my professional affiliations

Foreign Desk, Communicator
International correspondence, London-based medias FPA, NPC Washington DC
Lower Island News
  • web admin, 2011-2018
  • columnist 2007-2018


  • Lower Island News (LIN) director, editorial board 2012-2018

Active memberships in:

  •  Foreign Press Association (FPA) 2011-2018
  • National Press Club (NPC) – listed on freelancers roster 2016-2018
  •  Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) 2011-2016
  • Society of Professional Journalists (SEJ) 2007-2015

Current community memberships in:

– I.O.O.F (Independent Oder of Odd Fellows) Victoria’s Lodge 1

  • first woman accepted as an Odd Fellow (formerly, women could be only serve as ‘Rebekahs’)
  • Monday Magazine got wind of it and Jason Youmans wrote an amusing story on Jan 11, 2008 hereIf “page no longer available”, see Pdf 

Little tidbits

  •  In 2011, Financial secretary, and in 2012, Treasurer.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Odd Fellows, or reading local articles on OF volunteer work in the community, let me know and I will arrange a tour for you.
  • In Oct 2012, Washington DC,  Lodge rep 2012
  • In November 2014, Washington DC fellowship walk. In October 2016 and Oct 2018, G.W.P.F. Walk, in the Capital.