ONE of the Shire's longest standing volunteers, Pat McIntyre, turned 90 recently.
Mundaring Visitor Centre staff organised a morning tea to celebrate this special occasion with her.
Pat started volunteering at the Visitor Centre in 1998. After more than 20 years welcoming visitors to Mundaring Pat has decided to retire from her role.
Having shown up 'for duty' every Saturday come rain, hail or shine, Pat has been known for her boundless enthusiasm and fascinating and entertaining stories from days gone by.
Pat has spent most of her life volunteering; her first role was when she was just a teenager, making beds for servicemen in WW2, when they were taking leave from active duty. Since then, Pat has been involved in numerous community groups including starting up a kindy in Mt Claremont, serving on the P & C committee of her children's primary and high schools and starting the Graylands Athletic Club.
Pat moved to the Shire of Mundaring in 1986 and continued to build her portfolio of voluntary positions to include volunteering at the Hills Community Support Group (now RISE Network), Stoneville Bush Fire Brigade, Mundaring Tourism Association (now Mundaring Visitor Centre) and several other community organisations.
Having lived in Mundaring for many years, Pat is the last founding member of a local walking group which she helped to establish some 30 years ago. Pat remains an avid participant and rarely misses the weekly walk.
Shire of Mundaring would like to congratulate Pat on her generosity of time, spirit and 'can do' attitude.
Wonderful volunteers, such as Pat, make a significant difference in many sectors of the community. Without the commitment of volunteers many local organisations, events and services would simply cease to function.
To find out more about volunteering in the Shire contact Tracey Peacock, Grants and Volunteer Advisor, on 9290 6678.