I joined the NSW CFA in 1966 as a breeder and exhibitor of Siamese under the prefix Alkira (NSW). Over the years I have diversified and have included Tabby Points, Orientals, Abyssinians, British Shorthair and Cornish Rex in my breeding programs. I gained my Shorthair Judges Licence in 1978 and qualified as an All Breeds judge in 1995. I have judged in most States of Australia and in New Zealand. I served as a member of the Management committee of the NSW CFA for 6 years before retiring. I am the current Treasurer of Illawarra Pedigree Cat Fancy Inc. and a life member of that club. I am also an active member of several other affiliates and when not judging, I enjoy exhibiting and assisting at shows in any capacity.