Shed to open, Saturday, May 30, 2020

Aloha everyone!

Now that the state and city governments have allowed a gradual return to normal life (if there is such a thing), the Honolulu Mens Shed will open this Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Of course there will be rules and guidelines that must be followed.  A sign-in sheet and limited use policy that everyone must sign and date upon visiting the Shed will be provided.

Please keep in mind that most of our members are in a risk demographic and that following the guidelines is meant to keep everyone, ourselves, our families and or fellow Shed members, safe and healthy.  

The Board of Directors of the Honolulu Mens Shed thanks you for your patience and cooperation.  This is new to all of us and your understanding for the glitches that may occur as we try to navigate the “new normal” is greatly appreciated.

See you at the Shed!

Michael Trojan

President, Honolulu Mens Shed

Annual Meeting, July 25, 2020

Aloha members of the Honolulu Mens Shed:
According to Article IV of the current By Laws for the Honolulu Mens Shed, it is required that the Shed hold an annual meeting when a report to the membership of current financials, status of operations and the election of officers and directors.  The announcement of the meeting must be made 60 days prior to the date of the meeting.  This year’s meeting is scheduled for July 25, 2020 and this email is to serve as the 60 days notice for that meeting.

The Honolulu Men’s Shed Board requests your presence and participation in this important event as the Shed continues to improve serving the needs of its membership.  Hopefully, depending on the COVID-19 guidelines in place on the meeting date, we will also try to schedule a Sausage Sizzle.

Our Board and Officers serve for a one year term and the by-laws allow those wanting to serve another one year term to be placed on the ballot.  The meeting will also provide the opportunity for other shed members’ to join and serve on the board.  Members will be considered to be those who have paid their dues for the 2020 membership year.

More details on the meeting including a proxy form will be emailed to you at a later time.  Please know that in order to have an official meeting, a quorum of more than 50% of the members must be met.  The quorum can be met either with members physically present or present by proxy (i.e. those present + available proxies = >50%).

Mahalo!

Michael

Michael J. Trojan
President, Honolulu Mens Shed
www.HonoluluMensShed.org

Tai Chi!

Aloha everyone:

While we’re in Stay-at-Home mode, Randy Wong has offered his Tai Chi expertise to the Honolulu Mens Shed via Zoom each Tuesday and Saturday monring at 8AM.  Join us!  It’s a great way to exercise, get grounded and learn something new. Be there or be square!

See you there!

Michael

Bored with being home? The UK sheds solved the problem by creating an internet radio show. Check the links and see how the Honolulu Mens Shed spread the word about the first shed in the USA.

Aloha:

With most sheds closed all over the world, a couple of the sheds in the UK have started a radio broadcast via the internet.  They contacted me and asked if I would be willing to be interviewed as part of the international outreach.  Of course I said “yes”. 

Check here:  https://www.hugofox.com/community/shed-happens—even-if-you-re-self-isolating-17757/3—8th-april-2020/

I was contacted by the producers and via Zoom I was interviewed for the show.  Check the first part of the interview here:

Check the second part of the interview here:

Doing the interview was awsome and it was great way to spread the word about the first shed in the USA!

Michael

The following was sent to the members and friends mailing list of the Honolulu Mens Shed:

Honolulu Mens Shed Limited Use Policies, from the Board of Directors

                         March 19, 2020

Although there are concerns about public gatherings and the spread of the Corona virus, Honolulu Mens Shed is officially open on a limited basis based on current government guidance. Several members would like access to the shed and to accommodate those members, the following guidance is set forth:

  • Access to the shed will be limited only ten (10) people max – if you are number 11, DO NOT ENTER THE SHED. Further, you must agree to register the day and time you will enter AND LEAVE the shed. This is specifically so we know who was there and when, should there be a contamination problem.
  • There is increased risk with public activities. Hence, all attendance is at your own risk and the Shed and Leaders will not be held liable.
  • Note that there are no warm water washing capabilities but hand sanitizers and Clorox wipes will be available and must be used frequently.
  • NO ONE with any illness or underlying medical issues are allowed under any circumstances, ABSOLUTELY NONE!
  • Tools will be wiped with disinfectant before and after each use.

These statements can and will be revised as further guidance is provided by State and Emergency Management Officials up to and including closing of the Shed.

The Board thanks all of the members for their continued support during this period. We look forward to seeing you when this situation is behind us.

Mahalo!

Michael Trojan, President, Honolulu Mens Shed

First Aid can save lives

Aloha everyone:

One of the safety guidlines we try to live by at the shed is to always have a first aid person on the premises.  About 20 of the members have taken a first aid course a couple of years ago and it’s now time to review what was learned.  

For those that have taken the course in the past and need a review and to give new members an opportunity to learn first aid, the Shed will be scheduling a first aid course within the next few weeks.

To be sure we have enough attendees, would those of you who would be interested in attending the course please reply to this email so that we have an idea of how many to accomodate.  For now there is no fee but that may change.  If a fee is reqiured you will be notified in advance.

Please let me know your interest as soon as possible so we can schedule the class. Use the Contact Us tab on the home page to send your email.

Mahalo!

Michael

Some due and some did

Aloha members:

Super Bowl and Ground Hog Day are in the past.  We’ll let those involved get ready for next year.

We at the Shed are working on this year.

So, if you have not paid your dues ($50/year, the best bargain in Honolulu acccording to some of us) please make arrangements to pay them.  You can pay online here:

https://honolulumensshed.org/2020-membership-application-renewal-form/

Or, send your check here:

Honolulu Mens Shed

350 Ward Avenue, Ste 106

Honolulu, HI  96814

Or, deliver your check or cash in person at the Shed!

See you at the Shed!

Michael

Projects need some helpers

Aloha and Happy New Year!

The Shed is starting out strong and well for 2020.  

There are a couple of projects that are being started that could use some help.  Visit the Shed on any Wednesday or Saturday to see what you can do to lend a hand in completing the projects or contact the project leader directly via email.

–  CD and LP cabinets:  Contact Steve Pryzbelinski, drprzy@gmail.com

–  Buddy Bench for Koko Head Elementary School:  Contact Dean Keil, dean.keilpassionautoaccltd@yahoo.com

Let me know if you have any questions or have projects that you would like to add to the list.

Mahalo!

Michael, President, Honolulu Mens Shed