Donna and Tjorn Visit

This month we had a special visitor, Hon. Donna Faragher MLC JP, Liberal member for the East Metropolitan Area. She was accompanied by Hon. Tjorn Sibma MLC, Shadow Minister for Community Services, Youth, Seniors and Ageing. Donna has been a long time supporter of our Shed and was a great help with our Lottery West application for funds in 2016. She and Tjorn had a tour of the Shed and the Chairman brought them both up to date with the progress of our new building project. Here they are pictured with our intrepid Cubby House builder, Roy. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time for tea!

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October Sundowner

For October's Sundowner we had Laurie Scidone, Chairperson of the Roleystone Community Garden, present a talk on the history of Community Gardens and how they were formed. A very interesting and informative talk. This was followed by our usual snack meal, refreshments and fellowship. A very pleasant evening for all.

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WAMSA Metro Hills Meeting

During October we have been very busy with Shed projects, working towards our new Shed and various meetings. The main events this month were attending the WAMSA Metro Hills Meeting at the Midland Men's Shed (they finally have a shed in which to meet!), where Phil, Roy and David met with another eight Shed's representatives to discuss the events of last year and of course, to make new friends. These meeting are important to keep Shed members up to date with news and events that concern WA Men's Sheds.

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Perth Hills Festival 2017

Once again the Shed attended the Perth Hills Festival at Karragullen. This year we were tasked with supplying wrist bands to all who had paid their entry fee, before they sallied into the main area of the show. As yet we don't know how many attended the Festival (best guess 10-12,000), but we do know that all the members who were engaged in the exercise worked non stop from 8am to the end, placing bands on visitors or stuffing show bags! I'm also pleased to say that we made a few sales as well! A great, if somewhat exhausting day.

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Work at Child Protection

This month one of our projects was to renovate three items of play equipment for the Department of Child Protection in Armadale. These were a Cubby House, a Bus and a Fort, all of which had to receive our attention. Here's Ron, Murray, Neil and Kris enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine whilst carrying out the renovations. A good mornings work!

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