Not quite ready to use yet and has a bit of work to do.
Before we launch into a spruce up we need to get the place electrically safe .
There was an informal handover by the airport and council representatives.
Now the real work begins
The Mayor Peter Carter, Sam Arif Mens Shed Deputy Chair
Nygell Topp Mens shed Treasurer, Dave Batic CEO Port hedland Air port, David Drury Mens shed committee,
Deputy Mayor Ash Christensen=
The Hedland mens shed will be holding our Annual general meeting at Dalgety museum on the corner of Anderson and Wedge st Port Hedland on the 9 th of April at 1 pm
all are invited to attend.
1 year of service, 1000 people helped
Free assistance for veterans, ADF members & their families
A free legal service for veterans and Defence members has marked its first anniversary by boosting the assistance it provides to them.
In the past year more than 1,000 people have been helped across Australia by the Defence and Veterans Legal Service (DAVLS).
This service provides free, confidential and independent legal support to people who want to share their story with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Submissions to the Royal Commission must be received by October 13 of this year. But if you want to have a private one-on-one session with a Royal Commissioner, you must submit your request by April 28 of this year.
DAVLS also helps with issues relating to veterans’ entitlements and other legal problems commonly experienced by current and former ADF members.
For free, independent legal support, call 1800 33 1800 or visit DefenceVeteransLegalService.org.auIn response to high levels of demand, we are increasing the support we provide to current and former ADF members – and their families,” says Jasmine Stanton, a former Navy officer and Army Reservist who is now the Director of DAVLS.
“Our legal help is free and confidential – and it’s completely independent. We don’t work for the Royal Commission, or the Defence Department, or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“We help people share their story with the Royal Commission in an informed and safe way that protects their rights and ensures their voice is heard.
“Real change can happen when people are empowered to speak up.”
DAVLS provides tailored legal advice about issues including:
How good is this community? We are regularly heartened by the support and generosity of our fellow Hedlanders.
Huge thanks to all that attended the Blue Table event and in particular Hedland Psychologists, Lisa’s Kangaroo Retreat, David Eckhartand the good folks from the Walkabout Hotel.
The $2,080 raised for us on the night will greatly assist with setting up the Shed in time for swinging the gates open before the end of this year.
We are very happy to report that issues affecting access to proposed Men's Shed site have been resolved!
Big shout out and thank you to all those who lobbied, petitioned or lodged objections on our behalf.
Your vocal support has helped to achieve this positive outcome and demonstrates the communities passion for ensuring Hedland gets its Men's Shed.
We are grateful to HiCON, the Port Hedland International Airport and the Town of Port Hedland for their efforts in identifying an alternative solution that is workable for all parties, reaffirming their support and belief in the value of the Men's Shed.
Next steps - signing the lease and then hopefully "swinging the gates open" to the shed before the end of this year.
Good question! :)
The committee are busy working on finalising the lease and ensuring the site is safe for our members before we open.
Get out amongst it .. a few of our members volunteer for meat raffles at The Hedland PUB to help raise some dollars.
Sometimes members and mates support other Hedland events like such as Rowans Walk - (In 2018 a young fella set out on a march to remember a loved one who took her own life, the following year hundreds turned up to take part in the walk.)
PLUS Lions Skin Check Clinic, Pshycs on Bikes
Shoulder to shoulder men connect with mates new and old to tackle the world.
Simple no pressure get togethers with other blokes. WE NEED tradies, labourers, welders, painters, plumbers ... geeks even plus every other profession to help plan, design and build this shed. You can just turn up to events or become a member from $5.
HI ALL, JUST AN UPDATE ABOUT OUR SHED PROGRESS UPDATES (OR LACK THERE OF ).
IT’S BEEN SOMEWHAT DELIBERATE ON OUR PART AS WE WANT TO AVOID THE REPEATED “WE’LL BE OPEN NEXT MONTH” ANNOUNCEMENTS WITHOUT DELIVERING.
WHAT WE CAN SAY IS WE HAVE JUST ABOUT WRAPPED UP OUR LEASE REVIEW PROCESS. WE DIDN’T EXPECT THIS REVIEW TO TAKE SO LONG BUT IT’S TIME WE’LL SPENT. THE LEGAL BEAGLES HAVE POURED OVER THE LEASE, ENSURING THE BEST PRACTICABLE TERMS FOR THE SHED (PRO BONO - THANKS WHITE & CASE LEGAL YOU LEGENDS! )
THE NEXT SHED UPDATE WILL COME ONCE WE HAVE THE LEASE INKED AND A DATE ON WHEN THE GATES WILL LITERALLY OPEN.
TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND CURRENT AND FUTURE MEMBERS, THANKS FOR YOUR AMAZING PATIENCE!