I hope that all have settled back into our shed routine after the Christmas
break. You will note that the sausage sizzles kept going over the break.
A little bit of trivia, there is now over 1000 men’s shed’s operating within
Australia, there is 184 sheds in Queensland. What began in Australia has now
spread to Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, the US, Canada, Finland, New
Zealand and Greece. They are non-profit, non – commercial community
organisations that provide a safe, friendly and relaxing environment for our
There is a few projects to be covered this year and your help is needed. If
you have any bright ideas put them forward, your committee cannot do
everything for you. Work safely and always keep an eye on your mates and
what is going on around you.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all. We hope that all who attended
the Christmas party enjoyed themselves. All of our members can be proud of
themselves on the achievements for the last 6 months, many projects
completed and many happy customers who support our shed. To all that cannot
always get to the shed we miss your company, to those who are unwell we
wish you a speedy recovery.
To our members who do the fund raising, many thanks for your time, it is
greatly appreciated. Without the teams and the effort put in we would not be
where we are to-day. Wamuran community support has enabled us to assist many
in our area, for that we say thank you.
We will now take a short break over the Christmas new year and return in
January 9th 2018 hopefully refreshed for our 6 months.
Always work safely and keep an eye on your mates.
Neville Parsons BEM
As we draw to the end of another year, you can be proud of the efforts of
all your achievements at your shed. The amount of time and
work on many projects completed. The community of Wamuran should be proud of
our shed and what it stands for.
The assistance we have given to the WHVC in the past year has been thanked
by the ladies and appreciated by all who use the old school. Assistance has
been given to the Wamuran Community hall as well. To those who always help
with fund raising we take our hats off to you, without these guy’s your shed
would not be in the position that it is to-day.
Membership is good, but there is room for more, any man who is interested in
joining us ring Evan Jones on 5496 6729 or Nev Parsons on 5496 6693 come on
in have a look around, Tuesdays or Wednesday 8.00am til 12 noon. The shed
will be closed from December 22nd 2017 until January 9th 2018 for our
We are always looking for used tools left over timber and hardware to turn into
usable gear, if you can help please phone 5496 6729 and we will pick it up.
To our older members now in their 80’s and 90’s, thanks for your assistance,
to our members please keep safe and have a good Christmas with your family
Remember to always work safe and keep an eye on your mates.
Neville Parsons BEM
Our AGM is over and the new committee has been selected. Hopefully with a
few new faces some good ideas will come forward and be adopted to improve
our shed into the future. Last year was a very good year and saw many
projects completed. We have been able to help many in our local community
over the past twelve months, small things that have assisted older and
younger locals to help them reach their goals.
Our membership has increased and there are more people interested in
joining. Fellowship is in good shape at the shed, plenty of tea and coffee
consumed and many good stories being exchanged. On another note if you have
something to say on the shed, to make it better please speak up and let us
know so that it can be discussed and maybe implemented. Your committee is
always available to listen. Our main aim is to have a safe place for you to
be in and this also requires your assistance as well. Do not use equipment
that you are not signed off on and always consider others around you.
Work safely, keep an eye on your mates
To-day is the last meeting for this financial year, time to close the books
and get our Audit underway.
This past year has seen a lot of good things done and projects finished, our
members have worked hard and it can be seen by all who work in the shed each
We have had some interesting guest speakers over the past year, and your
committee hopes you have enjoyed them and taken on board some of their
Our AGM will be coming up in August where you will have the opportunity to
nominate members for the next committee to manage your shed. Nominations
will need to be into the secretary two weeks prior to the meeting.
As your current treasurer the financial state of the shed is in good
condition, we have no outstanding accounts. Our need for operating funds
will always be present, however the need for many sausage sizzles has
decreased to 6 – 7 per month, this has taken a great load off the current
members. We must keep in mind the efforts of all who participated in getting
the shed started back in 2011, it was then an idea, look at it now.
Always work safely, keep a close eye on all your mates, and make sure you
are signed off on all the tools that you wish to work with.
We have been asked if we can place some information on our web site about
the Naval Association (Redcliffe sub section). This is on the back of ANZAC
Day. If you’d like to contact the President of the sub branch please do so
on 0421 125 261 Trevor Klaehn, or the secretary Geoff Omara on
email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or phone on 0401713139
this is for a membership drive as they are trying to get some younger
members, so if you know of anyone (navy) that might like to meet up with
ship mates get them to ring and come along for a meeting.