Abbotsford Chiswick Probus

Monthly Speakers for 2020



Next Meeting:

Date Speaker Topic Background
21 JanRaj Bajpai
Community Ambassador - NBN(tm) local NSW Raj Bajpai will speak to explain the NBN Rollout and answer questions as it relates to us personally. The presentation will include:
· What is the nbn™?
· How does it impact your phone and internet connections?
· What do you need to do to get connected?
· How to avoid scam calls related to NBN.
18 FebDominic Case Australian Film History Dominic will share insights into the Australian Film Industry, having worked at Atlab (now Deluxe) and at the National Film and Sound Archive; he was also a Board Member of the Australian Film Commission from 2003 to 2008. He currently works as a film technology and strategy consultant.
17 MarAGM No speaker will be booked.

Monthly Speakers for 2019

Date Speaker Topic Background
19 FebPeter NonnenmacherFinancial Planner
19 MarCharles Lindstrom The Windjammer The only windjammer left today in the world in sailable condition.
16 AprGillian LewisMaritime Museum Story of the Maritime Museum and what they do there.
21 May Living with the Enemy My mother and father both worked for the resistance. Their home was used to shelter allied servicemen and Jewish families.
18th Jun Fergus Haynes Official visitor to NSW prisons Since stepping down from the role of Official Visitor Fergus has been advocating for the reform of sentencing, incarceration and rehabilitation.
16th JulPauline KeyvarHuntington's NSW What is Huntington's Disease /who is affected/what support is offered to families/how the organisation reaches out to support families.
20th Aug Jo-Anne Berthelsen Authors Journey Jo-Anne will be speaking about her journey as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She grew up in Brisbane and worked as a high school teacher, editor and local church minister in Sydney before beginning her writing career around twelve years ago.
17th Sep Trevor Wood Vietnam After nine years as an aircraft technician/instructor in the R.A.N. Dr Trevor Wood then spent 40 years as an educator. Ten years ago he and his wife, Kay, went to Vietnam, initially for him to train teachers at a university in Hanoi. However, shortly after arrival he 'found' two Vietnamese ladies who wanted to build a K-12 school as a destination for the children moving on from their existing kindergartens
15th Oct Tina HymanJewellery Tina has been designing and making jewellery for 30+ years’. She will talk about her journey, how she makes her jewellery and will be displaying/selling her jewellery
19th NovKathryn Zerk Kathryn will talk about her musical journey and about the Drummoyne Community Choir. Choral leader of Drummoyne Community Choir. Kathryn lives in Abbotsford with her partner and two children and may be known to a few of our members.