Probus Club of Balwyn NorthANNUAL PROGRAM – 2023 – 2024

To view the annual program of events and functions for The Probus Club of North Balwyn Inc. A0016781Z

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Functions, Day Trips & Theatre

Caption BusFunctions: – Convener Richard Heal develops & instigates interesting day trip outings throughout the year.

The following functions have been organized as follows: –

Stay tuned for new functions and activities for 2024 to be advised in our newsletter. 

Trips & Excursions:

The following events have been organised by Nino Xerri please contact hi if you are interested.

Lancefield Excursion:

The PCNB Photography/Travel SIG is organizing an excursion to Lancefield Our forthcoming excursion for 2024 will be a 2 Night stay at the Lancefield Lodge: 45-50 Main Rd. Lancefield. 03 54291777
Lancefield Lodge is approx. 1.5 hours’ drive from Balwyn North.

Details are:

Please see full itinerary in this month’s newsletter.

Staying at Lancefield Lodge Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March checking out on Thursday 21st March 2024.

Cost $159.00 per night ($159.00 x 2=$318.00) for a Classic Room. Breakfast is available at $25.00 pp.

Dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be provided by the Lancefield Lodge. Prices to be confirmed.

Carpooling can be arranged, if required, for those who wish to use this option.

Locations to be explored are Kyneton, Lancefield, Kilmore, Mount Macedon & Daylesford. Lots of opportunities for fellowship photography opportunities with interesting culinary tastes.

All participants enjoyed there time away and had a very successful time enjoyed the Lancefield area.

Stay tuned for the next Excursion that is in the planning stage.

Dates for your Diary for 2024

Changeover Lunch:

Changeover Lunch has been arranged for Tuesday 16th at the Kew Golf Club 120 Belford Road Kew East1, 12 Noon two course meal. Acceptances and payment to be received by 13th February 2024 to be lodged to bank account via internet transfer. (see newsletter for details)

Christmas in July:

Christmas in July at Tokar Estate 6 Maddens Lane, Coldstream Vic 3770 on 25th July 2024.
Please refer to the Newsletter for further details.


Theatre Events: – Convener Denis Spinley organizes interesting theatre events and cinema events throughout the year.

The following Theatre & Cinema Events have been organized for 2022 -2023.     

    Moulin Rouge! – The Musical! – playing at the REGENT THEATRE 191 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000, Matinee 15th November @ 1pm, members enjoyed the jukebox musical with a book by John Logan.

Members attending the matinee of Moulin Rouge


New events are in the planning stage stay tuned once a Theatre event has been organised.
Cinema Events:  – Denis Spinley convenor will organise events of interest during the year.
Palace Cinema Balwyn – for Seniors

 Tickets are $10.00pp for Seniors or $8.00 for members of the Golden Club. 

Complimentary Morning Tea on the session before 12pm every Wednesday
Morning Tea includes a mini-sweet with a self-service tea and coffee station

Golden Years screenings every Wednesday at 11am 

Tickets: $8 Golden Club Member, $10 Senior Ticket


The following Special Interest Groups (SIG’S) meetings will be held at Balwyn North Uniting Church, Duggan Street, Balwyn North (Melway MAP Ref. 46 F3).  Anyone is encouraged to join us and will be made welcome, please contact one of the conveners for more information. Currently the SIGs are meeting face to face.

Computer GroupComputer Group: – Convener: Rodney Manser – meets on the Fourth Tuesday in the month.

Meetings commence at 10.00 am with a small contribution to offset morning tea & site fees. These meetings cover various interesting topics including hardware, software items and video presentation of technology updates. Website updates and data sharing are discussed to update content.

 Heritage & GenealogyHeritage/ Genealogy Group: – Convener: Graydon Findlay – usually meets from 10.00 am till noon on the second Monday in the month currently conducted via Zoom

Through talks and discussions at meetings and by visiting relevant interesting venues, the group helps members develop skills to research and record their family history and to learn about places that have significant heritage values.

Investment GroupInvestment Group: – Conveners: Harold Ball, Denis Spinley – meets on the Second Thursday in the month.

Diverse topics are discussed on world activities affecting the global share markets. 
How covid pandemic and the unrest in European conflicts have influenced these markets throughout the world.  


Photography /Travel Group: – Convener: Nino Xerri – meets on the Third Tuesday in the month.

Meetings commence at 10.00 am, with a small contribution to offset morning tea & site fees. Photographic challenges covering assorted topics & Travel expeditions with submissions from the members. Outside visits are scheduled from time-to-time presenting members challenges on a specific topic. Guest speakers covering Travel interests are invited.

The following Special Interest Groups (SIG’S) meet at various locations as indicated in each group.

Dine Out SigDine Out: – Conveners Gerald King, Bruce Mcinerney on rotating basis.

Dinners are held at conveniently located hotels and social clubs on the third Wednesday in the month, starting at 6.00pm. Wives, partners, and friends are always welcome.

Golf SigGolf: – Convener Bruce Mcinerney
The once-a-year golf tournament for the Probus Club have been held at the Freeway Golf Course starting at 10am. A trophy will be presented to the winning player. Players interested in competing in this tournament please contact Bruce Mcinerney for the next event for 2024.

Walking GroupWalking Group: – Convener: Richard Heal – meets on the Third Friday of the month.

Meetings commence at 10.30 am. Various walks are organized within the district meeting at a designated starting point. Lunch being organized at a local café within proximity. New walkers are most welcome to join the group.

North Balwyn Probus Club Ladies Group: – Convenors Robyn Heal, 0408 526 342, Margaret Lanz 0414 295 550, & Sandy Muir-Smith 0418 128 958.

The Ladies group has been recently formed for the members partners who meet at various locations for chat and friendship.

The next function will be on Tuesday May 7th at the Templestowe Hotel Parker Street for lunch at 11.45am.

Please contact one of the convenors to advise your intention to attend.

Woodcraft Woodcraft: – Convener: Don Macdonald – meets on the First Monday in the month.

Meetings commence from 9.00 am until noon. Held at Woodcraft Manningham off Foote Street Templestowe (Melway Map Ref 33 E5) at Templestowe Village State School Building—near RSL. There are 1st class woodcraft facilities with an efficient exhaust duct system and modern safe equipment. Any member with an interest in wood turning is very welcome. Contact Don Macdonald for further details.

To view full details of the monthly Special Interest Group’s (SIG’s) select the Newsletter page which will cover the full details.

If you would like more information about any of the Activities of our club, please use the Contact Form on the Contact Us page.