JoAnne (Dahl) Botten, VHS 1968 Attention to Detail Is Her Specialty

JoAnne (Dahl) Botten, VHS 1968   Attention to Detail Is Her Specialty

March 2022

JoAnne wasn’t terribly involved in activities while attending Vic High. She did however develop many lifelong friendships which she cherishes to this day. Both her Mom and her sister also attended Vic High. After graduation all she wanted to do was get a job, make some money and go travelling, which she did for 1 ½ years. That was the seed of her lifelong desire to travel and see the world.

Actively involved with the Vic High Alumni Association since 2010, JoAnne served on the Board for several years. Since joining the Association she has been the Alumni Directory administrator and provided support for the website, and has actively participated in:

  • 2014, Planning Committee for the 100-year Anniversary of the current building,
  • Instrumental in organizing and selling Alumni Wear and Souvenirs,
  • Reunion Coordinator 2011-2020,
  • Technology Committee to develop new website and directory in 2020,
  • Class ’68 Planning Committee – 7 reunions in charge of registration


Her 30+ years with the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General included various positions including Secretary, Help Desk support, and she retired in 2004 as a Business Analyst.

JoAnne has many hobbies including sailing, sewing, hiking, travel, and fitness. She enjoys keeping active in the Association and has developed many friendships over the years with past alumni. She says she is humbled to be involved with so many brilliant alumni, some who sit on the Board and those who volunteer for the Association in many other capacities.