Hi Sheddies! This is a quick note to remind you about our quarterly members update happening Saturday 15th February from 10am. We are trialing a more social and less formal meetup, so come and join us for a cuppa and ask away. We have purposely padded the session with half an hour either side so that if you have specific questions we can help you out.
Join us from 10am for a chance to find out what is coming up at the shed, hear about new team members and give your feedback on options for the future. There will be two guest speakers including an update from Pam about our 'Sheddie Village' gardening group and Martine about important aspects of financial planning for women. There will be time to chat and just catch up with each other. If you have had trouble tracking down event info, or you have problems using our booking system we will have a computer and an iPad there so we can show you where to find things. The catch up finishes at 12. Approximate timings are:
10am - 10.30 : Early birds cuppa
10.30 -11.15 am : Members update
11.15am : Guest speaker - TBC
11.30-12pm : Stragglers cuppa and more time for questions/plans and chat
Reconnect, Expand and Empower! with Abbey from Whistling Kite Therapies, follows the members catch up at 12.30 - tickets available now for $20.
Join Abbey from Whistling Kite Therapies for an introductory session of Energetic Healing, designed especially for our members.
Abbey is trained in a variety of energy healing techniques and is a fully qualified Remedial Massage and Bowen Therapist and an Access Consciousness® Facilitator
The session aims to give you a taster of energy healing and is designed to:
Tickets are limited - please book early to avoid disappointment :
News happens first here, on our website
If you hadn't noticed, we have been putting our news out here and sharing it to Facebook, because :
a) not everyone uses Facebook
b) Facebook doesn't always show everyone our posts
So if you want the latest,please check this page and our calendar regularly. We also have this set up as an RSS feed so you can get notified when we post here - we can show you that at the meetup as well.
That's all folks - hope to see you soon!
Can you believe it's February already?
We can't! Time seems to be zipping by and we've been busy having fun and planning new activities for our members. We've had lots of members put their hands up and offer to help, which is making it easier for us to get more stuff on the calendar. If you want the inside scoop, please remember we have a social meetup planned at the shed for all members on the 15th February from 10 am. These informal gatherings are a chance to ask questions and discuss our plans for 2020. More details will be on our website soon.
Last week we had another sausage sizzle and we really want to thank those of you that turned up to help - it was a lot of work but we had fun and it was a good chance to meet some other members. We also had a lot of interest from our customers about the Shed.
Other activities in January included more walks organised by our member Marie, our first outing as a quiz team and a trip to the movies. We also started our art drop in, a gardening group at Veggie village and had the first goddess gathering of the year.
This Monday we have two new classes to try - Pilates with Narelle at 9am and Meditation with Simone at 6.30pm, as well as our regular walk meeting at Tickle Park at 8.15am. Please book in via our bookings page as this gives our instructor an idea of how many people are coming, and really speeds in the check in process.
Then, on Tuesday we have the first of our sold out Eco Dye Workshops run by Margaret Moon (please note art drop in won't be running this week).
It's also the first Tuesday of the month and that means that our quiz team are meeting from 6pm at Coolum Surf Club - all welcome :-)
On Thursday from 9am we have gentle yoga with Simone, followed by coffee and the President's 'Drop In' 10-11am.
Finally this week, Marie is organising another walk this Sunday at Maroochy Botanic Gardens from 7am. You can let her know you are going on our Facebook group - Women's Shed Social
Well, that's all we have planned for this week - remember if there is something you would like to organise, please feel free to suggest it in one of our Facebook groups, or contact us.
See you Soon :-)
February timetable available online or to download and print on our 'weekly roster' page (click here)- always check our website home page for the most up to date calendar and to book :-)
New classes available next week include Pilates with Narelle at 9am on Monday and Meditation with Simone Monday evening from 6.30pm. Save time and book in online from our 'bookings' page.
Tuesday 4th Feb has the first of 2 Eco Dye workshops with Margaret Moon of Eco Dye Queensland.
Later in the month we are having a members update and social on the 15th February followed by Energetic Transformation with Abbey.
We will keep you updated here :-)
Hi everyone, we hope you are having a great weekend? We just needed to let you know about a few changes to the timetable this week :-)
First up - MONDAY WALKERS - normally leave at 8.15 from Tickle Park - this week, looking for a cooler walk, the group is starting at 6.00 am heading up Mount Coolum. Meet Helen in the car park at 5.55am if you want to join them - bring plenty of water and a hat.
Next up - Tuesday we have another sausage sizzle at Bunnings Noosa. We are a little shorthanded for the last shift 1.30-4.30 so if you can pop along and give us a hand you will be welcomed warmly :-).
Sausage Sizzling means that we wont be able to run the Art drop In this Tuesday, so the shed will be closed. We will be doing ECO Dyeing the following 2 Tuesdays and then Art Drop in will be back on 18th February. Tickets for ECO Dyeing are available on our website, under the bookings page.
Thursday is our lovely gentle yoga with Simon and Marie is organising a beach walk Sunday 2nd Feb - check our calendar for more details .
On Thursday, some of our members are going to see 'BOMBSHELL' at Nambour Majestic theater, screening at 6.30 pm. Or join them at Nambour RSL from 5pm to have a bite to eat and drink beforehand ♥
Organised by Marie, via the FB Social Group: 'Ladies this would be a great way for us to meet up and say hi to each other. I have a bunch of 2 for 1 tix and thought we could all go and see this wonderful movie. The trailer looks fantastic.'
See you soon sheddies!
Today our 'Sheddie Villagers' gardening group attended the working bee at Peregian Veggie Village where they met other Veggie Villagers and discussed their plans for the garden plots sponsored by Auspost. They found out more about what's involved in keeping a plot at Veggie Village and are now planning how they will work the plots together. If you want to join this group of green-fingered girls, please get in touch and we can give your details to their coordinator, Pam.
Noosa Park Walk - Tall trees followed by great coffee
The heavy rain last night didn't put off our walkers who met this morning for a gentle trek thought the Noosa National Park. We don't know if they climbed over or limbo'd under this enormous tree that was in their way ;-). Our regular walkers meet every Monday morning at 8.15 at Tickle Park Coolum for a walk followed by a chat and coffee, but you are always welcome to suggest your own walks if you can't make that time - if you do Facebook you can join https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomensShedWalkers/ or you can let our coordinators know you are coming by booking in here
First Goddess Gathering of 2020 - coming up this Friday
Join Simone and allow yourself to reconnect with your sacred, authentic Inner Goddess Self. Bring self-love and self-nurturing through setting New Moon intentions,restorative yoga, meditation and relaxation.
♥ Welcome circle
♥ New Moon Ceremony
♥ Discovering the monthly Goddess, crystals and essential oils
♥ Restorative Yoga
What to bring and wear.
Please wear something comfortable as we will be still on the floor and enjoying some restorative yoga.
Please bring water-bottle, mat, cushion and small blanket or throw for the meditation.
Bookings are essential 10 spots available so book in quick to avoid disappointment
Bookings via Coolum Womens Shed Website https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=10787799
Other activities happening this week include our 'Art Drop In' on Tuesday from 10.30-12.30, another quiz night on Tuesday at Coolum Surf Club from 6 pm, Gentle Yoga with Simone on Thursday and we are getting ready for our second sausage sizzle on the 28th January. If you can help with the sausage sizzle please contact us via email :
New Sheddie Villager Group - this Sunday 19th Jan
We recently put together a group who are going to take some plots at Peregian Veggie Village. The plot hire is sponsored by Auspost as part of their 2020 community collaboration grant. We haven't come up with a name for them yet - let's call them the 'Sheddie Villagers' for now :-) . If you want to get involved in growing organic vegetables, and maybe participating in a roster to maintain the plot(s) please join them for the working bee at Peregian Veggie Village this Sunday from 9am . You will be introduced to how the veggie villaged works, talk plots. Covered shoes, hat, protective clothing are required. Morning tea is at 10.00am. Please book in to let us know you are coming or email us to be added to the mailing list.
Noosa Park Walk with Marie this Sunday
How about a lovely walk through Noosa National Park on Sunday? It's the perfect weather for it. As well as our popluar Monday walk, this week Marie is organising a walk this Sunday starting from Park Edge Road, Sunshine Beach at 7.30 am.
You can park on Parkedge Road as not a lot of tourists know this spot. We will then meet near the entry and go from there.
Pack a snack and a drink and we can have a sit down, a chat and overlook the awesome view of Laguna Bay.
If time permits,we can have a cuppa somewhere afterwards.
Look forward to seeing you there !! Comment in the FB event or book on our website to let us know you are coming. No cost to members :-)
Sheddies Sizzle Their Way To Success
Stirling effort from our sizzlers this week as we sold 550 sausages at Bunnings and raised over $600 for the shed. Thanks ladies for your help - we are looking for more people to do shorter shifts at our slot on the 28th January - please get in touch if you can help :-) Special thanks to Danie who helped with the prep and stayed the entire day and to the Coolum Men's Shed who lent us equipment and a float and lots of inside knowledge!
Sharp Sheddies Off To A Great Start - next quiz Tuesday 21st Jan
The 'Sharp Sheddies' made their debut at the Coolum Beach Surf Club Quiz night this week, and although there were some controversial answers, did a great job - we even won one of the rounds! The team name of the night definitely went to 'Trivia Newton John '. We will be going to the quiz night for the next 3 weeks to get the team established, and then make our plans for trivia domination!- if you want to join our team just let us know by booking on the website.
Eco Dye Workshops with Margaret Moon, 4th and 11th and February
Coming up in February we are really lucky to have Margaret Moon from EcoDye Queensland providing 2 workshops on Eco Dyeing. On the 4th Febreuary she will be taking you through how to use local plants to dye paper which can then be crafted into cards, or used in collage, or any other artistic use you can think of! ($25 for members). Then on the 11th February, Margaret will take you through the basics of Eco dyeing with silk, with a silk scarf to take home included in the price of $35 for members. Margaret's interest in Eco dyeing began when she moved to Boreen point. Margaret is donating her time as a fundraiser for the shed and therefore we are able to offer this workshop for the bargain price of $25 . These spots won't last long - book here https://www.thewomensshed.org/bookings.html
As people all over the country and world respond to the effects of the Australian fires, the Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild has shared lots of information on how to make items for affected wildlife. The response has been amazing and they have asked people to 'PAUSE CRAFTING' because they have been inundated with items and need to regroup. However, if you would like to contribute you can still make things for the future, or donate to our local wildlife centres. We have messaged them to ask if they want these items and will update here when we get a response. We have added direct links and files below to the patterns so you can get started :-). If you do have a Facebook account you can also follow them directly here:
Wilvo's is still accepting joey pouches according to their website
NB - MESSAGE FROM THE GUILD 12/1/2020 -UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL CRAFT HUBS ARE CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKE. WE URGE YOU TO HOLD ONTO YOUR ITEMS OR PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL RESCUES TO SEE IF THEY NEED ITEMS.
All pouches need to be either 100% cotton or flannelette.
If you want to use synthetic fabric, such as poly-cotton, then that can be used for the outside of the 3D bags or hanging bags.
What Fabric what Item - https://tinyurl.com/What-Fabric
Hanging/Carry Bag Tutorial- https://tinyurl.com/Hanging-tutorial
Hanging/Carry Bag Kangaroo- https://tinyurl.com/Hanging-Kangaroo
Hanging/Carry Bag Wallaby- https://tinyurl.com/Hanging-Wallaby
Hanging 3d Bag - https://tinyurl.com/3D-hanging-bag
Joey Pouch Instructions- https://tinyurl.com/pouch-instructions
Joey Pouch L-XXL- https://tinyurl.com/Pouch-L-XXL
Joey Pouch M-L- https://tinyurl.com/Pouch-M-L
Joey Pouch XXS-M- https://tinyurl.com/Pouch-XXS-M
Animal Beds- https://tinyurl.com/Animal-Beds
Possum Pouch- https://tinyurl.com/Hanging-Possum-Pouch
What Yarn what Item- https://tinyurl.com/Yarn-Guide
What Ply- https://tinyurl.com/What-Ply
Joey Pouch- https://tinyurl.com/Knit-Pouch
Micro Pouch 100% wool Only - https://tinyurl.com/Micro-Pouch
Joey Pouch- https://tinyurl.com/Crochet-Pouch
Micro Pouch- https://tinyurl.com/Crochet-Micro
Please be advised that all of this information is from the Facebook page for the Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild - we are sharing it here for our members so they can use it now and in the future to assist in local projects. https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts
Quarterly meetup- members and volunteers
Saturday, February 15⋅10:00am – 12:00pm
Every 3 months on the third Saturday
We have restructured our meetings to make our catch ups more enjoyable and informal. It will also reduce the need to distribute formal notices, agendas and minutes which is using up a lot of our volunteers' time - time we would rather spend having fun with the sheddies! This is a chance for our volunteers and members to get together and discuss what's happening at the shed. Each meetup will be a chance for us to share information and discuss options. Join us for a cuppa and morning tea - if you have something you want to hear more about, or raise at this gathering just drop us an email. Don't worry if you can't make it - we will share a summary via the news section of our website.
Do not worry - the management committee will continue to have formal committee meetings - please contact us if you need to attend or put something on the agenda.
Sometimes you don't know what you know until your team mates are looking at you in astonishment because you know something that you thought everyone knew... Yes that's a long sentence but you get the idea ....
We are setting up a new quiz team or two - join our social sheddies for a quiz night at Coolum Surf Club. No cost to attend but booking let's us know you are coming :-)
You can book here
You don't have to be a member to try any of our activities, but if you plan to attend on a regular basis please join us - you can add membership onto any booking as an option.
Most activities are run from the Coolum Men's Shed Community Centre. 26 Research Street, Coolum 4573 QLD
Our purpose - connection through recreation