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Award recognises outstanding senior

One of Deniliquin's senior residents will be recognised with an award during Seniors Week later this month.

March 6, 2014 4:28am

Deniliquin Council will recognise one of our community’s outstanding senior residents with a special award during Seniors Week.

Nominations are now being called for the Deniliquin Senior of the Year Award, to recognise someone who has made a noteworthy contribution during the year or who has given outstanding service to the community in a non-work related capacity over a number of years.

The award is part of Seniors Week activities which are being organised by council’s manager economic and business development John Harvie.

Mayor Lindsay Renwick said there were many residents who would be worthy of nomination and encouraged people to obtain and submit a nomination form.

‘‘It is important that we recognise the enormous contribution made by seniors to our community,’’ Cr Renwick said.

‘‘The Deniliquin Senior of the Year Award provides this opportunity.’’

Selection criteria includes, but is nsot limited to:

● Must be 60 years or older at March 14, 2014;

● Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the Deniliquin community;

● Selfless and significant contribution to the community over a long term;

● Contributions made by the nominee have been on a voluntary basis;

● Contributions have been made individually or through various organisations, groups or activities;

● Be an inspirational role model for the community;

● Demonstrated excellence in their field;

● Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity;

● Contribution impacts positively on wider community.

Nomination forms are available from council’s administration centre in Civic Place, the Peppin Heritage Centre, George St or Intereach Neighbourhood Centre, Trickett St.

They must be delivered in a sealed envelope, marked Senior of the Year Award Confidential to PO Box 270, Deniliquin NSW 2710.

Nominations close on Friday, March 14 and the nominee must have been a resident of the Deniliquin municipality for the past 12 months.

The award will be presented at a special morning tea held at the the Multi Arts Centre on Saturday, March 22. Entertainment will include the Uke Muster and Sing Australia choir.

Seniors Week will also be celebrated with a bus trip to the Mathoura bird hide, Edward River bridge picnic area and Picnic Point on Tuesday, March 18.

On Wednesday, March 19 seniors are invited to a concert featuring Victorian Entertainer of the Year Rodney Vincent.

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