General Meeting

9.30am, Thursday November 16th

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

Guest Speaker: Laura Waters. Subject: Five Months Walking in New Zealand

Laura Waters is a freelance writer with a focus on outdoor/hiking/nature, a regular contributor to several hiking magazines, a public speaker, and a consultant. She has visited over 40 countries, mountain biking, hiking, scuba diving and kayaking. She did own an apartment, a car and lots of other ‘stuff’.  She was always gainfully employed – 12 years in the travel industry, and 10 years in the corporate world as an executive in the tourism industry.

Hiking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand was a game changer. Over the five months it took, Laura felt a new connection to our earth, and thereafter, there was no chance of going back to a ‘normal’ life!

She now dedicates herself full-time to exploring beautiful places in nature around the world, learning about the environment’s healing effect on the mind and body, and writing to share her experiences.



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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