Scope Club of Wynnum

Scope Club of Wynnum Inc

Post Office Box 184 WYNNUM QLD 4178

MEETING TIMES: 2nd. And 4th. Mondays at 10.30 a.m.

MEETING PLACE: Manly Lota RSL Sub Branch Melville Terrace MANLY QLD 4179

L-R Jenny, Christine W, Cheryl, Annabelle, Merri, Christine G at the handover Lunch 2018.

President                                                                  Jenny Peach

1st. Vice President – Treasurer                            Chris Watson

2nd. Vice President – Service Director               Cheryl Hastings

Minutes secretary and Action director              Annabelle Silvester

Correspondence Secretary – Social                    Merrie O’Neill

Wynnum’s Webmaster                                         Christine Garnet

Unit Members                                                         Anne Stoneley

Maureen McCracken

The Scope Club of Wynnum was formed in 1977 and is fortunate to have Charter Members and long serving members still working tirelessly to personify our aims.

Wynnum Club has always played an active part in the local community. In the early days during the Spring Fair we had a decorated float in the procession and served hamburgers at our stall. Legend has it that the float was wiped out going under the low bridge one year.

The club was asked to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of forming a Childcare Centre, it was found there was a great need due to the large number of women working at the Dandy factory. Hence Bay Terrace Childcare Centre was formed.

Each year at the Australia Day Celebration on Wynnum Foreshore we honour a person who has made a significant contribution to the community throughout the year. Beginning in 1981 this Award has been presented 38 times and nominations are now being called for next year’s Australia Day Celebration.  At this event our club also hosts a colouring competition for the youngsters with some terrific prizes to be won.

Forty-one years is a long time to be serving the community and we are proud of the support we have given to dozens of local organisations and individuals. To name a few of our current recipients – ARAD Wynnum North, Domestic Violence Support, Cancer Support, Suicide Support, Drought relief. Secondary Student Scholarship, Christmas Hampers for families in need.

Fund Raising projects conducted this year

4 x Bunnings BBQs.  Service of Sausage sandwiches and sale of soft drinks as per Bunnings requirements. Clubs apply to Bunnings for dates, usually 2 per year are allotted with additional being offered if any club cancels their turn. This year we will have done 4.

2 x Catering for RSL events held at Manly/Lota RSL hall.

ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

2 x Cent Auctions.   We have two Cent Auctions per year – mid year and end of year. Goods are collected by members and donations of goods are sourced from local businesses. There are usually more than 100 items which are wrapped in clear cellophane and tied with ribbon.  A wrapping day is organised where the bulk of items are wrapped. The day is held in the Manly/Lota RSL hall. Members cater for afternoon tea after the auction.

An Action/Social get-together is also held on the fourth Monday of each month. (Details announced at meeting).

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. Please fill in the form on the Contact page.

Scope Club of Wynnum members at the National Conference in Allora 2018