Make your vote count in the Citizen of the Year Award

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We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Citizen of the Year is…

Amanda Donnet


 

 

Nominations for the very first Citizen of the Year Award in the Republic of Wynnum have now closed and we have a field of fifteen worthy candidates who have (in the main) been nominated by other citizens of the Republic as being worthy – and deserving – of the title.

Now it’s over to you.

The Citizen of the Year will not be chosen by a committee or by a ‘Captain’s Pick’. The title will be awarded solely on the number of votes cast online here between now and 11.55pm on Wednesday 11th November. We will announce the very first Republic of Wynnum Citizen of the Year on Independence Day, Thursday 12th November. The Citizen of the Year will receive an honorary title of their choice and so will join the Peerage and will be given the ‘Keys to the Republic’. We will also hold a short parade in Wynnum at the Twilight Market on Saturday 14th November.

If you don’t know who to vote for, here are some details on the nominees and some words from the people who nominated them…

Amanda Donnet

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
Amanda is an active Wynnum local who gives a lot of time volunteering for the Wynnum group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association. As a volunteer she helps Wynnum Mums connect with other Mums, helps local businesses to become breastfeeding/family friendly


Cathy Bavage

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):Wynnum Family Daycare
Nominator Comments:
Long service to young children and families


 

Heather Williams

Number of nominations:2
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
Has held/organised Cancer Biggest Morning Tea for over 10 years; cares for a number of other people in a voluntary and unnoticed manner; has the ability to engage with other and involve them in her public activities & makes them feel useful and valuable


 

Imperial Majesty Alan Whitley

Number of nominations:(self nominated)
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
For services to the Republic of Wynnum, examples being; the ending of wars and bringing of peace to the Republic, creating vast wealth and prosperity for our citizens and eliminating poverty and ridding the Republic of the bubonic plague, to humbly mention a few.


 

Joanna Kwiatkowski

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):Frenchies Cafe Wynnum
Nominator Comments:
Through all of Joanna’s hardship this year, she has continued to power through and make the Citizens of Wynnum smile everyday, and make the dogs wag their tails.


 

Jose Toussaint

Number of nominations:3
Organisation (if applicable):Creative Treasures@Wynnum Market
Nominator Comments:
Love coming into shop; always makes me feel welcome; Jose has volunteered and participated in many groups and charities promoting Wynnum – she is a great facilitator and promoter of activites for the betterment of Wynnum and its people.


 

Kieran Jefferies

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):Frenchies Cafe Wynnum
Nominator Comments:
He makes fantastic coffee and he loves dogs.


 

Martina Gyimesi

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):Frenchies Cafe Wynnum
Nominator Comments:
Always happy and full of positive energy! Can also make a fantastic coffee. Never a dull moment spent with this girl.


 

Michael Jullyan

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):ThinkTank Architects
Nominator Comments:
Michael has worked very hard, for many years, to see the successful rebranding and re-development of Wynnum. He has been on of the driving forces behind many of the initiatives over the last few years, including chairing the Wynnum Manly Taskforce.


 

Pat Jerreries

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
She was like my 2nd mum when i was growing up and I think she’s pretty awesome.


 

Robyn Howard

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
Robyn’s involvement in Bayside Women in Business and the Bayside Development Forum has done much to promote Wynnum. Robyn is great at getting people motivated and initiated the Bayside Small Business Expo.


 

Sam Lee

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):Frenchies Cafe Wynnum
Nominator Comments:
Being one of the best baristas out in Wynnum, he puts smiles on everyone’s faces


 

Utopia-Lee Richards

Number of nominations:6
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
She is the Princess of Wynnum; Because she is a shining light to the community of Carmel College


Valmae Richardson

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):Shangri-La Gardens
Nominator Comments:
Valmae has been a tireless supporter of the Wynnum community with the unselfish support of herself and Shangri-La Gardens staff to a mulitude of community projects from hosting and organising dinners, sponsorship and giving prizes and time.


 

Veronica Hazelman

Number of nominations:1
Organisation (if applicable):-
Nominator Comments:
For always being involved in the community, always ready to lend a hand and for being a huge Wynnum advocate.


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