Anne LaVin

Here’s a nice photo of my friend Anne, teaching at the BOS 40th anniversary convention in 2006. Her capacity for work is legendary, having been involved with setting up the OUSA website, maintaining the o-list (alongside Joseph Wu), she proofreads origami books, assists the Tanteidan with translation and helps prevent visitors to Japan (like myself) from making too big an ass of themselves.  She does all this (and much more) without ever seeking any recognition or reward. She’s also a dab hand with anything that floats and has been studying welding “for fun”. Anne sometimes “doesn’t get” my British humour, but she’s by no means alone in that – the list starts with my wife and daughter 😉