Around four months after becoming President of the Old Colonists' Association the Covid19 pandemic hit, and by March 2020 Ballarat was in lockdown. Association Council meetings continued online, residents of the retirement village were kept informed of safety requirements during the pandemic, and 3 additional units were built at the Charles Anderson Grove Retirement Village. A Conservation Management Plan was also commissioned for the Old Colonists' Hall.
Colour photographs of Jp Barber President of the Old Colonists' Association of Ballarat Inc giving her inaugural speech As President. .The photograph was taken in the Old Colonists' Hall.