Belconnen Community Men's Shed

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Shed as it stands
 BCMS1 Rolls Out of the Maintenance Shed

OK the train, known as BCMS1 (Belconnen Community Men's Shed [project] 1 for those who didn't guess or know) has departed platfrom 1 at the shed this morning (Wednesday).

Despite the advertised departure time being Saturday. It was discovered that this would clash with the Churches Men's Retreat happening at the same time.
Anyway you will be glad to hear the arrival at the Mall was meet with great joy by the kids, and the train and cubby house were swampped as soon as the staff opened the doors for them.

We Left the Child Care Centre to sound of kids in the cubby house chanting "Wheres my Dinner!" they were having fun.

1.  Gordon still wants old Screw Drivers
2.  The AGM is coming up on the 30th of this month.
3.  For those interested the talking group known as the The Shed they will be meeting at the our Shed on Thrusday (21 Aug)night from about 6:30/7:00pm for a couple of hours and they have extended a welcome for anyone who would like to attend. They meet the third Thursday of every month.

Father's Day.

Yes I know the Working with Wood show is on at the Show Grounds (and we have some $2 discount tickets at the Shed if you want them, ask me if you can't find them). But Bunnings are asking if we would like a table at the shop on that Saturday to advertise the Shed. This is not a BBQ, its a Fathers Day event. Gordon will get us more details soon, but if anyone is free and would like to help premote the Shed please talk to Gordon.


I know I already reminded you it's on Saturday the 30th of Aug around smoko (10am), but here is the planned agenda. If you need to add something talk to Mark. But he has kept the title pretty broad so we can expand on them during the meeting. Mark doesn't like long meetings so don't take offence if you get side lined (i.e. we can talk about that later). We want to get the business done without the waffles and herrings.


30 AUG 14

1.Minutes of Previous Meeting.
2.Outstanding items.
3.Shed Manager Report.
4.Treasurer Report.
5.Secretary Report.
6.Other Committee Reports

General Business

7.Membership.  Future renewals to be paid on FY basis.  For recently completed FY up to members to pay based on whether they feel appropriate for example some members have only recently paid their fees.  Membership drive.

8.Date of future AGMs.  Proposed that AGM will be on the first Saturday following end of financial year.

9.Fund Raising/expenditure.

10.Welfare of members

Other Business

12.Dust Extraction System.
13.Train Report.
14.Bunnings BBQs

 OK here is a not so quick funny from John, can't be all serious all the time.


A Man's Age Determined by a Trip to Bunnings


You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house --. 
Mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room or whatever. 
 are hot and sweaty, covered in dust, lawn clippings, dirt or paint. 
You have your old work clothes on. 
You know the outfit -- shorts with the hole in the crotch, old T-shirt with a stain 
who-knows-what and an old pair of tennis shoes.

Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you 
need to run to Bunnings to get something to help complete the job. 

Depending on your age you might do the following:

In your 20's: 
Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes. 
Check yourself in the mirror and flex. 
Add a dab of your favorite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

In your 30's: 
Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. 
You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. 
Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. 
The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.

In your 40's:
Stop what you are doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. 
Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. 
Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Bunnings. 
Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. 
The hot young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy.

In your 50's:
Stop what you are doing. Put on a hat; wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. 
Change shoes because you don't want to get dog crap in your new sports car. 
Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. 
The Cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it. 
Then you remember the hat you have on is from Gold Coast's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms.' 

In your 60's:
Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. 
Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50's. 
You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. 
The girl running the register may be cute, but you don't have your glasses on so you are not sure.

In your 70's:
Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Bunnings until the Chemist has your prescriptions ready, too. 
Don't even notice the dog crap on your shoes. 
The young thing at the register stares at you and you realize your balls are hanging out the hole in your crotch.

In your 80's:
Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again. 
Now you remember you need to go to Bunnings. 

Go to KMart instead and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for. 
Fart out loud and you think someone called out your name. 
You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

In your 90's & beyond:
What's a bundings ? Something for my garden? 
Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this? 
Did I send it? Did you? Who farted?

Allways open for some better (clean) ones if you have them.

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