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2023 Guest Speakers

  • Jan 2023 Ross Brown - Blood Doping by Elite Athletes.

 

2022 Guest Speakers

  • Jan 2022 Hans Kunnen - My Day on 9/11 at the World Trade Centre in N.Y.
  • Feb 2022 Martin Thomas - Nuclear Power - Australia's answer to climate change?
  • Mar 2022 Robyn Dalton - Member's Talk - Radioactive Live by Castle Hill Players
  • May 2022 Noel Phelan - The Sinking and Salvage of the Costa Concordia
  • Jun 2022 Faye Yarroll - The Gift of Hearing and Lions Hearing Dogs
  • Jul 2022  Patrick Dodd - Governor Macquarie's Travels
  • Aug 2022 Jim Haynes - Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories
  • Sep 2022 Hilary May Black - The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
  • Oct 2022 Edna Wilde - Ryde Eisteddfod with demonstration performances
  • Dec 2022 Graham Sims - Funny Dunnies

2021 Guest Speakers

  • Apr  2021 Margaret Walker - researching, writing & publishing novels
  • May 2021 Roland Storm - entertained by a Rock & Roll Legend
  • Jun 2021  Norm Webb - Beekeeping fundamentals
  • Jul 2021  to Oct 2021 - no meetings due to COVID19 lockdown
  • Dec 2021 Ashley Kalagian Blunt - humorous speech 'How to be Australian'

2020 Guest Speakers

  • Jan 2020 Leo Dent - Member's Talk
  • Feb 2020 Rosalind Gibson - Characters I've met in the criminal justice system
  • Mar 2020 Keith Payne - Driving for Seniors
  • Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 - no meetings due to COVID19

2019 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2019 Bards of WPH Probus
  • Feb  2019 Graham Wilcox - Federation of Australia
  • Mar  2019 Siobhan Goldsbury - Arthritis
  • May 2019  Keith Payne - Driving for Seniors
  • Jun  2019 Greg Woodhead - The Flying Doctor Service
  • Jul   2019  David Rosenberg - Pine Gap
  • Aug 2019  Dept of Fair Trading - Scams
  • Sep 2019 Derek Jones - Greece and the Greeks
  • Oct 2019 SAN Doctors - Alzheimers
  • Dec 2019 Monique Tonna - Experiences of a Young Journalist

2018 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2018 Keith Highfield - Member's Talk
  • Feb  2018 Robert Eales - The Compassionate English-Boer War
  • Mar  2018 Bill Leigh - Cumberland State Forest
  • May 2018 Derek Jones - Africa Today - Hope & Horror
  • Jun  2018 Ian Lucas - Member's Talk
  • Jul   2018 Peter Fowler - Computer Pals
  • Aug 2018 Det. Supt. Deb Wallace - Criminal Gangs
  • Sep 2018 Robert Craven - Managing Aged Care
  • Oct 2018 SAN Doctors - Cancer Research
  • Dec 2018 Keith Highfield - Another Reminiscence

2017 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2017 Rickie Cotton - Children's books Author
  • Feb  2017 Dennys Angove - The Science of Climate Change
  • Mar  2017 Michele Burman - Ronald McDonald House
  • Jun  2017 Tony Blair - The Facts of Life
  • Jul   2017  Scott Appletons - Mount Wilga
  • Aug 2017 Peter Hill - Retirement Village - what you need to know
  • Sep 2017 Karen Davis - Experiences of a young Police Woman
  • Oct 2017 Jane Eales - Secrets, Spies & Spotted Dogs

2016 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2016 Jo-Anne Berthelsen - My Life as a Writer
  • Feb 2016 Nicholas Cowdery - DPP
  • Mar 2016 Ray Dearlove - The White Rhino Project
  • May 2016 John Donohoe - Legends of Ben Hall
  • Jul   2016 Donna Harvey - Macular Degeneration
  • Aug 2016 Judy Horton - Horticulturist
  • Sep 2016 Prof Munjed Al Muderis - leading Hip and Knee Surgeon
  • Oct 2016 Nicholas Cowdery - DPP Q&A

2015 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2015 Tom Crowe - Stroke recovery
  • Feb  2015 Peter Sweeney - The Gallipolii Campaign
  • Mar  2015 Andrew Tink - Author
  • May 2015 Noel Cislowski - Music and Drama Teacher
  • Jun  2015 Dick Bushell - Travels
  • Aug  2015 Ambre Hammond - Concert Pianist
  • Sep  2015 Merv Collins - Marine Rescue
  • Oct  2015 Sue Westcott - My Father's time as a POW in Denmark

2014 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2014 Michael Hope - Member's Talk
  • Feb  2014 Thomas Muldoon - Numerologist
  • Mar  2014 John Hunt - Radio Active
  • May 2014 Helen Everingham - The Centre Within
  • Jun  2014  Fred Griffin - An Interesting Life
  • Jul   2014 Tony Castley - Overseas Aid
  • Aug 2014 Alexander Vasileyev - Police Public Relations
  • Sep 2014 T.J. Andrews - Return of the Unknown Soldier
  • Oct 2014 His Honour Judge Johnstone
  • Dec 2014 Shirley Pretap - Hearing

2013 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2013 Dale Taylor - Member's Talk
  • Feb  2013 Richard Mills - Dying with Dignity
  • Mar  2013 Dr Quack - The Clown Doctors
  • May 2013 Louie Kelbert- Apiarist
  • Jul   2013 Cindy Ren - Revival of Chinese Culture
  • Aug 2013 Dr Gregory de Moore - Rise and Fall of Tom Wills
  • Sep 2013 Louie Kelbert- Apiarist
  • Oct 2013 Robbie Brown - Transplants

2012 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2012 Alan Whitehall - Member's Talk
  • Feb  2012 Club members ad-libbing - Guest speaker cancelled due to illness
  • Mar  2012 David & Robyn Claydon - The Ideolody of Islam
  • May 2012 Valentine Kirichenko - An Immigrant's Escape
  • Jun  2012 Sydney Morsecodians Frantenity - Overland Telegraph
  • Jul   2012 Jack McBurney - The History of Retailing in Sydney CBD
  • Aug 2012 Tom Sweeney - The Plot Thickens
  • Sep 2012 Harold Dews - Location, Location, Location
  • Oct 2012 Rosemary McCulloch - Behind the Scenes at the BBC
  • Dec 2012 Gordon Marr - The History of the Chinese in Australia

2011 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2011 Pat Bowie - Member's Talk
  • Feb  2011 Dr Susan Basker - Hospital in the Home
  • Mar  2011 Dr Marlene Hickin - Mothers Under the Microscope
  • May 2011 Robert Love - Riverside Theatres
  • Jun  2011 Derek Jones - Commando Activities
  • Jul   2011 Hazel & Alan Budd - Mercy Ships
  • Aug 2011 Chris Barnes - Choice Magazine
  • Sep 2011 Barbara Holborow - Children's Magistrate
  • Oct 2011 Assoc Prof Nigel Hope - Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Dec 2011 Resident Artist in Antarctica

2010 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2010 Trivia Challenge
  • Feb  2010 Prof. Matthew Colless - The Universe
  • Mar  2010 Stephen Jackson - An Adventurer
  • May 2010 Pip Lovely - Riding for the Disabled
  • Jun  2010 Barbara Roberts - Burmese Eyecare Programme
  • Jul   2010 Gregory Blaxewll - Journey Along Parramatta River
  • Aug 2010 Keith Highfield - Time in Chittagong/Bangladesh in the '60s

2009 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2009  Paul Barclay - The Origin of the Calendar
  • Feb  2009 Ian Dean - Crystal Meth, Ice and Speed
  • Mar  2009 Keith Highfield - Working in Russia
  • May 2009 Alex Vassilieff - Odessayer, an Epic Journey
  • Jun   2009 Joanne Meehan - Look Better, Feel Better
  • Jul    2009 Geoffrey Blaxell - The Parramtta River
  • Aug  2009 Janelle Matson - Sydney West Area Health Service
  • Sep  2009 Rita Borg & Tony Wood - Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service
  • Oct  2009 David Fullerton - Matthews Folbigg Solicitors
  • Dec  2009 Tom Ware - The Art of Story telling

2008 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2008 Roz Baker - Author and Bush Poet
  • Feb  2008 Myrna Dodd - Olden Golden Days of Radio
  • May 2008 Det Supt. Deb Wallace - My Life in Crime
  • Jun  2008 Dr David Claydon - Understanding Muslims
  • Jul   2008 Barry Ellis - ex-QANTAS pilot
  • Aug 2008 Ruth Fotheringham - Cochlear Implants
  • Sep 2008 Adrienne Ryan - My Road to Public Office
  • Oct 2008 Keith Glidden - The Rouse Hill Retail Complex
  • Dec 2008 Kylie Purtell - Scenic Tour Company

2007 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2007 Jackie Winn - Short Story Author
  • Feb  2007 Mrs C Thompson - Victor Chang Research Institute
  • May 2007 Brian Nixon - Friendship Force
  • Jun  2007 Marjorie Densey - New Guinea
  • Jul   2007 Michael Brereton - Gaol Visitor
  • Aug 2007 Leanne Hayler - Zoo Friends
  • Sep 2007 Mike Hagan - ex Homicide Detective
  • Oct 2007 Evan Whitton - How Lawyers get the Money (& get the guilty off)
  • Dec 2007 Johnny Pace - Putting Hunour to Work

2006 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2006 Jennifer Farrer - Plants used 200 years ago
  • Feb  2006 Kenneth McIntyre - From Cockpit to Pulpit
  • Mar  2006 David Couvert - Nagasaki
  • May 2006 Danielle Fischer - Gavin Research Institute
  • Jun   2006 Mark Engels - Engels Nursery
  • Jul   2006 Sheila Brunn - Changi Quilt
  • Aug  2006 Peter Christian - The First Fleet
  • Sep  2006 Lindsay Dalman - Sailability
  • Oct  2006 Denis Hardid - Film Industry
  • Nov  2006 David Ellyard - Climate Change
  • Dec  2006 Melissa Divarn - History of the Harbour Bridge

2005 Guest Speakers

  • Jan  2005 Nerryl Roper - Member's Talk
  • Feb 2005 Kenneth Bock - Radio 2RPH
  • Mar 2005 John Hockney - Unlocking Memories
  • Apr 2005 Jean Harmey - Handwriting Analysis
  • May 2005 Gary Nash - "May you live in interesting times"
  • Jun  2005 Maurice Farrell - State Library
  • Jul  2005 Patrick McCarville - History of Whiskey
  • Aug 2005 Karynne Courts - Relationships
  • Sep 2005 Leonie McMahon
  • Oct 2005 Christine Stewart - History of Collit's Inn
  • Nov 2005 Inspector Eybes - Mounted Police
  • Dec 2005 Ann Rennie - "The Author Who Speaks"

2004 Guest Speakers

  • Feb 2004 Jennifer Phelps - "The Future is Now"
  • Mar 2004 Craig Hodges - Assistance Dogs Australia
  • Apr 2004 John Cordner - History of Football
  • May 2004 Douglas Minty - Antique Clocks
  • Jun 2004  Lindsay May - Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  • Jul  2004  Gareth Lloyd - Promoting Laughter
  • Aug 2004 Bob Lawton - Olympics Lowdown
  • Sep 2004 Susannah Fullerton - Jane Austen Society
  • Oct 2004 Edgar Penzig - Colonial Ladies
  • Nov 2004 Judith Dunn - Colonial Christmasses
  • Dec 2004 Trivia Competition

2003 Guest Speakers

  • Sep 2003 George Hannam - Historical Houses
  • Oct 2003 Bob Hince - Team Misfits, Martians or Just Different Styles
  • Nov 2003 Jennifer Phelps, Westmead Medical Research Centre - Genetics

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