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Our general meetings start at 10.00am with a short business session, followed by morning tea before our guest speaker for the day starts his/her talk at 11.00am with a presentation lasting 45 – 50 minutes with about 10 minutes for questions and answers. We finish at 12.00 noon.

 

2021 Speakers & Topics

Please be advised all scheduled meeting will be guided by Covid Guidelines at the tome.

July 19th    This will be our Probus Birthday Lunchon. 

New Venue  -- The Dapto Anglican Church 100 Moombara St Dapto ( behind Dapto Mall)

                         2 course meal  pluss door prize $35 please book early

                         Please see Ron Samways for enquiries or to conferm  

June 21st  Mr. Colin Bateman  --  The Terracotta Warriers

Mey17th    Mr Peter Cannell --   Air Accident Investgation & Crash site Management

Apri 19thl  Dr Philip Laid - "Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train" & will NSW ever see Fast Rail.?

March 15th        Oue A.G.M is Scheluled for today  


February 15th   Ladies Day - Colin Bateman   "Great Deceptions in History"

 

January 18th   Ron Critcher -   History of Mt Keira Scout Camp & facilities.


2020 Speakers & Topics

April 20th                  Judy Farrar     Wast Education Officer WCC    On Wast Managment

March16th                  Our Annual General Meeting     (There is no scheluald speaker )


February 10th                   Ladies Day                       Sandra Pires 

                                            Producer/Director         "Visual Story Tellers"

 

January                            Ms Lindsay Murphy           Lifeline Southcoast

 

 

2019 Speakers & Topics

December 16th            Ms Louise Southall            Senior Economic Dwdelopment Offiser,            

                                                                                Wollongong City Council

 

                                                                                                               

November 18th      Christms Lunch  At                At the Golf Club Kembla Grange, Partners welcome

                                                                  If you wish to  direct debit to "The Keira Probus Club" 

                                                                   BSB 032695 Acc. No.541247 and Identify yourself. Cost $35 P/P

October                      Mr Colin Bateman                   Traveling in Canada

September                 Mr Mark Rigby                                  The Illawarra Convoy 

August  19th  Mr Phillip Laird Associate Professor -  "Rail Transport in New Zealand" 

July 15th          BIRTHDAY LUNCH                            At the Golf Club Kembla Grange, Partners welcome

                                                                                           Cost $35 PP See Ron Samways for further details                                                                                                  Ph: 0242442321.

                                                                   If you wish to  direct debit to "The Keira Probus Club" 

                                                                   BSB 032695 Acc. No.541247 and Identify yourself.

June 17th                   Geff Phillips  WIN TV        The man behind the desk

May 20th                    Dr Hussain                                 Omar Mosque Community Building for the future

April 15th                  Senior Constable Sharon WHITE        Connecting You & Senior Safety

March 18th               This will be our  AGM                          

February 18th           Jo Oliver                                Artist Jessie Trail also an Oral History of the Illawarra

January 15th            Larry Jennett OAM              The Life Saver History & Development.


2018 Speakers & Topics

December 17th         Eileen Smith                                     The Wollongong City Librery Services.

November 19th    Christmas Luncheon                            To be held At The Grange from 12 noonBookings                                                                                                                       By the October meeting: Cost $40 PP. 

October 15th        Dr Philip Laird                                        Canadian Pacific Rail.

September 17th   Diana Bernard                                      Seniors Rights Service - Your Rights Your Voice.    

August 21st          Greg Dombkins                                       Experiencing India.

July 16th              35th Birthday,  Luncheon                     The venue, The Kemble Grange Golf Club.

June 18th           Jim Buultjens, C E O                               Multicultural Aged Care Illawarra.

May 21st            Russ Hannah,                                           His topic is "Lou the Shearer".

April

Mr John Logue

 

 "Camino de Santiago - A family adventure"

March

AGM

 

 A brief overview of the Probus web site

February

Dr Glenn Mitchell Honorary Senior Fellow UOW

 

‘100 things that define The Illawarra’

January

Colin Bateman

 

Exploring and enjoying Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia

 

2017 Speakers & Topics

December

Mr. Keith Denham  

 

Mr. Michael Tobin

 

Extraordinary happening with my family history.

Michael spoke of many interesting facts not generally known about airline travel.

 

November

Christmas Party

Grange Golf Club

October

Mr. Greg Dombkins (Member)

 

 

Insights to travelling through China. A picturesque and well researched presentation 

September

Stuart Traynor Author and Recipient of Chief Ministers Prize NT

 

The overland telegraph line from Darwin to Adelaide and inland aboriginal communities.

 

August

Mr. Don Driscoll

 

The Empire Air Training Schools, train pilots and aircrew for the Second World War.

 

July

Keira  Probus Birthday Luncheon 

Held at the Kemble Grange Golf Club

 

June

Mr. Benjamin (Ben) Buckley,

Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, UOW.

 

  His topic was “The Wide and Wonderful World of Drugs”.

 

May

Michael Organ former Federal Member and Archivist Wollongong University

 

Aboriginal History of the Illawarra


 

 

 

The Technology & Computer Interest Group. This group meet on the 1st Thursday of each month; held at the Balgownie Collegians club. Presenters are from within our club. The subjects discussed are a range of new information, updates on programmes and other common interest subjects. The program is made up from participants suggestions and the availability of a presenter for the subject. See our calendar below.    

 For further information contact: - Neil on 0428 278 100

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Braking news the Keira Probus Facebook page is up and running why not visit.

 

                                       KEIRA PROBUS CLUB

                        COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP- TOPICS

 

KEIRA PROBUS CLUB

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INTEREST GROUP- TOPICS

2021 Collegians Club Balgownie

Aug 6th

June 3rd       - Photo / Photography, A discusion on your photos the good & the bad

                        bring them along and make the part of the discusion. 

April 1st       -  Flight Simulater Programes - Presented By Michael Tobin. 

February 4th - Neil"s topic will be Photography

 

 


2020

Updated  8-1-2020

 

January

 

No meeting

 

 

 

46

6-2-2020

 

China High Speed rail

A look at China’s Bullet Train operations.

 

NJ

47

5-3-2020

 

Rooftop Solar

PV solar energy for your home

 

NJ

48

2-4-2020

Green Energy

Developments in wind and large scale solar powerplants in Australia

 

NJ

 

May

No meeting

 

 

 

 

4-6-2020

Apps (Applications)

Members share their favourite apps.

 

All

 

49

2-7-2020

Banking and Online shopping

EBay, Gumtree and other online shopping; online banking.

 

NJ

 

6-8-2020

Electric Vehicles

A survey of EV’s on the market and charging methods and locations.

 

NJ

 

September

 

No meeting

 

 

 

 

October

No meeting

 

 

 

45

5-11-2020

 

Model Railways

Scales and gauges; a survey of brands on the market.

 

NJ

46

3-12-2020

Banking and Online shopping

EBay, Gumtree and other online shopping; online banking.

 

NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEIRA PROBUS CLUB

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INTEREST GROUP- TOPICS

2019

37

3-1-19

 

No meeting

 

 

 

38

7-2-19

 

Keyboard functions

Editing files and using short cuts.

 

NJ

39

7-3-19

 

Internet of Things

The IoT and what it can do.

 

NJ

40

4-4-19

Google Gallery Stories

How to auto organize photos

 

JV

 

May

No meeting

 

 

 

41

6-6-19

Apps (Applications)

Members share their favourite apps.

 

NJ

42

4-7-19

Smart phone survey

A market survey of smart phones

 

NJ

43

1-8-19

Streaming music, casting audio & video

Hardware and software systems, playing audio and video from mobile devices to home devices via wifi.

 

N J

 

 

5-9-19

Connectivity

Connecting devices to other devices via wireless systems and cables.

 

 

44

3-10-19

No meeting

 

 

 

45

7-11-19

Online stockbroking

Buying and selling shares and doing market research.

 

 

46

5-12-19

Banking and Online shopping

EBay, Gumtree and other online shopping; online banking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

25

4-1-18

Travel bookings

 

Researching travel destinations

 

NJ

26

1-2-18

Streaming music, casting audio & video

 

Hardware and software systems, playing audio and video from mobile devices to home devices via wifi.

 

RL, NJ

27

1-3-18

Health monitoring using smartphones and watches

Keeping track of fitness and general health.

 

NJ

28

5-4-18

Powerpoint

 

How to use Microsoft Powerpoint for presentations.

 

 

29

3-5-18

Digital Assistants

AI-driven Digital Voice Assistants (VDA) are fast becoming our way to interfacing with everything.

 

 

30

7-6-18

AI- Artificial Intelligence.

 

Intelligence displayed by machines; machines and deep learning.

 

 

31

5-7-18

 

VR- Virtual Reality.

Using virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations.

 

 

32

2-8-18

 

Electric Vehicles

A survey of EV’s on the market and their strong and weak points.

 

 

33

6-9-18

 

Publishing

No Meeting

 

 

34

4-10-18

 

Drones, Quadcopters and RPA’s

Today we will visit the wold of Drones and quodcopters then maybe take a flight.

 

 

35

1-11-18

 

Synchronising

 

 Files, calendars, contact lists.

 

 

36

6-12-18

 

Filing and retrieval

Directory structures, cloud storage, security.

 

 

 

COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP- TOPICS

2017

15

2-2-17

Excel spreadsheets

Doing amazing things with Excel.

 

N Jones

 

2-3-17

No meeting

 

 

 

16

6-4-17

Mapping & Satnav.

Mapping and Satellite systems

 

N Jones

17

4-5-17

Excel  continued

Formatting, tables, printing, data sharing

 

N Jones

18

1-6-17

Computer scams

How to avoid identity theft and loss of data.

 

N Jones

19

6-7-17

Computer scams

How to set up accounts and security tips

 

M. Tobin

20

3-8-17

Alarms and CCTV home security

Monitoring and alarming of homes.

 

N Jones

21

7-9-17

Banking and Online shopping

EBay, Gumtree and other online shopping; online banking.

 

M. Tobin

22

5-10-17

Online shopping continued

 

 

M. Tobin

23

2-11-17

Software for Windows

 

 

 

M. Tobin

24

7-12-17

Crypto-currencies

 

Bitcoin and Crypto-currencies

 

N Jones