NMS member and maker of the bell stand Kevin Lowry with University of Queensland International House residential college director Geoff McGlashan.
NMS member and maker of the bell stand Kevin Lowry with University of Queensland International House residential college director Geoff McGlashan.

Nundah Men's Shed member creates bell stand for UQ

KEVIN Lowry of the Nundah Men's Shed recently constructed a beautiful bell stand for presentation to International House residential college at the University of Queensland. Director of International House Geoff McGlashan recently accepted it on behalf of the residential college.

The stand is superb, beautifully designed and constructed and will serve International House for centuries to come.

The Nundah Men's Shed at the Nundah Activity Centre, 15 Jenner St, is made up of about 25 active members who attend operational days on Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Whilst woodworking and lathe work is a regular activity, welding and sharpening are other interests carried out.

Some men also participate in the Bikes 4 Life (B4L) project restoring donated bikes for shipment to aboriginal communities and overseas countries where they can be utilised.

The B4L project operates on Wednesday and Sunday morning.

The Men's Shed and the B4L project welcomes more members and volunteers.

Often men in retirement and semi-retirement are at a loose end.

The men's shed and the B4L projects can provide and interest as well as social, health and skill improvement benefits.

Many existing and additional acquired skills can be utilised in undertaking important projects that benefit the community.

A more recent project that the Nundah Men's Shed is involved with is an internet radio station that operates out of the Nundah Activity Centre 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

This plays easy listening music along with community announcements about what is happening in the men shed and at the Nundah Activity Centre.

This can be heard via the internet anywhere in the world.

It is anticipated that when developed further, other local men sheds will be able to promote events and activities happening in their sheds and eventually men's sheds across Australia can utilise the service.

Currently the Nundah Men's Shed shares space with two small commuter buses that are used for outings and collection of members for the extensive range of activities held at the Nundah Activity Centre.

Should any business located nearby with undercover secure space to park these two buses at night and over weekends be willing to let us use the spaces it would be greatly appreciated.

This would allow the men's shed to be permanently set up and better utilised so equipment and tools did not have to be moved out and back each time to accommodate parking the buses.

For more information about the Nundah Men's Shed, Bikes 4 Life or any activities at the Nundah Activity Centre, ring 3266 4500 or drop into the Nundah Activity Centre, 15 Jenner St, Nundah.


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