Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Trips Being Planned

A trip to the Vietnam Museum on Philip Island has been planned for April 13th. Interested? . . . see Andras.

We are hoping to set up a lunch as well so the earlier you make your interest known the better.


Rudi is planning a fun walk for this Thursday, meet at Essex Park Community.


We are having a repeat visit to the Sporting Shooters Range at Springvale on the 4th March for $25 each.


A fishing trip is currently being planned, a good option seems to be $60 for a four hour trip from Rye Pier, probably mid April.

Other News

  • We will be outside Bunnings cooking sausages so call round and buy one!
  • Mobile cool room wanted for the car show barby, do you know anyone who could help with one for the day?
  • Also best wishes to President Trevor who is recuperating at home following some time in Hospital.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Setting Up For Woodwork

With the opportunity to expand our area at the Essex Park Community Centre we are getting ready to set up for more on site woodworker.

We have relieved a grant from Casey Council for Tools.

The Committee have decided it will be used to buy a DeWalt Thicknesser at a cost of $1,149

We have additionally purchased  some additional equipment for the dust extractor.

One of our members Rudi has  donated a spare workbench.

Other News

  • The next walk will be on Thursday 18th February led by Rudi
  • A day out looking at the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant has been arranged for the 9th May.
  • We are looking at setting up a 1/2day Fishing Charter.
  • Next Bunnings Barby will be on Friday 16th February

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

News About Future Use of Essex Park Centre

Our long term aim is to be able to provide a 'Shed' that members can access at any time.

While we look for a final home Casey Council have indicated they could offer us increased use of the Essex Park Community Centre.
Additional Room

The offer is the exclusive use of an additional room, and the use of the main space for three days a week.

It is suggested this would be for an initial 3 year period.

The general feeling of the group is that this is a worthwhile increase in space while we work towards a new 'full time' home.

Parks Victoria

Our project to repair picnic tables for Parks Victoria was succesful and they have asked if we would be able to build some benches

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Back For 2018

After the Christmas Break we are back in action and planning our fundraising activities for 2018.


Bunnings Barby


We have a date booked for Friday 16th February, at the Doveton, Bunnings.

So make a date to come along and buy a sausage.

Holden Car Show


This year owe have again been asked if we can run the Barby at The Holden Car Show organised by Endeavour Hills Rotary Club.

Last year this was a significant fundraiser for the Men's Shed.

Possible Car Boot Sale

Hans Van Dyk is currently negotiating with the Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre with the idea of the Club organising a monthly Car Boot Sale.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

We are having a Christmas Break


Wishing everyone a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We will be starting back on Tuesday the 16th January. 

Listerfield Picnic Tables Update

Our project to assist Parks Victoria by renovating Picnic Tables at Listerfield Lake is proceeding well.

Last week we made so much progress we ran out of  timber.

There are still a number of benches that need work so we intend to continue on in 2018.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Great Pre-Christmas Function


This week we had a great morning, with members, and partners, being entertained by the Chordites.

It was a great show  by this harmony group with their versions of many popular numbers, including:

  • My Toupee Blew By You (Blue Bayou)
  • Jingle Bells
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Always looking On the Bright Side
  • Plus their tribute to sheds.
Thanks to Peter for running the organising committee.

As Well

Trevor gave a rundown of our year thanking the Council and the Rotary Club of Endeavour hills for their support.

Peter had made up an entertaining video showing what happened over the year.

Brian thanked Trevor for being a driving force in the clubs development.

Thanks to all who contributed to the raffle