News

This Weeks Timetable

Day

Date

Times

Activity

Duty Member

Tuesday

17 May

 

0830-1300
0900-1100

11.15


Shed Open
Painting Class

Guest Speaker

Keith T

Wednesday

18 May

0830-2100

Shed Open

Andrew P, Mark B/Bert D, Ivan H

Thursday

19 May

0830-1300

11.00

Shed Open

Minister's Visit


Brenton S

Friday

20 May

0830-1300
0900-1100


12.00


Shed Open
Pottery Class

Lunch

Rocco C

Saturday

21 May

0900-1200

Shed Open

Bryan S


Next Weeks Timetable

Day

Date

Times

Activity

Duty Member

Tuesday

10 May

0830-1300
0900-1100


Shed Open
Painting Class

Andrew P



Wednesday

11 May

0830-2100 

1200-1600

Shed Open

David C /

Mark B / Bert 

Simon M

Thursday

12 May

0830-1300

1200


Shed Open

Brenton S

Friday

13 May

0830-1300
0900-1100

Shed Open
Pottery Class

Frank F

Saturday

14 May

0900-1200

Shed Open

Dominic P


What’s On

Guest Speaker
 
Our guest speaker this week is Dragana Spasovski, a partner in Bailey Timms Lawyers. She will be giving a lawyer’s perspective on Wills and Trusts, and if time permits will be happy to answer other legal questions.
 
Help A Mate
 
Most of you know fellow Sheddie Arthur H, a long-serving member of our Shed and our oldest member by a long way. He has been attending the Shed on Tuesdays with fellow Sheddie Mick F bringing him in and taking him home, but Mick is away now for at least the next 2 months and Arthur is keen to still attend the Shed.
 
So we are looking for one or more members who might be able to bring Arthur in and home again on a Tuesday – if you live near, or would go near on your way, to Tatong Road in Brighton East, please let me know and we’ll get something organised.
 
Pop Up Vax Clinics
 
There will be 2 pop-up vaccination clinics at Moorleigh Village later in May:
Location: Barry Neve Wing (that is the centre brick building, on our south side
Dates/Times: 
Wed 25th May  12noon – 6pm
Sat 28th May   9am – 2pm
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available, and you can have the 1st, 2nd or 3rd jab; pediatric 1st & 2nd jabs will also be available.
Bookings not required.
 
It has now been confirmed that the ‘flu vax will also be available at those clinics – so you can come for one or both vaccinations.
 
Bosch Sales
 
Still a few of bits & pieces of the  Bosch tools are still available, but everything has been shifted into the metalwork room so we could open up our foyer again. Prices are now being discounted to help clear the last items if you want to buy anything, please see the Duty Manager of the Day.
Workshop News
Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check 1-31 May
 
Did you know that 80% of strokes can be prevented? High blood pressure remains the single largest risk factor for stroke – but it’s treatable and preventable for most people. Yet 4.7 millionAustralians are living with high blood pressure and don’t know it. High blood pressure is known as the ‘silent killer’ because sufferers often show no symptoms. 
 
Don’t let a stroke be the first indication that you have high blood pressure. Get a BP check this month at your GP or pharmacy – be part of Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check this month.
Don’t let a stroke be the first sign of high blood pressure.
 
Changes to Covid Rules
Glen Eira City Council has confirmed that the following changes now apply to their community facilities and activities, including our Shed, in line with changes made by the state government:
  • Proof of double vaccination is no longer required to enter the Shed. Accordingly,  we will be removing the orange dots from name badges.
  • QR check-in is no longer required – but we do still need you to sign in and out manually as you have been doing lately. This is not for contact tracing, but for evacuation and head-count purposes.
  • Close contacts of a positive case are no longer required to isolate, but must wear a mask indoors.
  • Do not come to the Shed if you feel unwell.
And the following are still strongly recommended by health authorities:
  • Regular hand sanitising.
  • Sanitising of common contact points.
  • Maintain 1.5m distancing indoors, or wear a ask if that’s not possible.
 
No More Timber
We have to put up the stop sign for donations of timber, sheets of ply, and similar. We’ve got absolutely no room for anything more at present, and we have a lot of timber coming in the next 1-2 weeks for a big project and we’ll be struggling to fit it in. So please don’t bring anything else in, unless it’s for your own project.
 
Once we’ve got the new storage racks outside at the rear, and the internal rack for sheet storage (pending Council approval), we can reassess the situation.
Sign In & Out

We are going back to what we used to do pre-Covid – asking everyone who comes into the Shed to sign in on arrival, and sign out on departure. It’s simple to do:
Arrival: Write your name, M for member (or C for Carer), and time of entry.
Departure: Just put in the time as you leave.
This “back to the future” move is important, for several reasons:
It gives us a roll to use if we have to evacuate the building for a fire or other emergency – we will know if everyone is out.
It gives us a headcount each day to support applications for grants and other funding.
It helps us reconcile the daily attendance fee.
We can see who is attending the Shed and who is missing in action so we can follow up.

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