Category Archives: International

Projects and Programs that are International

Guests & Transformations

We were fortunate and pleased to have the Chilean Consul General Don Gabriel Jara Maldonado accompanied by his Delightful First Secretary in charge of and his visit with us and thank us for the ongoing support we have provided to Chile and now Argentian border lands with the Rotary Bed Bank project. Introduced by the […]

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) […]

World of Difference Offers

World of Difference is pleased to confirm three exciting tours to Cambodia and Laos. If you or anyone you know is looking to get involved at an International level in something exciting and different then one of World of Difference’s humanitarian adventure tours to Asia could be the perfect offering. Over the next 9 months […]

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 […]

Return to the Future

  Heather and Chris Hendricks return to Port Melbourne and jump straight in. Chris is taking on the International Portfolio. Welcome back to a foundation member.

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.

The Tooth Fairy appears in Timor-Leste

From our adventurous volunteers in Timor-Leste. We begin to see that what are simple things to us are often much more complex in other societies and cultures. A recent report from Virginia and Ross McMillan hard at work in Balibo. The commencement of our school teeth brushing program Saude Nihan. Botarde to all, Today was […]