Presidents Report for December 2019

By the time you read this, our Christmas Dinner will have passed. Fifty four members and partners attended and I believe everybody had a festive time and the atmosphere was very cordial. I must thank all those who donated a present for the Christmas Raffle and Andre, Maree, Cheryl and Bevan for the lucky door prizes. I was impressed with the spirit everyone showed in joining in the activities, and thanks to all those who helped with the activities and especially to Wayne for organising the venue and meal.

Highlights of the December Committee Meeting

New security locks have been issued and key holders issued with new keys.
The current Telstra telephone will remain in use until copper connections are cut sometime in the future.
A Test and Tag session is being organised, as soon as the time and date are finalised, we will let everyone know. Costs should be minimal and will be at members own expense.
Paul’s initiative of a club project to provide wood turned pens for troops has received great support with not only members, and the club lending financial support, but Wodonga Men’s Shed contributed $100 the project. Paul has arranged a working bee for the project on the 23rd of January, so if you are available circle the date on the calendar. Lunch will be provided.
A big thank you to the fourteen members who turned up for the Bunnings Family Christmas party. We certainly attracted much attention and Bunnings presented us with a $50 voucher for our efforts.
We have had many requests to attend functions within the district, but members at our last meeting expressed interest in Craft Alive, Easter Steam Meeting and the Off Grid function. These have been duly booked.
We have received verbal approval from the Show Society to Extend our workshop. Once written approval has been received, we will start negotiations with Wodonga Council.
A quick reminder to all members that the benches in the workshop should be kept clear for all groups to use. There comes to odd time when supplies unexpectedly arrive and are placed quickly in the workshop. These are relocated as soon as possible and tolerance by all members is requested.
The club has finished the year in a healthy financial position.
Anyone who has forgotten their annual dues, Harry will be sending out invoices in the new year to unfinancial members.
A big welcome to new members Noel Johnson, Sue Combridge and Ash Schmidt.
Our next speaker at the January meeting will be Joy Sloan who will talk on “Fight the Fruit Fly”, an area I’m sure everyone has had experience in.
May I finish this newsletter by wishing everyone a joyous Christmas season and hope that we all can be surrounded by family and friends to help us celebrate the new year. Thank you all for your support to our committee throughout the past year. Don’t forget to put out a carrot for the reindeers.