Dairy farmer named Kiama Citizen of the Year

Long-time farmer Peter McGlinchey has been named Kiama Citizen of the Year.

The honour was bestowed on Mr McGlinchey for his decades of community service including 57 years with the Kiama Show Society.

Mr McGlinchey has been associated with many groups in the dairy industry and sporting arena.

He is considered a dairy industry leader and has also been involved in judging Olympic showjumping since it was first introduced to Australia in 1953.

Mr McGlinchey pursued the establishment of the Kiama Pony Club at Jerrara and after 15 years as chief instructor, he was presented with the Queen Elizabeth Medal for Australian Sporting Achievement.

Kate Sinclair was named Kiama Young Citizen of the Year at last night's Australia Day awards ceremony.

Kate was recognised for her volunteer work and being a positive role model and exceptional leader as girls' captain at Kiama High School, and as an outstanding indigenous youth leader.

Peter and Margaret Raison won the sports award for working tirelessly to produce a book recording the history of the Kiama Surf Life Saving Club.

Robert Curll received the community achievement award for his volunteer work in the Kiama and Jamberoo community on a wide range of projects including providing electrical services to the elderly, helping community groups setting up nativity displays, creating community gardens, running the scouts and cubs groups and education in gardening.

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