In 1988 Ruth assisted in forming SAMSN Singleton Area support Network with the aim of supporting spouses of Military personal posted into the area to assist with an easy transition to the area. Part of this was a craft Group, playgroup, day care, regular spouse morning teas and inter unit events.
Ruth has been a local councillor for 8 years on Singleton Council and recently ran in the Federal Election for the seat of Hunter.
Ruth is a strong voice for the military and assists with Legacy when time allows and also assists in Fundraising for the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial in Canberra.
Ruth has recently started to study a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
Her main aim is to understand, assist and eventually Counsel Members, past member’s families and Front Line Service Personal with PTSD.