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  • 29 Sep 2019 9:54 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    You should have received a copy of the newsletter with a copy of the Minutes of the AGM attached. Let me know at the shed or by email if you did not get this, although, come to think of it, that is a daft statement!

    Thank you to the outgoing Secretary, Norbert Gaulton, and to the now Immediate Past President, David Spillane. It was noticeable how much more relaxed you looked around the shed.

    After some discussion, the new Management Committee will be meeting  for the first time on Monday 14th October at 11.30 AM - (earlier to try and make it more convenient and to allow other shedders to see how truly democratic everything is!) 

  • 29 Sep 2019 9:46 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    The last two dates for Sausage Sizzles this year have been confirmed. 

    They are on Wednesday 9th October and Wednesday 13th November 2019.

    It will be up to the Executive Committee to decide when we will restart in 2020 but 'traditionally" this has been in February.

    We will then likely be interacting with a new Activities Organiser at Bunnings Rocklea, so adios, good luck and THANK YOU to LJ Timai!


  • 5 Sep 2019 11:00 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    Please note that the AGM will be on 17th September '19 at 10 AM.

    Try and make it as there will be a major changing of the Executive. 

    Have a chance to thank out-going members and possibly help choose their replacements.

  • 31 Aug 2019 12:46 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    Just to let everyone know that we had another successful Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Rocklea on Wednesday 28th August '19. This was after a long break due to having a change of date so we had larger than usual re-stocking costs and thus less than hoped-for profits. As there is only two weeks to the next one and we are up to our eyeballs in drinks and sauces, the next one, on 11th September, should be spectacular. 

    George and I went along to the Father's Day evening the next day and had a great time eating pop corn and playing with the kids (young goats!) in the petting zoo. Good magician, African sausages, very small tool boxes being assembled and we won a very nice, big Esky for the shed, full of drinks! 

  • 13 Aug 2019 10:26 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    Many of you will be aware that a young Frenchman has been fitting out his venerable Mitsubishi Prado for a trip around Australia, using the workshop facilities as an Associate member of the shed.

    He has nearly finished this task and will be off in the next few days.

    Have a safe trip, visit Eric at the shed in Cairns, go with our congratulations (and a little envy)

  • 13 Aug 2019 10:10 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    Please note that this will occur on the FIRST MONDAY of September at 1 PM as our secretary is busy on Wednesdays. 

    Hope you are better by then, Norbert!

  • 14 Jul 2019 11:52 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    We had a good Sizzle at Bunnings at Rocklea on the 10th of July.

    Some of you will have seen Neil's email giving details of what we made. Thank you for the information and your kind words.

    From a practical point of view it was satisfying to finish the day with nearly all the sausages sold (I had the last one - it tasted good!) and using up even the crusts on the bread, so the freezer only contains some onions!

    Anyone have a recipe for French Onion Soup?

    Thank you to everyone who came - I enjoyed it - I hope you did too.

    Special mention of Shaban, the excellent bread folder - makes all the difference!

  • 20 Jun 2019 9:47 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    With the cool weather comes a chance to warm up around the powerful Bunnings Barbeque hot plate. Just think how you will feel if you wake on the 10th and realise that you could be toasting your frozen digits and probably making your social conscience feel good too if only you had put your name on the white-board (or let Steve twist your arm!)

    Last one did reasonably well with a goodish number of drinks left over, so our expenses should not be so high this time. Check out Neil's email for details - thanks mate!

    If you can't stand the heat then perhaps you could help elsewhere - Onion Tuesday is SO GREAT!!

  • 11 May 2019 6:32 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    The next Sausage Sizzle will occur on the 12th June 2019. Speak to me about it or any survivors of earlier Sizzles - with any luck their names are still on the whiteboard by the kitchen. I hope that  Steve Chakalakis will be continuing to push recruiting - thank you, mate!

    Normally the sizzle starts with gazebo erection at 07:30 AM at Rocklea Bunnings, but there are other things that need to be done - onion slicing beforehand, vehicle loading at the shed at 06:45 AM before taking supplies and gear to Bunnings, checking what we need and buying the sausages, bread, onions, sauces, serviettes, etc. on Tuesday, organising volunteers, communicating with Bunnings, etc.

    Even if you cannot come on Sizzle Day you may be able to help beforehand - the last batch of onions were particularly vicious, so some of the "regulars" may be suffering from alliumphobia....


  • 14 Mar 2019 10:59 PM | Iain Salkield (Administrator)

    The next Sausage Sizzle will occur on the 3rd April, a week earlier than originally planned. David Spillane will be the person to talk to about it, while Steve Chakalakis will be pushing recruiting.

    Normally the sizzle starts with gazebo erection at 07:30 AM at Rocklea Bunnings, but there are other things that need to be done - onion slicing beforehand, vehicle loading at the shed at 06:45 AM before taking gear to Bunnings, buying the sausages, bread, onions, serviettes, etc. organising volunteers, communicating with Bunnings, etc.

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