Drene became County secretary in late 1970. She then became the Lincolnshire EBU representative and attended meetings in London. She worked hard to promote the interests of the ordinary member. In the late 1970's she started writing a County newsletter and, with her husband Alan, prepared hands for an annual County Pairs competition.
In the early 1980's she passed the EBU Teachers Certificate and ran evening classes teaching bridge. She qualified as a County Director in the early 1990's and assisted her husband in directing various events. During this time she and Alan were employed by a London Bridge company and directed many events both in this country and abroad.
By the early 1990's Drene became the Scunthorpe Bridge Club county representative on the County Committee and remained so for the next 14 years.
In June 2007 she stepped in to become the County secretary and stayed on to do the job for the next 3 years, until ill health forced her to retire. She was also the Bridge correspondent for the Lincolnshire Echo for over 20 years.