2018 Meetings

ACT

Northside Discussion Group

The Northside Group meets on the second Thursday of each month, except for January when there is no meeting, from 12.30 – 2.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club. Presentations or discussions are conducted by ASA members or visiting speakers.
Convenor: David Happold 

Southside Discussion Group

The Southside Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, except for January when there is no meeting, and in November when the meeting is held on the second Tuesday. Meetings run from discussions are conducted by ASA members or visiting speakers.
Convenor: Rodney Peters

NSW

Bondi Discussion Group

The Eastern Suburbs group meets on the first Tuesday each month except January. The meetings are held from 10:30am at the Waverley Council's Mill Hill Community Centre, Bondi Junction. The meetings finish around noon, and all are welcome to join fellow members for coffee or lunch. The meetings are extremely informal, with people discussing any investment topics they are interested in.
Convenors: Peter Barker & Ray Wheeler 

Double Bay Group

The Double Bay group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 10.00am at the Double Bay Library. The meetings involve presentations on investment topics, a review of the “stock of the month” and discussion on general investment related issues.
Convenor: John Cowling

Dubbo Discussion Group

The Dubbo group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.00pm at Dubbo Sporties. The meetings allow for a social time with a small group to discuss investment-related issues.
Convenor: Robert Fuller

Inner West Group

The Inner West group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 10.00am until midday at the Concord Library. The meetings involve presentations from members and selected outsiders together with discussion on general investment topics. Following the meeting, many of the group adjourn to the Canada Bay Club for lunch. 
Convenors: Rod Jeffery & John Cowling

Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches group meets on the third Monday of each month at 10.00am at Mona Vale Library. The group is a discussion group, focusing on investment-related issues, with the occasional guest speaker. 
Convenor: Sue Erbag

Hunter Region Group

The Hunter Region has two groups which meet bi-monthly at Club Macquarie, Argenton. Meetings held on the last Monday of the "odd" months have a guest speaker. The Discussion Group meets on the last Monday of the "even" months. Members discuss various topics and are able to raise issues that concern them. This is a smaller group and is ideally suited to a member who wants to improve their investing skills. Both groups meet from 10.30am until 12.30pm with some members then lunching in the bistro.
Convenor: Arthur Anlezark

Orange Discussion Group

The Orange group meets every two months on the third Tuesday of the month, starting February, for an informal gathering to discuss investment topics.
Convenors: Jeff Morrow & Meg Bannigan

Sutherland Discussion Group

The Sutherland group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 10.00am to 12.00pm at the Sutherland Library meeting room.
Convenor: Stephen Bible

South Coast Discussion Group

The South Coast Discussion group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at Bay Link Centre, Batemans Bay from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The venue may change from time to time depending on its availability, so check with the convenor before each meeting as to venue. Meetings are a discussion group covering investment-related issues, with member presentations on investment topics. 
Convenor: Bill Radley

Sydney Investor Forum

The Sydney Investor Forum is held at noon on the third Thursday each month. An expert speaker presents for about 45 minutes, then rounds out the hour answering questions. It is followed by a short branch meeting, at which ASA monitors report and members raise issues. Another hour then follows of informal discussion over coffee.
Convenor: Michael O'Loughlin

Sydney North Shore Discussion Group

The North Shore group meets on the third Friday of the month at 10.00am at the Killara Uniting Church Hall. The meeting usually lasts about two hours followed by a social get-together over coffee. The meeting consists of two discussion groups with their own agendas focusing on investment-related issues. 
Convenor: Wayne Parry

Wollongong Group

The Wollongong group meets on the second Tuesday of each month (March – November) at 10.30am at the Boat Harbour Motel, Wollongong. The meetings alternate between a guest speaker one month, and a discussion group in the alternate month. 
Convenor: Philip Laird

QLD

Brisbane Investor Forum

Guest speakers are invited to the Brisbane Investor Forum held on the second Wednesday of each month, except January, from 11.00am at Wesley House. Refreshments are available before the meeting commences and some members meet informally at the adjacent cafe after the meeting.
Convenor: Alison Harrington

Gold Coast Group

The Gold Coast Group meet on the second Tuesday of each month, except January, from 9.30am at the Robina Community Centre. Following a presentation by a guest speaker, members are encouraged to stay for an informal discussion over morning tea for which there is a small charge. Two informal coffee groups also operate in Southport and Currumbin throughout the year.
Convenor: Bryan Moore

Sunshine Coast Group

The Sunshine Coast group meets on the third Tuesday of every alternate month commencing in February. The meetings are held at the Goodlife Centre, Buderim. The majority of presentations are by invited speakers, mainly on financial markets and products. The group has informal get-togethers for lunch at the conclusion of some meetings.
Convenor: Don Matthews

Toowoomba Regional Group

The Toowoomba group meets on the third Monday of the month, from January to November, at 1.30pm at the Toowoomba City Library.  Presentations or discussions are conducted by ASA members or visiting speakers. The meetings finish around 2.45pm and members are encouraged to stay around for informal discussions over afternoon tea.
Convenor: Jill Douglas

SA

The South Australian branch holds three regular meetings throughout the month. A Resources Discussion Group is held on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to noon, with an Industrial Shares Discussion Group held on the second Wednesday of the month, also at 10.30am. Both of these meetings take place at the University of Adelaide Club, and some members have lunch afterwards in the Staff Dining Room. 

The third Wednesday of the month begins with a General Meeting at 11.00am, which includes business and general share investment issues, and company monitoring reports. The Investor Forum then follows at midday with a guest speaker. This meeting is in the lower hall of the Uniting Church, on the corner of Pulteney Street and North Terrace. 
Convenors: Keith Potts, Genevieve Ward & Stefan Landherr

VIC

Albury/Wodonga Group

The Albury-Wodonga group continues to meet at the Commercial Club, Albury at 10.00am on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except December. For the quarterly meetings held in February, May, August and November, there are two speakers and the meetings run until 12.30pm. In between the quarterly meetings, discussion group meetings are held until noon. After discussion meetings, a small ASA SMSF group meets for one hour. Following meetings, members often eat at either of the two casual restaurants at the Club. 
Convenor: Linda Martin

Ballarat Regional Group

The Ballarat group continues to meet on the second Wednesday of the month (except January) at 7.30pm at the Ballarat South Community Hub, Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol. Meetings with speakers are held on the ‘even’ months and discussion groups on the ‘odd’ months. All meetings conclude with refreshments and a social time over supper. Coffee Mornings are also held on the last Thursday of the month at various Coffee Venues in Ballarat. The coffee groups allow for a social time with a small group to discuss investment-related issues.
Convenor: Betty Clarke-Wood

Bendigo Discussion Group

The Bendigo group meets every month of the year. This includes the speaker meetings planned for February, June, September and November. All other meetings are discussion groups. All meetings are held at 10.00am on the Third Wednesday of the month (except Feb 28the in 2018). Most meetings are held at the Bendigo Club, 22 Park St, Bendigo with the exceptions being the coffee morning discussion groups to be held in January, July and December at Quarry Hill Café, 19 Carpenter St, Quarry Hill. Refreshments are available for a small charge. Lunch is an option at the Club for all meetings held there.
Convenor: Norm West

Campaspe Coffee Group

The Campaspe group holds a regular coffee morning on the first Wednesday of the month at the Caledonian Hotel, Echuca, which allows a small group to discuss investment related issues.
Convenor: Betty Clarke-Wood

Geelong Group

The Geelong group holds a number of meetings. A meeting with a guest speaker is held on the second Wednesday of the even months (first Wednesday in December) from 6.00pm at the Waurn Ponds Hotel. An evening discussion group is held on the third Tuesday of the even months (second Tuesday in December) at the St. George Workers' Club from 7.00pm and a daytime discussion group is held on the second Tuesday of the odd months from 1.00pm at the White Eagle House, Breakwater. Many members choose to dine at these venues after the meeting at the Waurn Ponds Hotel and prior to the meetings held at the St George Workers Club and the White Eagle House. The discussion group encourages participants to discuss company news of interest or air any concerns.
Convenors: Graeme Hawkins, Trevor Holden & Heather Knight

Gippsland Regional Group

The Gippsland branch of the ASA is a small one, meeting every three months on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 11.00am. The group meets at the home of convenor, Oliver Raymond. Meetings usually attract about 12 to 14 members and guests.
Convenor: Oliver Raymond

Kingston Discussion Group

The Kingston group meets on the second Thursday of each month at Longbeach Place, Chelsea and has 11 meetings per year. The meetings consist of a roundtable discussion group and around a dozen members discuss a selected topic in as much detail as possible at each meeting. All are welcome to continue discussion and socialise over lunch at a local venue.
Convenor: Sally Holywell

Manningham Discussion Group

The Manningham group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from February to December. Meetings are held in Koonarra Hall, Bulleen from 10.00am until 12 noon and usually attract around 25 members. Most meetings are round-circle discussions on a wide variety of topics. Occasionally invited speakers present on topics of interest. Some members adjourn for lunch and continue discussions at the nearby Manningham Club.
Convenor: Margit Alm & John Parrott 

Melbourne Evening Meeting

The Melbourne Evening Meeting is held every third Thursday of the month from February to November at the Limerick Arms Hotel, South Melbourne. The meeting is a relaxed gathering of 30-40 members with invited speakers presenting topics of investment interest for an hour. An ASA business meeting follows the speaker, then many stay for dinner at the hotel bistro.
Convenor: Adrienne Skarbek

Melbourne Investor Forum 

This meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month 11 times a year. The venue is the Telstra Conference Centre. Speakers bring different expertise, come from varying backgrounds and present on a variety of topics from stock selection to corporate governance. The audience attending is usually 100-130.
Convenor: Sally Holywell

Monash Group

The Monash group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, February to November, from 10.00am at the Wheelers Hill Library. Most meetings involve an invited speaker, selected to cover a wide range of topics that are appropriate to shareholders. The ASA’s monitoring report is presented, after which a general discussion on investment matters is held. Following the meeting, members have lunch at the café in the library building.
Convenor: Peter Bacon

Mornington Peninsula Group

The Mornington Peninsula group has approximately 125 members and meets on a monthly basis at the Mornington Golf Club. The group has a guest speaker every second month from February to December. The alternate months are roundtable discussions led by convenor, Ian Thomson. Members often stay on for lunch in the bistro afterwards and continue the discussions over a meal.
Convenor: Ian Thomson

Warrnambol Coffee Group

The Warrnambool group holds a regular coffee morning on the first Tuesday of the month from 10.00am at Warrnambool RSL Club.
Convenor: Betty Clarke-Wood

Wimmera Coffee Group

The Wimmera group holds a regular coffee morning from 10.00am on the third Thursday of the month at the Horsham RSL Club.
Convenor: Betty Clarke-Wood

WA 

Busselton Discussion Group

The Busselton discussion group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at the Busselton Men’s Shed. Commencing at 9.30am, meetings are often general discussions that cover a wide range of topics. On occasion a guest speaker is invited. 
Convenor: Bernie Masters

Perth Investors' Corner

The Perth Investors’ Corner meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10.00am at Citiplace Community Centre, Perth. The meeting is a discussion group, covering a range of topics of interest to shareholders and retirees, with particular emphasis on yield stocks and LIC's. Each month the group also covers a green energy stock. 
Convenors: Lorraine Graham & Peter Scales

Perth Member Meeting / Investor Forum

The Perth Members Monthly Meeting is held for an hour on the first Tuesday of each month (except January and a week later in November), at the State Library Theatre at 10.15am. This is followed by the Investor Forum, which commences at noon. The Forum generally involves a guest speaker who will present for an hour.
Convenor: Len Roy

Perth South of the River Group

South of the River meetings are held every fourth Friday of the month. Members are informed in the weeks before the meeting who is chairing next time and what the topic will be. There is normally a keynote speaker, which is followed by questions and discussion of the topic. Members break for coffee halfway through the meeting and often stay for lunch afterwards. 
Convenor: Ian Greenham

TAS

Northern Tasmania Group

The Burnie and Devonport groups have combined to make the Northern Tasmania  The combined group will meet quarterly in Ulverstone. The time and venue will be advised. 
Convenor: Betty Clarke-Wood