Professional ties

Political Communicator, Correspondent
International reach CANADA U.S UK IRELAND AFRICA ASIA
Foreign Correspondents Network (Pay Desk) formerly GRN Live
Member of the Lower Island News editorial board
Lower Island News Society (2013-2019) board of directors Member-at-large
  • Handled Newspaper archives & web admin – 2010-2019
  • Wrote a LIN column – 2007-2018

Professional memberships

  •  Foreign Press Association (FPA) 2013-2018
  • Society of Professional Journalists, 2021, Washington chapter
  • National Press Club (NPC) – Communicator, 2017-2021
  • NPC freelancers roster (2019)
  •  Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SEJ) 2006-2016

Community memberships

I.O.O.F is the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and I was first woman of two women accepted as an Odd Fellow (formerly women could be only serve as ‘Rebekahs’). Monday Weekly Magazine (now out of print) got wind of it and one of my favourite journalists Jason Youmans, was given the scoop. He wrote an amusing story on January 11, 2008 here which now fills in the archives of Odd Fellow history! If MM page no longer available on-line, see Pdf 

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