Special Notices in Date Order (generally excludes items on our Program)
Shed Web Site Training
– for prospective system admins & web editors for maintaining & running the Shed web site into the future. The dates held were Mondays 15th,
Jun. It concentrated on logging into WordPress on the web live & creating some pages & populating them with some text, pictures & sliders. If you still wish to be involved please advise Greg on email
: firstname.lastname@example.org. We may have some further training in early Aug once attendees have done some more research & personal training.
21st Nov 2015 – (Sat) The annual Voices in the Forest concert will be held
. Volunteers will be required to help with parking and assisting visitors
26th June 2015 – Mt Roger Primary School held its Outreach Day and invited Melba Shed to attend. Around 8 members attended through the work of Stuart Allan. There was some combined singing activities from 10.45-11.25AM and then morning from about 11.25 to 11.45AM
10th Apr 2015 – Bob Greeney spoke on the Meccano Project
& the fact that it now operated in eight primary schools with about 60 volunteers. More volunteers are always appreciated – for more information, click HERE
10th Apr 2015 – Brian Wells is still seeking old spectacles, frames, cases etc to send overseas to disadvantaged recipients. Please bring any old spectacles, even damaged or broken ones to the Shed and Brian will take them off your hands
Lunchtime Melodies – Joint Venture between Ginninderra Rotary & Belconnen Raiders Club – 2nd Wed each month between 11.30-12.30PM at Raiders Belconnen (Kippax), gold coin donation – includes various bands, choirs, individuals, films: coffee, tea & option of $9 seniors lunch after. Next event 19th July
Member & Friends Information
Tabitha Foundation – Cambodia – History of Volunteers and Housebuilding In early 1995, Andy Payne, a teacher with United World College in Singapore, came to Cambodia & then wanted his students to come & learn about poverty through a volunteer experience. Tabitha Cambodia responded to this request by developing the house building project. The concept was to provide a learning experience that taught the recent history of Cambodia combined with a practical experience of the impact on many people here. Since 2003, the number of volunteers & the houses being built have increased from 300 per yr to a current average of 1,000 plus per yr. Bob Greeney’s daughter, Kate, a teacher at Harrison School, has raised funds to support the building of six new houses in Cambodia through the Tabitha Foundation. Here’s what Kate had to say: … I will be headed overseas in January to build houses in the poorest rural and remote villages of Cambodia. Our team will be undertaking this project through the Tabitha Foundation & we are aiming to build six houses while we are away. To do that we need to raise the money for each house we plan to build (one house is $1,700 AUD) – Kate Greeney, Executive Teacher – Yrs 5-10 Student Engagement, Harrison School, Wimerra Street, Harrison ACT 2914, Phone: 02 6142 2200
St John Ambulance has announced their community education program, Project Resilience is continuing in 2015 & will again target active retirees, seniors & their families. This year they have two topics that will be repeated at different times over the year. These first aid information sessions are again free for active retirees, seniors and their families and will be run by St John ACT volunteers. Bookings can be made on 6282 2399. Dates & details in this flyer. The topics are:
1. What if the worst happens – This will focus on what to do if someone is not awake, talking or breathing normally or is choking.We will cover the DRSABCD Action plan, how to do CPR (it’s surprisingly easy), how to use a defibrillator & how to help someone who is choking.
2. Medical emergencies – This will focus on conscious patients suffering chest pain, stroke, anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) & burns.
Park Run around part of Lake Ginninderra. This group offers a 5Km free fun run around part of the Lake every Sat from 8AM. They meet at John Knight park. There are similar runs at Gungahlin and Tuggeranong
Superb Parrots Bruce
2014 – Open letter from North Belconnen Day Centre – The Centre meets just across the way in the Church building. Any Melba Shed member is welcome to talk to Jeanette Branch on 6258 5784 at the North Belconnen Day Centre if they have friends, family or neighbours, men or women, who would benefit from the day centre activities or whose families/ carers would benefit from respite by those they care for accessing NBDC sessions (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10am-2pm). Click HERE for more information
4th April 2014 – MLA Dr Chris Bourke. Chris introduced himself & explained that he was keen to experience our shed & what we do & meet some of our members. Both Mary Porter & he had a strong interest in the variety of Men’s Shed that are springing up in the ACT & what they had to offer men in our community. Chris stated that he was keen to work on seeing networking between these sheds develop over the next 12 months, being a big fan of the shed movement.