Lynne Hansen, SA President

   Assisting women to  find their voice







For Convention details click links below

Penguin Club SA Convention Brochure

Penguin Convention Registration & Payment

For more information, please contact

Millie Nicholls 0409 206 105


Lynne Hansen 0447 366 169


                                                        For registration please contact

                                                      Cathie Graham 0421 256 078



Dinner Meeting

The Dinner Meeting in November was well attended.   The speaker was Margaret Ford, one of our own Penguin Club Members.

Margaret showing the meeting a model of a spitfire
Margaret showing the meeting a model of a spitfire

Margaret told us the fascinating and moving story of a relative, John Everett Ford who had visited her family in Orroroo, South Australia as a child. He had lived in England subsequently and became a fighter pilot, flying a Spitfire in WW11.  He was killed and buried in Tosny in northern France.  She made a pilgrimage to visit his grave.  The people of Tosny organised a memorial service at the graveside and Margaret realised how much the memory of those who gave their lives for freedom was revered.

Dinner meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday in the months of March, May, September and November.



Speakeasy Storytellers continue to meet monthly at the local Roadhouse and share stories around the table. At each meeting the group has a topic but members don’t need to use it; one member is sharing a book she is writing and hopes to publish.

They hope to find other members during 2017 and have planned different invitations, from personal to posters, and a brochure is underway.

Speakeasy @ a Girl’s Night Out has failed to find a night that suits a significant number so some concerted effort will be put into that in 2017 so it can be held regularly and membership locked in, but nights around a meal with a fun activity have girls jumping to their feet, or asking questions or giving opinions; amazing communication happens, but fun is the catch cry of this group that is our fingers into the community.

In South Australia women could vote and had the right to stand for Parliament in 1894 but it took another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women’s potential. Jessie Cooper and Joyce Steele were the first SA female parliamentarians to be elected 1959. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that generation’s potential?


Masterclass will concentrate on running workshops this term and Jan Sim is producing DIY CDs for groups to use at their meetings.

 Communication Stations

Organise some activities that meet the goals/interestscommunication of your group and set out stations around your meeting place.

Each station has a set of directions; members move together from one station to the next.



  • It might be to prepare a persuasion speech of a particular time span to convince someone how important you are to whatever situation is described. (e.g. short one parachute)
  • It might be a quiz on the handbook or – meeting styles or – speech preparation
  • It might be to practice a reading, some diction or using a microphone
  • It might be to prepare a toast, an introduction or an award presentation
  • It might be to tell a humorous story or a joke that will bring down the house
  • It might be to describe an action with hands firmly behind your back.
  • It might be write an introduction for a particular speech

The important thing is the activities are suited to your group; there are enough activities to suit your timing, number of participants and that all have time to present their hard work and get answers to quizzes etc.




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to be held in Clare 21-22 October 2017

(National 80th anniversary)

Day 1 at the Country Club

Day 2 Varied Program

BrightonSt Joseph's Church Activity Centre, Strathmore Terrace, Brighton1st & 3rd Monday 11.30amJen
8296 6014
0403 789 512
Burra Speak Easy StorytellersMeet in Burra Mobile Roadhouse 3rd Wednesday 2.00pmCall Gail 08 8892 2731
CampbelltownMarchant Community Centre
338 Gorge Road
2nd & 4th Monday 7.45pmChris 08 8431 6661
0420 733 021
City1st Floor, Uniting Care Wesley, Pitt Street, Adelaide1st & 3rd Tuesday 6.00pmHeather
08 8340 8965
0400 036 441
Clare Dinner MeetingsBentleys Hotel, Clare3rd Wednesday 6.00 for 6.30pmMillie
0439 206 105
08 8846 2183
GlenelgPartridge House, 38 Partridge Street, Glenelg1st & 3rd Monday 8.00pm Gillian
8356 7751
0418 248 022
StrathalbynCommunity Centre, Alexandrina Service Centre and Library,
1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn
1st Thursday 7.00pmLyn
08 8536 3592
08 8537 0187
Victor HarborOld School House, Torrens Street, Victor Harbor4th Friday 10.30am for 11.00amVal
08 8552 5859
Dinner Group CityNaval, Military and Airforce Club of SA, 111 Hutt Street, AdelaideGillian
8356 7751
0418 248 022
Adelaide Speak EasyState Library of SA
Meeting Room 5
Cnr Nth Tce & Kintore Ave Adelaide
2nd Wednesday each month 6 - 7pmHeather 040003 6441