For the past 50 years Yvonne has been on many committees, including Red Cross, Church, School P and C’s, School Boards, and numerous sporting bodies. She has been a tireless volunteer for 50 years having always served on committees in every role, every year and sometimes up to 7 committees at a time.

In the 2013 Australia Day Honours, Yvonne received the Order of Australia Medal for service to the community through a range of organisations.