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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 […]

In Search of Southern lights

In search of the southern lights, among other things Linda, AKA significant other or she who would like to be obeyed, Swambo,  and I ventured to Tassie over the Anzac long weekend to relocate a campervan to Melbourne and, among other things, go in search of the elusive southern lights. On to Bruny island which is […]

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 Banner Occasion

Club Pull Up Banners get a heavier denier to cope with manhandling by the Ladies. Lots of Squealing so Pigs also get the Chop New A-Frame with exchangeable corflute inserts to be delivered with Pull-Ups. Updated Banners Download Full Scale Banner Click LK_RB_FA  

Clare Castle

Secretary  Report A trial run at the less than salubrious Clare Castle, don’t think its had a paint since my last visit 10 years ago! Food was OK but not sure about the surroundings. Web Wally Not too sure about the room and if it can be laid out much differently. Conversation very limited in […]

RYPEN REPORT – March 2017

Report 1 When I arrived at the camp, I came with no expectations and had no idea what I was in for. Certainly not a bunch of stomach-aching laughters and smiles. Learning what the different styles of leadership are and the important balance of group dynamics really stuck with me. As an individual, I definitely believe […]

RYPEN Record

Samantha Yee and Vi Huynh our Macrob RYPEN candidates set the new record for staying awake past the airport after being picked up from School to travel to the DOXA Malmsbury Camp. Leo arrived a little early at the camp and the girls being rested on the trip were up an away without instruction and it was […]