President’s Report

Gerald King

Welcome to The Probus Club of North Balwyn Inc. A0016781Z website, you are encouraged to visit the various pages within. Should you find an interesting topic please use our Contact Us page for further information or please come to one of our monthly meetings.

From February 2019 the club has relocated to a new meeting place the Greythorn Community Hub which has recently been built on the old RSL site behind the shopping centre on Centre Way Balwyn North. Also known as the Greythorn Shopping Centre opposite the Fire Station in Doncaster Road

The Hub is a short walk from the Greythorn Shopping Centre & Aldi Store, bus stop at the corner of Doncaster Road and Trentwood Ave on bus routes 207 and 285
To view the location, click Venue map or Melways ref Map 46 H2

Our new venue, with its additional space and up-to-date facilities has enabled us to have already welcomed new men as members of the Club and we certainly have the space for more. If you would like to join an active and friendly club come to one of our meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 am. Bring a friend if you wish, see the Club in action, and learn of the many special interest groups we have.

The Probus Club of North Balwyn looks forward to meeting you very soon.

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker for November is Gary Ferguson – “Elder Abuse and Seniors Rights”

Currently coordinating and delivering elder abuse community and professional education program in Victoria, Australia. 
Presented at 2nd WHO International Age Friendly Cities Conference in Quebec Canada in 2013, 2016 National Association of Community Legal Centres Conference, 2016 Australian Association of Gerontologists Conference and AIFS Webinar on elder abuse
Currently member of the Elder Abuse Steering Committee and Advisory Groups of Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.
Also member of City of Moonee Valley Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Policy Advisory Committee.

Special Interest Group of the Month

Cinema Events:

Several enthusiastic members & friends enjoy the monthly matinees at the Balwyn Cinema Whitehorse Road Balwyn starting at 11am concluding with a light lunch tea and coffee with friendly banter and discussion of the film.


The films seen this year have been as follows: –

February              Mary Queen of Scots
March                   Sometimes Always
April                       Barnum the Circus Musical
May                       The Chaperone
June                      Red Joan
July                        Wild Rose
August                  Palm Beach
September         Downtown Abbey
October               Ride Like a Girl
November          Last Christmas
December           Fisherman’s Friends to be screened 19th December

Everyone, Partners & friends are warmly invited to join us at a future event by contacting the convenor Lothar Lanz H:9848 1729 M:0405 220 835

Previous Guest Speakers in 2018 – 2019


Guest Speaker


 October 2019

Fiona Campbell The Spencer Street Bridge

September 2019

Thorold Merrett

Story of Collingswood Premiership 1958

August 2019

Rodney Richards

Angel Flights

July 2019

Beverley Moss

Buckingham Palace in my underwear

June 2019

Lloyd Phillips

Poetry can be fun

May 2019

Joffa Corfe

My life and Gold Coat

April 2019

No Speaker

Change over lunch

March 2019

Kevin Trask

Myself and the media and the Australian singer Diana Trask

February 2019

Madryn Sanderson & Alex Carter

Personalised In-home care and health

December 2018

No Speaker

Christmas Luncheon

November 2018

U3A Choir

Songs of Screen and Stage

October 2018

Jacqueline Dinan

Racing the Boys

September 2018

Anthony Knight

Beleura House Mornington

August 2018

Cliff Hardy

The London Blitz

July 2018

Natalie Durkovic

Shen Yen Performing Arts and Traditional Chinese Culture

June 2018

Jessica Watts

Bladder & Bowel Health

May 2018

Ross McMullin

Villers Bretonneux

April 2018

No Speaker

Change Over Luncheon

March 2018

Don McQueen

The Bush Balladeer

February 2018

Elida Brereton

Travel Stories