AS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK WRAPPED FOR 2023, WE SPOKE TO OUR VICE-PRESIDENT, MARILYN, ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE VOLUNTEERING.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN VOLUNTEER WITH THE QHM?
About four years.
DO YOU HAVE FAVOURITE ITEM IN THE COLLECTION?
Yes. A newly acquired item – a stylised cat card-display stand that was prominent in the Queenscliff Hotel when it was operated by Patricia and Mietta O’Donnell in the 1970s/1980s.
IS THERE AN ITEM IN THE MUSEUM WHICH MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU?
HAVE YOU A FAVOURITE BUILDING OR LOCATION IN QUEENSCLIFFE?
ARE THERE ANY MOMENTS OR EVENT IN QUEENSCLIFFE HISTORY WHICH YOU WERE PART OF?
In the 1980s, I stayed and dined at Mietta’s, known as the Queenscliffe Hotel. Mietta was a wonderful and elegant host who oversaw everything in the grand dining room.