Men’s shed cheers to first year

Twelve months a cause to cel­e­brate

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

HELP­ING con­struct seats for the first Whit­sun­day Vik­ing Cup Ju­nior Rugby Union car­ni­val and build­ing 60 desks in three hours for the Cannonvale State School were amount the many high­lights of the men’s shed last 12 months.

Mem­bers of the Men’s Shed Air­lie Beach gath­ered with mem­bers of the Bowen Men’s Shed to cel­e­brate their first birth­day at the Car­bon Store on Tues­day.

Pres­i­dent of the Men’s Shed Air­lie Beach Bob Bris­tow said the cel­e­bra­tion marked a year of growth for a small ser­vice group that was ded­i­cated to help­ing the com­mu­nity.

Mr Bris­tow said some of the big­gest achieve­ments over the past year in­cluded small projects with Fauna Res­cue, help­ing build seats for the Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Rugby Club and build­ing desks for Cannonvale State School. “We will con­tinue grow­ing as a wood work­ing group while work­ing to­gether to keep our en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print as low as we can by re­cy­cling ev­ery­thing we use,” he said.

Bowen Men’s Shed vice pres­i­dent Ted Stuhmcke said they were happy to show their sup­port to the Air­lie Beach Men’s Shed.

“They sup­ported us on our first birth­day in March this year so we thought we would re­turn the favour,” he said.

Mr Bris­tow thanked Irene and Owen Bai­ley from the Car­bon Store for their on­go­ing sup­port.

The Men’s Shed Air­lie Beach meets at the Car­bon Store in Cannonvale ev­ery Tues­day from 9am to 2pm and all in­ter­ested peo­ple are wel­come to at­tend.

GRAND CEL­E­BRA­TION: Men’s Shed mem­bers Ron Hurst, pres­i­dent Bob Bris­tow, War­rick Green, Peter Lanser, Ed­ward Pro­tasewicz, Norm Hore, Ted Stuhmcke, Ron Bowen, (back) Rod Wil­son, David McQuat, Roy Tyson, Trevor Burns, Tony Bick­hoff, Barry Talt, John McDon­ald, Ne­vielle Hob­dell and Steve Stokes cel­e­brated the Air­lie Beach Men’s Shed first birth­day at the Car­bon Store on Tues­day.

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