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


International Women’s Day

Last month’s International Women’s Day was a wonderful occasion to meet some of the amazing women who live and work in the Bayside. I would like to share some of their stories.

Wynnum Senior Police Liaison Office Jacqui O’Leary was rightfully recognised by Wynnum Community Place’s Everyday Amazing campaign. Jacqui has been PLO for 24 years, has volunteered at Rosie’s and as a Winnam Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Co-op board member and is a respected member of the community.

The Bayside Women in Business IWD lunch at the Wynnum Leagues Club was an outstanding success, what a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak to so many local business women with guest speaker Elena Gosse, CEO of AIS Water. She is an award-winning woman in STEM and a passionate advocate for domestic and family violence survivors.

I also attended an International Women’s Day lunch at the Wynnum RSL to raise funds for Dementia Queensland. Sadly, 63% of Australians who live with dementia are women, while somewhere between 79 000 and 244 000 women are carers of people living with dementia. Congratulations to Linda Whitbourn, local JP and Zumba instructor on such an engaging and successful event.

Rotary Club of Wynnum Manly also hosted their 4th IWD Breakfast at the Wynnum Gold Club, we heard from the impressive mother and daughter Nirmala Prasad and Dr Jayishni Maharaj. The event was again a huge success.

Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

National and Marine Park Cleanup

I joined Minister Scanlon, Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, for a recent announcement regarding the clean-up of flood debris in our waterways and walking tracks. $745 000 in State Government funding will be provided to volunteer groups to help speed up recovery efforts. Our very own Ocean Crusaders were successful in a $150,000.00 grant as part of the important clean up work.

Clean Air Wynnum

Clean Air Wynnum invites local residents to share their opinions and experience.

Clean Air Wynnum has purchased 10 Purple Air Monitors though a Commonwealth Volunteers grant, with Bayside Creeks Catchment Group acting as auspice to the application. This follows their 12-month joint citizen science project with the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science.

You can join their mailing list to learn more about the project and suggest locations for the monitors by emailing [email protected]. Their meetings take place at Wynnum Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 3pm.

Bayside Business of the Month 

Last month, the Courier Mail named Port Stop Cafe – Best Pies in Brisbane the best eatery in Lytton and Baysiders agreed! That’s why Port Stop Cafe (119 Export Road, Lytton) is my March Bayside Business of the Month.

Richie and his team serve up 700-800 pies a week, with a range of incredible flavours like lamb and rosemary, pork and caramelised apple, and crowd favourite steak, bacon and cheese. They also have a lot of other delicious options on their menu like beer battered chips and roasts. Congratulations Richie!

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

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