General Meeting

9.30am, Thursday July 19th  – The Club’s 30th Anniversary

Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn (Melway 46 F8)

Guest Speaker: Clif Hardy; Subject: Memories of the London Blitz

Clif Hardy was born 1936 and lived in London during the Second World War. At the age of 14, he entered The London Nautical School and at 17, joined the Merchant Navy as a deck apprentice, travelling the world. He rose through the ranks to Second Officer and Navigator.

Clif married Barbara in 1959 and on starting a family, joined the Kent County Constabulary where he saw service in most uniform branches before migrating to Australia in 1967. On arrival he worked in security, then branched into warehousing and national logistics, before forming a training company for warehouse staff, including forklift training, and also conducting certificate examinations on behalf of Worksafe Victoria.

After retirement, he became involved with the Department of Veteran Affairs on behalf of RSL members, which in turn led to public speaking, a hobby which has taken both Clif and Barbara all over Victoria, New South Wales, and to a wide variety of clubs and also on cruise ships.



The Club’s monthly General Meeting is held at the –

Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn (Melway 46 F8)

on the –

3rd Thursday of every month (except December) at 9.30am.

The first half of the meeting is devoted to reports of Club activities  and information about future planned events.

After morning tea, the meeting is addressed by a guest speaker. (Click on “General Meeting” above for each year’s speakers since 2012).

After the meeting, a number of members choose to get together for lunch at a local restaurant.

There is ample free parking in nearby streets, or you can come by tram – we are on the ‘109’ route that runs to and from Box Hill (stop 50).

You will receive a warm welcome, and someone will be assigned to introduce you to other members. Come join us.

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