Category Archives: Ricardo’s Rambles
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) […]

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 […]

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.

Happy Endings!

A Week of Happy Endings! Your resolute web staff have tracked down and secured the very original for your viewing and a pictorial record for your discernment Happy Ending 1 PE Paul was startled at last Monday’s Dinner meeting. Happy Ending 1 (HE1) originated with Lucy, then Fran then Geri making foxes paws about biting […]

Balibo Schools Area projects, RCPM & RC Keilor

PP Ricardo writes Our East Timor [Balibo] school refurbishment project, is starting to take on a much more professional, much more organized, approach. Up until 2013/14, we concentrated on Balibo Kindergarten, Leolima Primary School and the Community Learning Centre. This year, in the first operation of our new partnership with RC Keilor and the help […]

Macquarie Donates Computers

It goes to show that it pays to talk about our Rotary projects, anywhere and everywhere! Bob Glindemann [RC of Melbourne and DIK] and myself were loading a container of Hospital Beds with the help of a volunteer from Macquarie Bank and, as is usual, where talking about projects. Macquarie volunteer, Martin Krauskopf, quietly took […]

Ricardo the year that Was
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