14 March 2010

April wednesdays

The toolbox meeting this morning discussed the upcoming public holidays and events for April.

Rather than lose so many Monday and Friday opening days due to Easter and Anzac Day, the shed will be opend for three Wednesdays in April. On the Wednesday before and after Easter, the shed will be open, as well the Wednsday after Anzac Day.

Operating Days at The Entrance Men's Shed through this holiday period ....

5 closed
12 open
19 open
26 closed
31 April open
7 open
14 closed
21 closed
2 closed
9 0pen
16 open
23 open

09 March 2010

blog book

Ernie our most recent member has been reading the Blog Book today. He has found it most informative to learn about the shed though the stories and photos of the history and development of The Shed.

The Blog Book has each of the online entries filed in reverse chronologial order. This allows members to peruse the stories and photos even if they do not have online access to the information.

Spanning the digital divide!!

08 March 2010

Calendar events

A reminder of events coming up in the Calendar for The Entrance Men's Shed Inc.
Put them on your calendar now!!

10 March - Advance Care Planning Seminar

Diggers @ the Entrance

10.30 am
19 March - Mutlicultural Day

The Entrance Community Centre


23 March - Seniors Week Open Day

Bateau Bay Men's Shed

11am to 2pm
12 April - Monthly Social BBQ

The Entrance Mens Shed

12 April - Monthly Committee meeting

The Entrance Mens Shed

2 pm

07 March 2010

biscuits aren't just for morning tea

Chris and Peter were keen to try out the new Biscuit Jointer. Under the guise of helping new member Frank finish up his picture frame they had the opportunity to test out the new machine.

After a little adjustment the settings were fine and the dust bag helped to keep the shavings from their hair.

Well done getting to play with a new toy
and help a new member at the same time !!
Who said men can't multitask?

Bathroom furniture

The Disability loo is sporting some new furniture. The loo paper holder was assembled from the pieces donated when the Long Jetty Hospital closed its workshop. Well done guys assembling this attractive item and staining it to a professional finish.

There always a need for storage at The Entrance Men's Shed and this shelf has added some much needed space to assemble the cleaning products in the one area.

Some of our stackable chairs have found their way into the shower area. Not much used for showers and a convenient place thats not in the workshop area.

04 March 2010

Men’s Shed Boost - Tasmania

Media Statement

4 March 2010

Michael Polley
Labor Member for Lyons

Men’s Shed Boost

The Labor Member for Lyons, Michael Polley today announced that Labor would commit $130,000 ($5,000 each) for 26 Men’s Sheds across Tasmania.

Mr Polley announced the Labor commitment at Pete’s Community Workshed in Bridgewater, which has been in operation for 10 years.

“Pete’s Community Workshed is an excellent example of the wonderful services that these community Men’s Shed provide all over Tasmania,” Mr Polley said.

“This is about getting our priorities right and not spending billions of dollars on a Midland Highway before our health and community services are looked after.

“Usually located in socio economically disadvantaged and rural areas, Men’s Sheds provide valuable health and well-being advice to mainly men but not exclusively so.

“Men’s Sheds provide largely informal programs and opportunities to develop intergenerational relationships.

“The Shed’s common commitment is to the health and well being of men experiencing some degree of social exclusion.

“They also offer informal opportunities for mentoring and enhancing men’s health and well being by improving access to information.

“Pete’s Community Workshed is an outstanding community resource which has increased the trust respect and mutual cooperation of the community it has been supporting for these 10 years.

“The Shed’s provide opportunities for the unemployed to learn or enhance practical life skills, bettering their chances of employment and improving their self esteem.

“It is only under a Labor Government that all Tasmanian’s will be looked after and supported.

Contact: Sam Adams: 6233 3858

Authorised by J. Dowling for the ALP Level 2, 63 Salamanca Pl, Hobart

Sam Adams

Media Coordinator
Government Communications Office
Office of the Hon David Bartlett MP
Premier of Tasmania
p (03) 6270 5511
f (03) 6233 6298
m 0488 604 099
e sam.adams@dpac.tas.gov.au

03 March 2010

Ballarat Mens Shed

Terry took leave of the shed to travel south and stumbled upon the Ballarat East Community Shed.

His full and enthusiastic report covered the generous hospitality of the Victorian Shedders, his awe at the space the shed encompasses and the variety and scale of the projects being undertaken. Building of racing cars and large scale models among some of the wonders from Ballarat.

01 March 2010

horizon boards

Horizons Family Services asked The Shed for some help with fixing the noticeboard and calendar.

Tubby volunteered to help out and pretty damn quick all were as required.

double blind

The new blinds on the front windows have spruced up the font of the shed. Now we can keep out that morning sun streaming in during summer and maybe keep a little warmth inside during the colder winter days.

It has the added benefit of keeping eyes off tools and equipment from casual passers-by, adding a little to security of the shed.

Now if I can just remember to close them when leaving the shed!!

TEMS Committee at 1 March 2010

The committee following The Entrance Men's Shed Inc Committee Meeting on 1 February 2010 is comprised as follows -

Robert Ihlein - President

Robin Eschbank - Vice President

Peter Whitehead - Treasurer

Allan Kember - Secretary

Geoff Dunn - Committee

Michael Matus - Committee

Peter Collins - Committee