Gary Carpenter - Board Member

Gary Carpenter - Board Member


Name :      Gary Roy Carpenter

State :                NSW

Short Bio:

1974: Started Square Dancing

1975: Started Calling

1975: Attended my 1st National Convention (Melbourne)

1975: Attended 1st NSW State Convention, Calling in Junior Hall.

1976: Callers School with Brian Hotchkies

1977: Started Club Calling Sharing Spatiores with David Cox

1979: Started Carpenter & Co Square Dance Club at Tuggerah calling solo

1980: Married to Jenny

1980: Co-Convenor of State Convention with David Cox & Jeremy Weedon

1982: 1st Call at a National Convention at Brisbane

1987: 1st Daughter Larissa Born

1988: Elected President of NSW Square Dance Callers Association

1989: 2nd Daughter Tarla Born

1990: Convenor NSW State Convention

1990: Attended 1st MiniLab in Australia (Gold Coast)

1994: Attended 1st Australian Caller Cuer Conference (ACT)

1995: Program Manager National Convention Sydney

1998: Attended 2nd MiniLab (Adelaide)

2006: Coordinator ACF Caller's Conference (Toukley)

2008: Attended & Presented at 3rd MiniLab (Gold Coast)

2009: Carpenter & Co Celebrates 30 Years of Operation with a Weekend at Riverwood Downs

2011: Attended 1st National Convention to be held in Darwin

2012 Attended ACF Caller's Conference (Hobart)

2016 Attended ACF Caller Cuer Conference (Mooloolaba)

2016 Convenor NSW State Convention

National Conventions Attended: 32 (as of 2017)

Favourite Food  -  HOT Curry & Chilli Dishes

Favourite Colour -  Green but I wear more Blue

Favourite Sports Star  - Steve Waugh

Favourite Singer – Stevie Nicks

Favourite TV Show  - Star Trek

Favourite Movie -  Note Book

Hobbies – Other than Square Dancing... Trying to keep my wife happy.. And Travel.

Pet Hates – People whose level of incompetence mean they shouldn't have Driving Licenses

Highlights of Your Calling Career –         Program Manager at 1995 National

Convenor of 1990 & 2016 State Conventions

Funniest Experience – Watching Howard Cockburn & Paul Bristow trade jokes at the 1994 ACF Caller Cuer Conference.

Most Random Encounters – Bumping into Paul & Marina Long in Stirling Ranges National Park post 1993 National in WA.  Bumping into Paul and Marina Long at Patong Beach in Phuket in 2011.

I Love being a Grandfather, the current count being 3 Grandsons.