Monday, December 2, 2019

 Our small contribution to the 
Bush fire Victims in Rappsville & Drake
The latest request from our Zone 8 Coordinator Ray Crawley  was calling on all sheds on the Central Coast to donate what they could afford  to buy much needed equipment for fencing being done by Blaze Aid. They had many volunteers but did not have enough equipment for them to be as useful as they could be.  
Our shed took this on board and after discussion with members decided to donate $500 which was used to buy some good quality equipment. Ray delivered all the donations to the 2 Blaze Aid camps at Casino and Drake. 
He also mentioned that the affected families had nothing left and was concerned the children of these families would not receive anything for Xmas and could the Sheds help. All the Sheds agreed to make toys, refurbish bikes etc that Ray would take up (via volunteers trailers), before Xmas and be given to the kids on the 25th.
All our members dropped everything they were doing, postponed all current projects and hopped to it. Some member's wives did the sewing for the small cradle mattresses and pillows we needed.

From your President a huge thanks to all of you for showing compassion toward your fellow Aussies who are in desperate need of help.

Here is our small contribution  

Neil Elliot   Cradle maker extraordinaire

Start of the cars, buses and semi trailers

Some of the cradles ready for assembly

These guys look happy with what they have done

Some of the assorted toys from our stock

All done ready to go

We once again participated in the annual Samaritans Xmas Box Appeal. Admin discussed with the  Samaritans and the members what they would like us to do this year. Because of the volume of Community work being undertaken at the time it was decided to forward $500 to assist with the transportation of the containers to the various countries. This contribution was extremely welcomed by Samaritans Administration.

Our AGM was held on Tuesday 6th August and was attended by more than 45 members.
It was good to see we needed to have a vote for most positions including the General Committee.
Thank you to all those members who nominated and were successful..  To those unsuccessful nominees please don't be disheartened as we need to continue with a succession plan for the future and you may be elected in the future.

Results of 2019-20 Annual General Meeting  

  Candidates returned 6/08/2019 as follows


      President        Fred Murray

  Vice President         Graham Craike
              Secretary         Richard Howison
       Treasurer          Fred Murray

     Public Officer          John Woodward


 Clive Tubnor

John Mills

Ron Belshaw

John Innis

Welfare Officer      Avery Pearce

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