Gladstone Men’s Shed Inc. has been established in Gladstone for 10 years now and is affiliated with both the Australian Men’s Shed Association and the Queensland Men’s Shed Association. Our new building at 18 Moura Crs, Barney Point, has been equipped and currently offers activities for metal and wood working and we constantly look for opportunities to conduct other activities.
The shed is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8am to 12noon for workshop activities. A CovidSafe Plan is in place and whilst we do not expect to exceed the visitors numbers allowed on site, we do ask all visitors to sign in and out, obey all the published rules of our CovidSafe Plan and do not come to the Shed if feeling sick or unwell.
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It has only been one week of May, but the Gladstone Men’s Shed has had a wonderful start to the month. The Gladstone Ports Corporation have informed us that we have been successful in their latest Community Grants for $8500 towards continuing our Early Childhood Services Project for another year. Next we had the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack visit the shed, with his background from regional Australia we found him to be already a good advocate for the men’s shed organisation. Lastly Warren Anderson from Stanley Black & Decker left us a bundle of trade-in DeWalt power tools, we already have a shed of DeWalt devotees, but thanks Warren for making members even a greater fan of your products.
Next we have record numbers for our Mother’s Day breakfast and then it will not be long to the judging of our competition to make something useful out of a pallet. Prizes for the pallet competition are on show and we will take the final products to sell at our stall at Ecofest on Sunday 6th June – it will add to the spirit in more ways than one! QAL are also looking at giving us some interesting jobs with pallets, which is the reason there are a few more than usual laying around at the moment (pallets, that is). On the “Members” tab, we have added some sample photos of some very different Hibiscus we are bringing from up north for sale at Ecofest, members will get a chance to buy these beautiful coloured plants as well.
“Recent Photos” have been updated with all the above happenings and for other recent news, we have a new and final newsletter from Bargara Men’s Shed to be found under the “Newsletters” tab and now the latest Shed Chatter from QMSA is there which includes a Gladstone story and photos. Sadly the Bargara shed has to close because they cannot find a permanent place to meet, we have been following their difficult story over many years and just makes us grateful for the terrific community support that we have here.