The Boolarra Men’s Shed, like so many of us has been shut down since 23 March 2020 and we re-opened on 1 June 2020 so there is not a lot to report on over the last few months. But, maybe there are a lot of happy wives and partners in Boolarra now that grumpy has returned to his male dominated lair at the Shed.
The pressure is now on us to complete contracts like the lead light window at the Catholic Church in Yinnar, documents holders for OSMI and Santa Clauses for the Yinnar township and many other projects that need to be finalised. Just as a matter of interest when we return the lead light window to the Church it will include a time capsule containing the latest copy of the Boolarra Link, a copy of the Latrobe Valley Express which reported on the demolition of the chimneys at Hazelwood, a copy of the latest Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper, pictures of the progress of the repairs to the window, a small amount of the rotted timber from the old window frame and pictures of the main players in the restoration of the window being Joseph Schutte, project leader, his able assistant Hans Kasbach and Bill Kingston who re-installed the lead light glass panels with putty.
The installation of the solar panels on the roof of the Shed is complete and we hope to soon reap the financial benefits of this. We were able to undertake the project through a grant from the State Department of Health and Human Services and we are most grateful to Denise Schiller for her generous input preparing the grant application. The installation was carried out by Adsolar from Newborough.
LADIES and GENTLEMEN: Would you like to learn basic wood working and/or welding skills? If you are interested in learning new skills please give the writer a call on 5169 6286 to discuss your area/s of interest.
Monthly BBQs/luncheons at the Shed will soon resume and hopefully w
ill continue to be very well attended, so if you would like to come along and meet us, they are held on the last Monday of each month at around 12 noon at a small cost of $7.00 per person.
To the males in the Boolarra and district community who have not experienced the camaraderie of the Boolarra Men’s Shed, why don’t you come along on any Monday or Wednesday between 10am and 4pm and have a chat and a cuppa or a soft drink. You might be pleasantly surprised what the Shed and its members hold in store for you.
Michael L Watt,