Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 16, 2022
President Margaret outlined the program for the rest of 2022.
  • Wednesday 23 November – Club AGM
  • Wednesday 30 November – will be an evening meeting at Cilantro commencing 6.30pm.  This is a fellowship meeting and partners and friends are welcome.
    - we have a special speaker in John Le Marshall who is an eminent meteorologist and has been involved in NASA . An invitation has been sent to all clubs in the District via the Districts Highlights.   Please RSVP to Greg O'Shea for catering purposes.
  • Wednesday 7 December - will be at Flight Deck in Moorabbin airport. Meeting will commence at 7.30am instead of 7am. After the meeting. members are invited to tour the museum.
  • Sunday 11 December - The end of year get-together will be at Packer Park in Murrumbeena. This will be our last meeting for 2022. Santa Claus will visit us at the picnic so children are most welcome.
Margaret also shared information that in accordance with custom and practice and also in keeping with transparency and to keep members up to date with board discussions, the minutes of board minutes are sent out to all members at the same time as they go to board members – however, members need to note the minutes are unconfirmed.  
BMC Board Nominations – Greg O’Shea
Greg announced the following club board nominations for next week’s club AGM:
Summary of nominations for the AGM
  1. President Elect                       Ron Brownlees          
  2. President Nominee                 No nominations to date
  3. Treasurer                                Sue Loeliger
  4. Secretary                                Neville Kruss
  5. Director 2023/2024                 Glenda Stahl
  6. Director 2023/2024                 Tim Lynch
  7. Director 2023                          Larry Green (taking over Ron’s casual vacancy in 2023)      
  8. Vice President 2023               Linda O’Brien
  9. Director 2022/2023                 Faye Weeks (cont..)  
  10. Past President                         Margaret Mason
Members have until this Fri  18/11 COB to further nominate themselves/others.  – please email Greg Oshea
AGM 23 Nov
  • Larry Green will chair the AGM
  • Tony Ryan to assist Larry as required
GUEST SPEAKER – Club Member Samantha “Sam” Langridge   - Person behind the badge – in first person
“I was born in Malvern and lived in Bayside as a child and have a younger sister.
Growing up- weekends in country dad and his mates rode trail bikes. Purchased country property at Tallarook just off the Hume Highway. Most weekends were spent there, we also built a hut which was very rustic - no running water, bathroom or power building cubbies, climbing rocks catching tadpoles and frogs -it was definitely a kids paradise. The tv series The Last Outlaw about Ned Kelly, kids series The Henderson Kids. Scenes from Man from Snowy River movie filmed on our property
I went to St Leonards College in Brighton for  schooling. Through my dad being in Rotary I attended RYLA in the summer I completed my HSC.
After school studied Kindergarten Teaching. Over the next couple of years I worked in retail, managing a French patisserie and cooking at the Grand Hyatt food hall.
I was also in Brighton Rotaract for a number of years .
I have lived in Bayside for a lot  of my life.  I moved to  Balaclava and lived above the only non-kosher butchers in Carlisle St, definitely an  experience before area “gentrified”, we soon learned pretty quickly to walk around Coles in the shortest possible time and to NEVER look anyone in the eye!!!  I also shared a flat in Prahran with my sister for about fifteen years.
 I joined the NAB 1989 and spent most of the time in branches, then in the lending call centre.
I was introduced to reflexology in 1997.  My reflexologist became one of my tutors and mentors along the Reflexology road. I studied reflexology at the ASRR graduating as an Advanced Practitioner at the end of 1999- this was the equivalent of a Certificate IV in Reflexology. I joined the RAA in January 2000 and started my practice the same year
I was on the state committee in various capacities  including Branch chair, education officer &  a state delegate to the National Association and then as director on the first national board of directors when the individual states amalgamated to a National Body and was concurrently chair of the organising committee for the 2002 National Conference for the RAA.
Initially I worked in a number of clinics and had a mobile practice over the next few years. IN approximately -2002 I moved into a clinic with my acupuncturist  in Centre Rd and I was there for about 16/17 years until I moved to my existing clinic in McKinnon in December 2019. 
In the five years prior to COVID,I had been regularly working with SECASA, a local sexual assault support group running workshops teaching their clients self-care through reflexology and other relaxation methods. This is the most rewarding work i have ever done
I also run a program to help families with children with anxiety issues- something that has grown since covid. 
Since I graduated as an Advanced Practitioner, I have two separate diplomas of reflexology and have completed more than thirty post graduate courses over the past twenty years and last year became a Fellow of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
In 2022  My life is still as busy as ever with running my clinic, being primary carer for my parents, studying and trying to establish a new business and tending a garden in a local community garden.  Since joining Rotary in the past year, my sister and I have recently taken a stall at a local Antique Bazaar to help our father down size a 70+year collection of motor car and bike memorabilia and books and magazines, and help our parents to clear out many other collections.