Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : April 20, 2016 Edition Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 - PAGE 5
WITH less than three
weeks to go, the count-
down is well and truly on
for San Remo residents
Dan Leary and Nick Say,
entrants in this year’s
The Shitbox Rally chal-
lenges competitors to
drive across the country
in a car purchased for no
more than $1000.
This year the rally takes
them from Mackay across
Bass Strait to Hobart,
covering over 3700km
over some of Australia’s
This challenge is aimed
at raising funds for the
Cancer Council, having
raised over $6m since
its inception six years
ago, making it the biggest
fundraiser for the Cancer
This year’s teams hope
to raise over $1.2m.
Nick and Dan, compet-
ing as Team Dick and
Nan have raised almost
$15,000, having initially
set a target of $10,000.
“The community spirit
has been amazing,” said
“There has been too
many individual contrib-
utors to mention – the
support has blown us
“However we do need
to make special mention
of Richard, Cathy and all
the team at San Remo Au-
“Richard has donated a
huge amount of time and
resources into helping
get our little car up and
about and it’s thanks to
him and his team that we
are confident of complet-
ing the rally at all.”
Special thanks go also
to the local traders that
have gone above and be-
yond – Coastal Refrigera-
tion, Jims Bait & Tackle,
Farmer Engineering, Lat-
Mary MacKillop Catholic
Grade 6 activity day
Thursday 5 May 2016
Grade 6 students
from all Primary
invited to attend
a day of activities
at the College by
Monday 2 May
For a registration form please call the College on
5662 4255 Registration essential
Horn Street, Leongatha, 3953
Private Bag 7, Leongatha, 3953.
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PROOF TO JANE
The countdown is on
Nick Say and Dan Leary are off to compete in this
1983 Suzuki Carry they purchased for $1000 and have
named ‘The Pig’ in the annual Shitbox Rally.
The travellers’ route
will cover 3700 kilo-
metres from Mackay
Our humblest apologies to beautiful baby May-
alu, who we described in last week’s Advertiser
as a boy.
Mayalu is a gorgeous new daughter for Melanie
Wright of Smiths Beach and Diego Depane Mon-
tiera of Sao Paulo, born at the Royal Women’s
Hospital in Melbourne on March 24.
Our apologies to Mayalu and to her mum and
Island Men’s Shed turns six
THE Phillip Island Men’s Shed celebrated its sixth
birthday last week.
Since its inception back in 2010, the Men’s Shed
has gone from success to success, proving to be a very
popular facility with local residents.
Basically, the Men’s Shed concept was developed to
give men within the community of all ages a place to
get together, be creative, do practical activities that
they enjoy, and get involved in workshop activities that
With all manner of modern woodworking equipment
set up for use in the Cowes Men’s Shed, it became a
hive of activity from day one.
Aim of the coordinator Terry Heffernan and his team
from the outset has been to provide a relaxed, friendly
and safe environment for the purposes of communal
workshop activities and socialisation opportunities.
The Men’s Shed was established in the grounds of
the RSL, well away from the main building.
And while it has been developed under the auspices
of the Phillip Island RSL, it is by no means restricted
for use to RSL members.
It was funded in part by the Federal and State gov-
ernments, is a separate entity, and has been built for
the use of the community as a whole.
Three years after it opened with one wood work
shed, which has recently had a dust extractor in-
stalled, a metal shed complete with lathe and metal
benders was opened adjacent to the first building.
At least 100 participants have enjoyed working in
the shed, which is well equipped and offers learning
opportunities as well.
Participants can come along and use the equipment
to work on their own projects.
They also repair items for community members
And the Shed assists community groups such as the
Phillip Island RSL and the Cowes Primary School with
some of their requirements.
Students from both Cowes and Newhaven College
enjoy visiting the shed on a regular basis, where they
are taught basic woodwork skills and learn to create
titude, Ecoliv, Silverwater Resort, Full Circle, Paint
Place, Carmies Kitchen, Beachside Hair and Beauty,
Price Excavations, San Remo Bakehouse, Jacq of
Hearts, Luke Marshall Cabinets, Archisign, Infinity
Swim, Click On Blinds, San Remo Bowls Club, Cape
Winds, Island Accommodation, Porter Republic, The
Goldsmiths Gallery, OutThere Adventures plus many
more. And to all our friends and family – if we make
it across the line, it will certainly be a team effort, so
“While we have hit our initial fundraising target, we
are still keen to raise as much money as we can for
such a great cause, ” says Dan.
“Every dollar helps in the fight to find a cure for can-
cer, a disease that has affected so many lives. ”
You can help Nick and Dan in their fundraising ef-
forts by following this link: www.shitboxrallyau-2016.
everydayhero.com/au/dickandnan, or contact Nick on
5678 5205 for further information
items under the tuition of the men who attend.
The Men’s Shed is open on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings, from 9.30am until noon.
The sixth birthday was celebrated with a special
sausage sizzle last week.
New members are always welcome to come along.
If you have a project but not the tools, the Men’s
Shed will give you a warm welcome and a helping
For further information, contact the Men’s Shed co -
ordinator Terry Heffernan on 0438 808 428.
Men’s Shed members enjoyed a sausage sizzle together last week, to mark the sixth birthday of this popu-
lar facility, which goes from strength to strength. Members pictured during the festivities are, back, from
left, Bill Hathway, Rod Stevens, Fred Karsch, David Rich, John Pittorino, Rod Cameron, Terry Willcocks,
Steve Barber, Greg Grant, Nicael Bowes, David Hawker, Vic Prior and Graham Bell. Front, Michael Curwood,
John Allen (supervisor) Terry Heffernan (coordinator) Ric Fuentes and Tony Andrews.
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