The Men’s Shed is now OPEN! Pictured working on just a few of the stations are Brian, Paul, Fernando, Bryan, Mike – congratulations on all the hard work and persistence to reach this point
I have had the pleasure of having a look around the mens shed twice this week and the chance to meet a number of the men behind the completion of this brilliant organisation.
Thanks to Paul and Bryan for your time to show off the many attributes of this new facility including the lawns, the woodwork by Keith Gall, the library, coffee nook, and the well stocked and impressive tools and machines for people to use.
When a group achieves excellence it is fantastic to see and this group of men who all work together for everyone’s benefit is a credit to the community. Well done everyone.
I hope you will all pop down for the Open Day on March 21st to see how fantastic this venue really is. (Ed)
We are Open!
Well, the time has finally arrived. After years of hard work by a lot of dedicated people, the Men’s Shed is now up and running!
Gympie Regional Council has reclassified the shed, and given us a licence to operate. Our thanks go out to Councillor Mark McDonald who stepped in and gave his assistance in getting us over the line.
We are immediately geared up to conduct woodworking projects, general workshop activities, internet access training, and activities such as chess, cards, and a book club. Many other activities are in the planning stage, and the Committee of Management would welcome any suggestions for group activities.
Most importantly, we now have a facility where members and their guests can visit for a chat and a cup of coffee.
We are indebted to the many supporters and businesses in the Cooloola Coast who have donated money, goods, tools, and machinery. There is to be an honour board erected inside the shed to show our appreciation.
An important part of the shed’s fundraising is our member’s efforts with the ‘containers for change’ program.
Please don’t throw your bottles and cans in the rubbish. Donate them to the Men’s Shed instead. Your support would be greatly appreciated by dropping off bagged eligible containers at the front of the shed (near sign).
The AGM will be held on March 14 when a new committee will be elected. Contact Paul Boulton on 0437 007 911 for details and nomination forms, including joining details for new members.
There will be an open day on Saturday March 21, when everyone is welcome to come down to the shed and have a look at what is now available. We are seeking new members, and the only restriction is a minimum age of 18 years.
Contact Bryan Phillips on 0420 299 651 for general shed matters.