Since moving to the Caloundra Community with husband Ron on his retirement in 2002, Bernadette and Ron have become involved in activities to promote and help the community. 
Bernadette worked as a Customer Service Officer with Bendigo Bank for approximately seven years and with Ron was instrumental in raising community awareness and setting up the Caloundra Community Bank that has now been operating for 10 years.
Her decision to retire in 2008 prompted her to become more involved in the Community and she is a member of the Caloundra Community Bank where she served on the Board from 2011 to 2017, Company secretary from 2014 to 2017, AICD Directors Course, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League and T A P P.
Although not then a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra she worked beside Ron in promoting the Club with its fundraising and also hosted four exchange students during the past 15 years.  Bernadette was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2013 and was accepted as a member of the Club in 2014.  She is actively involved as the 2016-17 Vocational Services Director for the club as well as the many aspects of fundraising.
Bernadette is very proud to accept the position of President Elect for the year 2018-19.