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The Club has a guest speaker at each of its monthly meetings. Details about speakers and their topics may be obtained from the monthly Newsletters. The page headed 'Newsletters' contains recent Newsletters.

Recent Guest Speakers include:

  • Miles Pearce, Victorian Heritage Engineering.
  • Chris Long, Old Melbourne.
  • Nic Szedt. Belarus today.
  • Andrew Turner. Zoonoses.
  • Ian Marshman
  • Professor Frank Larkins, Australian Wetlands.
  • Dedrie and Jim Green, SA Snippets.
  • David Charles, Former ambassador to Germany.
  • Peter Don, Victorian railways contribution to Melbourne. Past, Present and Future.
  • Ian Armstrong, Australia’s largest collector.
  • Malcolm Mulcare, Australian road cameras,red light and speed.
  • Professor Neville Norman, Australian Economics.
  • Gay and John Woods, Australian Ambassador experiences.
  • Victor Perton re Optimism.
  • Sheree Marris, marine biology of Port Phillip Bay.
  • Andrew Dwyer, Expert advisor to Gov’t re energy.
  • Maria Prendergast, Journalist and Broadcaster.
  • Graeme Marshall, History of Education in Victoria.
  • Dr Ian Dickson, Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem.
  • Dr Sheryl Coughlin, NGVWA.


Following are a few presentations of interest.

On 1 February 2022 our club member Gilbert Ralph presented the following introduction regarding the Realities of Nuclear Power.  Our Coffee and Conversation Group found the topic of great interest and his introduction was followed by a lively discussion afterwards.


South African Snippets at presented by Jim and DDD Green during the October 2021 Zoom monthly meeting.



During our September 2021 Zoom Meeting, Professor Frank Larkins gave a very interesting presentation on Australian Wetlands. A copy of the presentation can be found below.


Our May 2020 speaker was Mr Nick Szwed.  Nick is a retired Vic Roads engineer.  He has Belarus heritage and in recent years has taken a great interest in Belarus and visited several times.  He has produced a very interesting presentation about the country which he presented. 

A copy of the presentation can be found below.



During our November 2020 Zoom Meeing Dr Andrew Turner, a member of our club, gave a very informative talk on

Zoonoses – Animal diseases transmissible to humans, a changing environment and changing disease occurrence.

A copy of the presentation can be found below.