She immigrated to Australia at age 11 & worked in various lighting companies and the theatre industry.
She is the person who has devoted so much of their time to make sure the Awards dinners are such a fabulous event. It is a difficult award to arrange and keep quiet because she is the one person who knows second by second who is supposed to be where and do what in exactly what sequence.
She has been on the NSW CMC for over 3 years as the secretary & has been driving force behind the Annual Awards dinners.
ODE TO THE DINNER
The IES puts on a dinner
Every year there's more than one winner
We all celebrate
It's not left to fate
CMC makes more than one grinner
Their technical producer was Jan
She came up with an ambitious plan
CMC said "You're mad"
She said "You'll be glad.
We should do it because we can"
The first speech was President Tim
Couldn't get on stage cos he's stuck in
his shoes, they were tight
and try as he might
Biggles got trapped in a spin
The Treasurer he was Elvis
Did you see what he did with his pelvis?
His hair was a sight
Gave his missus a fright
When Biggles swapped his hair with Elvis
Now Julie she was the convenor
of Awards, you should've seen her
Freezing nights on the harbour
Where's Elvis's barber?
As judges they couldn't have been keener
Our Leo was such a good sport
In the spotlight he was caught
Who knew he could act?
That's now a known fact
He's a natural, that just can't be taught.
Jason, now he was a star
That man, he's going to go far
Did he wish he had gone
To the front, instead of the bar?
Our sponsors they had a beano
Especially our good friend Rino
Rick was on hand
Glad he didn't have to stand
On the red roof of the casino
We'll do it all again next year
CMC's bold and it's brave with no fear
So come one and all
Just give us a call
Sponsor us and make it the best year