We’re back !

We're back !

Starting Tuesday 9th June 2020 we invite all who would like to attend to come along to the Shed, subject to an absolute limit of 20 members plus 3 committee, ie no more than 23 in the Shed at any time.
The workshop will be open for normal use subject to the wearing of gloves by everyone in the workshop, and of course social distancing of 1.5 metres between members.

This is how it will work.
To avoid congestion in the kitchen area, the front door will remain locked. Entrance will be via the side door, next to the dust extraction enclosure. The attendance sheet will be located on a table inside that door. Please enter your arrival and departure times with your own pen and put your $2.00 in the tin.
Using the digital thermometer provided, please take your temperature by pointing the device at your forehead, 1- 10 cm from your forehead, and press the trigger for about 1 second. The thermometer will beep and display your temperature. It should be around 36 degrees. If your temperature is more than 37.5 degrees you are approaching fever and should go home immediately.
Gloves will also be available at the sign in table. Please take a pair of gloves and wear them at all times while in the workshop. You should remove and discard them when leaving the workshop.
Everyone can use the kitchen so long as there is a chair available. There are 12 chairs in that space, and a limit of 12 members at any time. So, there will be 2 shifts for morning tea – 9:00 till 10:15 and 10:15 until 11:45. If you are in the kitchen then, please help with cleaning and sanitising the area before the shed is closed.
For the good of all, please do your best to maintain social distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other members nearby.
In the unlikely event that we reach 23 members in the shed at one time, no extras will be admitted until someone leaves.
The front door will remain locked.

Let’s hope this format works for everyone and we can enjoy the full benefit of our Shed. The Exec Committee will review the success of this trial at the end of the week and respond to any need for further refinement.

All Saints Anglican Church Opportunity Shop

Thank you !

A great big thank you to The Anglican Parish of All Saints Rosebud with St Katherine’s McCrae, operators of the All Saints Opportunity Shop in Rosebud for the very generous cash donation that we recently received from the Church.
These funds have been spent on a large freestanding oven and hotplates unit that will be installed on arrival, in the kitchen. We were also able to fund the new cupboards and bookshelf unit that will accommodate our collection of books and magazines. Our newly appointed librarian, Les Thomson, is most pleased.

The Op Shop regularly donates to people in need in the community, as well as community groups in the area. It is known to give as much as $80,000 in an average year. The shop is run by volunteer members of Saint Katherines Anglican Church in McCrae and All Saints Anglican Church, Rosebud.
A letter of thanks has been sent to the Church.



2019 SBDMS Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner at Safety Beach Sailing Club

Our Christmas dinner this year will be held on Wednesday 17 December 2019 at the beautiful Safety Beach Sailing Club.
The event will start at 6:30pm with drinks on the balcony overlooking Safety Beach.
Thanks to a very welcome concession by the Club to community organisations such as ours, we have been able to keep the cost down to a very reasonable $40 per head for a two course dinner of main course and desert. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.
Please book early by adding your name(s) to the sheet on the noticeboard at the Shed and making payment to the Secretary, John Whalley.

Computers in the Shed

Thanks to our generous sponsors we now have 4 All-in-One computers, as well as the laptop purchased some time ago. The latest additions were made possible by a large donation from the All Saints Op Shop and from Mornington Holden and Peninsula Honda. The dealerships not only donated a PC but committed to ongoing sponsorship based on purchase of their vehicles by our members in future.

Three of these computers are for the use of all members in the Shed, including for demonstrations for those who want to learn about using computers and getting to know some of the more popular computer programs.

We also purchased three new chairs suitable for these computer stations.

Here are some of the things you can do on these computers. 

  • Learn more about computers from the videos on our web site
  • Look for items for sale on Ebay
  • Show videos on just about anything that interests you, using YouTube
  • Look up a website using this web browser – enter the website name into the address bar 
  • Look up a member’s face on the Faces page on our website to identify a member whose name you can’t remember
  • Find the address or email address of another member 
  • Play some music you like using the Spotify
  • Learn about you to use one of the computer programs listed on our website
  • Browse Facebook
  • Have a look at some images on Instagram

 If you need help with something on the computer  – ASK FOR HELP

  • John Whalley
  • Rick Plummer
  • Denis McKeegan
  • Philip Price

or just sing out – someone around the table will be able to help


Waste not, want not

Is there no end to this man's talents ?

Denis Berg, using the left-over concrete from the dust extraction pad, completes the apron to the recently upgraded storage shed.

At Last ! Our dust extraction system is underway

 At last, after more than a year of delays, Council has given us its blessing to go ahead with phase one of the dust extraction system. Council engaged outside contractors to excavate the site, prepare the foundation for the concrete pad, and pour the concrete.


The completed pad will need about three weeks to cure after which the dust extraction plant will be relocated from storage inside the building, and will erected by the manufacturer, EzyCut, on the pad outside.  EzyCut will also install the main trunk of ducting through the wall and along the southern perimeter of the building. Once that work has been completed we will erect a fence around the plant for security.


New sponsors welcomed by the members

On 3rd July Roger McMillan, representing Roger McMillan Real Estate, visited the Shed to present a sponsors cheque for $500. Roger is a real fan of the Men’s Shed movement and has committed his agency to support our Shed with an annual donation of $500. The members showed their appreciation in the usual way .. with applause !

Vins Bins too!

Vin Cheers, pictured above, has also committed his business, Vins Bins, to becoming a sponsor of the Shed. Vin presented a large cheque to Graeme Morris on behalf of the members, also for $500,

Thanks to Denis McKeegan for his work in securing these local businesses as ongoing sponsors.

Updating the storage shed

The first shed on site

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a makeover?

Les Brown and Dennis Berg on the job here during an extensive makeover of the old shed early in 2019.  There was much debate over the need to have a permit for this work with Council deciding in the end that it wasn’t required after the roof overhang disappeared.