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All 2020 Meetings and Functions (Version 3)

Functions, Day Trips & Theatre

Functions: –  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 2019 – 2020:

Christmas Lunch: – at Greenacres Golf Club Kew, 51 Elm Grove Kew East, Tuesday 10th December at 12.00pm for 12.30pm start.

Presidents Breakfast: – Tuesday 21st January 2020,at the Beau Monde International Hotel Doncaster Road Doncaster East. 8.30 for 9.00am start.

Day Trip: –  to The Blue Lotus Water Garden in Yarra Junction Thursday 6th February 2020. Lunch will be Cunningham’s Hotel in Yarra Junction


Keep an eye out for further details in later newsletters:

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

The following Theatre & Cinema Events have been organised for 2019 – 2020: –


Image may contain: text“Mamma Mia” Whitehorse Theatre, Nunawading on Friday 29th May  at 8pm. Presented by Babirra Theatre. Director: Richard Perdriau, Musical Director: Mal Fawcett , re-living and celebrating the timeless music of Swedish super-group ABBA, as hit after hit helps us tell the story of Sophie, her mother Donna and the three men, one of whom is Sophie’s father – but which one? Add in the setting of a Greek island and you have the perfect combination of an irresistible story and fabulous music.

“A Flea in Her Ear” 1812 Theatre, Upper Ferntree Gully 30th July at 8pm
A Flea in Her Ear is world-renowned as the funniest and most famous of all French farces. It’s perfectly formed in its comic timing, shamelessly saucy and completely bonkers.  We’re in Paris, 1908. After years of married bliss, Madame Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband is having an affair. In an effort to catch him in the act she causes a lot more trouble than she bargained for.

Chicago – Thursday January 2, 2020 Matinee 1pm at State Theatre,  Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones, starring Jason Donovan, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Alinta Chidzey & Casey Donovan. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public.

Palace Cinema Balwyn – Thursday December 19th Matinee 11 am
“Fishermen’s Friends” : – a British Comedy based on a true story. Ten fisherman from Cornwall achieve a Top 10 hit after they are signed to Universal Records by a cynical London music executive. Director: Chris Foggin ,  Edited by: Johnny Daukes


The following Special Interest Groups (SIG’S) meetings are held at North Balwyn Uniting Church, Duggan Street, Balwyn North (Melway MAP Ref. 46 F3) unless other advised. Partners and friends are always welcome to attend any these SIG’S…

Bridge: – 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.

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

Meetings commence at 10am, 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.

Golf: – 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.

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

Meetings commence at 10am, 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 Group: – Convener: Nino Xerri – meets on the Third Tuesday in the month.

Meetings commence at 10am, with a small contribution to offset morning tea & site fees. Photographic challenges covering various topics with submissions from the members. Outside visits are scheduled from time to time presenting members challenges on a specific topic.

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

Dine Out: – Conveners Bryan Casey, Graydon Findlay and Don Hill 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.

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

Meetings commence at 10.30am. 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: – Convener: Don Macdonald – meets on the First Monday in the month.

Meetings commence at 9.00am  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.