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Tiles in a Frame

Tiles in a Frame

Our shed were approached by NEXT SENSE asking if we could frame 13 individual tiles that children had created.
Our men set to work immediately and produced the above wall hanging frame, complete with French Cleat on the back to hang the frame.
Our men were so excited to see the finished product and realised that some of the tiles also had Braille on them ……

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PDMSInc goes bowling ….

Our mens shed were invited to try some bowling by the local Rosehill Bowling club.

So we did …… and here are some of the pics to show our amazing talent ……..

THANKS for a great day ROSEHILL Bowling Club …….

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FLOODS FUND RAISING

When floods hit our North Coast of NSW … our members decided to do something tangible to help.

In true Mens Shed style (shoulder to shoulder) our members rallied and collected donations from our members.

At our Board meeting it was decided that the PDMSInc would match the funds raised by members … a unanimous decision ….. and to donate directly to the Lismore City Lions Activity Account

HERE’s what we achieved …..

The flood relief donations are in and, as Treasurer, I now have to delve into the Shed’s savings and match, dollar for dollar, the donations.  Here’s a picture of me tallying the amount to be taken from the Shed’s savings.”

our Treasurer …. being careful

All kidding aside, the total collected from the members was $2,000.  With the Shed’s matching the dollar amount, we will be collectively donating $4,000.

Considering our membership of 60 or so blokes, that’s a wonderful effort.  And the membership ought to feel proud of that achievement.

Well done all PDMSInc shedders ….

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Electric Vehicle Tutorial

EV Tutorial

One of members is a technical guru. He gave a brilliant presentation on the ins and outs and reasons for electric vehicles.

You can access the presentation HERE …..

We do this regularly on different topics including computing. smartphones and the like.

Community Service

Our shed has an on going arrangement with FLINTWOOD disability services, to provide articles for their clients to finish with painting / decorations. Above is one of the latest deliveries.

Flintwood were so happy to receive a large range of these for their clients.

It’s all part of our community service involvement, and we can provide these articles for no cost to Flintwood.

The articles are all made from re-purposed timber that the shed gets donated. Several of our members have become very skilled in using our CNC machine to create these products.

DGR APPROVAL from Australian Tax Office

Parramatta District Men’s Shed (PDMSInc), has finally been approved by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient!!!!!!!!!!

So what does this mean you may well ask?????

It now provides our shed the authorisation to receive Tax Deductible GIFTS and or contributions. But there are certain rules that have to be observed both on the part of the donor and PDMSInc.

GO HERE to see our official recognition ….. ABN registration and Charitable status.

GO HERE to read details about the rules and conditions that apply to these GIFTS or Contributions.

So happy we could sing and dance!!!!
We did it:….WHOOOOHOOOOO

Special thanks to Ian McHugh

A big “shout out” to our amazing strategic adviser who did all the work behind the scenes

BUSHFIRE Response

Special order
Special order

Our shed received a very special and urgent request from a very generous community member. She wanted 20 nesting boxes to give to a friend in the recently fire affected area. This was her gift and way of showing respect for that local community.

Our members grabbed this with glee and joy, started work immediately. They followed the design and cut layouts for a Ring Tail Possum and Micro Bat nesting boxes. We devised the most efficient and minimal wastage cut patterns from sheets of 15mm Marine Plywood ….

This project was delivered in less then a month. Our new shed friends Alicia and Julie were surprised and overwhelmed with the quality and speed ny which our talented team delivered.

Files are here: 1. Ring tail possum box; 2. Ringtail cutting sheet; 3. Microbat nesting box; 4. Micro bat cutting sheet.

Team who did the work
Handover to very pleased new friends of the shed Alicia and Julie

PDMSInc AGM ….

AGM Board elections and Sameer Pandey 2019

On Saturday 7th September our shed held it’s AGM. IT was well attended by membership and the full Board of 7 was elected.

Our shed then held it’s annual post AGM chin wag and “Party” where we discussed what was good, what was not so good and what new initiatives we could look at going forward.

Also in Attendance was Sameer Pandey Councillor for parramatta ward City of Parramatta Council. Sameer kindly officiated the election of Board Members.