Mount Pleasant Mens Shed Incorporated….
Meeting fortnightly at 9.30 am at The Mens’ Shed, Old Talunga Park.
Secretary – Don Barrett – ph. 8568 2985
Treasurer – John Bowd – ph. 0417 877 216
Committee members – Barry Liddicoat, Bill Bartsch, Roger Trudgen, George Harrison, Bob Long, John MacGowan
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership is open to any interested person.
The group meet regularly at the Mens’ Shed and the welcome any new members who wish to join them in this endeavour. Your input is only as much as you are able to give, from moral support, to heavy physical work and anything in between. Those with computer skills will have a chance to use them, as will those who simply want to have a coffee, within a social atmosphere. Membership reinforces the need for such a group, so support these men in their endeavour to provide a great place for meeting, learning and fellowship.
They made excellent sales of cut wood as firewood – good hardwood – in 2014, and have continued this venture. They have carried out jobs for the Kindergarten and private residents, whilst working for the community collecting donations at the Farmers Market gate, and conducting a stall at the Mount Pleasant Show and the Christmas Street Party. They have carried out restoration work at Rockleigh School… funded by the Mid-Murray Council, and this continued to end of June 2015. The second stage of the work at Rockleigh School project is now complete, at least for the actual school building, and it is hoped that this will have good community use in the future. The group are more than willing to consider any job… nothing too big or too small. Rockleigh School restoration project… Rockleigh Church project… Top honours were received at the Mount Pleasant Street Party for 2015, with the winning entry in the Parade being the Trojan Horse, created and built by John Bowd, on behalf of the Mens Shed. Coming in third was the Quirky Shed… check the detail here. It was decided to transport the Trojan Horse to the Lobethal Christmas Pageant… and the winner is… you guessed it… Mount Pleasant Mens Shed… With over 40 floats in the parade this was a great effort, and earnt the Shed $250 in prize money!!!
SHED CONSTRUCTION BEGAN IN 2016… After three years, the lease for the use of Council land at Old Talunga Park was signed, and so the Shed is now nearing completion. The group have funds available, with over $70,000 raised in the community and a further $23,000 from the Barossa Council. Work began, with Hughes Construction supporting the project and assisting where necessary in the beginning. The shed is built at Old Talunga Park, opposite the Mount Pleasant Bowling Club, and the site has been built-up as required, above the 100 year flood level. Further updates will be available as progress is made…. check out their Facebook page for the latest pictures