Beth joined Derby City Bop in January 2005. Within a few months, she was serving on the Board as Secretary until 2009. In 2007 DCB was losing money and only had enough cash flow for 5 years. At the request of the Treasurer, Beth performed an internal audit of the financial records and made many adjusting entries to confirm the financial position of the organization. Beth then made recommendations which led DCB out of the negative cash flow and DCB has flourished ever since.
From 2010 through 2012, Beth served as President. She stepped down in 2013 to Secretary due to her mother’s health and has served as Vice President since 2014. Beth was awarded the DCB President’s award in 2013 for successfully leading DCB. Beth became actively involved in Boogie in the Bluegrass when she joined the Board in 2005, and has served as Chair or Co-Chair of the event since 2010. BIB grew quickly and tweaking and documenting the processes at that time led to an even better BIB.
Beth is dedicated to preserving the bop music and dance and strengthening her bop friendships across the nation. She has attended several national dances and her bucket list includes attending all ABA clubs’ national dances. Beth says, “It has been an honor to serve the club since 2005, and the friendships I have made will last a lifetime.”