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The Almost Time for Re-opening Edition

Important Vax Information – Shed attendance Although the re-opening date for the Shed is uncertain and dependent on State Government and Council guidelines, we hope and expect that it will open by early to mid November. In anticipation of that, and in the health interests of all members, their confidence in returning to the Shed, and to avoid the need for another lockdown, there is a requirement that all members will be vaccinated before returning to the Shed. We are advised by VMSA that the State Government have passed a public health order that authorised workers need to be vaccinated in order to continue working. Authorised Workers include volunteers and workplaces include Community Halls so this encompasses anyone attending a Men’s Shed. The State requirement is for authorised workers to have a first jab by 15 October and second by 26 November – however, the Shed Committee would expect to see all attending Shed members double vaccinated at the time we reopen If you have not had your jabs yet, then now would be a good time to do it. We also expect that technology will form a big part in life after lockdown. The use of electronic devices using apps will be commonplace. Like most venues visited by people, the Shed has its own QR code to allow a record to be kept on visitors to the Shed premises. The use of digital vaccination certificates is now being established in the community. For the Shed - QR codes must be utilised on arrival and the Shed Captain or delegate will check electronic or paper vaccine certificates. We wish to encourage the use of technology as much as possible for Covid management purposes. If you feel hesitant with technology we would encourage you to seek assistance. Let’s all contribute to a safe Shed community, look forward to seeing you soon.

A Message from Bob Adams' Widow This week in the post, a card was received in response to a sympathy card Norm Brasch sent on behalf of Shed members:

Committee Meeting Minutes The new committee has met a couple of times so far since the AGM on 11 September. If you're interested in knowing what's being discussed, please click the following links to read through the minutes: Minutes from 20 September meeting Minutes from 25 September meeting

Free to a Good Home Harry Szuster has an old portable Singer sewing machine he had been restoring in hopes of a new career hemming dresses and suit pants but has decided he no longer has the time and will be hanging up his measuring tape and needles and would like to pass on his dreams of grandeur to someone else. If you're interested in restoring the old girl and following through on Harry's dream for him, give him a call on 0419 356 456 and quote reference "BBMS Needleworker". Warning: The lucky winner will be called upon to start making custom designed shed aprons at a later date.

New Website to Launch Soon Keep your eye out, because the website is about to get a revamp! The website will become more heavily relied upon moving forward and will have a lot of valuable resources for members. It has been approved by the committee and should be live in the next couple of weeks!

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