Trial opening of the shed on Wednesdays

Fom Wednesday 1st February, 2012 the shed will trial an extra opening day on Wednesdays. This is in addition to our usual opening days of Mondays and Fridays. Opening hours will be the same, i.e. from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.

If the trial opening is popular enough Wednesday openings will become a permanent feature of the shed timetable.

Our thanks to Shed founder Geoff

Shed life Member and one of the Shed founder members, Geoff Dunn, has decided to resign from the Management Committee of The Entrance Men’s Shed. We’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the effort Geoff put into getting our shed up and running. We’ll miss his wisdom on the committee.

Geoff continues as a shed member and we look forward to his continuing contributions towards many aspects of shed work. Geoff’s place on the committee has been taken by shed member Roy–known to many as Santa Claus.

Upcoming stalls September 2011

Just a reminder that the shed will be hosting a “garage sale” this Saturday the 10th of September, from 8:30am to 2:00pm. We will have wooden items made at the shed for sale as well as a very nice restored china cabinet, a restored antique Singer hand-operated sewing machine and a range of tools and donated items.

If you are visiting the “Dad’s Day Out” event at Gosford’s Kibble Park this Sunday the 11th of September don’t forget to visit the Shed marquee for one off our famous sausage sandwiches. Just look for the blokes in the hi-vis yellow shirts!

Shed committee 2011

Following the Entrance Men’s Shed AGM on the 29th of August 2011, the committee members for the 2011-2012 year are:

PresidentBob Ihlein
Vice PresidentRob Eschbank
SecretaryTerry Anderson
TreasurerPeter Whitehead
CommitteeMichael Matus
Life MemberGeoff Dunn
Life MemberAllan Kember

Shed members thanked outgoing President Ian Warburton for his help and guidance during his term and welcomed back Bob Ihlein for his second term in this role.

Shed members also unanimously accepted a motion to confer a life membership on Peter Whitehead. This is in recognition of his efforts in bringing the training room extension to fruition. He has done this almost single-handedly while carrying out his regular duties as the shed’s Treasurer. He joins Allan Kember and Geoff Dunn–the other members of this esteemed group.

Notice of 2011 Annual General Meeting

As it’s the end of the 2010/2011 financial year, The Entrance Men’s Shed Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at The Entrance Men’s Shed, 15 Battley Avenue The Entrance on Monday 29 August 2011.

For further information including nomination forms, proxy forms and membership forms please contact the secretary Terry Anderson at the shed.

A strong community organisation needs a strong committee so if you are interested in participating, please get in touch.

Vale Ernie Brooker

Shed members were saddened to hear of the death of Shed stalwart and oldest member Ernie Brooker, last Wednesday. Ernie had been in Gosford Hospital for some time. He was the Shed expert in scraping, sanding and painting of items salvaged by other members. 

He had his 90th birthday last year and until this latest bout of illness he looked after himself and drove himself to the Shed each day. Funeral details have not yet been finalised.

Shed extension gets underway

The Shed extension is now underway. Shed members laid the slab for the new training room on Wednesday and the builder starts construction next Monday.

The job brought out skills in members that had previously been hidden. Shed member Philip set up the formwork and did most of the concreting with help from members Andrew, Peter and Roger. Members Bob and Terry wheelbarrowed the mix from the truck to the site. 

Development Application approved for shed extension

Wyong Shire Council has recently approved the Development Application for the addition of a training room to The Entrance Men’s Shed.

The approval is the culmination of a lot of effort by Shed members, particularly Peter Whitehead, who have put in a lot time and effort into planning and submitting the DA. With all systems ‘go’ members are looking forward to the new building and the benefits it will bring.

Santa’s helper at The Shed

Shed member Roy–also known as Santa–has been doing a bit of work to help his more famous namesake get ready for the Christmas rush. He has been busy making dolls cradles and is currently making toy wheelbarrows.

Roy has been helped with painting by shed member Greg and others and is seen here with shed member Rob assembling the wheelbarrows.

RSL museum gun rack

As a result of recent changes to the regulations for the storage of weapons in museums, The Entrance / Long Jetty RSL Sub-branch approached The Entrance Men’s Shed to assist with the display of rifles at their museum.

Shed members Bob and Terry spent some time designing and installing the new rack at the museum on The Entrance Road Long Jetty.

The museum was very happy with the result and we recommend a visit to inspect Bob and Terry’s work and to have a look at the many other fascinating items on display.

2010 Open Day

The Entrance Men’s Shed will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday the 13th of November 2010 from 10am to 2pm. The shed is located in the grounds of the Entrance Community Centre at 15 Battley Ave, The Entrance.

Come along and see the hand-crafted timber items for sale and enjoy a sausage sandwich from the sausage sizzle. You can also tour the shed and attend the Baby Expo which is hosted in the Entrance Community Centre grounds.

Preparing for 2010 Open Day

All the Shed members have been busy getting items ready for the upcoming Shed Open Day and the Community Centre Baby Expo. Ducks, horse, benches and all sorts of creative items are being made out of the wood in the shop.Shed member

Ian has been putting the wheels on the duck projects for sale while members Greg and Ray have been doing painting on the horses and Terry completing his pink palm ring holders.

The white horse brigade

Shed members have all been busy the last few weeks making and painting white horses for the upcoming Shed Open Day.

Shed member Ray has been especially busy painting all the rocking horses that he has built over the last few weeks. He is not the only one painting horses–it seems like every second bloke in the shed has a paint brush in hand recently.

Well done guys the horses are looking good for the upcoming Shed Open Day sale on 13 November 2010.