Social Events

Gavin and Julie's Wedding

  • Gavin the groom in the Cobbers Shed just before his wedding ceremony at the Noosa Men’s Shed. Saturday, 23 September 2017.
  • Owner/chauffeur (and NMS member) David Bruce prepares to open the door for bride Julie in front of the TV cameras at the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • Bride Julie (with dog Ziva) and bridesmaid Sue approach the marriage garden at the Noosa Men’s Shed on the specially tended lawn. 23 September 2017.
  • Civil marriage celebrant Leonie conducting the ceremony for Julie & Gavin in one of the gardens at the Noosa Men’s Shed. Saturday, 23 September 2017.
  • Gavin and Julie signing the marriage register in one of the gardens at the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • The bride and groom and families at the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • Behind the scenes, NMS secretary Neil, treasurer Laurie at the BBQs as the groom’s sisters Allison & Janet move food from the mobile fridge. 23 September 2017.
  • The Long Shed at the Noosa Men’s Shed transformed for a wedding reception. 23 September 2017.
  • Mr and Mrs Menkens enter their wedding reception in the Long Shed at the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • Steve Carruth, electrician/senior woodworker and now volunteer chef, hard at work outside the Long Shed for the wedding reception for Julie & Gavin at NMS. 23 Sep 2017.
  • Julie’s surprise gift from Gavin & Isabella’s Fine & Antique Jewellery. At the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • Guess who is a winner here? Thanks to Denis & Jan Grant and their Isabella’s jewellery business. 23 September 2017.
  • Julie & Gavin cutting the cakes in the Long Shed during their wedding reception at the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • The wedding of Julie & Gavin really was a Men’s Shed affair. 23 September 2017.
  • The humming Long Shed during the wedding of Julie & Gavin at the Noosa Men’s Shed. 23 September 2017.
  • The Long Shed at the NMS during the final stages of the wedding reception for Julie and Gavin. 23 September 2017.
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As promised Taramia Roze is offering a two day, two hour each workshop as a repayment for the beautiful sign the Shed made for our Noosa Community Gardens.

She's offered the dates of the 5 and 6 of March. This workshop will be free to all members of the Men Shed and their wives. Everybody who wants to participate will learn how to make their own sourdough starter and also how to bake their own bread which will be baked on the second day at the Shed in wood fired oven.

Each participant needs to bring:

  • 1 bowl,
  • 1 spatula,
  • 1 kg of flour of your own choice,
  • tea towel,
  • little kitchen knife, and
  • plastic bag or cling wrap to cover the bowl.

You will get a practical demonstration and also instructions on paper with recipes.

If the dates are OK the workshops will start each day after morning tea around 10.30 am and finish at 12.30.

Please enter your names on the notice board in the Long Shed.

Our Pizza Oven is now Cooking Thanks to Great Support by Noosa Businesses

 Pizza oven cooking

Noosa Men’s Shed now has a commercial-sized wood-fired pizza oven thanks to the generous support of three very different businesses in Noosa:

Safeguard Storage Noosa
SSC Tilt Tray, Noosaville
Noosa Engineering & Crane Hire

In early January, the owner of Safeguard Storage at Eumundi Rd, Noosaville approached Men’s Shed secretary Stewart Neuss about accepting a very large pizza oven. Stewart thought about it, discussed it with a few committee members and the decision was made.

Now, the problem was how to move the oven weighing just on 2.2 tonnes without breaking the Shed’s bank account? The answer was quickly solved with a call from shedder Pete Williams to Stef Graef & Grant Harden, owners of SSC Tilt Tray in Noosaville.

SSC Tilt Tray Delivery

And so on 11 January, the massive oven was delivered to the Shed on a tilt bed truck by a very generous and obliging Stef Graef. The oven was unloaded to a temporary location whilst a decision was made on where to build the base for the oven.

 In early May, the sturdy base was built by Men’s Shedders Frank Matus and Joe Cirillo and team. Now, the next problem was to carefully lift the oven and move it through an obstacle course of trees and mounds of bricks to its new permanent home.

Building the base

A call was made to Ryza Garbacz, managing director of Noosa Engineering & Crane Hire to once again come to the Shed’s rescue. Four days later, crane operator James and rigger Rory arrived in a new articulated crane and expertly moved the oven on to the well-made base without a hitch.

Noosa Engineering Crane Hire

With a few minor repairs and a new flue made at the Men’s Shed, the oven will soon be open for use by the 200 shedders and guests. Those first guests will of course include representatives of those three wonderful Noosa businesses which generously made it all possible for the not-for-profit Noosa Men’s Shed.

Another demonstration of how the Noosa community is well served by local businesses, and not always with profit in mind.

The Long Shed Cleaning Staff have requested members refrain from feeding birds around the Shed. A decision was made some time ago that if members insist they feed the birds around the Shed, they do it on the lawn. We are tired of chasing magpies out of the Long Shed, including the kitchen area and cleaning up after them.

Mike Nixon explaining to the magpies the likelihood of them participating in the next Cooking for One or Two classes if they keep making a mess of Des's kitchen.

Christmas Party 2016