Stonehaven and District Men’s Shed Meeting October 26th, 2017
The regular meeting was held in the Community Centre Bath Street. Over twenty members attended and were made welcome.
Following a social period, the business of the Shed was discussed. Shedder Andy reported on the Emergency First Aid training course with all eight members successfully completing the training, thanks to the trainer Dorothy Clark for her enthusiasm and professionalism. This qualification meets the requirements of our Health and Safety Policy and is the final step required from the members to enable operations to start in our shed.
Chairman Bill Allan reported on the current status of the move into our temporary shed, the civil defence bunker at Viewmount. Following the AGM, he has written to the council emphasising the need to conclude the agreement to give us access to the bunker as quickly as possible. It has been over three months since successful application for change of use.
Health Walks – some time ago a question was raised by some of you shedders about organised walks in and around Stonehaven. Carolyn Lamb, public health coordinator, has contacted us with information on a new initiative; short walks around Stonehaven which will allow participants to meet new people, increase their level of activity, get to know the local environment and take part in a social, fun and healthy activity. The walks are weekly starting from the Plainstones every Monday at 10:00hrs from 30th October. The flyer has been posted on our website.
Peter and George are still poorly and things have slowed on the poly-tunnel front. Shedders were asked to continue their support at the poly-tunnel, they will be notified when activities start up again.
We are still sourcing bulbs to plant for the spring.
Shedder Ian reported on the arrangements for the Xmas lunch. There has been a good response and already more than twenty members have signed up. The venue is the Station Hotel on the 7th December. Booking forms where members can set out their meal choices have been prepared and are available from the events committee.
The speaker this week was Doctor Alfred Dossett (see below) from the Stonehaven Medical Group and the subject was Prostate Issues. Dr. Dossett started by explaining the purpose of the prostate, what could go wrong with it and typical symptoms. He finished by explaining the various treatment that are available and sources of further information on the subject. This was an informative presentation and there was a lively question and answer session with the shedders. The presentation was warmly received and Dr. Dossett given our thanks and a round of applause.
The next meeting will be on 2nd November in the Community Centre Bath Street. The room is open from 12:30hrs. There is no speaker and shedders are encouraged to bring along any projects or hobbies that they are working on to show the group. Please note that the board will convene after 14:00hrs in the community room.
Tea, coffee, buscuits & cakes are available.
Dates for your diary:
30th November – Proposed Visit to Portlethen Shed
7th December – Xmas Lunch Station Hotel