Updated: Apr 27, 2021
Norm Brasch has taken a bad tumble from his bicycle. He’s been hospitalised at the Alfred. Roger has been in touch with Jan and she reports that he is ok but in pain with a suspected broken rib and facial lacerations. Will be kept under observation for the time being. We wish Norm a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing his smiling face at the Shed soon.
A new set of Covid rules is now in effect. Council has decreed the following
Summary of the restrictions and how they relate to your club at the Seniors Centres or Men’s Sheds:
Whilst Victorians do not have to wear a mask indoors they still need to carry a mask with them at all times. However, masks must be worn on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis.
Groups must continue to record all attendee details to support contact tracing. Records can be kept electronically such as QR codes or in hard copy and should be kept for 28 days.
Groups can have 1 person per 2sqm if they use the electronic check-in process. If using a manual form only to record check-in, then clubs must adhere to the 1 person per 4sqm rule.
There is currently no change to our covid plan which includes approved disposable masks to be worn in the Shed in an effort to protect against the harmful effects of dust inhalation. Committee will be doing a review of covid policy in the near future
We are waiting for Council to provide suitable dust control and air purifying equipment.
The Shed would like to welcome the following new members:
Peter Duncan Neil Hoskin
Will Thurlow David Osborn
Rob Burns Harry Szuster
Zig Zerger Sam Upleger
John Stanford Dan Ward
Boots Evans The return of Bob Stanton
Phase 1 of the accommodation revamp has been completed and the Office area has been reconfigured to accommodate the Office, First Aid equipment and bed, and Lounge area.
The Committee has approved the proposal to move the Metal room to more favorable accommodation in what was the Quiet Room. Vern has been busy with the layout design which will be circulated when complete
Plans for the revamped Woodworking area will be completed soon and will also be circulated when they are to hand. PLEASE - if you have any suggestions contact Malcolm or Jeremy
Project Room - Action needed
The Project Room has become very crowded. There is a large number of timber pieces that are not named. In order to keep the room functional please ensure the following:
for small projects, please take them home and bring them back when you return to the Shed
for projects left in the Shed project room ensure they are clearly labelled with your name and date
ensure they are stored neatly for one month maximum
Please Note that material currently in the Room that is not labelled and dated by Saturday 10th April will be removed and either disposed of or recycled
Allan and Norm had their first cooking workshop on Friday 26, we wish them well and look forward to seeing pictures of the successful outcome.
Jeremy has postponed the start of these workshops util the Shed reconfiguration has been completed. More news coming
From the Admiral
Jeremy (Eddy Everywhere) Wood has promoted himself to Admiral in charge of the Shed Captains - sounds like a Chain of Command. He’s also in charge of Inductions (and Plank Walking classes)
He has asked the we remind you of the following:
Put tools away in the correct spot by the session end
Clear benches - we have a Project Room for you cheese boards
Project Room will soon be reorganised to provide more usable shelf space (see above)
Jeremy has completed the training session for Shed Captains, they are as follows
Adm. Jeremy Wood
GS. Drew Owens
Provisional and pending training Vin Griffith. Malcolm Garratt and John Spillare
Anyone wanting to Volunteer for this important role, please contact Jeremy
Unfortunately we missed Christmas 2020! However there are plans afoot to have Christmas in July as a substitute. Stand by for more information from our Catering Captain.
We need some help rearranging the outside wood rack next Wednesday - 14 April. Restacking timber and cleaning up the area.
Time - 9AM
Bring gloves and a spade/shovel
Editorial Committee Paul M & DO E&OE