On the 10th August our Gracemere Men's Shed inc. held the annual General Meeting to elect the new committee for the 2019/2020 year.
The new committee now consists of twelve members to comply with the law, in the past we only had an eight member management committee.
Back row from left to right is Graham Richards, Kev Rapley, Alan Long, Bob Walker, Col Matthews (Vice President) John Ure, Robert Hogan.
Front row left to right is Peter Jacobs (Treasurer) Chris Bailey (President) and Ron Norman (Secretary). The twelfth member was not available for the photo on the day. Insert on the right is the eleventh member Peter Durrant.
On the left we made up five easels for an Art Exhibition in Rockhampton and on the right eight fruit display stands were made for the Rockhampton Show Society that were used for schools to exhibit fruit produce themes and they were judged on the outcome.
On the left Kev was busy over the past couple of days building this wooden step ladder for his daughter inlaw and finished it on Thursday the 17th Jan 2019. Above right our shed was presented with this ANZAC day Two-up paddle by Carl from the Emu Park Men's Shed who has been making these for the Emu Park ANZAC day celebrations. We are planning to make a small display case to keep this in and it will be mounted on our honour board wall.
Above is a wooden Ironing board complete with a wooden Iron that wooden iron a thing.
Rob had the fittings and with help from Cliff they made up these gold weighing scales using solid red cedar. In the centre they made up a small draw to hold the weights.
Cliff has done an excellent job making up this modified day bed for a local resident of Gracemere. A lot of timber had to be laminated up to give us the sizes needed to complete the project for the lady who was very pleased with the finished project.
This scale model rail road system was in kit form and Tom and Peter "S" put their hands up to take on the project. It took them many hours of work getting all the details correct. They had to get the track right then build the tunnel and rail station. Even the ballast on the tracks looks real. Top job Tom and Peter.
Above is the train set being test run to make sure all the tracks are working and all the points work as they are supposed to do and it all worked to perfection once finished. The boys delivered this to the owner who was overjoyed with the end result when he saw it for the first time.
Above is a cat climbing setup to help amuse a couple of cats in a back yard in Rockhampton. It is a plan and build as I (Chris Bailey) went along and it seems to be turning out OK so far and we used some indoor/outdoor carpet on the ramps and the top of the two boxes on the bottom. After this it was painted brown and we delivered it by the middle of January. I took on doing this project between doing other things in the shed.
On the left are exotic Oil Racks made out of solid Cedar timber, centre is a sled cut out of Craftwood and on the right a a new display case to house a very old knife set that is to be handed down to family members.
End of Year Dinner at the Kabra Hotel 2019
The First BYO BBQ for 2020
We had 14 memberes with their partners turn up for the first BYO BBQ at the shed on the 23rd February 2020. Due to the wet weather numbers were down, those who made the effort on the night had an enjoyable evening socializing.
Once again we have enjoyed a great night at the Kabra Hotel for the members and their partners to celebrate a fantastic year of progress at our Gracemere Men's Shed Inc. This year we had 39 attending. Top marks to Joe and her staff who set up the venue for us and the meals were excellent again this year. A big thanks to the Kabra Hotel who put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make the night so successful for us.
Standing Col Matthews Vice President making the welcome speech for the annual dinner held at the Kabra Hotel on the 14th December. Sitting on the right was Graham Luck the Capricornia Representative for the Queensland Mens Shed Association Inc. Graham was very impressed that we thought to invite him to our end of year dinner and he enjoyed the night. At the time of the dinner I, Chris Bailey President, was laid up in hospital in Brisbane and missed a great night. Thanks to Col and Graham for making the few speeches on my behalf on the night.
To the right we have members and their partners enjoying pre dinner drinks and nibblies prior to the dinner being served shortly after 6:00pm.
Above are members chatting while waiting for everyone to turn up at the Kabra Hotel for the end of year dinner. This is a good time for members to chill out and talk about other things that are not connected with the Gracemere Men's Shed.