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The Grovedale Marshall Probus Club 


Guest Speakers 2023




   February 2023


Raechell Gleeson

Representing Lifeline Geelong and Southwest Victoria

Raechel Gleeson, the Business Development & Events Lead for Lifeline gave the members a very interesting talk about the important role that Lifeline plays in providing support to those in crisis, plus counselling and education. We were made aware of the significant local presence Lifeline enjoys here in Geelong and Southwest Victoria and the importance of getting their message of availability out to the local population.

Guest Speakers 2022




   November 2022



Kristen Howard

Occupational Therapist


Kristen was extremely knowledgable about adaptive and assistive devices to help seniors to remain as self-reliant and independent as possible in their own homes.

This involved determining what daily living aids, gadgets, and durable medical equipment can help in the quest for succesful aging.



   October 2022


Genevieve Cooper

Convener at LG Pro

Social Infrastructure Planning Special Interest Group

Her expert knowledge and active involvement with the planning and construction of the Armstrong Creek Town Centre Library & Community Hub has ensured that this facility will be much appreciated, admired and used by the residents of the ever-growing Armstrong Creek growth area.



   September 2022


Libby Mears.   

CEO of Leisure Networks. Chairperson of the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority and formerly Mayor of the Surf Coast Shire.  



Libby discussed her remarkable career and involvement in helping a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected and have access to opportunities and resources.



   August 2022


Garth Wesson

(Representing the Country Fire Authority)



For sharing his knowledge and advice on home safety, the main causes of fire in the home and what precautions can be taken to prevent these unfortunate incidents



   June 2022


Acting Sergeant Isaac Cropley

from the Waurn Ponds Police Station.



He shared his knowledge and advice of the many areas of concern to senior citizens regarding their safety. 



   May 2022



Dr. Katie Milbourne



Reaching our health goals involves management of our conditions both in the treatment room and in day-to-day life with exercise and advice.



   April 2022



Bernard Kelly



How to live a stimulating and rewarding retirement


Guest Speakers 2021




  August 2021



Lorraine Smith



Research into the origins of a sixteenth century manuscript found in her Warnambool bookshop.



  May 2021



Brigitta Hodgetts



The benefits of “Medi Alarms”.



  April 2021



Eric Faulkner



Stories of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic – The Sinking.


Guest Speakers from prior years



   November 2015


"Life Be In It" Director General Dr. Colin Benjamin

Ben Wright thanking Dr Colin Benjamin for his ‘Life. Be in it’ presentation

See Norm with Geelong Probus members Maureen Zampatti, Robert Palmer and Margaret Robinson. Please click here to read the story in the Geelong Independant