Men’s Shed Incorporation Certification
Our men’s shed incorporation has finally been completed., our incorporation certification has finally come through. It will take another 28 days before it is displayed online with the Australian Business Registration. It all takes time to get sorted out for our incorporation certification. Our registration number is INC1200323 and it will soon be displayed online.
Join Our Shed For Men
Why join our shed, men from all walks of life are joining mens sheds all over the country. Socialising with other blokes is what the new trend is recommending. You can go down to your local men’s shed and have a cuppa and a chat. Men retiring from the work force tend to lose all their mates from work and need to go down to one of the local sheds and join in on the activities of a local men’s shed.
Retired Join Our Shed For activities
You can get an application form for Elermore Vale Men’s Shed (Mens Shed Elermore Vale) from our Men’s Shed or one from the Elermore Vale Community Centre.We don’t offer online applications, we prefer to interview you when you come in and see us. On the application form you will be asked what type of volunteer work would would you like to do:-
- General duties
- Social day Assistance
- Home Visiting
- Telephone Calls
- Men’s Shed
We are looking for company sponsorship for our Men’s Shed, we are a registered charity with full DGR certification. Our Australian Business registration number ABN 26 176 420 728 and we are classed as a Charitable Institution. This means any company sponsorship is tax deductible. We need funding to keep our community projects going, we do charity work for our local schools and child care centres as well as support for men in retirement villages that need our support to help them set up with activities for their places that they live in. We are about to take on a support role where men who have early stage dementia and early stage Alzheimer’s can come along to our shed and do activities with us.
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Bench grinder safety is a very important topic, don’t just walk up to a bench grinder and switch it straight on. The last person to use the bench grinder may not have taken care of it properly and the first thing you need to do is to inspect the bench grinder to see if it safe to use.
What To Check Before Turning The Grinder On
- with the power turned off at the wall, spin the wheel to make sure it turns freely.
- make sure the resting post is as close as possible to the wheel without touching it.
- If the machine has a safety shield is it in place.
Band saw training will commence in our Men’s Shed on Tuesday 19th June 2012. Have you qualified in the use of the band saw. Remember we are starting a register for those people who are qualified on different equipment. It is good work practice to get skilled mentoring support if you intend to use any of our power equipment, especially on the band saw. Gordon Steele will be running an introduction into the use of our band saw and if you are not a qualified tradesman then you will need to get the basics on how to use the band saw.
Charity donation appeal for our community projects, help to support our charity and donate to our Men’s Shed. We are looking for company sponsors and members of the community to give us a charity donation for our shed. We do all kinds of charitable things for our community. We fix things for the elderly and help the disabled when they need something repaired or installed. If you have no family support then that is where we come into help support those that are needy. Our organisation also does community support in our shed with mentoring men who mens health issues, everything from depression to men recovering after a stroke. We are supportive of each other. We have many men who are qualified tradesmen and they show the other men how to do things. All donations over $2.00 in Australia is tax deductible. To be honest I am not sure about other countries polices are on donating to an Australian non profit charity. Read the rest…
Friday barbeque is going well with a visitor from Macleay Island, Gary from Bay Islands Men’s Shed came along to the Friday barbeque, he was on holidays and wanted to visit a few of the Men’s Sheds in our area. We made an offer to him to help build a website for the Bay Islands Men’s Shed and he said he would take the idea back to his committee group. There where also to staff from Robert Crawford Real Estate at the Friday barbeque. Robert Crawford real estate is a company sponsor of our Men’s Shed and they take a very active interest in our community activities, they are Newcastle real estate specialists, Vlado Zvicer (Sales Manager) and Mathew Webb are both very interested in what we do for charity. Robert Crawford was unable to attend due to business commitments on the day. Read the rest…