Graeme McKindlay was named the Deniliquin Australia Day Citizen of the Year on Sunday.CASS SAVELLIS January 28, 2014 4:35am
Not one to seek accolades, Graeme McKindlay was recognised for his years of community service when he was named the Deniliquin Australia Day Citizen of the Year.
‘‘I am very humbled, particularly when hearing all of the other nominees,’’ Mr McKindlay said.
‘‘The first committee I joined in Deni was the Sun Festival. Geoff Riley was on it back then and still is today, so I think I have a long way to go,’’ he said.
‘‘Thanks to my family who let me be involved in these things and my staff who take on extra work which allows me to be involved in the community.
‘‘It is really rewarding and I enjoy it, that’s the main reason I am involved in these community groups.’’
Mr McKindlay, an accountant at Deniliquin’s Fleming Partners, has used his knowledge of finance to assist a number of community groups in their everyday operations.
‘‘Graeme has made an outstanding contribution to the community of Deniliquin through his involvement in a variety of organisations that benefit both youth and the general community,” his nomination read.
‘‘He has instigated, promoted and provided opportunities over a long and continuing time frame to promote sporting, academic and leisure opportunities.’’
Some of Mr McKindlay notable contributions include being an executive member/treasurer of the Deniliquin Sports Park/Sports and Entertainment Centre for more than 13 years.
His strong financial background has been crucial to the successful operation, promotion and continuing success of the centre.
He is also involved in a number of community sporting groups including the Deniliquin Junior Soccer Club, Triathlon Club and Deniliquin High School P&C.
‘‘Many groups are indeed lucky to have such a passionate, capable and enthusiastic person (who) tirelessly continues to strive to provide access to quality sporting facilities, professional financial and administrative management on their behalf,’’ the nomination read.
Sun Festival committee member Geoff Riley said Mr McKindlay ‘‘certainly contributes a lot of time and energy in community groups’’.
‘‘He particularly assists with young people and sport – his list of achievements was very impressive.
‘‘I think he is a very deserving recipient of the award.’’
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