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2022 Meetings and Functions (Version 2)
Special Notice to all members: –
DISTRIBUTION OF FREE N95 MASKS AND RAT’S (Rapid antigen tests)
We have been successful in acquiring an allocation of 50 boxes (of 10) N95 Masks and 60 boxes (of 5) RAT’s. This was a Victorian Government initiative, distribution handled through Boroondara Council.
These will be available for distribution to Members at Our next General Meeting in 2923, Please join us and pick up your Covid 19 supplies.
Functions, Day Trips & Theatre
The following functions have been organized as follows: –
Tuesday 6th December 2022 @ 11.30 for 12pm To register your attendance please contact Richard Heal
M: 0415 776 039 E: email@example.com As a limit of 60 guests has been imposed by the golf club.
See Newsletter for further details.
Dates for your Diary for 2022:
Dine Out: Shopping Town Hotel, Williamson Road Doncaster
Wednesday 19th October at 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start please contact
Neil Gray 8848 0938 to register your interest as there is a limit of 20 guests imposed by the Hotel.
The following Theatre & Cinema Events have been organized for 2021-2022.
Musical at the Regent Theatre Wednesday 14th December Matinee 1pm
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat”
Written in 1968 and featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph features iconic pop and musical theatre classics known around the world such as UK #1 Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and Go Go Joseph.
Joseph has been performed in 86 countries and has starred many famous faces around the globe, including Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond, Phillip Schofield, Alexandra Burke, Sheridan Smith, Darren Day, Stephen Gately, Gareth Gates, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, David Cassidy and more.
at the Comedy Theatre – 240 Exhibition Street Melbourne on 22nd February 2023 Matinee @ 1 pm
Don’t Just See It Solve IT
This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed!
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?
Directed by Australian theatre icon Robyn Nevin and starring Anna O’Byrne as Mollie Ralston, Alex Rathgeber as Giles Ralston, Laurence Boxhall as Christopher Wren, Geraldine Turner as Mrs Boyle, Adam Murphy as
Major Metcalf, Charlotte Friels as Miss Casewell, Gerry Connolly as Mr Paravicini, and Tom Conroy as Detective Sergeant Trotter, plus Jack Bannister, Elisa Colla and Chris Parker.
All bookings should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS to 0405 220 935
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
Armageddon Time – November 9 ·
The Woman King – November 16
- She Said – November 23
- Where: Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace Brighton Bay & Palace Cinema Como.
Tickets: $8 Golden Club Member, $10 Senior Ticket
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
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 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 using the Zoom Conferencing system to stay in touch.
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.
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.
To mark Seniors’ Week, an Open Day for interested seniors to join us at our meeting on 13th October. Meeting will commence at 10.00 am to 12.30pm, with a small contribution to offset morning tea & site fees by PCNB members, Guests will be free. The Topics for discussion are:
- European Power Grid with special mention of Germany, UK, France.
- Nuclear energy and small modular reactors
- Progress of wind/nuclear/hydrogen in Australia.
- New method of vaccination
- Morning Tea & light lunch will be provided
- Non-members are invited by visiting the Boroondara Council website.
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.
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.
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: – 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 2022.
The SIG was introduced to fill the void whilst we are not able to go to Dine-Out venues, Cinemas or Theatres. This event allowed the participants to talk about selected films they watched whilst having lunch.
The Zoom Lunch & Chat SIG monthly meetings that have been held since May 2020 are as follows.
- Opal Dream – SBS OnDemand – May 2020
- Love Alaska – Beamafilm (using your Council Library card to view) _ May 2020
- Charlie and Boots – SBS OnDemand – May 2020
- Florence Foster Jenkin – SBS OnDemand – June 2020
- A Street Cat Named Bob – SBS OnDemand – June 2020
- The King’s Speech – Channel 32 (SBS Movies) – July 2020
- Maggie’s Plan 2015 – Channel 32 (SBS Movies)- July 2020
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016 NZ Film – Channel 32 (SBS Movies) _ July 2020
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2017)-Channel 76 (7Flix) – August 2020
- The man who invented Christmas (2017) – Channel 32 SBS Movies – August 2020
- Two is a Family – SBS On Demand – August 2020
- Viceroys House (2017) – Channel 32 – September 2020
- Interlude in Prague (2017) – Channel 32 – September 2020
- The Best Offer” (2017) – SBS On demand – September 2020
- Get Low (2009) – Channel 32 – October 2020
- Tracks (2013) – Channel 32 – October 2020
- Chalet Girl (2011) – Channel 32 – October 2020
- Lion (2016) Channel 32 – Saturday 14th November
- A United Kingdom (2016) Channel 32 – Sunday 15th November
- A Little Chaos (2014) Channel 32 17th November
- The Lunchbox (2013) Channel 32 – Tuesday 8th December
- The Railway Man (2013) Channel 32 – Wednesday 9th December
- The Jane Austin Book Club (2007) Channel 32 – Friday 8th January
- Broken Hill (2009) Channel 32 – Tuesday 12th & 14th January
- A Private Function (1984) Channel 32 – Wednesday 13th January
- Maudie (2016) Channel 32 Friday 12th February
- The Finishers (2013) French Film De toutes non forces Channel 32 – Saturday 13th
- Last Chance Harvey (2008) SBS on Demand
- Red Joan (2018) SBS Channel 32
- Elementary (Primaire) (2016) SBS Channel 32
- All is True (2018) SBS channel 32
- The Diving Bell & the Butterfly (2017) SBS Channel 32
- What We Did on Our Holiday (2014) SBS Channel 32
- La Vie En Rose (2070) SBS Channel 32
- Esio Trot (2015) SBS Channel 32
- The Wife (2017) SBS Channel 32
- The Words (2012) SBS Channel 32
- Jasper Jones (2017) SBS Channel 32
- Mystery of Henri Pick (2019) SBS Channel 32
- Lucky Grandma (2019) SBS Channel 32
- Faces Places (2017) SBS on Demand & BeamaFilm
- 5 Flights Up (2014) SBS on Demand
- Hotel Sorrento (1995) on BeamaFilm
- Nebraska (2013) on SBS Channel 32
- Made in Dagenham (2010) on SBS
- Night Train to Lisbon (2013 ) on SBS
- Haute Cuisine (2012) – SBS on Demand
Talking Heads -Episodes, 1,2 & 3on E1 available ABC iView, E2 Channel 2 15th October @ 10.05pm, E3 22/10 @ 10.05pm all episodes also available on ABC iView.
- Sweet Country (2017) on SBS on Demand
- My Summer in Provence (2014) on SBS on Demand
- Last Cab to Darwin (2015) on SBS on Demand
- Song for Marion (Unfinished Song) (2012) on SBS Demand
- Hampstead (2017) – Available on SBS on Demand
- South Solitary (2010) – Available on ABC iView
- The Secret Lives of Our Urban Birds. Available on ABC iView
- Light Between Oceans (2016) – Available on SBS on Demand
- Then Came You (2020) – Available on SBS on Demand
- Quartet (2012) – Available on SBS on Demand
Please contact Graydon Findley E:email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
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