Monash Mens Shed — Garage Sale — 30th March 2019.

This run was dif­fer­ent from what we would nor­mal­ly do it was a joint ven­ture with the Monash men’s shed. They had a garage sale and we tried a car boot sale with a sausage sizzle.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly the weath­er was not kind,it was the cold­est March day in four years with quite a few rain and hail show­ers. Sad­ly this had an neg­a­tive effect on the num­ber of poten­tial cus­tomers from the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty, with num­bers well down on what was expe­ri­enced at last years Men’s Shed garage sale. But despite this we made the best of the day.

Kay and I met Geoff Ogden just after 7am to open our garage and tow the BBQ trail­er and place it oppo­site the entrance to the Guide hall where the Man’s Shed had their stalls set up.

Along with Pete and Cyn­thia Char­man we set up our car boot sale adja­cent to the BBQ trailer,with mul­ti­ple gazebo’s for shel­ter we start­ed the joint sell­ing event at about 8.30 am with Geoff, Bruce and Ray Eaton man­ning the BBQ.

Both the men’s shed mem­bers and their cus­tomers and our own mem­bers shopped for items on sale and hot snags with onion. Despite the weath­er more of our mem­bers arrived with a good turn out of Ear­lies for dis­play (Total of Ten), and we set­tled in for a good socia­ble day as we always’s do even if the expect­ed num­bers of buy­ers were down.

There was an exten­sive and var­ied selec­tion of all sorts of tools and equip­ment for sale by the Men’s Shed and we all sort­ed through it and found items to buy. In addi­tion we were able to have a sneek look inside our hall, it is com­ing along well and look­ing promis­ing.
At about 1 pm the cold day was get­ting the bet­ter of us and all par­ties start­ed to pack up. The day may not have been a great fundrais­er due to the weath­er, but we still enjoyed our­selves and mixed well with the Mens Shed mem­bers, they also gave us a cou­ple of items that we can auc­tion at our pre­sen­ta­tion night. Exist­ing as co ten­ants is look­ing promis­ing for both parties.

A cou­ple of events for the day worth men­tion­ing are while dri­ving Gary and Judy His­lop in their pan­el van had a wind screen wipers fail­ure on the way to the run dur­ing the pour­ing rain. but this did not deter them they still attend­ed. Also after pack­ing up our car Kay and I were set to leave only to find we had a flat bat­tery, along came Pete Char­man, Geoff and Derk to our res­cue and jump start­ed our car. Thank’s guy’s.

Also thanks to the guy’s that manned the BBQ all day’ “well done”.

Stay hap­py and safe,

Mem­bers with Ear­lies.
Peter Cor­ri­g­an.
Ray & Dianne Eaton.
Bruce Gra­ham
Rod & Sharon Grum­mitt.
Gary and Judy His­lop.
Ray­mond and Janet Howlett.
Geoff Odgen.
Derk Tuik.
Patrick and Lisa Walsh.
Jeff White.

Mem­bers with­out,
Jim & Kaye Bish­op.
Peter & Cyn­thia Char­man
Ralph Edwards
Gar­ry Etheridge.
Wayne Flem­ing.
Aldo Gianchi­no.
Jason and Janine King.
Neville Maw­er.
John Shore.