Volunteer Profile – Mary Meldrum

It’s a privilege to profile the woman who Daryl Somers calls his “Alice Springs girlfriend” – local radio celebrity Mary Meldrum.  Not to be confused as a relation to Molly, they are just close friends as you can see in the picture above.

Mary has been an Alice Springs Masters Games’ Ambassador since 1996 and although she keeps threatening to leave we have managed to keep her on board for another year!

Mary is a fantastic Ambassador for the Games, taking time to extend the Outback hospitality to visitors and make them feel at home in Alice Springs.  She believes that the Ambassadors are there to ensure that people have a good time.

“To be a volunteer is the best most rewarding thing to do. You get more out of it than what you give,” she said.

Mary is no stranger to sport, presenting the 8HA Sports Show alongside Masters Games Advisory Committee member John Boyle.  They have interviewed the likes of swimming sensation Dawn Fraser, NRL legend Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin, cricketers Steve and Mark Waugh and tennis champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley not to forget the many talented local sportspeople.