What a Gal!

Is anyone more suited to the role of Vice Chairman than Juanita Overson?I Following is a potted version of her life to date.………

”During my final year of school I studied the piano and completed my Associate in Music (AMusA), and Intermediate in Classical Ballet. Two years later attained my Licentiate with the Trinity College of Music, London (LTCL); and Associate with the Royal Academy of Dance, London (ARAD).

“I danced in the J.C. Williamson's production of Camelot in Melbourne for a 4 month period, followed by 9 months with the Sydney Contemporary Dance Company working under the direction Keith Baines, and Ronnie Arnold a well known American Contemporary Choreographer.

“I returned to Brisbane to take up a position at the Queensland University of Technology and over the next 5 years worked as an administrator in Psychology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Vice Chancellor's secretary.

“I relocated to London, originally working at Stoy Hayward Chartered Accountants as the Managing Partner's secretary, then Julian Gibbs Financial Consultants as personal assistant to the Managing Director and finally, 6 years as personal assistant to the CEO of P & O Shipping/Anglo Overseas Transport.

“I returned home to Brisbane to raise 3 children and relocated to the Sunshine Coast when they had completed their schooling 8 years ago. Shortly afterwards I joining the Noosa Federation of the Arts as a Committee Member and acted as the Secretary of the Committee for 3 years.

“As well as taking an active part in assisting on the NFA Committee, I am Team Leader and Deputy Convenor of Red Cross Emergency Services for the Sunshine Coast Region, coordinating the training and meetings of the 90 volunteer members in this region to assist the Government and Department of Communities during times of disaster.”