Alpine Permablitz and Creative Collectives (The School of Self-Sufficiency) will be conducting a Pallet Furniture Building Workshop at the Shed on Saturday 12th March 2016: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
The Men’s Shed have been offered two FREE places at the workshop. If you are interested contact the Secretary Paul L’Huillier: Mobile: 0400 056 247 ASAP.
The Monthly BBQ and General Meeting Schedule has been finalised. To view or print the Schedule click [HERE]. It is also displayed in the Shed. Members will not be mailed a copy. The March BBQ is on Friday 18th March at 12 noon at the Shed.
Shed fundraising — For the last three years the Shed has assisted the Dederang/Mt Beauty Football & Netball Club by collecting the Gate Entry money for home games. In return, they allow us to sell raffle tickets at the gate for a trailer-load of redgum firewood or a $100 Bunnings voucher. Any ticket sales are Shed profit.
This activity is a major source of income towards the Shed’s annual operating costs so we need to continue to provide the service for the Football/Netball Clubs. The committee is seeking Volunteers for the 9 home games in 2016. Volunteers can help for as many games or for whatever time commitment they wish. Hours are 7 am to 3 pm. We work in 2 x 4-hour shifts.
— We need HELP with this project —
Please contact the co-ordinator Mark Hardidge if you can assist: Tel: (03) 5754 1619, Mob: 0407 549 651 or Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The first four home games are at Mt Beauty starting Saturday 2nd April 2016.
See you at the Shed — The Shed is available for all members to use. If you have some personal jobs, then the tools/machinery in the Shed are yours to use. You can bring the job to the Shed to work on, or you have the opportunity to borrow tools on a short term loan (record loans in the register). If you wish to assist on a community project, let the supervisor on that day know and it can be arranged. We have a different supervisor for each day.
Shed Opening Days and Times
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (except public holidays)
morning tea at 10:30 am and lunch at 12:30 pm
On Friday 19th February 2016 the Mount Beauty & District Men’s Shed was officially opened by Bill Tilley member for Benambra. There were 125 people in attendance. Our own Chef de Shed Mark Hardidge and his band of helpers looked after the catering and did a fantastic job.
Dick Puttyfoot delivered an excellent president’s speech as did Ian Howley who reported on the Shed construction since we obtained the State Grant of $60,000 in May 2014. He thanked our sponsors and supporters and the members who had put in 4,000 man hours over the last 18 months to outfit the internals of the Shed. Irvin Beeston presented a Ladder Golf Game to Maureen Ryland (Alpine Health) as our thanks for all the support she had given the committee over the last four years. Irvin’s recital of a poem he had specifically written for the occasion was appreciated by the crowd.
Bill Tilley gave a short speech then, with Dick’s assistance, unveiled the Plaque (professional made by Barry Hinson) and opened the locked chain across the roller door to officially open the Shed.
Our 65 members should be very proud of this achievement.
See you at the Shed…
(Photos courtesy of Alex Chapman)