Supporters of the Windale Men's Shed
Safe n Sound Storage - 2021 (ONGOING Since 2012)
The Windale men's shed historically administerd a central storage area for sheds within the area so that donated equipment and material can be safely stored for distribution to other men's sheds, especially those in the develoment stage. However, the facility being used became unavailable in 2012 with an additional site being difficult to achieve.
Thankfully, the management of Safe 'n' SOUND SELF STORAGE offered to fill the gap for the 'off site' storage reqirement and has made available one of the storage facilities at their Kotara location at no cost to the association thereby providing ongoing storage space for equipment etc to facilitate the community and shed needs.
We wish to express our gratitude to the management and staff at S 'n' S Kotara for their ongoing cooperation and understanding of the storage needs for men's sheds, not only for their professional and efficient manner in initaly finalising the arrangements, but how the arrangement is favourably reviewed at "no cost" to the assosciation.
JSA GROUP, CHARLESTOWN 2021 (Since 2016)
The management for the JSA Group, Chartered Accountants, have been supporting our association for many years by providing information and advice regarding our financial position. They have been supplying an annual report for members and other reporting requirements such as Fair Trading and/or ACNC. The service provided by the JSA Group has assisted our association to continue to focus financially on our not for profit and charity status and we are exremely grateful for their regular support which reduces considerably the time and effort we would be experiencing without their involvement.
EAGLES PLUMBING - 2019
We were very pleased and pleasently surprised on Tuesday November 13 for a visit from the management from Eagles Plumbing, Gateshead who brought with them a cheque for $800.00 to donate to the men's shed, as part of the proceeds from their charity golf day held in October. We are very grateful for the ongoing support by Eagles Plumbing, Gateshead. This is the fith consecutive year the firm has provided us with a donation opportunity which is really appreciated.
CHARTER HALL 2017
We have been fortunate to be invited to operate with the support of the management from Lake Macquarie Fair, CHARTER HALL, in terms of fund raising activities. Initially we provided small timber Christmas tree decorations at the centre for children to paint and take home right up to the 2017 Christmas with further activities being planned for both inside and outside of the centre. This partnership is very much welcomed by the association as it is aimed at assisting us with an opportunity to upgrade tools and equipment for the Shed and complements a government grant ( as stated below) to completly refurbish the workplace. The fund raising activities and the support from Charter Hall resulted in a great financial outcome that provided the means to update tools and equipment for the Shed. The members are very appreciative for the opportunity given to the Shed during 2018.
We are very excited for this opportunity to further progress the Windale Men's Shed so that we can continue to be an active charity within the area. Further information relevant to 'coming events' will be posted here and on Facebook as it developes. We thank the management team from Charter Hall Mount Hutton for their support and generosity. The benefit for the shed and its members was trully tremendous.
GRANTS - 2017/2018 RANTS 2017-2018
We have been successful with a "Volunteers-Small Equipment" grant during 2017 which assisted with the installation of security cameras at the shed as well as the purchase of some hand tools etc. We have also applied for a significant grant through the to assist with a major review of equipment and the shed's floor plan. The succesful applicants have not been announced at the time of this post.
We can now announce we have been successful with the our application with the State Governments Community Building Partnerships grant, receiving $10,000.00 toward the project to completely reconfigure the floor space/machinery etc at the shed. Planning for the project has been completed and we are to commence gutting the shed on or about August 21, all being well.
Ansen's Tyre & Auto - Since 2016
The Association has been fortunate to have Ansen’s Tyre & Auto join our family of sponsors. They have been operating in this neighbourhood for many years servicing vehicles for the local and wider community and we are so pleased that they have come on board to assist the Windale men’s shed.
Ansen’s Tyre & Auto are a family operated local business that provides the following services:-
-Minor and Log book Services
-Free Battery testing
Sell most brands in passenger, 4WD and light commercial vehicles at competitive prices.
-Wheel Alignments on specialised vehicles
They also do Rego inspections including Gas Rego inspections
Experienced Office Furniture
13 Bindera Rd Lambton Ph 49521555
Due to the need to improve the quality for seating at meetins etc, we went about getting prices for office style chairs for the meeting room and found that we couldn't afford the prices for office chairs - even second hand. However, we visited Experienced Office Furniture at Lambton and identified chairs at a more reasonable cost and sought to discuss "the best price" for our men's shed with the management. We were very pleasently surprised by the response to our request and purchased six good quality office chairs, with arm rests, for a total cost that we could well afford which included two fold-up tables.
We are most gtateful for the friendly service and support given by the staff which is destined to carry on, thanks to the assurance of the Sales Manager.
Concrush Pty Ltd
One of the mid year projects is to complete a planned Commemorative Garden in recognition of past deceased members. We are very grateful to Concrush for assisting us with this and other worthy projects as they occur, as It is only with such support from the business sector that allows organisations such as ours to fulfill our vision.
We wish to acknowledge the above two companies for providing the opportunity for fund raising for the shed in terms of regular on-site BBQs. The assistance given is most valuable and supports the viability for the association.
Commonwealth Bank Donation - 2012
In May 2012 we were fortunate enough to be selected by the then Manager, and staff, of the Charlestown Branch of the Commonwealth Bank as the recipient of an award for goods to the value of $1000.00 as part of the Bank’s celebration of 100 years as a financial institute in Australia. As a result, we were donated four very good quality office chairs for the new office space created by the recent extension to the shed building.
A big 'thank you' goes to branch and staff for their community support and for identifying the Windale men's shed as part of their celebrations.