Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Page: 4303


Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:51): I rise to recognise the efforts of an amazing Bennelong volunteer, Mr John McClintock. John is not a man who will promote himself or his work. John is a retired gentleman who belongs to Bennelong and Surrounds Residents for Reconciliation, and is part of the JSA Early Intervention Aboriginal Literacy Project—a program that provides volunteers to schools in the northern Sydney region to read to Aboriginal children. John has been visiting Ryde Public School every week for the past four years and often visits three schools in one day. John also volunteers at the local community radio station, 2MBS, and in his local Neighbourhood Watch. He is a member of Bennelong Friends of Refugees and visits asylum seekers at Villawood Detention Centre every three weeks. Together with his wife, Beryl, John is proud of their four daughters, raised in the Ryde area, and was always an active P&C member when they were students. I am delighted that John and Beryl will be joining me for my Bennelong volunteer recognition event next week, where the unsung heroes in our local community—people like John McClintock—who make Bennelong a more caring community, can be recognised for their extraordinary commitment to our local region.