Peter is the dedicated, long serving President of Ryder-Cheshire Australia and was the driving force behind the inception and growth of Klibur Domin (the Ryder-Cheshire Home in Timor Leste). The book is a thoroughly researched and yet deeply personal account of the ‘perfect storm’ of issues within both Ryder-Cheshire Australia and Timor Leste that led to Peter’s Christmas morning epiphany in 2000, and to the ensuing search for the right project, premises and people. It is a great story encompassing the efforts of all those who have contributed to the establishment and development of Klibur Domin. The Ryder-Cheshire goal of working to relieve suffering is clearly evident throughout the book, and you can certainly see why the Tetum title Klibur Domin, which means sharing with love, was chosen as the name of this unique place. Continue reading The launch of Peter Newton’s book ‘Klibur Domin Sharing With Love’.
The RCA Biennial Conference was held in Sydney over the weekend of 12 – 13 April, 2014. This gave the opportunity for representatives from the RCA foundations and support groups from around Australia to get together and share their experiences and ideas about organisational issues, fundraising, volunteering, utilising electronic media (especially social media) and generally looking to the future of the organisation. Continue reading Ryder-Cheshire Australia (RCA) Biennial Conference 2014