Four Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre volunteers celebrate 15 years of service

Friday, 08 February 2019

Local Borough of Queenscliffe residents Judy Compton, Cora Biggins, Jackie Taylor and Pat Theodore have each recently celebrated 15 years of volunteering with the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre.

After retiring to Point Lonsdale in 2000, grandmother of two, Judy became a volunteer in 2003. Some of the things Judy most enjoys about being a volunteer at the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre is working with a wonderful group of like-minded people, their famils and regular nights out.

Cora grew up in Queenscliff and has been involved in a number of volunteering services including Barwon Health Andrew Love Centre. Cora retired from the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre in December 2018, after clocking up 15 years of service.

Jackie holidayed in Point Lonsdale since 1982 and moved to the area permanently when she retired 16 years ago. A former journalist, Jackie has also been a Heritage Guide at the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre.

Pat volunteers regularly on a Sunday morning and loves interacting with visitors, helping to make their stay more enjoyable so that they will return in the future. Pat is also the Centre’s social coordinator and regularly organises monthly social gatherings to keep the team united.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Cr Bob Merriman commended the four women and acknowledged the importance of their ongoing service to the Borough.

“This significant milestone is a fantastic achievement and testament to the quartet’s dedication to providing visitors to our town with local knowledge and information on attractions and things to see and do.”

“With their collective local expertise, Judy, Cora, Jackie and Pat have provided countless visitors with invaluable hints and tips, helping tourists to get the most from staying in our region,” said Cr Merriman.

The Visitor Information Centre is located at 55 Hesse Street, Queenscliff and is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day except Christmas.

Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre volunteers, Judy Compton, Cora Biggins, Jackie Taylor and Pat Theodore celebrate 15 years of volunteering.
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre volunteers, Judy Compton, Cora Biggins, Jackie Taylor and Pat Theodore celebrate 15 years of volunteering.