Friday, August 18, 2017

We held our 2017 A.G.M. on the 8th August which was well attended by 45 members.
A  BBQ was offered on completion of elections  & most stayed to socialise.

8th Annual General Meeting
PRESIDENT’S REPORT                         Date    08/10/2017

I welcome all members to the 8th Annual General Meeting of the Bateau Bay Men’s Shed. Also a special welcome to Jenni Allen representing ADSSI Home Living
We all need to acknowledge the aid & support we receive from ADSSI Home Living Australia. Their ongoing support from the day we were offered the use of this building up to the present time has been nothing but outstanding.    
We are coming into our 9th year of operation.
Some members due to illnesses have not been able to continue attending so it is good to see members willing to visit these men while offering help & support to the immediate family. The shed executive hopes & encourages you all to continue with this important roll.
The committee has been slowly improving & updating workshop machinery & purchasing upmarket consumables to make life a bit easier for everyone. 
We have had a very busy year that has past all too quickly.
 We only participated in one event this year but have spread information about the Men’s shed movement verbally & via editorials etc.
 We continue to support the Samaritan’s Purse for children in 3rd world countries, now in its 21th year.                     This year we were to purchase 60 starter packages directly from the Organisation @ $7ea; but they asked if the donation could be used for transportation costs instead.                             
 Due to our association with Toowoon Bay SLSC we are now associated with Shelly Beach SLSC.
 As well as all those small projects involving people seeking assistance, we did a lot of work without charge for the less fortunate.
 We continue to have a strong relationship with Whoosh before and after School Care who have now extended their portfolio to include Central Coast Multicultural Resource Centre.
We have become deeply involved with the Central Coast Amateur Beekeepers Association & have made numerous experimental items for them, which has lead to another good source of income for us.
Through Graham Craike’s association with native wildlife associations he & his disciples have made many possum boxes, micro bat boxes, kookaburra & other bird nesting boxes which are another good source of income for us. We also gave a donation of $250 to Wildlife Arc to help with their efforts in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife.
Due to an anonymous donation by one of our members all dues were paid, so we now have a financial membership of 100 with an average daily attendance of 25.
This shows the importance this Shed has for many men in our community.  
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I wish to thank the outgoing executive and committee for their efforts & help during the year and especially their willingness to accept responsibility in their various rolls.  
To the Administration Graham Craike, Richard Howison, Peter Crabbie, & general committee, John Mills, Clive Tubnor, Ron Belshaw, Alex Lee, & John Innis my sincere thanks.
The eagerness of you all to be involved in running the Shed has been invaluable.  
Once again we should all be grateful to John Innis for his enthusiasm in picking up cakes for morning tea every day as well as looking after the timber storage, garbage disposal, organising & catering for our regular BBQ’s & the myriad of other things he does for the shed. Our thanks to you John; it is very much appreciated.     
 I now declare all positions vacant & wish the incoming Executive and Committee a successful year knowing the Shed has policies in place that will make the transition as easy as possible.
Would the returning officer please take the chair.

Fred Murray      President

Elected Committee 

Fred Murray                President/Treasurer
Graham Craike            Vice President
Richard Howison        Secretary
Peter Crabbe               Public Officer

General Committee
Clive Tubnor-----Ron Belshaw-----John Mills------Alex Lee-----John Innis