Men's Shed Reopening

After being closed due to the coronovirus outbreak, the Iona West Men's Shed reopened as of 14/09/2020. Hours of opening are the same as pre COVID. A COVID procedure (as per Qld Government and the Uniting Church directive) is in place and before entry into the shed this procedure must be followed, otherwise entry will be denied.

Men's Breakfast

You are invited to join us for the final Iona West Men's Breakfast for 2021. Breakfast will be 7:30am Saturday, 4 December, 2021 at Iona West hall, 7 Brooks Street, West Mackay.
You have probably come across Bruce Miller as he has been around the Men's Breakfasts for quite a few years, and you may have even had to sit through some of his jokes. Bruce's hearing deteriorated to the extent that 6 months ago he received a Cochlear Implant to assist with his hearing, and he will be the breakfast speaker this month to share his experience and tell us more about this life changing technology.

We hope you can join us for the last breakfast of 2021, to share a meal and fellowship with other men, and to hear about Bruce's experience.
You are also invited to join Iona West church for community Christmas carols on Sunday 5 December 2021 on the lawn beside the hall. This is a free event with children's activities from 5:30pm, BBQ at 6;pm and the carol singing 7 to 8pm. It would be great to see you there as well as breakfast :)
Note there will be no breakfast in January, with the first breakfast for 2022 planned for February.

Breakfast is still $5 and please feel free to invite friends and neighbours to the breakfast. To assist with catering it would be appreciated if you could RSVP to mensbreakfast@ionawest.org.au.

We hope to see you there!

Newsletter

Read the latest Men's Shed Newsletter here.

When did you have your last tune-up?

Us blokes can generally be quite fastidious about our machinery. It doesn't matter if we are farmers, timber workers, truckers, miners or car owners when a service is due on our machinery we either do it ourselves or we get the mechanic to do it. This is especially so when the value of our machinery is significant – sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars! With the correct maintenance schedule we can keep our machinery running optimally and can often avoid costly repairs - problems can be identified and fixed early before they become major. 

Our most valuable piece of machinery however is our own health – if we are incapacitated then we are unable to operate all the other machinery that we own. But when it comes to us blokes looking after ourselves we are generally not very good at it! We mostly don't have a "maintenance schedule" and tend to use the "wait and see" approach. Physically, if we have an ache or pain, our attitude is often that of "I'll battle through this" or "I'll wait a while and see if this gets better by itself". For most of us we get away with this most of the time. 

GET IN TOUCH. Email: info@malehealth.org.au 

All Power to You - video for men with arthritis

QMSA has set up a video link, where anyone logging on to our website will gain access through this YouTube link.

Volunteering

Getting involved with volunteering and social activities can have many benefits including giving you the opportunity to meet and connect with new people, in new surroundings. It can help you make a few mates which can help combat depression and isolation. There is information on volunteering activities and clubs at: www.mackay.qld.gov.au.

What's on at a SHED near you?

Sarina & District Men’s Shed

Opening hours: 8am - 12pm Wednesday & Saturday 
* Smoko around 9:30am 
First Saturday of every month (2nd April) “knock off early” BBQ Lunch

Bowen Men’s Shed

Members are active in the community. They enjoy supporting local charities by donating the proceeds from their monthly Sausage Sizzle at the IGA. If you see them out and about drop in, say G ’Day, & grab a sausage. 
Opening hours: 9am – 12:30pm Tuesday, 1pm – 4:30pm Thursdays, 9am – 12pm Saturdays 
Bob Knight and the men of the Bowen Men’s Shed have been hard at it. Take a look at our April Newsletter to see some examples of their handiwork. 

Beaconsfield Road Men’s Shed

OPEN: Every Wednesday 9am-1pm 
BUILDING STRENGTH THROUGH COMMUNITY

Bowen Woodworkers and Wood-turners 

Bowen Woodworkers and Wood-turners are located at the showgrounds (Mt Nutt Road) in Bowen. Click here to see some of the beautiful pieces they create.

Seaforth Men's Shed

Contact Chris Gee 0409808931

Located behind the Seaforth Bowls Club.