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Previous Guest Speakers

8th May 2023 - Robyn Gattera

Regional Coordinator (South) and Team Leader (Corinda Library). Robyn has worked for Brisbane City Council libraries for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of different role including Team Leader, First 5 Forever Outreach Officer and her most recent role as Regional Coordinator, South Region.

Topic: Brisbane Libraries – a place to discover new worlds, learn new skills and enjoy social connection.

6th February 2023 - Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs is Business Development and Operations Manager for Meals on Wheels North West. 

The objective of Paul’s presentation to the Probus Club of Kenmore Gardens was to focus on the critical role home delivered meal services plays in supporting older Australians to live independently.

  • Most older Australians aspire to lead independent lives in their own home
  • Home delivered meal services help older Australians achieve independent living
  • Understanding the options may be useful for Probus Club members in supporting friends or family who have such needs
  • Some Probus Club members may wish to consider volunteering

Paul provided us with sample muffins cooked by the Meals On Wheels Chef. These were well received and delicious.

Meals On Wheels North West website:

If you would like to volunteer, phone 3354 3919 or apply online:

7th November 2022 - Philip Castle

 Philip Castle, is an Historian and his topic is The Stinson.

Philip in the middle of his talk. Our own retired pilot, Bob, thanking Philip.

10th October 2022 - Greg McGahan

Greg has a Masters in Mental Health Nursing and qualifications in Health Management. He has worked extensively in mental health  for over 25 years. He has managed Adolescent Mental Health units in Queensland and has also had project and policy roles focusing on mental health. For the past 7 years he has been planning commissioning and managing Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane which provides a range of health, mental health, restorative justice, alcohol and other drug services to young people aged 16-25. Greg also manages Maters mental health services and has been key in planning Maters newest service - Catherine’s House for Mothers, Babies and Families, due to open in early 2023.

Greg McGahan, Head of Adolescent Health at the Mater, spoke on Youth Health and Care

5th September 2022 - Rod Preston