Lease has been delivered, signed and returned to the Shire.
Discussion with the Shire and Shed suppliers is still happening but progress impacted by the current lockdown. A final presentation can only be progressed when on-site contacts with builders and the Shire can be held. Various quotes are on the table but would be refined with the suppliers.
Many of the aspects of the structure discussed – solar, wall heights, roof structure, door style (roller or sliding), environmental impact, colour, power source, etc.
A separate meeting to be called when more information available.
We are looking at around $45k for the build.
Lindsay Oates from the VMSA has shown some interest in working with the PNMSA as a “hub” for distribution of donated tools, possibly based at the new Shed.
Kitchen Update: No progress with COVID-19 restriction in place.
Fundraising options being reviewed.
FY2020 accounts have been circulated and signed off. To be shared with members before the AGM.
Looking for ideas to raise funds for the Shed Build and Kitchen Update: John Stevenson to generate a letter offering some funding ideas with the members. Letter has gone out ahead of the next member catchup (Thursday 3rd Sept).
Peter Moore has raised the idea of a fundraising ideas group. Richard Fyffe, John Stevenson and Rob Koller to sit on the initial group, with possible input from Rob Tucker.
Peter has already ordered 2 “promissory notes”!!
Received today – DGR Status for Men’s Sheds: has been passed by both Upper and lower House. Attaching the comment from the AMSA. This will require the Shed to register as a charity I believe??
Welfare: Member ring around of members was very well received. All appreciated the call and offered their continued support of the Men’s Shed. Most looking forward to the next Zoom mtg Thursday 3rd September from 9:00 am
Projects: Current projects list was distributed by Marcus prior to the meeting. No new items added.
Library Chair updated, now needs to be delivered.
AGM/Leadership group positions: Current Nominations:
- President: John Stevenson nomination accepted
- Secretary: Rob Koller nomination accepted
- Treasurer: Richard Fyffe nomination accepted
- Vice-President: Graham Goudie nomination accepted
- Ordinary Members: 7 people have been nominated – Marcus Fox, Peter Moore, John Crough, Warren Dickins, Derek Ryan, James Rennie, John Peters.
The nominations closed Aug 31st, 5 pm. Secret Ballot is in progress and showing great support for all 7 candidates!! Return close date set as Sunday 13th September, at 5 pm.