Changing of the Guard

The 2019 AGM has seen a change in our committee members, and the introduction of new membership categories.

We say farewell to our long-suffering, long-term, treasurer Bill Frost, who has kept our books in order for many years. Counting coins, balancing the books and producing spreadsheets that nobody understood was great fun. A warm welcome to our new victim, Neil McQuillan.

Barry Crossley stepped down as president, partly at the gentle nudging of his missus. Welcome to Brian Matthews.

Dave Walker has once again taken on the vice-president position.

Two new membership categories have been created, one for juniors 15 -17 years of age and one for seniors 80 years of age and over. Check out the new Membership page for details and to download a membership form.

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.

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