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GUEST SPEAKERS16 April 2015
The Guest Speakers List is prepared, with the permission of the speakers, for the use of Probus Clubs only.
The speakers list is continually updated and available, via E-mail, on request from Patricia Owens.
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Guest Speaker Officers Role.
Arranging interesting speakers programs is one of the most important and challenging assignments in a Probus Club. To hold the interest of members, programs must be well balanced with informative and thought-provoking subjects presented by accomplished speakers. Some highly qualified people are uninteresting speakers; so it is a good idea, if possible, to check on a person's "track record" before extending an invitation to speak at your club. Club members should be regularly invited to suggest potential speakers.
In addition; Look ahead six months and plan a varied program of potential Speakers taking into
account the interests of your Club members. Discuss future speakers at Management Meetings and arrange for publication of speaker
details in the Clubs Newsletter Approach potential speakers at least three months before the meeting at which the person
is invited to speak. If necessary, explain the objectives of Probus. Ask Speaker for the title of the talk and biographical notes (for the information of the Newsletter editor and the members chosen to introduce the speaker, Follow up with a letter confirming the arrangements, setting out details of location, time (suggest arrival in time to have tea coffee with members), length of address (around 45 minutes plus question time), transport arrangement, and your contact telephone number.
Follow up with reminder telephone call about five days before the meeting, checking on any special arrangements, equipment required (blackboard, screen, video) and confirm any transport arrangements. Provide a mobile phone number for emergency contact.
Greet speaker on arrival; offer refreshments, introduce to President, committee and member who will be introducing the said speaker.
Arrange for a member, preferably one with some understanding of or interest in the subject to thank the speaker and present a small gift*as a memento of the visit. It is very important that the persons introducing and thanking be brief with their remarks and dont become an extra guest speakers!
Try to have a short list of emergency speakers who can fill in with an interesting talk at short notice. It is most probable that there are excellent speakers in your own club who, if asked, will have a program prepared; but make sure you have more than one reserve speaker.
Many clubs have a Member talk at each meeting; for 10 minutes before the morning tea break about their professional or business career: or some special interest. Such talks are almost always very interesting and help to promote friendship within the club.
Small gift many clubs give a bottle or two of reasonable quality branded wine. [$15 to $30 total cost.]
Abbott, Brett Dental Services Co-ordinator of The Royal Flying Doctor Service Mob 0408 020 326 9430 8151Active Foundation Inc. supporting people with intellectual disabilityDeanne Jones 9387 0539
Adams, Steven Gives a talk entitled My Inspiring Life Story 08 646 162 86Has a book for sale at $27 (all these numbers must be used)
Airey, Phil BA Grad Dip Pub Admin Dip Ed Community Education Officer from theSeniors Housing Centre that offers a gateway for information and referrals to seniors on available housing
options. E-mail email@example.com 1300 734 838
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. For areas covering north of the Swan River contact Rebecca M by phone on 9474 5510 or mobile 0400 351 002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and for areas south of the Swan contact Sri V on mobile 0432 715 605 email email@example.com and for general information on the web at http://www.aaperthwa.org
Allen, Ailsa was the first co-ordinator for Organ and Tissue Donations. She was much involved with setting up this service in Perth. Ailsa also has a book available and is prepared to travel to country areas.
Contact details email firstname.lastname@example.org or landline 9387 1727
Alzheimers Association of WA Trish Miller, Education services, 9388 2800
Amanda Young Foundation Barry & Lorraine Young discusses Meningococcal/Meningitis. 9398 7275
Amanita Products for Women with Cancer 9322 1990
Animals Asia WA Support Group, Brenda Douglas Talks about tortured bears in China 9577 1371
An Indian Ocean Adventure Contact Nigel Ridgway on Mobile 04199 21131 9204 4393Or email ridgway.ten.@bigpond.com
Anton, Trevor talks on genetically modified Foods or Transcendental Meditation: techniques for greater productivity, lower blood pressure & better relations 9593 6456
Antonas, Stanley talks on Real Estate & Business agents, Crown Law, Courts, Trust accounts and audits 9444 0679
Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA whose objective is to reduce the incidence and disabling effects of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions in people of WA. For more information on the web www.arthritiswa.org.au or to organise a speaker contact Margaret Smith direct on 9388 4420 or 9388 2199
Association of Relatives and Friends of Mentally Ill
Brenda Cheeseman (ARAFMI) 9364 1394
Asthma Foundation is offering free 60 minute talks to help raise awareness of Asthma in the community. The session covers the basics of asthma and will benefit people who have asthma, those who care for them or those wishing to learn more about this condition. In 2012 in Australia 394 people died from asthma. Contact Annette Raison, Training consultant Asthma Foundation WA email@example.com Australian Hearing ServicesKaren Parfitt, Audiologist. (Karrinyup office) 9204 4888 Australian Red Cross can arrange talks on their 20 different services 9325 5111
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) who own 23 properties across Australia providing sanctuaries for more than 1200 native species. AWC is helping to arrest the decline of native wildlife and habitats. AWC are providing a new model for conservation and host visitor programmes at their sanctuaries for public education. AWC is recommended by Tony Liddell of Murdoch Combined Probus Club and Debbie Portughes speaks on their work and is best contacted on email Deborah@australianwildlife.org or landline 9380 9633
Ayre, Douglas Speaks on Oral History E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mob 0430 405 633
Advocare Inc. E-mail email@example.com 9479 7566
Ayris, Cyril is one of Perths most distinguished journalists, talks about his experiences over his 36 year career. Your members will get lots of laugh from his many humorous experiences. Cyril is interested in the touring in the WA country and would be willing to try arranging a visit to country Probus Clubs Recommended by Berkeley Allen of Fremantle Mens E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 97512207 or 97513190 or Mob 0411144193
Aziz, Jenna Coordinator for Elderly Abuse Understanding Elderly Abuse 9479 7566 E-mail: email@example.com
Bandyup Womens Prison Mike Henderson: Dep. Governor gives a very interesting talk about the day to day running of Bandyup womens prison Graeme Smith Probus Club Sorrento 9374 8702
Battye Library of W.A. for ephemera, pamphlets and brochures 9427 3291
Bartlett, Jeannie Community Liaison Officer Ronald McDonald House 9346 9002 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birdlife Australia works to conserve native birds in Australasia through the study and management of birds and their habitats, and by the education and involvement of the community. Clive Napier will tell you about this work and about some of the 800 species of birds we have in Australia. Website http://www.birdlifeaustralia.com.au/ E-mail email@example.com 9313 7753
BourneMcRae Big Issue Magazine 9228 2711
Brake, Anne Speaks about The Golden Pipeline 9212 1116
Brann, Dr. Joy Speaks on the History of nurses on the Nullarbor Plain in 1930. Pioneer of Hospice and Palliative care to Indigenous Women at Derby 1970. At present is restoring the first church in the Pilbara. Joy is recommended by Bishop Buckland. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 9447 5868 Breast Screen WA A presentation on the breast, breast cancer; myths, risk factors and the causes, includes how to check your breasts. 93236700
Buckland, Rt Rev Bernard talks on a Bishop in outback Australia, Bush Church Aid Society and stamp collecting. Bernard is happy to visit country areas if his costs are covered. Contact number is 9527 6090
Campbell, Geraldine (Known as Geri) Is an experienced Speaker to community and professional groups on a variety of topics. Now retired from full time teaching she is currently with the NCW.WA. Coordinator of Standing Committees, also position with the National Council of Women Australia and the International Council of Women. Recommended by Dr. Elizabeth Parry- email email@example.com 6367 5212
Camp Quality Christine Allen talks about the Organisation's role in caring for children with cancer and also their families 9440 5757
Cancer Foundation Skin Cancer early detection (Metro) 9212 4333 Breast 9237 6900 Clare Tran (Ed. Officer) 9212 4392
Carlson, David Effective SpeakingAccredited Rostrum Critic Email firstname.lastname@example.org 9272 5843
Carruthers, Mavis Natural Health & re balancing lifestyle to restore energy 93561559 or 93584408
Centrelink Paul Piccoli Speaks on financial information services 9464 8081
Chantler, Geoff Talks on the History of Steam 9402 9315
Check-Pfizer Talks on cholesterol, blood pressure/sugar 0400 790 598
Cheesman, Bruce is a former veteran journalist of Fleet Street and foreign correspondent seldom far from the frontline. He had an eventful career: jailed in Baghdad, burnt in effigy by South Koreans, chased through the streets of Tokyo by South Korean spooks and thrown out of Seoul for anti-government reporting in 1995. Bruce is in a unique position to give his views on the growing dangers facing foreign correspondents. Cheesman is now a fulltime novelist who recently finished his first book, Noble Rot, a black comedy thriller on Margaret River. Bruce has unique insights into the new world of eBooks and the problems writers and publishers alike. Bruce is a member of the Probus Club of Perth and is prepared to travel to country areas and can be contacted by email email@example.com or landline 9246 0720 Christmass, John Music 9390 4275
Citizens Advice Bureau Sandra Brown 9221 5711
City of Melville Roberta Gripton. The Good Life 9364 0654
Clausen, Brian has been a tour guide for many years. His presentations are:HMAS SYDNEY MEMORIAL, LOBSTER INDUSTRY WA, 1850-1868 (Convict era)Each presentation takes approx 1 hour. Will need a reasonably sized white board and Microphone. Recommended by Sorrento Probus Club Contact Brian 9402 7468 or 0417 977 240 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Concanen, Hudson. Wills E-mail: email@example.com .
Colin, Cadd Fashion Parade, daytime only 9447 5638
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