Annual Dinner and Social Evening

The Committee is pleased to announce the annual dinner for members, family and friends is on again this year on Thursday 12th July. 

This enjoyable night is a great opportunity for members, family and friends to get together and meet other members over a quiet dinner and a few sociable drinks.

See below for more details.

DINNER  Thursday 12th July – 6.30pm for 7.00pm

WHERE  Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club, 129 Beaconsfield Parade (end of Kerford Road) Albert Park

PRICE  $25 per person

ON ARRIVAL  Platters – assorted, MAIN  Any choice from the menu, DRINKS  Available at bar prices

DRESS  Casual

BOOKINGS  Send member’s name and number of attendees to:   bob.mensshed@bigpond.com

RSVP  By Monday 9th July – please book early as seats are limited.

PAYMENT  Payment by Bank Transfer to:

Port Phillip Men’s Shed, Westpac BSB 033-305, Account 475737

Please include member’s name on remittance

Or cash payment to our Treasurer Justin or any supervisor at   the SPUC Shed

 

Men’s Shed trailer now available

Need to move a stack of easels, pick up that new couch, or take a load of garden cuttings to the transfer station? After some great work by Rod, Justin, Rick, Bob and others, the Port Phillip Men’s Shed trailer is now operational.

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The trailer is a 6×4 box trailer, with fixed bars at the front (as you see in the photo). The electrics / lights have been replaced, and it is better than new.

The trailer light plug has been ingeniously designed to plug into either a round or flat connector on the car.

A pouch is used at the back, into which you can slot the number plate of your car (print one on your printer, or do one by hand).

To use the trailer, get in touch with:

  • Justin Gates 0432 427 029
  • Bob Small 0417 067 319

Shoulder to shoulder at the Men’s Shed

Mens-shed-gardenThis week’s edition of the Diversity magazine contains an excellent photo and article promoting our Men’s Shed. The article focussed on one of our members, Dermot Avon who is a Senior Sergeant at South Melbourne Police station. Dermot has been heavily involved in the construction and preparation of our Men’s Shed garden. During the construction he enlisted the help of some of his country colleagues who obtained the railway sleepers we used, provided the hay for the garden beds and also the sheep droppings used for manure.

 The article reinforces our primary reason for having a men’s shed organisation and the concept of getting men together to engage and socialise in a friendly, stress free environment.

LAPTOP, PRINTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE

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We were recently fortunate to receive a grant to purchase a laptop and colour printer for the Shed.  These have now been purchased and we have also obtained a WiFi modem and internet access.

These are available for Shed members to use and are located in the front meeting room at the SPUC Shed. Members wishing to use these during normal Shed hours (Friday 9am to 1pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm) should contact the on-duty supervisor who can arrange to logon. Please exercise discretion when using this equipment and inappropriate websites are not permitted.

Details regarding training for members on basic computer skills will be distributed in the next month or so.

Volunteers Wanted – St Kilda / Elwood

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We have a great opportunity to raise sizeable funds for the Shed. This involves assembling and installing a display sign for the Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

The work requires 3-4 persons for about 3-4 hours, assembly is fairly easy with prefabricated panels and hex head screws. Installation requires two holes 800-1000mm deep filled with quickset cement.

The work can be completed on any day of the week.

If you are interested in participating as part of your contribution to the Shed please text Bob Small on 0417 067 319. You will be advised when arrangements are finalised.

Volunteers Wanted – Get Involved

PPMSA is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on income from fund raising activities and grants from Governments and other organisations.
We welcome volunteers to assist with fund raising and community events including a Bunnings BBQ once a month; Mens Health Week and the Seniors Festival. Volunteers need not be PPMSA members, but you will provide a valuable service to our shed and the local community and at the same time become more aware about the Port Phillip Mens Shed Association.

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If you are interested in helping out please contact Bob on:

Email: bob.mensshed@bigpond.com

Mobile : 0466 525 910