LHS Trustee - 2023
Bill and I met in college in California where we graduated from Humboldt State Univ. We began Bill’s career in San Francisco and in fall, 1970, transferred to Hawaii. Bill and I, along with 4 of our 6 children, moved from Wash, DC to NJ in fall 1991. Thirty years later I’m still living in NJ. We lived in the Herbertsville area of Brick before moving to LHS in March 2005. Looking for houses, not condos, we chose LHS after driving through the community and noticing how welcoming the grounds are, and how the homes were well manicured and cared for. 17 years passes quickly when you’re busy and having fun!
While I’m a California girl at heart, I’ve lived in Japan, Indiana, Hawaii, Virginia and New Jersey. My dad was a naval officer, and Bill worked for the General Accounting Office in DC. He was lucky to be able to travel in Europe and all over the Orient for work. I was blessed to be able to stay home with the family until I decided to venture out to a part-time job.
I’ve been a member of Sweet Adelines, Int for 30 years. We sing in the Barbershop genre for women’s voices. My chorus has received several awards giving us the opportunity to compete in Seattle, St. Louis, Phoenix, and Baltimore. Over the years I have held many administrative and leadership roles, and of course this ‘hobby’ is dear to my heart. I also love to read and belong to two book groups in LHS.
Since I seem to have difficulty saying ‘no,’ my first year I was elected as President of the Lionette’s (now the LHS Women’s Club) and remained as such for 4 years. Then I was talked into joining the editing staff for the Pride and moved into the roll of editor (9 years) when Florence Danilko retired. During this time we transitioned from being independent, gathering ads to cover printing expenses, to joining with our current publisher who generates the ads and also prints our Directory. This year, after a 2-year hiatus from 8 years on the Board of Trustees, I returned. Being isolated during Covid twisted my arm to again get involved. I’m liaison to the Bylaws and Community Awareness Standing Committees, and sit on the Personnel Committee. My favorite meetings during the year are when we greet the newest residents and take time to get to know each other.
As we are all residents in our community, I want to encourage everyone to discover your special interests. Get involved in activities and consider joining a committee.