Category Archives: Chile
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A DIK container goes a long way

Don Ricardo escriber It never ceases to amaze me just how many peoples life we touch when sending a 40foot container to an overseas community. And it always happens with help of DIK, in fact, it ONLY happens because of DIK. The contents of our latest container to southern Chile is being distributed by fellow […]

A Bank You can Trust – Grows

Which Bank Can You Trust – This Bank The Rotary Port Melbourne Hospital Bed Bank has just picked up, disinfected, cleaned and shipped another 54 beds to Chile to grow the bank ledgers to a total of 259 Hospital Beds available for palliative care in the Chilean community. The ‘Rotary Hospital-Bed Bank’ project for Southern […]


VOLUNTEERS WANTED!! Tuesday 10th November At the DIK Warehouse Shed 40, No. 400 Somerville Rd West Footscray CAN YOU HELP? We are loading another container with Hospital Beds for the Rotary Hospital Bed Bank or ‘Banco Rotario de Catres Clinicos’ in southern Chile. We intend to load 60 beds, 60 mattresses, walkers, commodes, shower […]

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 […]

Bloody Well Done!!

Rotary Hospital-Bed Bank Project, Southern Chile Done and Dusted Last week we loaded our last of our 4 containers with medical aid to Chile. This has been a 2 year project to supply up to 200 hospital beds and other mobility and birthing equipment to Rotary Clubs in RI District 4355, southern Chile. We have […]

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