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

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PDF Document 2020 Meetings & FunctionsAll 2020 Meetings and Functions (Version 3)

Functions, Day Trips & Theatre

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

The following functions have been organised as follows: –

Dates for your Diary for 2020 – 2021:

New activities to be undertaken once the Covid-19 epimedic restrictions have been lifted see our newsletter ‘s for further information.

Keep an eye out for further details in later newsletters:

 Theatre EventsTheatre Events: –  Convener Lothar Lanz organises interesting theatre events and cinema events throughout  the year.

The following Theatre & Cinema Events have been organised for 2020: –

These functions have been cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic as soon as these events can be re-organised details will be provided. Watch this space.

Palace Cinema Balwyn – Thursday  Matinee 11.00 am – Cancelled due to Covid-19  Virus


Some meetings have been Suspended due to Covid-19  Virus. The following Sig’s Heritage/Genealogy, Photography/Travel, Investment, Computer are being conducted by Zoom Video Conference system   (see newsletter for details)

The following Special Interest Groups (SIG’S) meetings will be  held at North Balwyn Uniting Church, Duggan Street, Balwyn North (Melway MAP Ref. 46 F3) once Covid-19 restriction’s  have been relaxed.  Anyone is encouraged to join us and will be made welcome, please contact one of the convener’s for more information. Currently the SIG’s are using the Zoom Conferencing system to stay in touch.

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 is 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.

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: – Acting Conveners: Don Campbell, Denis Spinley – meets on the Second Thursday in the month.

Meetings commence at 10.00 am, with a small contribution to offset morning tea & site fees. Guest speakers are invited from time to time covering various Investment opportunities. Also, share market information about major retail groups and challenge of on-line selling.

Photography/Travel 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 various 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.

Bridge SigBridge: – Convener: Per Knudsen – meets on Third Thursday in the Month at 1pm

Players of Bridge meet at the Kew Golf Club starting at 1pm Refreshments are available in comfortable surroundings.
Interested players are welcome to join and tuition will be provided to learn the intricacies of the game. Meeting dates can be changed to a more convenient time.
Players are now called upon as the numbers have declined recently, interested players are encouraged to contact Per Knudsen or Graham Francis.

Dine Out SigDine Out: – Conveners Bryan Casey, & Graydon Findlay  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 always welcome.

Golf SigGolf: – Convener Bruce McInerney
The once a year golf tournament for the Probus Club will be held at the Freeway Golf Course on Tuesday 22nd May starting at 10am. A trophy will be presented to the winning player. Players interested in competing in this tournament please contact Bruce McInerney.

Lunch & Chat: – Convener: Graydon Findlay – meet on fourth Thursday in the month.

Zoom meetings are organsied to discuss various movies that have been selected.  See the home page for further details under SIG of the month.

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

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

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

Meetings commence at 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.