Nominations for Management Committee 2018

Annual Elections for positions on the Management Committee of the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre Association Incorporated will be held on 19/6/2018

The following positions proposed for the Board of Management of the Leisure Centre are:

President: Bev Weeks

Nominated by M. Redfern

Seconded by J. Lawson


Vice President – Nominations will need to be called for at the AGM from the floor for the position


Secretary: Sandy Lawton

Nominated by M. Redfern

Seconded by W. Duncan



Asst Secretary

Asst Treasurer




Wendy Ross

Nominated by

Seconded by


Margaret Redfern

Nominated by

Seconded by


Julie Dixon

Nominated by

Seconded by


M. Redfern S. Lawton

W. Ross
S. Lawton

S. Lawton J. Thomas

S. Lawton J. Dixon



Committee Member Jenny Thomas

Nominated by Seconded by

At the close of the Committee meeting all positions were filled except that of Vice President, as such this position will be called for at the Annual General Meeting 19/6/2018

Upcoming Winter Concerts

22 May – Dolphin Studios
12 June – Irwin Zerbe
26 June – Entertainer: Mark Day

And don’t forget the ever popular Christmas in July!
25 July – Terry Stewart
Tickets $25.00

April Shire Clerk’s Cottage Open Day 2018

The Market went ahead despite the threatening inclement weather on the Friday prior to the market – what a gorgeous morning it turned out to be!

The Shire Clerks Cottage was open to the public for a gold coin donation and we had a steady flow of people going through to enjoy our local heritage.

Devonshire Tea was served on the verandah and was well received by many market-goers who mentioned that they had just eaten the best scones ever, another triumph for our Canteen Convener Bev Weeks.

We received many positive comments about the cottage and in particular praise for our beautiful hostess, Iris Brewer who dressed for the occasion greeting visitors at the door.  Stall holders also complimented the WBLC on our venue around the cottage, the terrific organisation facilitated by our excellent Market Convener Julie Dixon.

Julie puts many hours into organizing the market and her dedication has resulted in a growing event. We would consider opening the Cottage with Devonshire Tea on a regular basis to the public providing we are able to have the support of more volunteers. (Yes I realise I sound like a broken record).

Many thanks again to our local members Peter Cummings, Joan Pease and Ross Vasta for providing gazebos for the event and our great volunteers who provided assistance throughout the day and week prior to the event

May 2018 News: Eisteddfod, Open Day, and anyone for Table Tennis?

The Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod started on 28th April this year and we have been very busy in the canteen providing snacks and meals for participants and the Adjudicators. A huge thanks to our fabulous volunteers who year after year give up their time to support the Centre. I must also mention our male volunteers, Trevor, Tom and Gene who have not only helped with the Eisteddfod but were instrumental in the erection and pulling down of the gazebos for the market.

The Shire Clerk’s Cottage Open Day and Market has resulted in an increase in enquiries and bookings for our venue, it will be good to see more funds coming into the facility as we are always looking to make improvements.

The Table Tennis group has recently been the recipients of 2 new tables. Feedback has been very positive and the group is slowly increasing their numbers.

You may have noticed workmen and banging from the Meals on Wheels end of the building. The Council have finally gotten round to replacing the roof. This has been an ongoing saga with the Brisbane City Council, so it is great to finally have the replacement done.

Has anybody noticed the large Paperbark tree that came down recently close to the creek? It has a huge trunk and is probably around 100 yrs old. Luckily it did not cross the creek and affect our near neighbours. The Council are intending cleaning it up and leaving the trunk.

Please note the Notice Board in the Activity Room, the Quilters Group are looking for people to travel to Toowoomba for the Carnival of Flowers. Contact details on board.

Gift Ideas

A selection of creative arts and crafts are available for purchase at Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre.

To find out more please call or visit the centre

Make a booking

Ruby Anniversary!

The Wynnum Herald ran a story about us the other day! Have a read on their website.

THE Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre is celebrating 40 years of service to the community.

Opened in September 1978, the centre was established as a result of research showing the need for social opportunities for older people in the district.

Wendy Duncan is a founding life member of the centre, starting as a volunteer in the canteen on opening day.

At the time, Wendy was much younger than the other members and volunteers and came along as her mother (who taught flower arranging) and brother were involved.

For many years she was the canteen convener and still works in the canteen assisting with meals and functions.

“When the club started it was very busy, with a large membership and many volunteers,” she recalled.

“Activities were well attended with large groups involved.

“Bingo was very popular, as were the sing-alongs. Celebration parties were a highlight and especially the re-enactment of Prince Andrew and Sarah Fergusson’s wedding.”

Wendy recalled how, in 1986, 250 people attended the mock wedding, dressed for the occasion with various members assuming the role of members of the clergy and Royal Family, including herself as Princess Margaret.

A great time was had by all.

There have been Melbourne Cup parties, Christmas parties, monthly bus trips with senior citizens and concerts three tims a month, with up to 200 people attending.

Morning tea was served and packets of sandwiches for lunch in summer and soup in winter. Wendy recalls making big pots of soup and of a volunteer who used to cook pikelets for 200 people – that was her domain.

After 40 years, Wendy remembers many of the people with whom she has had friendships and the many who have passed on.

Times have changed and it seems there is not so many people available for volunteering anymore. More women are in the workforce and generally people are time poor.

To celebrate the 40th milestone, the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre is inviting all foundation life members, members, former members and foundation organisations and businesses to attend a birthday luncheon at 9.30am on September 11.

Cost $25 which includes morning tea and entertainment by Ian Maurice and June Lawson. Bookings are essential.

Memorabilia from the past 40 years will be on display

On Saturday, September 15, the community is invited to celebrate at a Hippie Disco Ball. While that may sound confusing to some, it was the era of change when we moved from Bohemian dressing to more techno styles.

The party will include MC David Bateson, the founder of the Republic of Wynnum, DJ Clint playing ‘70s music, comedienne Eve Wheeler (the Sheila from Biloela), Arete Dance Studio, a photo booth and ‘70s party food.

The function will be BYO.

Members of the community are invited to turn up in their best hippie/disco gear and prizes will be given for best dressed and best dancers.

Cost is $25 for members and $30 non-members.

Tickets are available at the centre or at but there will be no tickets at the door.