Gladstone Men’s Shed Inc. has been established in Gladstone for over 7 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.
The Shed is currently closed for the Christmas break until Tuesday 14th January 2020.
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Here we are in the 2nd month of 2020 and as usual activity is happening all over the Shed. “Recent Photos” have updated to include the Crooked House before it moved over to the Entertainment Centre, some of our members who have just renewed their First Aid qualifications with the aid of a National Shed Development Grant, our good friends from Shell QGC have been in donating furniture left over from their office move and some photos of the current projects being developed.
A couple of our members have gone different ways to the Brisbane and Rockhampton Hospital and can report that the Brissy guy is recovering well from surgery and there is reports of him being the speediest patient in Rehab, of course we wish them both well and see them in the Shed again soon. For projects, we have just reported on the 2019 Early Childhood Services Project to the Gladstone Ports Corporation and we have started spending $7,000 for the 2020 budget. We are still working on getting a start for the ambitious project to project to build 1,000 animal nesting boxes to help in the Bushfire Relief and members have been making some great suggestions to improve our project to build an Electronically Controlled Router – the word in the Shed is that they want to see it started as many have now got ideas of what to make on it For ideas on what other Sheds are up to there is a new QMSA and Bargara newsletter for 2020 under “Newsletters” tab.
We have renewed our claim on the Gladstone Regional Council to obtain a lease on the neighbouring block of land and March should see if we are successful or not in getting some funds to enclose an additional area of our existing shed to allow for membership growth and better room to work around our assets. Unfortunately due more to what is happening elsewhere our insurance premiums have increase by $4 per member for 2020 and the Management Committee will increase our annual membership fees due on 1st April to $45 per person.
Lastly some date claimers, the next cruise ship markets are on Tuesday 3rd March, our mayor Matt Burnett will be visiting at 9.30am on Thursday 12th March and the program is ready for our Bush Poets Day at Ubobo on Friday 5th June, coach from Gladstone will be $25 per person or for members to drive up there will be a special price of $17.50 per member and partner and it will be on sale to the public at $20.00 per person. There is more on this and our fundraiser at the Central Lane Hotel on the next “Members” tab.