Local personality profile - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Name: Dean Hall (affectionately known as “Deano”).

Suburb: Wynnum.

Where do you work? I work at Wynnum RSL Club, the bayside’s friendliest club!

Do you have any fun or interesting stories about your job? Nothing in particular; most days are fun and interesting. Just seeing our multi-generational patrons interact is fun. Having such a wide demographic of patrons makes for some humorous interactions.

What’s your favourite local dine-in and take-away? I have to give a shout-out to Mali at Cedar & Pine, and Bel at The Little Gnome Bookshop’s coffee shop. These are two amazing businesses with inspirational women at the helm. Both are very community focused and do a lot for small businesses in the area.

What would you recommend as a great local activity? I’m a fan of the wading pool. It’s a tranquil place by the bay to take a dip and feel the energy of Wynnum.

What’s the last book you read? The Woman in Me by Britney Spears (no judgement, please!).

What’s the last TV show or movie you watched? I watched Night Swim at the cinema. It definitely should not be promoted as a cure for insomnia; avoid it at all costs!

Is there anything you’d like to see happen in the local area? Perhaps more planning of the businesses and the look of their storefronts in Wynnum. As Wynnum continues to grow and we see a plethora of new units, the town centre looks very dated. We also seem to have a lot of unoccupied shops in the town centre.

Is there a local business, club or community group you’d like to give a shout-out to? I would like to give a shout-out to the Wynnum RSL Women’s Auxiliary and the Wynnum/Manly Legacy ladies. They do amazing work in our community, particularly with our veterans. I have had the privilege of working at functions for both groups and they are collectively a wonderful group of people.

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