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The Victorian Government announced on Sunday 8th November 2020 that as from Tuesday 10th November ‘Libraries, youth centres and other community spaces can open.
Numbers attending the Shed and spacing are of no more than 10 per space in their Shed and a maximum of 20 indoors subject to a density of quotient of 1 per 4m2.
Shedders are also reminded that they can have a gathering of Shedders outside the Shed of no more than 10 people.
The Shed committee is now in a position to re-open the Shed and have decided to do this on Tuesday 17th November taking into account the hygiene and distancing requirements. We all need to be conscious of this when interacting with other members and not become ‘slack’ – ‘we will be alright Jack!‘ We are all in that vulnerable age group so let us look-out for one another and do the right thing. The Shed has been closed for 16 weeks now so it’s all go again!
Lunch — We are planning to have a sausage/hot dog in bread/roll at around 12 noon so come along (it’s not a BBQ).
See you at the Shed.
Shed protocols that MUST be adhered to if you intend to visit the Shed
- Wearing of masks — all members attending the Shed will need to wear a face mask and must supply their own.
- Use of hand sanitiser — use it religiously!. We will have plenty available.
- Disinfectant wipes — must use to wipe down tools & machinery etc that you intend using.
- Drinking Mugs — must bring your own and either store in a locker or take it home and bring it each time.
- Maximum of 10 members allowed at any one time in the Recreation Room as permitted by the 4 sqm per person in a space rule. The 1.5m distancing rule will always apply.
- Morning Tea — If there is more than 10 then others go outside if weather is suitable or into the workshop area. Alternatively, if we get a ‘crowd’ we may have to stagger the time.
- Sign-In Book — We need to make sure we sign in & out so a good record of attendance is kept. If a ‘virus outbreak’ did occur health authorities would need to be able to track people.
- Shed Cleaning — This will be done on Wednesday (pm) as per Roster.
- Rest in peace Herbie Ougham — Our mate passed away on Monday morning 9th November. Herb was to turn 90 years in January 2021. We will let you know of funeral arrangements. Our condolences to his family and friends.
- Condolences also go to the families of Ian Erbacher and Bob Williams (Mountain Creek) who passed away recently.
- Shed Extension — The internal fit-out. Ian Howley (Project Construction Manager) has a plan to get this work started. Orders for timber, electrical items etc are well in hand. Like when work was done on the Main Shed we opened three days a week to get the job completed and this can happen again.
Following the AGM held on Friday 18th September the annual membership fee has been increased by $10.00 to $45.00. This has been necessary to help cover the new Shed Extension insurance costs. Fees were due by 31st October 2020.
You can pay at the Shed but please bring the correct money. The treasurer’s preferred method of payment is by Direct Credit. Bank details are as follows: Account name: Mt Beauty & District Men’s Shed Inc., BSB: 633 000 & Account #: 144372661. You can also pay via Campbell Ford at the Hardware & Drapery Store or over the counter at the Bendigo Bank and of course at the Shed now we are open. Please reference the payment as appropriate.
Thank you to those members that have already paid.
Shed Wireless – a new initiative from AMSA – Click [HERE] to listen. This is a very professionally produced podcast and has heaps of Shed information. Each episode is ~1hr 15min. It is definitely worth checking out.
Shed Online – Stay Connected with Your Mates. Click this link The AMSA Shed Online. Members need to register to join the Forums – an easy process.
Spanner in the Works Newsletter – November 2020. Click [HERE].
This is good work
Member Alf Thistlethwaite has been busy during lockdown and has restored the pictured old pedal sowing machine AND it is FOR SALE. If you are interested make the Shed a reasonable offer or tell a friend. It will go quickly. Contact Paul L’Huillier – mobile: 0400 056 247
FREE films as a member of the High Country Library
If you are a member of the High Country Library in Mount Beauty you have the opportunity to view five FREE movies (and other services) per month. This is a streaming service so you need to watch it on your smart TV, computer, mobile phone or tablet. These devices need to connected to your home WiFi and you need a reasonable download allowance from your Provider. The service is called Kanopy <https://www.kanopy.com/>. To log-in use your Library Membership number and the Password is the last four digits of your membership number. It’s easy. Check it out.