- Is a club member and club officer of Prime 8s, Sacramento, CA (since 1991). Past member of Capital City Squares (1991), Western Star Dancers (1984), and Midnight Squares (1984). Also an honorary member of Squares Across the Border (1987). Also member of Heads to the Center (2014).
- Coordinator of the Memorial Panels project since 2012 Founded by Freeman Stamper. The honor was passed on to James from John Mckinstry and Brian Smith in 2012.
- Served on the advisory board of All Join Hands (Foundation) (2010-2014).
- Co-chaired A&C fly-ins 1991, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2014.
- Convention co-chair of Star Thru The Golden Gate 1986. Co-creator of the first ever fun badge tour with Tom Tripp.
- On committee for Stars, Thars and Cable Cars, 1996.
- AKA Blanchie Jo Bradley, a member of The Bradley Family (Shady Rest Dancers) and co-founder of the Bradley Bell directory.
- Co founder Bay-Area square dance calendar to help coordinate dance schedules among clubs.
- appears in Ten Years IAGSDC: A Collection of Pages From Our Memory Book.
- has received 10, 20, 25, and 30 year Medallions.
James begin square dancing in 1969 or 1970 as a pre-teen with the Rancho Rascals in his hometown of San Pablo, CA. Has danced with several (non-LGBT) square dance exhibition groups and toured Romania & Czechoslovakia in 1980 (before the Berlin wall fell). He found gay square dancing in San Francisco 1983.