IF Californian born and bred Geri Taylor hadn’t disliked the politics in her home country a lot of people in Eurobodalla Shire wouldn’t be feeling as well as they do today.
Geri, now a resident of Tuross, told the February meeting of Moruya Probus her dislike of some of the things that were going on in the USA was such she left there in the 1950s and after roaming around Central America, Europe (in the traditional old VW van) and Australia she ended up here, having found a husband on the way.
And she discovered Pilates. Geri told Probus she had now been teaching Pilates for nearly twenty years and there were some of her clients in the audience on Tuesday to vouch for how well she does it.
She explained that Pilates was a form of exercise that used very precise movement and breathing that strengthened the body in a way that was not painful. It was safe and effective for almost everybody.
“Almost”, it seemed, because a few years ago a client didn’t respond to the treatment. So Geri found out about Bowen Therapy, something that had fixed the problems of that unresponsive patient. So now Geri practices that therapy that allows bodies to regain balance and enjoy natural healing.
At the end of her talk Geri asked for a volunteer who was suffering from problems in one shoulder. Within a few minutes the volunteer said she felt better and demonstrated some improved arm movement.
Earlier in the meeting, held as usual at Moruya Golf Club, president Vince Fisher welcomed two new members, David and Gillian Montgomery, and presented them with their membership badges.
Secretary Ingrid Petts spoke of a recent visit she and husband David made to New Zealand, with particular reference to a kiwi sanctuary.
Geoff Bragg told members the next informal luncheon would be at the Downward Dog Café, Bodalla, on March 13.
Tours officers Barbara and Geoff Dolman talked about the day excursion to Eden on March 6, including a trip around the harbour on Cat Ballou, and a day excursion, on a date to be set, to Joadja Ghost Town, near Mittagong. Other trips being considered are to Sydney in July to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert, to Sydney Easter Show in March, Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair in August.
There is also the possibility of Moruya Members going on a five-day Alpine Tour with Tollgate Club in May.
The next meeting will be on March 27, at the Golf Club, starting at ten-o-clock. The annual meeting and election of officers will also take place that day, followed by the Changeover Luncheon, also at the Golf Club.
Prospective members are always welcome at these events. Current president Vince Fisher may be reached on 4471 7675.