Vis­i­tor cen­tre vol­un­teer re­tires at 90

Avon Valley Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

MUN­DAR­ING Vis­i­tor Cen­tre staff farewelled one of its long­est- serv­ing vol­un­teers with a morn­ing tea.

Pat McIn­tyre re­tired af­ter more than 20 years of wel­com­ing vis­i­tors to Mun­dar­ing ev­ery Satur­day, come rain or shine.

She re­cently cel­e­brated her 90th birth­day and is best known for her bound­less en­thu­si­asm and sto­ries from days gone by.

As a teenager, she made beds for ser­vice­men in World War II and later started a kindy be­fore she launched Gray­lands Ath­letic Club.

She moved to the Shire in 1986 and vol­un­teered for groups such as the Hills Com­mu­nity Sup­port Group, Stoneville Bush Fire Brigade and Mun­dar­ing Vis­i­tor Cen­tre. About 30 years ago she helped es­tab­lish a lo­cal walk­ing group and she rarely misses her weekly walk.

Mun­dar­ing Shire Pres­i­dent John Daw com­mended Mrs McIn­tyre for her spirit and ‘ can- do’ at­ti­tude.

“Won­der­ful vol­un­teers such as Pat make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Picture: David Baylis

Pat McIn­tyre has stepped down from vol­un­teer­ing at the Mun­dar­ing Vis­i­tor Cen­tre af­ter 20 years. www. communitynews. com. au 485127

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