I was fortunate recently to visit the Oatlands shed and see some young blokes (and even younger ladies!) working together. The blokes were really enjoying the break from school to learn some skills from those who have been around a while. A great example of how sheds work with the community.
On 20 April, we were privileged to receive a visit from Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania and her husband, Mr Richard Warner.
Peter Shelley welcomed the Governor and Mr Warner said how pleased he was that the invitation extended to them culminated with their visit.
The Governor congratulated the Shed for its community involvement and gave a précis of her roles relating to her legal requirements, her functions and her community participation. This was followed by a presentation of two green bellied parrot nesting boxes that were manufactured by Bruce Weller and a basket of goodies from the Stitch and Share Group.
A morning tea was prepared by the Stitch and Share ladies for which the Shed is very grateful. This followed an inspection of the Shed by the Governor and Mr Warner accompanied by Peter Shelley. Just prior to their departure, a viewing of the Kingston Sea Scouts boat, the Arunta, was made with Graeme Nichols explaining the extent of work required to renovate it and the extended period of its use.
Helen Wilson presenting the Governor with crafts made by the “Stitch and Share Group”.
The Governor addressing the Shed, with both Mr Richard Warner (left) and Peter Shelley in the foreground.
Morning tea prepared by the Stitch and Share ladies.