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BBQ Friday 14th May
May BBQ Friday 14th May — the function starts at 11:30 am for a sit-down lunch at 12 noon. The cost is $7.00. Please bring the correct money. Feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to the Men’s Shed. Note — there will be no BBQ in June.
Fundraising Activities – on going
Currently the Men’s Shed is involved in two fundraising activities.
- West Peak Hotel Raffles — the Shed is offered this opportunity every couple of months and is a very successful fundraising event. The next raffle will be on Friday 11th June starting at 5:30 pm for dinner with the raffle draws (20 of) starting at 7:00 pm.
- Football/Netball Gate Raffles — the Shed has been collecting the gate entry money for the Dederang Mt Beauty Football & Netball Club’s home games for six years. The Shed sells raffle tickets for a trailer load of wood or a $150.00 Bunnings voucher and that is how we raise funds. This season we are only collecting for the four Mt Beauty home games. The other five are held at Dederang. There is one more Mt Beauty Home Game to attend and that is on Saturday 29th May.
The coordinator Dick Puttyfoot is always looking for volunteers to assist. If you can, please call him for details – mobile: 0417 836 841.
Neighbourhood Centre Project completed
- Birthday Boys for May — Congratulations to Graeme Caulfield, Reg Hollonds, Warwick Mitchell, John Hobday and Ciro Luchini who celebrate a birthday in May.
- Alpine U3A Movie Night — On Wednesday 12th May starting at 7:00 pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, Tawonga Crescent, Mt Beauty. Shed members can come as guests. Supper is provided at the interval. The movie is called Fisherman’s Friends. The film is based on a true story about Fisherman’s Friends, a group of ten Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties.
The Plot — A fast living, cynical London music executive, Danny, reluctantly heads to Cornwall on his colleague Henry’s stag weekend, where he’s pranked by his boss, Troy, into trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen. Danny becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ struggling to gain the respect and enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band that consists of Jim, Jago, Leadville and Rowan, who all value friendship and community over fame and fortune. Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s skepticism about the music business, Danny finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship. This forces Danny to re-evaluate what really matters in life; ultimately giving him the chance of a different kind of success which leads to him falling in love with Jim’s daughter, Alwyn.
View the Trailer. Click [HERE]. It is a very funny movie.
The Men’s Table – men serving men
We don’t just talk about “footy and sh*t”
The Men’s Table creates a unique environment for men to share openly about their lives, their challenges, their highs and lows with a group of men who they learn to trust and respect.
The Men’s Table creates a sense of belonging, community, peer support and camaraderie that is lacking for many men, even for some who already have a group of mates.
It’s healthy to share feelings and belong in community (healthy men, masculinities, healthy communities).
What are they? — Men’s Tables are self-organising local groups that meet once a month for dinner, in a safe friendly environment, sharing the highs and lows of life. Good food in your tummy and stuff off your chest, as men listen, talk and share.
To JOIN a local Table or START your own click this link <https://themenstable.org/join/>. For more details contact Mike Parkinson mob: 0413 736 145. The Men’s Table website is an excellent source of information. Click the link <https://themenstable.org/>.
NEWS Flash (Rebound Program on Alpine Radio 96.5 FM)
Linda Parkinson and Kitty Vigo are interviewing Ben Hughes from The Men’s Table next Tuesday 11 May between 11.00 and 12.00 on the Rebound program on Alpine Radio 96.5 FM. Ben is a founding member of The Men’s Table and will provide an overview of what its about.
The West Wing update
Spanner in the Works Newsletter – April. Click [HERE] to read about noise-induced hearing loss, Parkinson’s Disease, Opioids and some good health maintenance tips.
Shed Wireless – a new initiative from AMSA – Click [HERE] to listen. Professionally produced and has heaps of Shed information. Each episode is ~1hr 15min. It is definitely worth checking out. It currently has an audience of over 10,000 listeners in a number of countries.
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.