my professional affiliations

International correspondence, London-based media GRNLIVE
Lower Island News
  • web admin, 2011-2017
  • columnist 2007-2017
  • editorial director 2012-2016


  • Lower Island News editorial committee (LIN)

Active journalism memberships in:

  •  Foreign Press Association (FPA) 2011-2017
  • National Press Club (NPC) – listed on freelancers roster 2016-2017
  •  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, I was appointed Financial secretary, and in 2012 I served as 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, I served as, Lodge rep 2012
  • In November 2014, Washington DC fellowship walk
  • In October 2016, G.W.P.F. Walk, on Capital