Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa's Helpers Have Finished Their Last Order

The last of the Christmas toys have left the Shed and all that is required now is for the parents and Grandparents to keep them hidden until Christmas.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Shed Donates Marimbas to St John Fisher Primary School

Tom Greene had a great time teaching the students how to play the Bass Marimba he had made for the school. This is only 1 of 5 he made as OIC of the 2011 Marimba Team Project. The 4 other instruments were Tenor Marimbas which looked similar but were without the hanging resonance pipes.

The article appeared in the Express Advocate newspaper but was incorrect in stating the instruments were made at the Berkeley Vale Men's Shed as there is no such establishment.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bateau Bay Shed Supports AMSA at Telstra 500

Four members of the Shed accepted the offer to promote AMSA at the Telstra 500, the final race of the 2011 V8 Supercar championship.
With "fair dinkum sheds" a corporate sponsor of AMSA the chance to jointly promote both organisations was also an opportunity to visit the sponsors pit and chat with the Carl Reindler the driver and his crew.
Our main role was to stand beside the dummy promotion car and hand out posters and talk about the role Sheds have in the community. Most other teams had a collection of 'scantily clad dolly birds' for their promotion team but fair dinkum sheds had to do with 4 grumpy old men.

That said, age and experience will always win over beauty and youth, or so they say!