Christmas Function 2019

Channel Men’s Shed Christmas Function
It was a good night with the major surprise (for Jacquie at least) being the draw of the raffle.
Catering was, again, top of the range with entrees, oyster, ham, turkey, chicken and salads.
The Shed’s thanks go to our raffle sales persons together with all those in the back room.
A special thank you to all our Members who supported our 2019 Christmas function. From the feedback we have received it was a real success.
The function was attended by approximately 80 CMS Members and Partners, Stitch & Share and Boronia Trefoil Guild Ladies, plus invited guests.
We are grateful for Corporate support in the form of donations from Huon Aquaculture, Albatross Fisheries and Mures Fishing. The support provided has allowed us hold the event with minimal cost to CMS and Members.
The Committee would like to thank those Members/Partners who provided assistance with planning, preparation, sourcing of produce, presentation and service on the night, plus those who helped clean up after the event.
Specifically we would like to thank:

Front of House Ladies who also helped with preparation
Jenny Huntley
Judy Grant
Pam Morrison
Mary Shelley
Vicki Norris


John Rainbird
Trevor Grant
Steve Huntley
Todd Mazur

We do look forward to a similarly successful event next year.

Wellness Day 2019

Over 70 people attended the Channel Men’s Shed Mental Health Wellness Day BBQ held at the Kingsborough Bowls Club at Margate on 31st October.

Peter Shelley is shown welcoming Mitch McPherson (founder of SpeakUp! Stay ChatTY! ) and Michael Voumard (Lifeline).

A donation from CMS was also made to SpeakUp! Stay ChatTy!

Bruny Island outing

An interesting visit to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation property on Bruny island. Where Bruce, who with his wife and son farm the property, spoke about the challenges of farming on a Heritage Listed property which included not only the remains of the earliest church built south of Hobart by indigenous flint and ochre workings.

Bruny Island from the Isthmus lookout

More details in the next Newsletter.

However the photographic highlight was the snap taken from the Neck Lookout on the Isthmus. This was, admittedly only viewed by the more intrepid members.


Lunch at Hotel Bruny





No matter, the meal and conversation at the Hotel Bruny was enjoyed by all… even if the Chicken Parma did rather daunt one of our diners. (Apparently touted as a “man-sized meal”.) Our Shed Chef recommended the Shoulder of Lamb and for our photographer’s part, the Catch of the Day was excellent.


Bruce Weller (not the farmer)