Merv's Mutterings - Christmas edition
Updated: Dec 4, 2018
Here we are nearly at the end of 2018, and what a big year it's been.
This year we have seen the workings of the shed coming together, with the machine shop now functional and people being trained on the proper use of the machines. The building committee have performed a terrific job putting all this together. Thanks guys for a fantastic job.
Think we have all to agree that we have made a lot of progress in the shed this year and everyone should be congratulated on for their efforts. The committee groups have done a terrific job of planning this year and all projects have run smoothly, so thank you to the committee members who have just finished their terms in office for a sterling job.
This year we have seen a completion of the garden areas including the 2 above ground vegetable patches by Mr Green thumb Allan B (and his merry helpers) and plantings around the shed which looks so good. We also had the concreting and drainage completed and lighting installed by our resident 'sparky' Geoff. A great team effort by all involved. Our resident artist Leonardo Chinn has painted out the shed with murals this year and what a difference it has made to the appearance of the shed. Well done John!
We have had some great events during the year such as the 1 year opening 'Mad Hatters' party, Italian night, Pizza night, Curry night and our famous Grand Final lunch. A big thank you to our resident 'Chef de Cuisine' Tex and all his helpers, who kept us well fed this year. The highlight for me was the fantastic food cooked up for Italian night which everyone who attended enjoyed to extremes
Many Bunnings sausage sizzles were run by us this year and this is a good source of income for the shed. We had 2 consecutive days in November where all proceeds went to the drought relied fund where we raised over $2000. Our members give up a lot of their time for this and we thank them for their efforts during the year. We also had a very successful garage sale in November which was well received by the community. Thanks go to the members who put in a big effort for this event.
Wednesday 5th December sees our Christmas dinner at the club house, which I'm sure we are all looking forward to. It a time to reflect on the past year achievements and have a few jokes, plus the odd drink, and enjoy what we have achieved as a group. Friday 7th December sees our inaugural Golf Pro Am at the Devils Dam course followed by lunch in their cafe. If all goes well we may get promoted to a full sized course next year.
A number of trips and information sessions were held this year and we hope to continue these into the new year. Trips to Maton Guitars, Dream Lover show in Melbourne, Boy for Oz by Wonthaggi theatre group were highlights of this years events. We are planning trips for 2019, so watch this space!
A number of community projects were undertaken by the shed this year
- Inverloch Jazz Festival
- Bass Coast Health Presentation by Jan Child CEO Bass Coast Health
- Traffic Marshaling - different events
- Drought appeal BBQ where we raised over $2000
- Building of stools for Bass Coast special school
- Possum Boxes for the Inverloch Environment Center
On behalf of the committee of the Inverloch Men's shed we wish all our members and their families a very merry Christmas and a safe and healthy new year and look forward to many fun times in the shed.