The Building Stronger Communities Grants Program will provide funding to community-based, not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that develop or improve their facilities, or improve their governance and long term organisational sustainability.
A community facility is a facility that supports community sport, recreational, cultural and social activities and in doing so, helps provide for the physical, cultural, mental and social wellbeing of the community.
There are three categories for funding, with Category One and Two focussing on facility development and maintenance. Category Three focuses on improving organisational development, particularly in the area of effective committee management.
Bartons Bayside has come up with a great idea for an annual fundraiser to benefit local charities.
Barton’s Community Charity Dinner last year raised over $50 000.00 for Darling Point Special School which enabled them to purchase a new bus.
This year they have decided to spread the love and divide the proceeds between four worthy local groups.
The intention is for this dinner to be an annual event.
Tickets are all inclusive and $100 for single and $900 for a table of 10.
I urge anyone who is community minded to attend this year’s event on Friday 4 November 6.30 for 7pm at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, Wondall Rd, Manly West.
To purchase tickets contact Sue Keller on 3396 7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t attend and would like to donate, please also contact Sue.
I look forward to seeing a full house on the night and this event becoming a highlight of on the annual Wynnum calendar.
Well done Bartons!
Friday 7 October
Oktoberfest Trivia Night at Manly West State School from 6.30pm
Tickets are $15pp or $100 for a table of 8, available from the tuckshop or office. No BYO alcohol, but bring a plate to share. There will be a raffle, mystery prizes and the night promises to be a whole lot of fun! Fancy dress is optional
Friday 12 November
Brisbane Bayside College Trivia Night
More details to come.
Have you registered for Walktober?
The Wynnum Manly Walkers is one of the many free Heart Foundation walking groups across Brisbane.
The Wynnum Walktober Event is on Sunday 9 October.
Maintenance Works on Seawall, Davenport Drive, Manly
Starting Monday 10 October for 7 days BCC advised maintenance/rehabilitation works will be carried out on the seawall at Davenport Drive, Manly.
If you have any concerns please call 3403 8888.
2016 Bayside Business Expo
Saturday 22 October 11am to 2pm
Wynnum Memorial Hall, cnr Bay Terrace and Cedar Street, Wynnum
Again this year the BWIB group has been working hard to provide a venue for local businesses to highlight their services. In addition some great speakers and workshops will be held during the day.
Some of the speakers and workshop presenters are Cat Matson, Shar Moore from The YFormula. For more information and to register for a workshop go to www.baysidewomeninbusiness.org/expo
Service Through Vocation Awards – Public Nominations Sought.
The Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly is holding a Service Through Vocation Award night on the 30th November to recognise contributions made to our local Bayside community by the men and women of the Emergency Services (Police, Water Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coast Guard and State Emergency Services).
If you would like to nominate someone, please send the Club a brief email about your experience email@example.com or call their Vocational Services Director, Andrew on 0452 030 884. Publicnominations must be received by 24th October.
Seafood Festival update!
Entertainment All Day
One of the events happening on October 22 at the Wynnum Seafood Festival is the prawn peeling competitions involving eight dextrous contestants who will don bibs and hairnets to see who can effectively de-shell the greatest number of prawns within the strict three-minute timeframe.
Another key event for competitive punters will be the mud crab races.
There will also be cooking demonstrations and panel discussions as well as learning about sustainable fishing practices and tips on selecting and buying.
As well the day will be serenaded by various well-known Brisbane musical talent including the eight-piece swing band The Calibre Cats, award-winning rockabilly four-piece West Texas Crude and high-energy 40s and 50s swing and rock-n-roll band the Sugar Shakers. Other local acts include funk collective Phat Sauce as well as the Wynnum State High School concert band and the Bayside Youth marching band.
There are kids activities like an ocean life discovery experience presented by Wynnum Family Day Care, Two of Wynnum’s younger locals will present a live kids’ cooking demonstration preparing seafood dishes from Recipes for Small Chefs. And the usual suspects of a jumping castle, inflatable slide, obstacle course and free face painting between 11am and 3pm.
Spring Cleaning – Free Green Waste Tip Weekends
With Storm Season not far away, Council transfer stations including Chandler are opening for residents to dispose of green waste in preparation.
22 and 23 October
You can go to Chandler tip with your green waste for free.
Fort Lytton by Nightcan be enjoyed by visitors 12 years+.
Some parts of the tour are not wheelchair accessible.
Perfect for education groups it is also a unique
When: Friday nights* and every 1st Saturday of the month.
Time: Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Tour concludes at 8.15pm.
Please ensure you arrive on time as late visitors will not be able
to access the site.
Adults and children 12 years+ $30.00
Book now! Phone (07) 3393 4647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have sponsored a petition calling upon the Lord Mayor to reverse the decision to reduce and removewater rebates forpensioners made in the June 2016 Budget.
Copies of the petition are available from my office, 3A/212 Bay Terrace, Wynnum and online at
Do you enjoy talking to people? Would you like to be more involved in your local community?
Are you interested in discovering the story behind the people and places in our community?
Would you like to learn skills to record your own family’s history?
The Story Collecting Team meet every second Saturday, 10am- 12 in the Wynnum Library meeting room. (Meeting dates 8/10, 22/10, 5/11, 19/11, 3/12 and 17/12) for all to come and hear to tell their story.
Come along, learn new skills, share stories, eat cake, and enjoy being part of this friendly group. All Welcome!
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR Eastside Community CRAFT GROUP
Due to renovations at Eastside Community Church.
For the month of October this craft group will meet at the Uniting Church hall, 420 Wondall Road Manly West
Please note that all classes will remain the same at 9.30 to 12 noon and morning tea will be provided as usual. Cost is $4 for the morning.
Classes available are Embroidery, Dolly Duster, Christmas wall hanging and decorations, Quilling, Tea Bag Craft, Soap making, Embroidery, and Tatting. A UFO table is also available for those who wish to catch up on unfinished projects or just want to come along for a friendly chat. Looking forward to catching up to you all then.
Wynnum Region Organised Computing Club for Seniors Inc.(WROCCS) is an organisation run by volunteers teaching Computers, Email, Internet, Digital Photos, Apple & Android tablets & Smart Phones.
They run classes as well as personal one on one sessions,
For more information you are invited to attend their Monthly meeting at the Wynnum RSL (upstairs) on Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 10:30 am or call0411 806 154. As they are a club for seniors you must be 50 or over to become a member.
Learn the benefits of cloud storage and cloud computing. Learn how to use cloud storage to store photos and documents, and cloud computing as a free alternative to paid software. Bookings essential.
Thursday 27 October
1pm to 2.30pm
Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own Android device. Bookings essential.
Tuesday 1 November
10.30am to 12noon
Thursday 3 November
1pm to 2.30pm
Wynnum Library Book Club
11am to 12noon.
Brisbane City Council has programs for all ages at the Wynnum Library.
For more details and bookings call 3403 2199
Attached is a list of school holiday activities. Click the below link for list.
Virtual reality development in the real world
Saturday 8 October
10.30am to 1pm
Expand your horizons during this fun and interactive workshop. Learn how to build your own VR world using Unity3d software and then experience your creation with the latest VR suite, HTC Vive. Presented by Immerce Academy. Bookings essential, ideal for 12 to 17 yr olds.
Meet Jeremy Scott
Wednesday 12 October
1.00pm – 2.30pm
Major open heart surgery as a four-year-old child taught Jeremy that life was precious and something to cherish. He began to see life as a rollercoaster ride, filled with challenges and experiences. Some of those challenges were forced upon him; others were of his own design. On the 5 October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge that was of his own design, a journey that was many years in the planning; a 2 ½ year, 51,916km unsupported bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. At the conclusion of this phenomenal journey, Jeremy wrote the highly successful book The Long Road from a Broken Heart.
Join Jeremy as he discusses this amazing journey and shows some of the photographs he took on the way. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own from home for Jeremy to sign. Bookings essential
Morning of mystery at Wynnum Library
Thursday 13 October
10.00am – 11am
Do you know who killed that cat? Join us for a murder mystery literary trivia and discuss your favourite murder mystery books over a cup of tea. Bookings essential.
Meet Liz Agnew
Tuesday 18 October 10am to 11am
Join local author Liz Agnew as she shares beautiful recipes, artworks, and fun trivia about the humble strawberry. Liz will discuss her experiences researching and writing Ruby’s Treasure. Bookings essential
Feel good films: Singing in the Rain
Thursday 20 October 1pm to 3pm
A much loved musical about a silent film production company making its transition to sound. A classic with wonderful tunes and brilliant use of colour. (1952) (103 min). Bookings essential.
Storytime with Melanie Schrodter
Thursday 20 October 3.30 to 4pm
Join local children’s author and illustrator Melanie Schrodter as she reads from her latest book, Fliff the Fluffball. Learn how to create and name your own character in a fun afternoon activity. Ideal for children aged 4-7 years. Bookings essential
Poets up late writing workshop
Thursday 20 October 6pm to 7.30pm
Come along to an inspiring and engaging poetry writing workshop. Learn writing techniques and tips on how to give a voice to your inner poet. Bookings essential
Introduction to family history
Friday 21 October 1pm to 2.30pm
Learn how to search for your ancestors online. Beginners and more
advanced participants welcome. Bookings essential.
Thursday 27 October 10am to 11am
Explore the photographs in the Merv Beitz Local History Collection and learn how to use them to create beautiful lanterns. Presented by local historian Kate Harbison in conjunction with Sharee Cordes from Bayside Stories. Bookings essential.
Feel Good Month: The therapeutic garden
Saturday 29 October
10.30am to 12noon
Gardens are places where you can get healthy physically and mentally. This presentation looks at the health benefits of creating a variety of relaxing indoor and outdoor garden spaces. Presented by horticulturalist Claire Bickle. Bookings essential.