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.
The Shed will close for a Christmas break from Thursday 16th December until Tuesday 18th January. QMSA will be holding a Capricornia Zone Shed Cluster Meeting in Gladstone on the 18th January.
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What a finale to 2021 we enjoyed at the Gladstone Men’s Shed. In quick succession we have gone from our successful 10th birthday celebrations to the return of our fund raising event at St Johns Christmas Carols and then our own Christmas Party. To top that off, our Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd has contacted us twice, once to say we succeeded in our Volunteers Grant application to buy a ride-on lawn mower for the shed and then to say we have received a National Shed Development Grant to undertake weekly exercises in 2022. The state border quarantine rules were just relaxed in time for Ken to come to our shed on Tuesday 14th December to celebrate this good news with all members.
Newsletters have been updated for QMSA Shed Chatter and Burpengary’s BAD Chatter and another from the Wynum Manly Shed where one of their members paid us a visit us on the 16th December, that was our hectic last day but Alan has given our shed a write-up and photos on his return, it is worth a read to see what others think of the Gladstone shed. Everybody seems to be enjoying the new electric motors on our roller doors and we are making good use of our new PA system funded by our State MP, Glenn Butcher – thanks to both the Federal and State governments for their support!
A couple of shedders travelled to the Gladstone Power Station on Wednesday 15th December, where we are sharing with Calliope River Men’s Shed some heavy duty wood-working machinery out of the old Equip apprentice training area. Photos of all this plus a shot of the visitors gallery to our CNC Router can all be found on the “Recent Photos” tab and of course the latest newsletter updates from QMSA etc are on the “Newletters” tab .
The QMSA Capricornia Zone Cluster Meeting will be held next door in the Darts Club on Tuesday 18th January, there are some good speakers and of course we all get a lot of value from finding out what other sheds are up to, we currently have 11 different sheds attending. Under the current COVID requirements for the Darts Club, the attendees at the meeting will need to have the green tick on their phone so we expect a few may drop out and therefore more Gladstone shedders are welcome to attend for the 9.30am start with the close at 3pm – a free lunch is provided courtesy of QMSA.
All at the Gladstone Men’s Shed trust you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!