On the 18th of August 2018 we held the Gracemere Men's Shed Inc's AGM which was well attended by members. At this meeting Jeffrey Bailey, (AKA Chris) was re-elected President, Ron Norman re-elected as Secretary, Peter Jacobs re-elected as Treasurer, Peter May elected as Vice President, Bob Hogan re-elected as Assistant Secretary, Rob Hermann re-elected as Assistant Treasurer, Col Matthews re-elected as Providore and Graham Richards elected as Safety Officer.
Shed Extension Opening 22nd February 2019
Desley Rial Chairperson of the Iwasaki Foundation Grants Committee making her official opening speech to official Guests, shed members and their wives and partners prior to cutting the ribbon before we all entered the new building extension for more speeches before a light lunch was served.
Top left Chris Bailey President of the Gracemere Men's Shed Inc. welcoming official Guests, Men's Shed Members, wives and partners to the opening of our new Shed Extension on the 22nd February 2019. Centre Margaret Strelow Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council speaking on the worthwhile of the Gracemere Men's Shed Inc. its achievements and the value to the community. Right John Greatrex president of the Queensland Men's Shed Association Inc. speaking about why the Men's Sheds are a valuable asset to any community promoting good health, companionship and helping to alleviate loneliness for men.
Left, our new six metre long lunchroom table with the new kitchen in the background, centre the ladies preparing the light lunch and on the right the group after finishing the task. We thank the ladies behind the Gracemere Men's Shed Inc. members for the work they did preparing and setting up for the light lunch that was served on the day. We all commend them for such dedication to detail on the day.
On the day we had almost 80 people attend our opening of the new shed extension on the 22nd February 2019. Other shed members came from Callide Valley, Mount Morgan, Emu Park and Rockhampton. Other official guests were Hugh Grant Chairperson Iwasaki Foundation, Graham Luck Zone representative Capricornia Queensland Men's Shed Association, Sgt Anthony Houston OIC Gracemere Police Station and Gordon Johnson supporter of the Gracemere Men's Shed Inc. We thank all who turned up on the day making it the success it was.
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 very old dolls bed was bought in to us to have it renovated. It is some 75 years old and has a high sentimental value to the elderly owner. He was pleased with how it turned out.
Above is a folding table that can be folded in half when it is used for two people. the legs fold back on themselves and the top folds down to achieve this.
Above is a wooden fire place made by Cliff and on the right is a dolls rocker cradle made by Peter D. We make all sorts of things at our 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 2018
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 51 attending which is yet another record for our group. Top marks to Joe and her staff who set up the venue for us and the meals were excellent. They have done this for us over the past few years and we will be back again next 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.
Members enjoying the meals from the self serve hot box with two lots to choose from on the night. This works very well for our group of people.
Cliff thought it was his lucky night under the mistletoe and no one told him it was tinsel.
Above is a beautifully cased bottle of Penfolds "20" Grandfather Rare Tawny that was presented to Chris Bailey by Col Matthews on behalf of the Management team and members of the shed for his dedication to the Gracemere Men's Shed Inc over the past few years. On the right is a photo of an old homestead encased in a high gloss finish done by Merle and Col West and the iron work was done by Richard Odendahl, this was a raffle prize on the night at the Kabra Hotel and it was won by Chris and Kay Bailey. Thanks to Merle, Col and Richard for doing such a fine job on the prize.