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.

The Probus club of North Balwyn celebrated their 35th Anniversary at their recent November meeting

Mr David Cheney (Left), North Balwyn Rotary Club, presenting the 35th Anniversary Certificate to Mr Gerald King (Right), President, North Balwyn Probus Club.

In attendance and presenting the 35th Anniversary Certificate to President Gerald King was Mr David Cheney from North Balwyn Rotary Club. David was instrumental in the establishment of Probus Club of Balwyn North having overseen the necessary paperwork over a 10-week period that culminated in the first meeting of the Club on 13 November 1984.

Probus Club of Balwyn North 70 member’s meet each second Tuesday at the Greythorn Hub, 2 Centre Way, Greythorn. This is a club with a proud history of welcoming men who have retired & who would enjoy partaking in social & personal interests that cover a range of activities from – investment, photography, computers, heritage/genealogy, woodcraft, walking, dine outs, theatre events & bridge. A range of trips are also on the menu to meet members’ interests.

If you fit the category of retired male & you would like to join this outgoing group, then visit the club’s website ( for further information & contact details.

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

Guest Speaker

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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


Guest Speaker




November – 2019

Gary Ferguson

Elder Abuse and Seniors Rights

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