Deloree has been a member of MHDA for over 25 years. She took on the role of President in 1995 till 1997 and saw the organization into the beginning of its 50th Anniversary year serving on the Anniversary Committee. Remember those cookbooks?
Deloree together with the executive team were the first to run MHDA under the then newly developed constitution. It was an interesting challenge.
MHDA’s need for new safe staging was fulfilled when Deloree secured a $26, 000 grant from the Winnipeg Foundation to purchase a sound system and staging which is still used at the Forks, Tartan Tea and Scottish Pavilion every year.
When in 1994 Premier Gary Filmon Proclaimed Tartan Day, a day in Manitoba to recognize the role of the Scots in the development of the province in the 1800’s, Deloree organized and directed the first celebration at the Manitoba Legislative building, April 6, 1995 involving many of the other Scottish Organizations. For her efforts she was acknowledged in the Manitoba Legislature.
Professionally Deloree has her certificate in Volunteer Management and certificate in Applied Management – Specializing in Non-Profit Organizations.
Deloree has always been a supportive highland dance mom, to her daughter Elizabeth, and strong supporter of MHDA, Dance Outs activities and to this day the Tartan Tea.
Deloree was delighted when made an Honourary Member of the Manitoba Highland Dancers’ Association in 2013.