Main Meeting Speaker Videos

  • May 2019 – Rick Potter  – Click Here

  • Previous Speakers 

  • September 2018 – March 2019 – CLICK HERE 

  • June 2016 – August 2018 – CLICK HERE


About our Guest Speakers

If you asked a Beaumaris Probus member what they enjoy about Beaumaris Probus, most would probably say that a key factor is the high standard and quality of the speakers.

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The highlight of each monthly meeting is without doubt the guest speaker.

We try hard to find excellent and interesting speakers covering a myriad of subject areas that would interest the members. Speakers are found via word of mouth, contacts or referral. Should you have any speaker suggestions, please don’t hesitate to call the President.

Videos are made of most speakers.

Speaker Videos since June 2016 can be viewed on this website. Most of our speakers videos from 2009 – February 2017 can be viewed also on DVD. These DVD’s can be borrowed from Paul Crompton. To see the list of over 80 DVDs that are available for members to borrow,  CLICK HERE   NOTE:  Paul is ceasing making DVD’s effective February 2017, because of time and cost. Therefore in future videos can only be viewed here on the website.

Paul Crompton has done an amazing job over many years making videos of our speakers and then editing them.  We are lucky to have members like Paul who are prepared to make such a contribution. Thank you Paul.

The following speaker videos may be viewed on this website:

  • John van Wisse – Arch to Arc
  • Dr Tony Dicker – Sunspot skin cancer
  • Les Pickett – Fun in a complex world
  • Alex del Porto – Mayor of Bayside
  • Barry Hooper – Carbon Capture & Storage Explained
  • Dr David Rand – World Solar Car Challenge
  • Dr John Basarin OAM – Gallipoli, A Turkish view
  • Peter Stephens – Amazing Tunnel Boring Machines
  • Kevin Norris – Starting a School Bus run in Saudi Arabia
  • Sue Schofield – Saving the Orangutans
  • Professor Ian Howie – North Korea
  • Onnie Wilson – The plight of Afghanistan
  • Ray King – The myth and magic of the Wine industry
  • James Tomkins – The Rio Olympics and the IOC
  • Michael Wormack – The story of the Tall Ship Enterprize
  • Brian Negus and Geoff Cosgriff –  Future of Transport in Victoria
  • Kevin O’Reilly – Flyers of Time

Some of our speakers – click on the photo to enlarge and see names

The 10-Minute Speakers

Each month one of our members does a 10-minute talk.   It is simply amazing the extent of skills and talents exist amongst our members, plus of course the depth of life experience. The ten-minute talk unlocks some of these secrets and enables our members to better know one another as well as learning something new!
All members, particularly new members are encouraged to do a 10-minute talk. It’s a great way for members to get better acquainted with other members.

The 10-minute speakers talk about many things. Some talk about their interests and hobbies, others about their work experiences, others tell a story or share some experience that they believe will interest other members.

Any member wishing to do a 10-minute talk, should contact the Vice President. Assistance is available to the member if required, to help produce a PowerPoint presentation (if they wish to show photos etc.) plus any guidance they may require in framing the talk. A common difficulty is that 10 minutes is not long and it is very easy to run out of time!

The ten-minute speaker programme differentiates Beaumaris Probus from other Probus Clubs. Unfortunately, few of our speakers have been recorded. See these two outstanding presentations:

 Ralph Butcher – “Ralphs War”

This inspirational talk was given by Ralph at age 97. The sound is not good but please watch this video.

 Paul Crompton – “My Dangerous car”

Paul’s other video!