The cruise ship season is gathering momentum with 9 ships due in the New Year. Pacific Jewel steamed in on New Year’s Eve and, with the Christmas holiday crowd, swelling numbers almost wore our shop staff out as visitors lined up out of the door. “The World ” – the only ship to have more crew than passengers. We still maintained a presence on the wharf for the less than 200 passengers expected. 3 domestic and 4 international ships are still to come this season. Thanks to our volunteers for their hard work! If you would like to volunteer – call Bob at the museum on 64962094.
MS Noordam 21st November 2016
(Courtesy of Chris Bingham)
Margaret Sheaves looked a little surprised when over 40 guests and friends gathered to celebrate her 80th birthday. Pinning a life membership badge onto her scarf, Jack Dickenson made a speech about her 25 years of service to the museum. Jenny Drenkhahn stepped up, presenting her with a lovely bunch of blooms and her certificate.
With great passion she works as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, View, the Eden Singers, SEHGI and the Australia Day Committee. Her fun way of chairing our friends meetings is always memorable.
A pearl beyond price, her hand is constantly raised to help out at the museum.
Joining the Eden singers in a rendition of “Margretta Tread the Grapes with Me” we chuckled as, on her second go at blowing out the candles on her cake, she shared her wish of living on to 100. A keen bush walker and swimmer we all believe she has a good chance of getting there!