Men’s shed cheers to first year
Twelve months a cause to celebrate
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.