- December 2006
- Local government councillor and Shire president
Charis Pelling served as a councillor for the Shire of Eltham, Victoria from 1961-71 and was its Shire president from 1962-63. In 1965, with councillor John Lewis, she represented the Shire at the meeting called to form the Heidelberg Regional Library Service. In 1967, on the formation of the Shire of Eltham Historical Society she served as its foundation president.