I am originally from Melbourne and moved to Alstonville on the Far North Coast of NSW in 1978 then to Lismore in 1999.
In 1989 I saw an advertisement for square dancing with the Alstonville Summerlanders Square Dance Club with Roy Stokes as caller. In 1992 the Lismore Larrikins merged with Alstonville Summerlanders to become Alstonville Summerland Larrikins. In 1991 I asked Wilma Flannery, caller with the Casino Willi-Whirlers, a silly question “Could I learn to call??” and since then I have attended numerous Callers Schools at Casino with Brian Hotchkies, Glen Innes Callers Get together Seminars, and Sydney and Queensland seminars.
My husband, John, whom I married in 1999, also became involved with square dancing in 1994. I established clubs in Ballina 1994–1997, 2007-2010 and Lismore 2008-present.
I am presently the caller for Alstonville Summerland Larrikins and Lismore Northern Waves.
Treasurer/Registrar: 1992 16th NSW State Square Dance Convention, Lismore.
Registrar: 2010 32nd NSW State Square Dance Convention, Banora Point.
Convenor: 2017 38th NSW State Square Dance Convention, Lismore.
Secretary/Treasurer: 2007 – present: Northern NSW Square Dance Association of NSW Inc (NNSWSDA).
Publicity Officer: 2014-2017: Square & Round Dance Association of NSW Inc (SARDA).
ACF NSW State Co-Ordinator: 2019-present.
Country Officer North 2019-present: Square & Round Dance Association of NSW Inc (SARDA).
Square & Round Dance Association of NSW (SARDA) 1989-present, Australian Callers Federation (ACF) 1991-present, Square Dance Society of Queensland (SDSQ) 2016-present, Associate Member Queensland Callers Association (QCF) 2011-present.
I have danced and called at eight NSW State Conventions, seven National Conventions. And four Queensland State Conventions.