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The Grovedale Marshall Probus Club 

 

Guest Speakers 2023

 

 

   September 2023                

 

Michelle Winckle and Ron Rounds

from

Hayeswinckle Real Estate.

We were pleased to welcome guest speakers Michelle Winckle and Ron Rounds from Hayeswinckle Real Estate The subject of their presentation was downsizing/selling your property and included consideration of alternatives to downsizing such as converting to dual occupancy, reverse mortgages and subletting.

 

 

   August 2023                

 

     Francis Trainor

  Andrew Love Cancer                 Centre 

 

The Andrew Love Cancer Centre has (since 1992) provided state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and highly skilled health professionals who provide personalised treatment and care including Chemotherapy, haematology and radiotherapy services.

 

 

 

   July 2023                

 

     Gabby Porter-Ryan   and Barbara Richardson

Estia Health Grovedale

The ladies informed us about “What's involved with Aged Care and demystifying the process" plus what was available in the community for those requiring emergency care, short-term respite care, long-term care, dementia care and palliative care.

 

 

 

   June 2023                

 

      Merv Poyner  

  Grovedale Marshall         Probus Club Trip's   Organiser

Merv gave the members a very interesting presentation including a great collection of photos taken by Carmel Sanderson and Merv, showing the highlights of the recent tour of Tasmania undertaken by many of our members. 

 

 

 

   May 2023                

 

       Elaine Munro  

    Business owner of        Munro's on Garden

Elaine (with the help of her daughter-in-law Claire) shared her passion for providing vital retail services to the community and engagement with customers on a personal level with their “kindness cards” and Christmas newsletters. Their retail premises are at 78A Garden St, Geelong VIC 3220 

 

 

   April 2023                

 

  Libby Coker MP

 Member of the House of    Representatives since        2019, representing the      Victorian seat of              Corangamite.

Libby described her early days as a high school teacher, where she was awarded the Victorian Government media in education award. Her career then included Mayor of the Surf Coast Shire Council, Cadet journalist at the Geelong Advertiser, Communications consultant and Communications/PR Manager at the Department of Education (Vic.)

 

 

   February 2023

 

Raechell Gleeson

Representing Lifeline Geelong and Southwest Victoria

Raechel Gleeson, the Business Development & Events Lead for Lifeline gave the members a very interesting talk about the important role that Lifeline plays in providing support to those in crisis, plus counselling and education. We were made aware of the significant local presence Lifeline enjoys here in Geelong and Southwest Victoria. 

Guest Speakers 2022

 

 

 

   November 2022

 

 

Kristen Howard

Occupational Therapist

 

Kristen was extremely knowledgable about adaptive and assistive devices to help seniors to remain as self-reliant and independent as possible in their own homes.

This involved determining what daily living aids, gadgets, and durable medical equipment can help in the quest for succesful aging.

 

 

   October 2022

 

Genevieve Cooper

Convener at LG Pro

Social Infrastructure Planning Special Interest Group

Her expert knowledge and active involvement with the planning and construction of the Armstrong Creek Town Centre Library & Community Hub has ensured that this facility will be much appreciated, admired and used by the residents of the ever-growing Armstrong Creek growth area.

 

 

   September 2022

 

Libby Mears.   

CEO of Leisure Networks. Chairperson of the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority and formerly Mayor of the Surf Coast Shire.  

 

Libby discussed her remarkable career and involvement in helping a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected and have access to opportunities and resources.

 

 

   August 2022

 

Garth Wesson

 Representing the Country Fire Authority

 

For sharing his knowledge and advice on home safety, the main causes of fire in the home and what precautions can be taken to prevent these unfortunate incidents

 

 

   June 2022

 

Acting Sergeant               Isaac Cropley

    Waurn Ponds Police                  Station.

 

He shared his knowledge and advice of the many areas of concern to senior citizens regarding their safety. 

 

 

   May 2022

 

 

Dr. Katie Milbourne

 

 

Reaching our health goals involves management of our conditions both in the treatment room and in day-to-day life with exercise and advice.

 

 

   April 2022

 

 

Bernard Kelly

 

 

How to live a stimulating and rewarding retirement

 

Guest Speakers 2021

 

 

 

  August 2021

 

 

Lorraine Smith

 

 

Research into the origins of a sixteenth century manuscript found in her Warnambool bookshop.

 

 

  May 2021

 

 

Brigitta Hodgetts

 

 

The benefits of “Medi Alarms”.

 

 

  April 2021

 

 

Eric Faulkner

 

 

Stories of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic – The Sinking.

 

Guest Speakers from prior years

 

 

   November 2015

 

"Life Be In It" Director General Dr. Colin Benjamin

Ben Wright thanking Dr Colin Benjamin for his ‘Life. Be in it’ presentation

See Norm with Geelong Probus members Maureen Zampatti, Robert Palmer and Margaret Robinson. Please click here to read the story in the Geelong Independant