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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After a health and safe start to 2021 with our various presentations, we can look to further build on the great attitudes demonstrated by members on our duty of care to one another. The opportunity to gain or refresh competencies on our vast range of equipment is underway and be ready for a session on the drop-saw very soon. Some new photos have been added to “Recent Photos” of our guest speakers in action and also the February edition of QMSA’s Shed Chatter is now in “Newsletters” for you on to catch up on what is happening around the state. Unfortunately we did send a story and photos on the good old Gladstone shed, but sent them to the wrong place – better luck next time!
QMSA is transitioning into a very busy organisation and your own shed president has taken on the role of Capricorn Zone Representative to not only help grow the men’s shed ideals, but also be in a prime position to use the initiatives to benefit our own shed and region. For example more State Government funding is becoming available to help sheds particularly around health issues, expect more to come on the member discount area, and the brand new web site www.qmsa.org.au is up and running since the end of February and there will be some member exclusive areas such as a for sale site page to list your own items.
Looking into the future for Gladstone, we do have a run of new members, so please make them feel welcome and we have been getting a few visitors, that is all good but please make sure the visitors are signed in, so that not only there is a record of who is there for liability purposes, but we are still under COVID limitations and nobody would want to do anything to make us go back to restricted access like April/May of last year.