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)