A Word from our President to Prospective Members
Membership of the Club is open to retired or semi-retired men who appreciate and value opportunities for social contact with others in similar circumstances.
Our members come from a great variety of backgrounds – professional, business and technical – and our wide-ranging activities mean there is something of interest for all. Nothing is compulsory and you’ll find we are non political, non sectarian and non fund-raising. We meet to expand our interests and to enjoy the company of others.
Our diverse membership and extensive activities ensure there is something for everyone – most activities are monthly:
• Technical Classes
• Digital Photography
• Guest Speakers
• Cinema / lunches
• Theatre / music
Wives and partners are welcome to join members on excursions, cinema and theatre outings, trips and dine-outs.
Click on the “Activities”, “Outings” and “Guest Speakers” tabs to get a better feel for what we’re about.
Would you like to join us? Or come to one of our monthly meetings or events?
Surrey Hills Men’s Probus Club serves the eastern suburbs of Melbourne including Surrey Hills, North Balwyn, Canterbury, Mont Albert, Box Hill, Doncaster and Balwyn.
Each month we have a regular meeting with an interesting and stimulating guest speaker focussing on a topical or historical issue usually with a Melburnian or Victorian flavour. This meeting also provides an opportunity for members to learn about activities planned for the forthcoming 2 or 3 months.
We meet at 10.00 on the first Thursday of each month except January at North Balwyn Uniting Church Hall, 17 – 21 Duggan Street, North Balwyn. This venue is modern, spacious and equipped with microphone and retractable screen – ideal for meetings of our size.
Most members attend lunch after the meeting at the Box Hill RSL Club – a great opportunity to catch up with friends.
Our next meeting will be on the 6th of June and is one not to be missed.
Michael Rowland is the co-presenter of ABC TV’s News Breakfast. He is a former ABC Washington correspondent, covering stories ranging from the 2008 presidential election to the eruption of the global financial crisis and returned to the US to cover the 2012 and 2016 elections. Michael has also reported from Indonesia, Cuba, Turkey, Vietnam and India.
He spent five years covering federal politics has also reported on state politics around the nation. He also has extensive experience covering business and economics. Michael is Vice-President of the Melbourne Press Club.