70s Music, Nostalgia & Variety Night – Reboot Version

It’s on again …   the 70s Music, Nostalgia & Variety Night – the Reboot Version – Friday 11 November in support of next years Medical Sailing Ministries (MSM) Vanuatu Mission 2017.
70s-fundraiserThe last 70s night on 8 October raised an amazing $5,000 and special thanks go to all those who both organised and attended the event.

Despite the success, however, so many people were away, or not able to attend last time, so it was decided to run it again – the Reboot Version – on Fri. 11 November.

Click the link to view the 2016-11-11-70s-music-noslagia-flyer invitation, plus more information about MSM

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends as we journey together back to the 70s – a time of flares, big ties and Holden cars – all the while supporting the MSM Vanuatu Mission 2017.  As they say in Vanuatu

Lukim Yu and Tank Yu Tuma(see you later & thank you so much)

Rob Latimer & Mike Clarke  (MSM Coordinators, Melb   www.msm.org.au )

PS  This video was prepared for the earlier 70s night, but it features some of the work being done in Vanuatu by MSM… 

MSM Mission 2016

Greetings and welcome!!

Started originally as a sailing mission to assist with remote-access medical transport amongst the islands of Vanuatu, Medical Sailing Ministries (MSM) has expanded its activities over the past 8 years.

We now offers assistance with:

  • • Dental care services and oral health education, centred around training and empowering indigenous (Ni-Van) health workers
  • • Recruitment of health professional volunteers to assist with medical mission outreach and training
  • • Local village development including the building of public toilets and rainwater storage to assist with health and hygiene, along with responsible-tourist activities http://msm.org.au/latest-mission/paonangisu/
  • • Networking with a variety of disparate aid groups to achieve more effective results on the ground in Vanuatu
  • • Low-smoke stove design and construction to reduce deaths and poor health resulting from smoke inhalation caused largely from cooking fires
  • • Supply of reconditioned computers to assist with IT training
  • • Student education sponsorship
  • • Promotion of “Responsible Tourism” to support local health, infrastructure and educational programs.



Member Update newsletters can be found above under “Latest News” and we invite you to make contact with us at anytime should you have questions, comments, or feel called to make a donation.We sincerely welcome your involvement and invite you to look through the videos, photos, Ship’s Log and other resources on this website to learn more of our work.  You might also like to consider volunteering, or passing this link onto someone who might.

And if you happen to be planning a trip to Vanuatu – short or long – and would like to engage with locals in a village while you are there, just get in touch.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Robert Latimer, Barry Crouch and Mike Clarke
MSM Coordinators


Where are they now?

On-board the Chimere during Mission trips, there is a SPOT GPS sending regular signals that can be accessed for up to 7 days. These will display the Chimere’s changing location on the map below. FULL SCREEN map click here.

GPS currently not in use