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Typical Member Experiences

Our club organises a broad range of activities for members throughout the year, with interesting speakers presenting a broad range of topics at each general meeting plus outings, tours, lunches for members almost every month of the year. This page lists some of the activities and speakers enjoyed by members in recent times.

 To find out more about what's planned for future activities and speakers, visit the "Meetings & Speakers" and the "Activities & Outings" pages.

Another excellent source of information on past activities is available in the "Photos" section of this website, where photo galleries from the many successful club activities are available for you to view.

Ballarat Begonias Arts Centre stage Portarlington ferry


Here's what we did last year:

Outings & Activities Meetings & Speakers
January: Annual Picnic in the Park
February: Etihad Stadium tour
March: Altona Homestead
April: Mt Macedon - Stokes Collection and garden
May: Islamic Museum of Australia
June: NGV exhibition - van Gogh and The Seasons
September: Olinda and National Rhododendron Gardens
October: Blue Mountains 5-day tour
November: State Rose Garden, Werribee
December: Annual Christmas Luncheon
February: Helen Pochojka - Nurse to the First Fleet Re-enactment
March:  Rachel Lane - Finding your way into a nursing home
April:  Vaughan Winther - Australia Community Support Organisation
May: Graham Lockwood - Boer War and Memorials in City of Port Phillip
June: Molly Sasson - ASIO Intelligence and Espionage post-WW2
July: Fleur O'Hare - STAREE research program
August: Peter Ellis, Salvation Army
September: Bryan Williams, Consumer Affairs - Scams and Travelling Conmen
October: Kevin English, Stroke Foundation - Strokes: Symptoms, Actions and Management
November: Don Jones - The Magic of Laughter

Three Sisters view


Previous Activities

And this is just a small sample of some of the experiences our members have enjoyed in previous years:

Abbotsford Convent
Wonthaggi Desalination Plant
Hellenic Museum
Luv-a-Duck cooking class
Geelong Wool Museum
Cricket Willow and Lavendula Farm
Royal Childrens Hospital School
Jayco Caravan Factory
State Library of Victoria

  Geelong Wool Museum  Chinese Australia Museum

Chinatown Heritage Walk
Victoria Parliament House tour and lunch
Merimbula 4-day tour
Fort Queenscliff
Rod Laver Arena behind the scenes tour
The Johnson Collection
Beleura House
Jewish Holocaust Museum

Daylesford Convent
Melbourne CBD Laneways walking tour
Wantirna Jazz Museum
Montsalvat
Werribee Open-Range Zoo
RAAF Museum, Point Cook
Victoria Police Museum
Gasworks Park - behind the scenes tour
Melbourne Immigration Museum