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I began square dancing at Westgate Square Dance club in October 1979 at the insistence of my wife Brenda. By April 1981 I had become a trainee caller with Frank Kennedy and in July 1982 Brenda and I began Crossroad Squares in Werribee.  In 1990 Brenda & I opened Southern Cross Plus and in 1998 we opened Southern Cross A, all three clubs are still running.

 

I have attended 38 National Conventions and called at 37. I have served on 6 National Convention Committees. In 1987  I was Publicity Officer,  1991 Venue Manager, 2000 Program Manager,  2005 Convenor,  2010 Board Liaison,  2017 Co Program Manager (with Janice Alexander). 

 

I have held the positions of President of the Vic torian Callers Association (VCA) & Australian Callers Federation (ACF), Treasurer of VCA & ACF,  ACF Callerlink Editor and ACF State Coordinator. I am currently the VCA Treasurer and the ACF Chairman. I am a member of Callerlab. I have received a Life Membership from VCA, Roll of Honour from National Society of Australia and a Life Membership of South Australian Square Dance Society. 

 

When I am not square dancing Brenda & I spend a lot of time with our two daughters Meagan & Rachel and the loves of our life, our grandchildren Logan, Ruby, Stella and Charlotte. 

HOWARD COCKBURN