental Clinic construction and opening, along with the new Community Kitchen, the Resident Volunteers Apartment and 2 shipments of educational & health materials. That was busy enough, but […]

San Antonio Boarding House – A Shout Out

When Virginia and Ross McMillan first agreed to volunteer in Balibo, we had no way of predicting how good, or effective, their time there would turn out to be. It has been immensely productive! We usually focus on Ross’s improvements to the Balibo 5 Kindergarten, the CLC English Class Room, the Mechanics Training Shop and […]

Cleanup at DIK

Monday 15th May was another busy day for RCPM. This time back at DIK, sorting, cleaning and packing for our current projects in Chile and Timor-Leste. The Packers Pauline, Robyn, Ruby and JackieCHILE We are getting ready to ship around 55 hospital-beds & mattresses as well as wheelchairs, walkers, bedside toilets and clothing to the […]

A Ricardo Ramble

PP Ricardo has provided graphic evidence that the collection RCPM and Macrob Interact carried for schoolbooks, satchels and writing materials has arrived and is being distributed to good effect. Another small but effective program that works without fuss or overhead.  Well done to RCPM, Macrob Interact DIK and all involved.

Ross & Virginia McMillan

Rotary Volunteers, hard at work in Balibo

RCPM was very lucky to have Ross & Virginia McMillan, apply to volunteer to work in the Balibo Community, Timor Leste. Providence or luck, we had been without an English teacher at the Rotary sponsored, Community Learning Centre, and teacher Virginia, comes along. We needed a builder to direct works at the Rotary sponsored, Balibo […]

Huachocopihe Students – You Helped!

Computers and Parkas for Huachocopihe Students Home, Valdivia , Chile Don Ricardo offers to donate to the Sgts box if anyone can say the location three times quickly! (and correctly) Don Ricardo has translated the following speech given at a handover ceremony of the last laptop computers we sent to the Rotary Club of Valdivia-Ainil […]

Hospital Bed Bank – Chile project complete

PP Ricardo Krauskopf writes Our main partners in the ‘Rotary Hospital Bed Bank’ in Chile, the Rotary Club of Valdivia-Ainil, have confirmed the arrival of the 4th and last of the current series of shipping containers sent by RC Port Melbourne, with the help of DIK, to southern Chile. The ‘Rotary Hospital Bed Bank’ is […]

PALMS Australia,
the ‘other’ East Timor partner

Everyone at RCPM is familiar with Balibo House Trust, BHT and RCPM have partnered in many projects in East Timor over the last 6 years, the Balibo Fort Hotel, the Balibo 5 Kindergarten and Community Learning Centre. Members of the Trust have been speakers at our meetings and have attended our changeover dinners. But we […]