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.
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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.
We want your input! Come and enjoy a good times meet and eat and share the bad if you want, no pressure - everything is better when shared with a mate. It's been a tough world the last few years, stress, financial problems, separation, etc etc. We try and balance things with BBQ's plus other FUN. But bring your ideas! Just turn up and see for yourself.
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!