Posted by Peter O'Brien on Oct 27, 2018

The house the Club owns in a Bayside suburb of Melbourne was damaged by fire late last year. After a complex insurance claim it has now been restored, And is now ready to hand back to ‘Launch Housing’ to accommodate a family escaping domestic violence. To get ready for this the Club had a working bee on Saturday. Ron B organised this which was attended by Pres Ian, Peter O’B, Grant P, John and Margaret M, Marilyn B, with Geoff Gledhill doing an early shift as he was busy in the arvo. Work completed included tree and shrub pruning, planter bed edging, window cleaning, general tidying up of the garden and grounds and some planting, and filling the Hopper with the rubbish.

Grant brought enough equipment to have rebuilt the whole house, Ron and Marilyn provided afternoon tea, and the rest worked as well as they could.
The Club owes a debt to Ron who has managed the whole restoration project including wrangling the insurance company, liaising with the builder, organising the carpets and curtains, getting some defective wiring corrected and certified, personally building and installing the gates, and lots more. Thanks Ron; Good Job.
Pics show Grant’s truckload, Ian’s bum, and the team in action.
Note by John Mason, Chair of Strategic Investment Committee.

Hands on Experience

Working bee at the property associated with Launch Housing that required a tidy up
The overall supervisor was the Treasurer Ron B with Marilyn, along with John and Margaret M, Grant P, Peter O’B and of course the President 2018/19 Ian B
The plan was to sweep, weed, trim plants and scrubs, clean windows and of course the very Australian Saturday afternoon activity when sport is now available to mow the front lawn
RB had organised a rubbish dump bin that was conveniently put on the lawn that caused readjustment to the master plan
I reflect on the afternoon that there certain was about one-up manship between RB and GP with a display of power tools and various attachments, however, the banter and discussion about various topics and the chores that needed to be completed was entertaining

Marilyn B rewarded those with a late afternoon tea or coffee, along with her world famous cake, and cheese and biscuits was well appreciated