Local legend in Australia Day Honours List

Les Meiklejohn OAM.

Happy Australia Day – and a hearty congratulations to Les Meiklejohn, who has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2020 Australia Day National Honours.

The OAM is in recognition of the many years of service Les has given the Warwick and wider community. Les is a true local legend and a much-deserving recipient of this honour on our national day…

Below is the official citation accompanying his OAM, from the Governor-General –

Mr Leslie Thomas MEIKLEJOHN, Warwick QLD

‘For service to local government, and to the community of Warwick.’

Warwick Shire Council

• Alderman, 1973-1994.

• Deputy Chair, 1985-1989.

• Past Deputy Mayor.

Warwick Lodge No 160 UGLQ

Master, 1972, 1985 and 2007-2008.

• Past Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, 1997.

• Member, since 1963.

• Past Leader of the Lodge.

• Almoner, current.

Warwick and District Tourist Association

• Member, from 1973.

• Past President.

• Past Secretary.

• Life Member.

Regency Park Retirement Village

• Past Chair

• Committee Member, 2008-2017.

Warwick and District Fish Stocking Association

• Inaugural President, 1986.

• Past Secretary and Treasurer.

• Founding Member, 33 years.

Warwick Bowls Club

• Member, 29 years.

• Past Secretary.

• Past Coordinating Officer.


• Volunteer Announcer, Rainbow FM Community Radio, 17 years.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Southern Downs Regional Council, 2009.

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