November 2015 Newsletter
An interesting month with our A.G.M . happening and a clean up in the workshop.
Congratulations to our new President Dave Churchyard and other office bearers as shown and thanks for the hard work to the departing committee.
Pres : Dave Churchyard
Vice Pres : Ken Ryan
Secretary : Robert Houston
Treasurer: John Gregory
Board Members: John Bambey
Head Honcho Dave
- It is sad to report the death of Allan Mitchell. He was given a timber plaque in recognition of his services to the shed, shortly before his passing. He is well remembered for his efforts in the early years of the Shed. Some members attended his funeral service at Hogbin Drive.
- 4 markets to go before Christmas. Lets see a few new faces there.
- The short term raffle idea seems a good one and J.B. and others have produced some coveted items’
- The Xmas party is planned for 9/12/15 at the Sex Club (or is that CEX) Names are needed by 7/12/15 for catering please. Barefoot bowls is the feature entertainment.
There is a new incident and accident reporting protocol in the Shed. Even minor prangs and wounds must be recorded in a book in the office.
The Board is looking for 5 volunteers for a first aid course. Remember “mouth to mouth“ resuscitation is no longer in vogue !
We have an industrial Dust Extractor for sale which has been living under the stairs for many moons. Please spread the word that it is available and cheap.
Magnificent Man and His Flying Machine
Had a big clean up of the floor area in the shed recently with many ute loads headed for Englands Road. The walkways must be kept clear of obstructions , with second hand furniture now carefully perused before being accepted. Unless articles are of exceptional quality (timberwise) they will not be accepted.
Our Shed is not a work Gulag, where endless sanding is a deterrent to continued membership. Sure we need the money, but lets be selective.
The cork tiles are SOLD. Thanks to endless negotiation by Robert. A nice bit of clear workshop floor.
The new screw storage box is now up and running, (en route to the loo). Still about 3 icecream containers of assorted screws to be sorted by a patient man. Note that most straight slotted screws have been discarded (excluding brass) due to members lacking the dexterity to operate a real screwdriver rather than a Makita.
Turn it up Scotty !
We like the new illness board in the kitchen. Feel free to add any welfare issues that you are aware of.
Please check the cleaning roster for the next month or so:
27/11 Ron Gorman
4/12 David Churchyard
11/12 Tony Goninan
18/12 Gordon Amann
25/12 Les Grant
1/1/16 Mark Dunn
8/1/16 Matt Preo
Member Profile - Ken Ryan
Boredom lead him to sell tools at Bunnings in Blacktown, while living at Werrington until 2003 when the family moved to Coffs Harbour.
Ken was a founding member of Waratah Respite Centre and The Mens Shed. I envy his energy and enthusiasm in these 2 institutions. It’s great that he has introduced Andrew to the Shed.