News from the Shed April 2022

Not too much in the way of ground breaking news this month.

Mask Wearing

Most of us will be up with the relaxation in the anti-COVID regulations, however the Committee want to take this opportunity to emphasise that the wearing of masks within the Shed workshop is optional. We are collectively aware that many of us have at-risk family members or are, ourselves to some extent, immuno-compromised. The decision to wear masks is exclusively yours. Vaccination of our membership is a requirement for entry to the Shed.

While on the COVID tack, the Committee has, again this month re-considered the opening of the house rooms (it is on the agenda each month). Sadly the uptick of Tasmanian cases makes it imprudent as does the problem of limiting aerosol transmission in the restricted area of the “house”. As I say, the question is considered at each meeting of the Committee… It irritates us all not to have the full use of the Shed but our health and safety is paramount.

Visit to the Shed

A couple of pictures from the recent visit by Jacqui Petrusma and Aldo Antolli. The opportunity was taken to thank Jacqui for her influence in the sealing of the carpark. We also took the opportunity to make clear to the Huon liberal candidate the role that the Shed plays both in the wider community and among our membership. Aldo is CEO of Pathways Tasmania and was quick to relate some of our work to his own interests.

Social Outreach

Many of our members will (through the Christmas Hamper Delivery) be aware of the important work done by Kingborough Helping Hands. Of course our own kitchen team prepare both soup and meals for distribution by KHH.

Much of the (pre-preparation) donated food is stored by Edna Pennicot at her home.

Your Shed has undertaken the project of replacing the storage shed with funding sought from Jacqui Petrusma and Nic Street.

We are presently seeking planning permission (and that is a saga in itself) and will shortly be calling for volunteers to assist with site clearing and construction work.

Watch this space.

Shed Improvements

Also under discussion is the need to landscape the embankment. We are looking at options and suggestions for planning and the like are something that need consideration.

Watch this space.

Secretary CMS.