Danny was also strongly involved in Deaf Societies, especially the Manawatu Deaf Society, which made Danny a Life Member in 1987, and the Auckland Deaf Society for whom he served in various roles on the Board of Management for many years.
Danny undertook a number of other roles in the Deaf Community, including long serving secretary of the NZ Deaf Amateur Sports Association (later Deaf Sports Federation of NZ), editor of NZ Deaf News 1983-1986, Trustee at Mt Tabor Trust, and innumerable other commitments. Gay himself, Danny also set up NZ’s first Deaf gay and lesbian group in Auckland, and was an admired leader of the Deaf gay community.
In the few moments when Danny wasn’t volunteering, supporting, leading or inspiring, he enjoyed gardening and was an early adopter of the Internet when it became available. Danny had many friends, and is very fondly remembered and sorely missed.