Secretary Moves On

Our Secretary, Robin Maclaren is moving to sunnier pastures in Queensland to be with his extended family.

Robin has been Secretary for over 5 years and has been tireless in his ability to keep a level head, despite the pressures of the position.

Arguably, this position is one of the most demanding one of all, running neck-to-neck with the Treasurer. You need good people skills and a thick skin, as you have to deal with a wide variety of people and situations.

Robin has made it look all too easy, but we know it’s not. His calm, but forceful nature will be greatly missed, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Thank You Martin

Martin Beal stepped down as the Shed president at the AGM after many years of service.

He now becomes our second life member, following on from Wally Winfield.

Martin was a tireless leader and was always available to help not only the members, but anyone who visited the Shed. Whether it be a visit from a local school or a federal politician.

Always smiling and cracking jokes, he led by example. But he never hesitated to pull someone up if they stepped out of line.

A grateful thank you from all the members on a job well done.

Thank You From Fire School

Memento Photo

David King presents the Shed with a memento photo, thanking us for the two hose support racks we fabricated for the Mundaring Fire School.

David is the Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer for the Shire of Mundaring.

The photo is of a group of new volunteer fire-fighting recruits putting one of the hose racks to good use.

Click on the image to see a larger version.

First Thirty Days

NewsOur new site has been up and running for just under a month and is showing up in Google Search.

All the bugs we could test have been fixed and everything seems to be working as it should. We have our own Facebook Page and several new pages have been added to the website.

Committee members now have an Editor account, so they can make posts instead of just me – the webmaster.

New pages have been added under both the Literature and Gallery tabs. A page has also been dedicated to the many Sponsors who have made the existence of the Shed possible.

You can now download our monthly Newsletter “The Wrinkly Rag” as a PDF file. You can also download the Membership Application Form, and we hope to soon make it possible to fill it out using your computer by simply typing in your information.

The Photo Albums pages now have “Lightbox” support, which means you can see full size photos, and cycle through each one simply by clicking on the left or right of any image.

We also now have our own Facebook Page which you can access by clicking on the icon in the menu bar. If you have an account, visitor posts are enabled.

If you have any male relatives who are just sitting at home and either just staring at the wall or getting under everyone’s feet, why not let them know about the Shed. Men who have retired or been made redundant, or have physical or mental health issues, often find it difficult to find what to do with their days. The Shed is a great place for them to come and relax with other men, either getting involved with projects or merely “chewing the fat”.

No one is going to force them to do anything they don’t want to do.