Gladstone Men’s Shed Inc. has been established in Gladstone for over 6 years 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 for our metal and wood work activities to resume on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am to 12pm, with the shed opening for the same hours on Wednesday morning to work on your own projects as no activities will be offered by the coordinators.
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Midway through August and as usual, we have been busy at the Gladstone Men’s Shed. In the last week we have had the Bundaberg Central Men’s Shed for a morning’s visit, it was actually a good feeling to have no activity in the workshop, but plenty of chatter, socialising, good food and the enjoyable company of others. However we had Councillor Peter Masters and Waste Service’s Manager, Shane Coleman, in from the GRC together with the representatives from the Boyne-Tannum and Calliope River Men’s Shed to talk about our waste disposal problems, funnily enough we all use different land-fill stations but have similar problems and the half-hour together will go a long way towards resolving the issues – thanks to all for their contributions and a couple of photos have been added to “Recent Photos”.
The next day a couple of us attended the Project Asia Workshop in preparation for the Asian visitors coming on the cruise ships from October to December. We have certainly picked up some good tips that we can use in the markets. Our coach for the Rockhampton trip on Wednesday 28th August is now about 75% full, so get your names and lunch order in before it is too late to enjoy another social day out. After that we have our Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday 6th September and we are continuing to finalise the program for our Open Day and Garage Sale on Saturday 19th October.
At the August General Meeting there was a request to issue the new QMSA Constitution where everything is going well in relations between the Queensland and national organisations, but as our revised Constitution is ready to go to a Special Meeting for approval, we have put links here for both to make them readily available for all:
QMSA Rules of Association
GMS Constitution Draft 2019