Gladstone Men’s Shed Inc. has been established in Gladstone for over 8 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 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 and Friday from 8am for 1/2 hour light exercise at 8.30 and a social morning after morning tea, if anyone is interested. 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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Another morning at the Gladstone Men’s Shed and we certainly go home with the feeling – life is good! Support of members with good attendance is very rewarding at the moment and we continue to receive compliments and support from all over the community. The 9-hole mini golf course is looking fantastic for the Gladstone Regional Council and for even better news, we are aware the council staff are positively working on our request for additional land in Moura Crescent. Our Early Childhood Services Project in partnership with the Gladstone Ports Corporation continues to be a big winner both in the items donated to the community and the opportunity it gives us to work shoulder to shoulder with peers in the shed. Then there is the Electronically Controlled Router Project, not only has construction commenced but also mods to the shed to fit it in when completed, this is really a large CNC Router which undoubtedly will be the envy of many others and could possibly be joined by a 3D printer if we have some success with grant applications.
A few dates for events in the shed have been locked in, Mike Boen will talk to us on Snake Awareness on Thursday 29th October, the Garage Shed is being advertised for the Sat/Sun 21-22 November and Anton Guinea is confirmed for Tue 8th December to refresh our thinking on Shed Safety. Within the week we should be able to say what is really happening with the Christmas break-up and confirm a few other events as well. In closing we recommend you look at the latest QMSA “Shed Newsletter” under the Newsletters tab, your Gladstone Shed has been written up in newspapers that we didn’t even know about on page 9 and our own contribution goes from page 26 to 28, your scribe does not yet know where the Henley Men’s Shed is but they have pizza every Wednesday from their own pizza oven – it looks like we need a brickie to join our shed really quick!