Probus Club of Balwyn NorthANNUAL PROGRAM – 2022 – 2023

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

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Special Notice to all members: –


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 2023, Please join us and pick up your Covid 19 supplies.

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 2023 to be advised in our newsletter. 

The Annual Change over Lunch has been scheduled for the 4th of April 2023 @ Greenacres Golf Club 51 Elm Grove, East Kew VIC 3102 @ 11.30am for 12pm further details will be advised in the Newsletter.


Winter Lunch at Tokar Estate Winery Thursday 27th July 
6 Maddens Lane Coldstream Victoria 3770 further details to be published in a future newsletter.


Please contact Richard Heal for further information 
M: 0415 776 039 E:   

Dates for your Diary for 2023

Christmas Lunch Tuesday 12th December 2023, Details about Venue, and arrangements to be advised later.

Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport. Corner First and Second Avenue, Moorabbin Airport Victoria 3194
Possible self-drive day outing, Watch this space:

Date and details to be confirmed later

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


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

2023s3-waiting-for-god-posterWaiting For God (based on the BBC TC Comedy) 
1812 Theatre Ferntree Gully, Friday 26th May at 8PM (Transport by Bus)

Neil Barnett
Michael Aitkens


All your favourite characters from the original series are reimagined for the stage, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer.

At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious plot with unexpectedly heart-warming results.                               

All bookings should be sent by email to  or SMS to 0405 220 935

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 SIG’s Heritage/Genealogy, Photography/Travel, Investment, Computer are being conducted either by face to face  & Hybrid 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 meeting face to face and using Hybrid Zoom Conferencing system where necessary 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 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: – Acting Conveners: Don Campbell, 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, Ken Mitchell & Neil Gray 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 2022.

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.

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.