Category Archives: DIK
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 […]

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.

Bikes for Balibo

Rotary Port Melbourne was recently approached by Rich Gilmore, a long-time supporter of East Timor concerning a Bikes for Balibo Project. Rich wrote – I am writing to ask if you’d help me create income and jobs for the people of Balibo, East Timor, by contributing to the Bikes for Balibo crowdfunding campaign:  https://pozible.com/project/bikes-for-balibo  As many […]

Its Open & Pretty Flash

Members will be pleased to know that the Dental Clinic and the accommodation for the latest PALMS volunteer is now open. If I do say so it looks pretty good. Well Done!! We received a great thank you from Mrs Terry Bracks from the Balibo House Trust but the pics show the fantastic work of […]

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 Big Step Forward

Charsfield Hotel Donation One BIG step forward at Balibo Dental Clinic The Renzella Hospitality Group’s (RHG) very generous donation to RCPM was indeed a big step forward for the project. This is not the first corporate donation we have received from RHG. They have supported us with cash and goods towards our Balibo Hotel and […]

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 […]

A reminder on Hope…

The Balibo, Timor Leste story, from tragedy something good comes….. As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Indonesian invasion of Portuguese Timor, it is timely to reflect on the story of the small community of Balibo’, close to the Indonesian border. Balibo’s story is closely linked to Australia as it was there on 16th […]