Bellvista and Bells Reach Community Association – Management Committee
Les Thomas, President
Retired (formerly interstate Primary School Principal) I am married with three adult children and 4 grandchildren. We have lived in Bellvista since 2002. Major interests are computer (I am a member of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club), sport, keen bike rider and home brewer. I have been involved in many community and sporting organisations throughout my working career as both a Chairperson and a Committee Member.
Deb O’Reilly, Secretary
We moved to Caloundra in 1994 and built in Bellvista in 2002. We love the local parks & facilities; the people here are very friendly and committed to their community. I have a passion for volunteer community work and have been the Secretary of BeCA since 2011 and currently hold the roles of Membership Chairperson & Administration Officer for the Lions Club of Caloundra West. We love living in our ever-growing community.
I retired in 2013 and moved into Bellvista with my wife Gail. We have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren most of whom live on the coast which has been our home for 29 years. Most of my working life was spent as an Electrical Contractor, with the last 7 years as the Facilities Manager for the Caloundra RSL. As a member of the Wooden Boat Association I enjoy sailing and attending camp cruisers at numerous locations. Other interests include cycling, swimming, walking, yoga, gardening and delivering meals on wheels.
My husband and I moved to Bellvista from Brisbane in 2011, followed by my sister and her family due to our recommendations. We are regular walkers and avid park users, with our little boy and cocker spaniel in tow. My main interests include real estate, walking, reading, fishing, rugby league (Broncos of course), and playing music. I am looking forward to helping BeCA to keep our lovely estate happy and safe for all.
My wife and I moved from Melbourne to Caloundra two and a half years ago and are residing at Caloundra West. We have two sons who live with their families in Brisbane so we spend quite a bit of time commuting back and forth. Apart from my involvement with BECA , I am a member at Buderim Mens Shed and I volunteer at STEPS nursery. I am a very avid bike rider, I swim regularly and my wife and I are regular walkers around the local area.
My wife and I moved to Bell’s Reach at the start of 2015 with our two young daughters. We were previously living in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for six years. We love the laid back lifestyle of the Bellvista/Bell’s Reach area and all of its facilities. We feel that the area has a great family feel to it as well. I really look forward to being part of the community.
John Lehmann, Treasurer
My wife, Margaret, and I moved to Caloundra on relocation from Yarraman in July 2003. In 2005, we moved from our residence in Carree Street to our present residence. I was the Principal at Glass House Mountains State School andretired in 2010. Marg and I have 3 adult children, Natalie, (son in-law Nigel), Rene’e and Trent and 2 grandsons, Harrison and Lachlan.
My main interests include reading, gardening, surfing, rugby league (Let’s Go Broncos!) and more recently home brewing. Through my work I have been involved in a number of community projects as well as projects at the school.
I moved with my wife Sue to Bellvista in May of 2007 from Caboolture where we had lived on acreage for five years. Both Sue and I have fond memories of Caloundra from our years as children when our families would come up from Brisbane to spend many enjoyable days at Happy Valley and Kings Beach. When the time came to retire at the seaside, it was not a difficult choice for us to move to the Bellvista Estate with the lake and all the pathways around the estate to either walk or ride our bicycles. We have three grown up children and two grandchildren. I look forward to working with all the members of the Committee to ensure that Bellvista continues to grow into a happy and safe place for everybody to live for many years to come.
I grew up and spent much of my working life as a structural, post-tensioning & architectural draftsman in Sydney. Married and had family before we relocated to Brisbane 1982. Eventually I retired to Caloundra West in 2008. My interests are Caloundra, Family History research, home brewing and occasionally golf and fishing.