Guest Speaker: Allan Drummond

Subject: South Sudan

Time: 9.15am for 9.30am

Date: Friday 2nd FEBRUARY

Balwyn Community Centre

412 Whitehorse Road


South Sudan is a dangerous place  – four hundred thousand dead in just the last two years of the civil war, and some three million in refugee camps.

 In 2018, our speaker, Allan Drummond, was invited by an organisation called Solidarity with South Sudan, to assist in the training of teachers, which he did for three unforgettable years, until the South Sudanese government closed educational institutions. Amazingly, within the college, people from warring tribes came together and experienced a spirit of common humanity.

A quote from Allan via his daughter: “The human spirit is urged on by an optimism which defies logic, especially in a country like this which has suffered so much already.”

Allan is also the author of some 40 books about famous people for young students.


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 stay at the Community Centre for a catered lunch.

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.