Garage sale – Stuff article

The cancellation of the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club swap meet in April because of Covid lockdown left us with a problem. We had a pitch booked to use as an outlet for our surplus tools and hand made goods, sales of which would allow us to generate some club funds and importantly, to create some much needed space by disposing of excess equipment. As this was not to be, we held our own garage sale at the Shed on Saturday 29th August. The weather was fine and we had a steady stream of browsers and buyers visit us looking for a bargain or a treasure.

The sale was a great success both in terms of sales and connecting with our local Community. We raised over $500 but one of our buyers really surprised us by returning later in the day and gifting us a working forklift for use on our site, something which will be put to good and regular use.

We were also pleased to be visited by the local Timaru Herald photographer and we’ve had a lovely article written to accompany his photographs in today’s edition (2nd September) of Stuff. You can read the full article and view the photos here https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/122609514/timaru-menz-shed-turns-attention-to-expanding-after-making-room

Thank you to all the people who took time out to come and visit us and to the Timaru Herald for putting us in the spotlight.

New Committee Chairman and members for 2020/21

The 2020 AGM has produced some changes to our Committee for the coming year. Stu Jackson has retired as Chairman and committee member to enable him to concentrate on re-building his photography business following the Covid – 19 lockdown. We also said goodbye to Alan Tonkin and Ray Colvill both of whom also stood down after serving on both the original Steering Group and the Committee formed at last year’s AGM. Thanks to all three of you for your support in helping to get the Menzshed up and running so successfully. Our new Office Holders and Committee is as follows:

Patron & Committee member – Gavin Ladbrook

Chairman – Graham Woods

Vice-Chairman – Mike King

Secretary & acting Treasurer – John Cook

Committee Members, Graham R Taylor, Russ Prien, Adrian Hall, Russ Powell, Alan Roker, and Sid Lockhart.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

Timaru Community Menzshed Incorporated AGM will be held on Monday 27th July 2020 at 7:00 pm in The Park Centre Building, Timaru Botanic Gardens, Queen Street, Timaru.

The purpose of the AGM is to,

  • Receive & consider the annual report of the Committee
  • Receive and consider the annual financial statement
  • The election of office holders and Committee members
  • Appointment of any honorary auditor or reviewer and honorary solicitor
  • Consideration of motions or Constitutional amendments requiring members’ agreement
  • Any other competent business

Light refreshments will be available after the meeting has concluded.

Nominations for Office Holder or membership of the Committee must be made to the Secretary in writing (by letter or email only) to be received by no later than Monday 20th July 2020. If you are nominating another member please ensure you have their agreement to do so. All nominations will require a proposer and seconder and election by the majority of members present. Voting will be either by the voices, on a show of hands or by ballot if required, in the event of a tie, the Chairman has a casting vote. Only eligible (financial) members are able to vote or be elected to office or Committee.

Remits for motions to be considered by the AGM must be made to the Secretary in writing (by letter or email) to be received no later than Monday 20th July 2020.

Membership Renewal

Owing to the lockdown in March and the uncertainty over how long we would be closed it was decided to postpone membership renewals in April until we were able to re-open the Shed.

Now that we have re-opened the membership period for the year 2020/21 will run from 1st June 2020 until 31st May 2021. Members who were enrolled for the period 2019/20 will receive a subscription reminder email and invoice during early June with details of methods of payment.

If you have any queries or have not received your renewal reminder please contact the Secretary.