Silly Season is well and truly here. Our small band of shedders will having a big day on Saturday the 28th of November. A committee meeting is planned to run from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a meeting of the Choir Group and others to brainstorm the Irish project and at 12:00 a BBQ lunch will be provided. Women are invited to join us for this end of year function.
The Irish Project;
This idea has come out of the successful attendance of the Murrindindi Shire Men’s Shed Choir at the National Conference in Newcastle. There are some very keen blokes that want to get a group from our Shed to the Irish Men’s Shed National Conference at Belfast City Hall on the 22nd of October, 2016.
A lot of fundraising will have to be organised to make this a reality and this will be one of the discussions on Saturday.
The Flowerdale Men’s Shed Choir we believe to be unique among the 1,000 sheds in Australia. There is a strong choir that operates as the Killorglin Men’s Shed Choir and is worth having a look at. We hope to have our own Choir video up on You Tube soon.
First Friday wine and platter nights have been operating the last couple of months. The last one for the year is on Friday 4th of December. This event usually runs between 7 and 8:30 p.m. and for members only.
The Men’s Shed gardening group has been busy in the community garden and invite other men to join in, weed a plot and start growing great produce to share.
Primary School Pilot Project;
This project has been developed with David and Derek in consultation with Flowerdale Primary and is into its second week. Men who are prepared to undergo the relevant checks to obtain a Working With Children card and who are prepared to work in a team on Wednesdays are welcome to talk with David or Derek about becoming involved.
Murrindindi Men’s Shed Cluster;
Every 3 months, men from the 6 sheds in the Shire and Whittlesea gather for a cuppa and a chat at one of the sheds. This time Kinglake Ranges Men’s Shed are hosting us at their recently refurbished building on Wednesday December 2nd between 10:30 and 12:00. If you are interested in coming along contact me on 0412 334 521.
Four of our Shedders added their experience to this video production and I recommend you follow the link and have a look.
Shell Green Cricket Match;
This idea grew out of the involvement of the Flowerdale Cricket Club (District Premiers) in ANZAC Day this year. On 17th of December, 100 years to the day, Puckapunyal and Flowerdale will play a commemorative match at Puckapunyal. I’d love to see as many shedders as possible head up there to support the game and the concept. We could book the community bus if enough interest is shown.
The Choir will be singing at the Kinglake Christmas Carols in Bollygum Park on Sunday 13th of December between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
The Choir will also sing at the Flowerdale Community Carols in the Hall on the 20th of December