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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Thanks to everybody who participated in our competition to make an item out of a pallet and all those who helped at the EcoFest stall on Sunday 6th June. EcoFest and the pallet competition were a first for our shed with Mal Ford walking (staggering?) away with 1st prize and Mark Munro filling up on 2nd prize. The Gladstone Men’s Shed will certainly attempt to do similar again and we expect repeat orders to roll in this year after very favourable comments during the display at EcoFest. Our market stall also went well on the day and many Gladstone residents thanked us for the mini-golf course being used that day and for many more events to come. Check out the updated photos further in this blog!
Men’s Health Week is the next item on the calendar from 14 to 20 June and we have arranged for CQ First Aid to come to the Shed for some Sudden Cardiac Arrest training on Tuesday 15th June. Member’s partners are invited in for smoko and after that finishes the ladies can receive their own private session of CPR training with interruption of those troublesome males and then at 11.30am everyone can join back together for a demonstration of how easy it is to use a Defibrillator. Get your next free copy of Gladstone News on 16th June where an article on shed will appear with a photo that may or may not contain Gibbo!
We are seeking interest if we can provide a food stall at the Benaraby Raceway on Saturday 19th June, but as it is also the night of the Mt Larcom Show we need to seriously think if we have enough volunteers to make it viable fund-raising event, please pass on your opinions to the committee. Then the committee have to fire-up to plan our 10th anniversary celebrations for later in the year – keep watching this space!