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Entertainment Meetings

We invite you to attend our monthly Entertainment Meetings for members and friends on the fourth Thursday of each month January to November.  For 2018, the December meeting occurs on Tuesday 11 December.

Meetings are held in the Hayden Raysmith Room, Level Four, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane,Melbourne.

Meetings commence at 8.00pm and usually finish by 10.30pm.  Supper is usually provided (tea, coffee and biscuits - at a charge of $1.00).

You are welcome to come in from 7.30 pm.  The Sales table operates before the start of the meeting and offers the latest publications.

Meetings usually consist of a presentation by a Guest Speaker our by one of our members or a video show by our Film and Video group.  Tea and coffee available at interval.

The details of the Meetings for 2018 are shown in the table below.

Luncheon Outings

Outings are held usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

The details of the Outings for the remainder of 2018 are shown in the table below.

Lunchtime Meetings

Meetings are held, usually on a two-monthly basis.  The meetings commence at 11:00 and are usually completed by 2:00pm. A light lunch is available to order at a small charge.; Details are given in a flyer.  Meetings are usually held in the Meeting Room at the Prahran Mechanics Institute Library, 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran.  Attendees can browse through the Society Library after the meeting.

Timetable of Meetings, Tours and Events for 2018

Day Date Subject Speaker or Organiser
Wednesday 5 September

Luncheon outing: HMAS Cerberus

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RSVP to Peter Charrett (see flyer for details)
Sunday 26 August

Luncheon outing: Opening - Mernda Extension

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Please contact Geoff Wallace to express interest (see flyer for details)
Tuesday 7 August

Luncheon outing: Box Hill, Doncaster, Kew and a Tram Engine House

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RSVP Hugh Waldron by phone (03) 9889 5140 between 19.30 and 21.00, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 2nd August.
Tuesday 3 April

Luncheon outing: Lancefield

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RSVP by Thu 29 March to (03) 9893 1677 (evenings 1930 - 2100)
Thursday March 22 Members' Meeting - "Film Night - 4 films from the National Film and Sound Archive"
    Conquest of Distance
    Trans Australian Railway (silent) (1925)
    Tea and Sugar Train (1954)
    Standard Gauge Railway from Marree to Port Augusta (1958)

   Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 7:30pm for 8:00pm start
Ron Bridger 
Wednesday 7 March

Luncheon outing: Sky Rail Revisited - Note this event is on WEDNESDAY not the usual Tuesday

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RSVP by Thu 1 February to (03) 9893 1677 (evenings 1930 - 2100)
Thursday February 22 Members' Meeting - "Victorian Goldfields Railway - current developments" Andrew Reynolds
Thursday 15 February Daytime Meeting at PRAHRAN MECHANICS INSTITUTE, 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, 3181
Speaker and topic: Adrian Ponton; The Whittlesea Railway: a railway that was given a second chance.
RSVP by Tue 13 February to 0448 817 775
Tuesday 6 February Luncheon outing to Southlands Station and Mt Martha RSVP by Thu 1 February
Thursday January 25 Members' Meeting - "Safe-working on Puffing  Billy" Greg Michael 
Tuesday January 2 There is no Luncheon Outing for January  
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