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GUEST SPEAKERS

Each month we have interesting, informative and entertaining speakers who provide us with an insight into their particular area of interest or expertise.  In the past we have had authors, chocolate makers, aged care providers,  state emergency service personel, guide dog trainers - a truly broad range of subjects has been covered.

 

Wednesday 08 May 2024  

Colin Howell
‘Orange Sky’   Volunteer Service for the Homeless

Wednesday 10 April 2024

John Wadsley

Military Historian

 

Wednesday 8 March 2024

Michael Sylvester

Blue Line Laundry

 

Wednesday 8 November 2023

Ian Geard

Retired Chief Quarantine Officer


Wednesday 2 October 2023

Katie Phan            

Program Co-ordinator

Red Cross Emergency Relief

 

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Amelia Jones

Square Pegs Tasmania Dyslexia Support & Advocacy

 

Wednesday  09 August 2023

Rachael Duncan from Community Based Support

 Community Based Support (CBS) is a not-for-profit Tasmanian organisation delivering aged care and disability services to enable people to live safely in their homes and enjoy access to the community as they wish.they They provide a range of support services that are tailored to meet individual needs and goals to maximise independence.

 

Wednesday  12 July  2023

Following a short meeting we Celebrated  30 Years  Of Our Probus Club with a special morning tea  with invited  guests: The Honorable Elise Archer M.P.   Marnie Hill - President North Hobart Rotary Club our Sponsor  and  Sandra Falconer- Souther n. Tasmanian Probus Ambassador.

 

14 June 2023 Meeting

We are revisiting our Antiques Roadshow, which proved to be so popular at the April Meeting we have invited Paul Weir to return and discuss your precious item for examination,  and to share your story of how you came to own it.  

 

10 May 2023 

 Our Speaker: Colin Howell  from the  “Stroke Foundation “

Colin's talk on his personal experience of having a Stroke at a young age proved to be very interesting. He raised the awareness of Strokes in people of all ages from toddlers to the mature age person.  He kept our group interested the whole time.

 

12 April 2023 Meeting

 “Our Antiques Roadshow”   

Paul Weir our knowledgeable antiques enthusiast and fellow Probarian invites you to bring your antique or other precious item for examination, discussion and to share your story of how you came to own it. 

 Paul will be happy to discuss the precious item you bring and maybe able to tell you something about the piece that you don’t know already know.  You are most welcome to bring smaller objects to the April meeting but we suggest leaving the bigger pieces at home and just bring a photo or photos from different angles. 

 

Wednesday 8 March 2023

 Question & Answer Session. Chris Bayes our Guest Speaker organiser  interviewed the new President Sue Bruce. This gave us an insight into Sue's interesting Nursing background here in Tasmania, the mainland and New Guinea.

 

Wednesday 8 February 2023 

    Graeme Manning – “My Legacy” on the 100th Anniversary of Legacy.  Graham passed on his personal  experiences of how our local Legacy organisation are there for the partners and the children of those who gave their lives or their health for our country.    They provide the essential social, financial and developmental support that these families depend on each day.


Wednesday 9 November 2022

Julien Type, retired electoral officer. Related his involvement with the Electoral System here and overseas.

 

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Choir of High Hopes. David Rose spoke on how the organisation helps those who are socially disavantaged.

 

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Darryl Peebles -  His work in  comedy has enabled him to witness many positive affects that appropriate humour can have and he related some of these instances to us. We all reacted appropriately.