Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dad's Day Out

Don't forget Dad's Day out - helpers on the stand required to promote the shed.

"Celebrating the important role that men play
in the lives of their children and their family.

Sunday 22nd February 2009

12.30 - 3.30 pm

Lake Munmora Reserve
Colongra Bay Rd, Lake Munmorah
(Off the Pacific Highway)

Map 12 - Map 22 - Central Coast UBD
Cost: Free Admission

For more information contact Burnside on 4352 3222 or
Anna at San Renro Neighbourhood Centre on 4390 7888

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sun news

The San Remo Community Men's Shed made the Central Coast SunWeekly on page 9.

To see the original article and photo click here.

Blokes get a new shed
22/01/2009 1:00:00 AM

IT'S taken more than a year of planning and construction, but the San Remo community men's shed is now ready for use.
The $84,000 shed will be a place where men can learn new skills, teach others and become more involved with the local community.

GOOD TURN: Kim Hopkins, Lloyd Amery and Rob Giles
install a lathe in the shed.- Picture by Aaron Brown

"We're hoping to provide a venue where men can come together and bond while helping the community," Central Coast men's shed cluster co-ordinator Kim Hopkins said.

San Remo Neighbourhood Centre manager Jillian Hogan agreed.

"We want to give local men an alternative to either pubs or clubs as a place to socialise," Ms Hogan said.

The shed's construction was paid for from the State Government's Natural Disaster Relief Fund, while the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre will look after its administration.

Ms Hogan said the shed would be useful if the area was again struck by natural disasters.

"We were able to secure the funding mainly because in the event of another natural disaster the shed will become a place from where we can administer help," Ms Hogan said.

San Remo men's shed joins Kincumber, Ettalong and Terrigal men's sheds already in operation.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

setting up

Keith and Ray were keen to set-up the table saw so that they can get into some serious work next week. The Northlakes Mens Group were having a good look at the equipment, tools and materials that have been brought to the shed and seemed quite keen to get moving on some projects even if that just meant have the shed set up to do some serious work. .... and a bit of fun.

executive suite

Not sure how Alan and Jim have the executive chairs in the Shed but its obvious Don has been banished to the "naughty corner".

The two lounge chairs were the last of the items from George D's storage shed.

Now the machinery and equipment is in the shed we can set about finding permanent places for and work arrangements.

Monday, January 19, 2009

First Day

San Remo Community Men's Shed is now finished the building construction phase and began operating on 19 January 2008. With the doors open for the first time on a Monday, the shed men turned up at various times during the morning and began projects that will lead to a fully functioning shed.

During the morning the sound of grinders and saws let anyone passing know that the guys were working. Some operating machines are now in place and even some handtools arrived today. Having repaired a lawnmower, erected some shelving and unloaded a ute load of materials, it was time for a cuppa. It is not all about working its also about having a chat, getting out of the house and spending time with people that know your name.

Even on this first morning open, a new chap wandered in to check out the shed and ask what its all about. Come on down and check us out at the Shed between 8 am and noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Bring a project, bring a mate or just turn up with interest and enthusiasm.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Opening Times

San Remo Community Men's Shed

Opening Times

8 am to Noon

Opening Days

Monday & Wednesday


19 January 2009

NLMG programme 2009Q1

Programme for January - March 2009

Place: San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
Time: 1.30 - 4.00 pm
Dates: First and Third Wednesday of each month.
Wednesday Jan. I4th.
1:30pm - 4pm
Chairman:- Don Flint
Toolbox Meeting
  • Elect Shed Committee
  • Discuss S.R.N.C. agreement
  • Fundraising action plan.
Wednesday Jan 21st
1:30pm - 4pm
Chairman:- Rob Giles
Speaker:- Dawn Caplin
Camp Break Away.
Wednesday Feb 4th.
1:30pm - 4pm.
Chairman:- Lloyd Amery
Speaker:- Alan Trower
Demo foot massage and
Walking the Kakoda Trail
Wednesday Feb l8th
1:30pm - 4pm
Chairman:- Richard Houston
Speaker:- Marlene Pennings
Wycare Land and Beach restoration in Wyong Shire.

Wednesday Feb 25th
8:30am - 4pm
Outing - Don Flint
Visit Williamstown Air Museum and Air Base - Visit Morpeth town on refurn trip.
Wednesday March 4th
1:30pm - 4pm

Chairman:- Tom Delauney
Speaker:- John Rook
Retired photographer of the
Royal Australian Navy.
Wednesday March l8th.
1:30pm - 4pm

Chairman:- Ralph Tessor
Speaker:- Jill Mather
Forgotten Heroes - The Australian Waler Horse

Wednesday March 25th.
8:30am - 3:30pm
Outing - Don Flint
Visit to R.P.A. Heart Research Institute

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Northlakes Men's Group 2009

Northlakes Men's Group met for the first time in 2009 and resolved the following things ..

1 Northlakes Men's Group will continue to meet in the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre on the first and third Wednesdays of the Month between 1.30 and 4 pm.

2 The Northlakes Men's Group will join the Older Men's Network inc (OMNi)

3. Keyholders and committee members were nominated and elected Kim, George C, Lloyd and Rob.

Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 first meeting


A reminder that the first meeting of the Northlakes Mens Group for 2009 will be on Wednesday 14 January.

The first part of the meeting will encourage you to bring along the stories of your holiday break or Christmas celebrations.

The second part of the meeting is to discuss the operation of the San Remo Community Mens Shed.

The Agenda will include items such as ...

  • Operating times
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Items for pickup
  • ToDo list
  • Membership and attendance fees
  • Wish list
  • Funding
  • Official Opening

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Extended Donation

The San Remo Community Men's Shed now has a very long extension lead thanks to the generosity of Don Flint.

We may consider making a few shorter leads from this when we have a few moments spare.

Safety Tip: dont leave the cord coiled
when in use, extend it out fully.

Thanks Don !!

BBQs are us

Councillor Doug Vincent donated the two BBQ's and arranged for them to be dropped off at the shed.

They will require a little attention but will serve as a focal point for many a social gathering at the shed.

When you look closer theres even a set of BBQ tools for all our budding chefs.

Thanks Doug !!

SRCMS Board table

The board table setting was a surprise on returning from the holidays.

Many thanks to whoever unpacked the Andy's trailer, sorted and stacked the materials and then set up the board table.