Newsletter - October 2022
Our AGM took place in September and the new Management Committee is hard at work. I am enjoying the role of President and would like to acknowledge the outgoing Committee for their great work & contributions to the development of CWS.
We will ensure CWS continues to provide opportunities for Connection through Recreation for our members. Much work is undertaken behind the scenes, which may go unnoticed but is vitally important to maintain & develop CWS into a strong & vibrant community-based organisation. I look forward to meeting more members and working with you all to ensure we share & learn new skills, try new activities, make friends and above all, have fun.!!
Activities, meetups and workshops (scheduled booked): reminder to always book on Hello Club and that we endeavour to run these activities with 2 volunteer coordinators to support and supervise the activity (we aim for 3). This is a safety measure that forms part of our risk management process. If you are interested in becoming an activity volunteer coordinator please contact Deilia.
Band: (chat platform for each of our groups) when you become a member you can then access Band after you receive an invite to that group. Remember to check the FEED as well as the CHATS for general CWS updates and information.
Brainiacs: 1pm Saturday cards/games group continues to attract new members and we have just started another group on Thursdays at 1.00pm. Come along, have fun and test your skills.
Book Clubs: Library Book Packs – a reminder if you are a member of any CWS Book Clubs, please remember to pay your fee by adding it from the extra’s menu in the booking system – $12.50 per year. The book pack service costs CWS over $100 a year per club.
Walking group: every Tuesday a group of very keen women enjoy the varied walks. The coffee is always a treat at the end. The November Away Walk will be held on Tues 8 Nov, further information will be posted on Hello Club Walk Group.
Sketchy gals: drawing meetup; interested getting started in drawing or specific techniques? Beginners welcome to this self-paced group, each meeting will have a basic topic. You can bring your own project or suggest tutorials or activities. BYO materials.
Donation: recently we received a donation of $605 from a Sunshine Coast Council Senior Engineer. He raises funds for community groups and Not for Profits, during September it was Womens Health Week, so he chose Coolum Women’s Shed. We were delighted to receive this unexpected and generous donation.
Tool Shed: what a great job Sheddies are doing - handmade name installed above roller door, repurposed rolling cabinets for power tools work benches, stand for outside sink, repair kitchen cupboard door and the mosaic letterbox is almost complete. Sessions currently: - A meetup is an informal session that can be self-directed or you can join in with projects we are working on. You can use equipment and scraps for small projects but for larger ones you need to source your own materials. Please do not use any equipment alone and without familiarising yourself with the safety instructions and the manual (all kept in the folder at the shed). As we progress, a record of Inductions and Tool competencies will be developed.
CWS furniture: we have acquired another Poang chair and now have a spare couch to give away, the one in the main hall of the Community Centre. If you are interested, please chat to a Management Committee member.
Coolum Men’s Shed: Saturday 29 Oct 9.30am, celebrations for their 10-year anniversary. Along with a dedication of a Memorial Garden for past members, there will be a garage sale and morning tea. CWS have been invited to this whole day event.
First Fridays Social Meetup: on hold until next year. Even though this is a social gathering we need 2 volunteers to organise, check the CWS bookings and lead the evening get-togethers. If you are interested in taking on this role, please let one of the management committee know
Xmas celebration: Yes Xmas is coming and we will be organising an activity/celebration for our members, possibly early December, details to come.
Most activities are run from the Coolum Men's Shed Community Centre. 26 Research Street, Coolum 4573 QLD
Our purpose - connection through recreation