The Entrance Men’s Shed is re-opening from Wednesday June 17th 2020, operating under Central Coast Council’s COVID protocols, i.e. 4 square meters per person.
This means there will be limited numbers permitted at the shed at any time and we’ll be operating a roster system for attendance. Please get in touch with Bob Ihlein to ensure your name is on a roster if you’re planning to attend.
Prior to our COVID shutdown on the 23rf of March 2020, shed member Bruce Crouch had been working on an supportive cement-rendered statue for the ladies managing the “Bears of Hope” garden at the Entrance Community Centre.
During the shutdown Bruce completed the statue and installed it into the gardens, where it complements the other fixtures of the garden.
In March 2020 The Entrance Men’s Shed was approached by Towoon Bay SLSC to restore their vintage surf life saving reel (an Australian innovation in surf life saving used at beaches all around the country for many years).
Shed members worked together to carefully restore the reel to it’s original condition, allowing it to resume pride of place at the surf club.
As part of a recent shed trip to the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park, shed members also were able to visit the Catalina flying-boat restoration project being undertaken at the park. Here’s some memories of that visit.
On the 27th of November 2009, the then Mayor of Wyong Shire, Cr Bob Graham officially opened The Entrance Men’s Shed. Ten years later the shed invited Bob back to help us celebrate our birthday and this important milestone for the shed.
Bob was presented with a hand-turned wooden bowl created at the shed and all present enjoyed nibbles provided by the Friendship Cafe at The Entrance Community Center.
The Entrance Men’s Shed held its 2019 Annual General Meeting on the 5th of July 2019. All financial members were invited to attend, and a sausage sizzle was held afterwards to celebrate the new committee members.
The new shed Committee officeholders are: President – Bruce Crouch, Vice President – Ken Yeatman, Secretary – Terry Anderson, Treasurer – Bob Ihlein. Other committee members are Alan Brown, Rob Eschbank, Keith Smith and Richard Threlfo.