Joan Pease’s community update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views



Bayside Community Fund kicked off with a donation of $5000 from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at the Celebrate for a Cause launch.

Celebrate for a Cause have committed 80% to The Forgotten Women and 20% to Bayside Community Fund from the proceeds of this year’s fundraising event. The theme for the 2022 fundraiser will be Santorini Summer.

The Forgotten Women provide safe and secure housing to women over the age of 55, while the Bayside Community Fund will
use invested donations to provide community organisations with ongoing income.

Dignity Vending Machine

The Queensland Government will work with Share the Dignity to provide Queensland state schools with a Dignity Vending Machine (DVM), which provides free period products to students.

For many students, being caught out without sanitary products at school can not only affect their confidence but their ability to concentrate in class and participate in school activities. For some, lack of access to sanitary products can even mean missing school altogether.

2022 STEM Girl Power Camp

Two outstanding Bayside high school students were chosen to attend a five-day STEM camp. The STEM Girl Power Camp aims to uplift underrepresented groups and inspire them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Congratulations to Holly Chappell from Wynnum State High School and Rebecca Senbel-Lynch from Brisbane Bayside State College, who were among 60 Queensland students selected for the experience.

Conservation funding

Queensland’s threatened species will be supported by almost $40 million in conservation funding, with over $24 million dedicated to protecting our faunal emblem – the koala. A further $14.7 million will be invested to fund recovery programs, policy, and threatened species assessment for more than 1000 threatened species of animals and plants, including native birds, reptiles and frogs.

Active Clubs

The winter sporting season in the Bayside is kicking off with a bang this year! 13 local sports clubs will share in $26 000 worth of grants awarded under round 2 of the Active Clubs program.

Active Clubs provides $2000 to local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to support volunteers and provide flexible and safe physical activity opportunities to increase sport and recreation participation.

Wynnum Manly Historical Society

From indigenous inhabitants to present day, the members of the Wynnum Manly Historical Society (WMHS) share a pride and interest in the history of our local area. 

Meetings are held on the third Thursday evening of each month at the Wynnum Ambulance Museum Auditorium (cnr Tingal Road and Cedar Street, Wynnum) at 7.15pm.

The Society also has a Resource Centre located in the Wynnum Community Centre (105 Florence Street, Wynnum) that is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 12 noon, except public holidays, and at other times by arrangement.  

Find out more by visiting the WMYS website –

PO Box 719, Wynnum QLD 4178
(07) 3915 1100
[email protected]

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