Fire Training!

Saturday 16 September, eleven members of the Shed attended fire extinguisher training at the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade station. We were briefed on the various types of extinguishers and what type of fires to use them on, before going outside to sample the practical side of using them. We all enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to update in our knowledge. A big shout out for Noel Plowman for giving us the instruction and practical experience, and Matt Plowman for arranging the day. Many thanks guys.

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Spring Market Day

Once again the Shed had a pitch at the Spring Market on Cross Park, which turned out to be a very successful day. Items sold were two bbqs, a bicycle and various items crafted in wood. It was good to see so many smiling visitors. As you may see from the pictures, the Shed members who manned the stall were flat out!

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Visit by Andrew Hastie MP

At the Tuesday session of the Shed we met a new visitor, Mr Andrew Hastie, Federal MP for the Liberal Party. Andrew came to visit us as part of his getting to know the local organisations, and what we get up to. Here Andrew is enjoying morning tea with the members before having a "cooks tour" of the Shed.


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Visit by Kelmscott Senior High

As part of their Year 12 curriculum on community organisations, members of Kelmscott Senior High School visited our Shed today. Last year the Chairman delivered a talk at the school, but as their time this year was very limited, this was delivered by the teachers. The visit was organised so they could see for themselves how our Men's Shed operates and how it fits into the community of Roleystone. It was great to see so many young adults taking an interest in an organisation such as ours, and we hope their visit provided them with some useful information.

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Raffle Ticket Draw & Presentation

On Monday 3 July we held the draw for the wonderful framed watercolour picture donated by Stephanie Boyle. Our Chairman, Phil along with Wendy of the Roleystone-Karragullen Bendigo Bank officiated, the lucky winner being Annie Clarke of Roleystone. The presentation was also held at the Bank, but as Annie is away in Paris at the moment, Ron her husband, accepted it on her behalf. Our thanks to all those who participated and bought tickets.

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