Pictured raising the presented State Flag at the Men’s Shed Opening were Graham Langdown, President; Llew O’Brien – Federal Member for Wide Bay; Mick Curran, Tony Perrett – State Member for Gympie; Mark McDonald, Mike Happy – Member, Committee of Management; Bryan Phillips – Shed Manager; Paul Boulton, Secretary and Katrina van den Brenk, Treasurer.
The Men’s Shed was officially opened last month and official guests included Llew O’Brien – Federal Member for Wide Bay; Mick Curran, Tony Perrett – State Member for Gympie and Mark McDonald.
President Graham Langdown thanked the efforts of Bryan Phillips and his team and the Gympie Regional Council for ‘ticking the box to make it happen’.
He said: “The Men’s Shed is an asset not just for members of the community but for the whole Gympie region.
“The Shed is one part noise and dust and the other is a communal area for everyone to enjoy and for the health and well-being of men and also ladies.
“The community has been unbelievable and nearly everything is donated.”
Tony Perrett presented the State Flag and said: “We all know that there have been challenges but theirs was a vision to be able to deliver and ultimately this will serve the community very well. Well done to everyone who has been involved.”
Llew O’Brien said: “It’s a wonderful facility and many men and women will find satisfaction in this shed.
“These things don’t come about without a whole bunch of committees and working volunteers and all I did was provide tax payers money. It is a great privilege for me to make sure the taxpayers money goes in the right direction.”
Due to the current coronavirus situation we will not be open or holding any classes until further notice. Our Containers for Cash collections will proceed as normal and this is a vital part of our fundraising.