October Gratitude

We would like to say a massive thanks to Corey and Ben at Scorpio Screens & Blinds Pty Ltd they have been fantastic supporting our workshop enabling us to get some projects and maintenance sorted. Please check out their business based in Arundel Gold Coast. 👌


@aussietimbers :Your Specialist Timber Suppliers, ask for Rob for fantastic service! (07) 5596 3636 based in Nerang, just around the corner from us!
Thankyou, from us in the workshop!


@Brian’s Skip Bins : Appreciation for everything that Brian does for us! He supplies a skip bin to the Veteran Support Group helping us keep on top off rubbish each month!

Bolts & Nuts Nerang: (80 Spencer Rd)
Huge variety of construction fasteners and hardware needs, there is no job too big or too small.
A huge thank you for their ongoing support to our shed and veteran community:
Thank you to: Action Aluminium
for supporting our workshop:
Excellence in supplies of aluminium products: Speak to Daniel Fowke @ Molendinar for more information about them.

FreedomForklifts Thank you for your support! We appreciate your help skills and time at short notice.

Short and long term hire options to suit your needs. Hire for 1 day or 1 year

Freedom Forklifts can provide the right equipment for you!



affordablegates Thankyou for your ongoing support providing aluminium welding when we need it.

See Scott Griffin:

Free measure & quote, glass or pool fences, balustrades, front sliding/swing gates, infill panels, decorative gates & fencing, custom garage doors

Commissioned project for Blank Gold Coast

Another commissioned project, this time it is for Blank Gold Coast, who compose a magazine giving guides to the latest music gigs and events here on the Gold Coast.
The project was to construct 10 two tier magazine boxes and 5 single boxes, which will be placed around the Coast. Frank Bosio and Andy Bryson spent many hours making these, using recycled timber. The customer is very happy with the end result.



October : Commissioned project

Restored by Frank Bosio, Bob Graves and Andy Bryson

Stone topped washstand, this was a commission from a public customer, and the payment for the work contributed valuable funds to the workshop. Many hours were spent on the task , dismantling the washstand to individual pieces, resurfacing each one, then reassembling them and refinishing to a high standard as shown in the photos. This project is a fine example of the type of commission taken on by our talented members.

September : recognising our support members


INTERSAIL AUSTRALIA . Supplier of quality racing and cruising sails for Dinghies, yachts, multihulls and distributors for world renown HYDE SAILS All of the

sails made in their Loft use the Smar-Azure sail design and software system to optimize each custom made sail.

Their recently opened sail facility in Brisbane is owned and operated by Rick Byerley who has over 40 years sail making experience, having worked in major Sail making

Lofts in NZ and Australia. Intersail can also advise and carry out sail repairs and Furler options as well as on- water consultancy. The VVF Support Group thank RICK and INTERSAIL for their contribution in donating a traditionally made Lug sail for our Sailing Dinghy Raffle and encourage all our sailing members to support Rick & his Sail-making team. Further enquiries contact Rick on: 0418723328 or email: rick@hydesails.com.au

September Tuesday Lunches have returned

Tuesday Lunches. All welcome, Lunch is served 12pm.

We have volunteers making (sometimes buying in) some great lunches every Tuesday.

Most recently:

Pizza subs

sausage surprise,

Chicken curry

and Spaghetti bolognaise!

September Boat raffle planning


IT’S ON AGAIN !!! As part of our current fundraising program we intend to run another Sailing Dinghy raffle which proved to be successful when we staged it three years ago, raising close to nine thousand dollars in support of our war Veterans.

Unfortunately, the Shed closure due to the Pandemic had delayed the completion of the Dinghy & our scheduled starting date, but thankfully we are now back on track & ticket sales will commence as soon as possible through till the Raffle drawing date anticipated to be in December. (Depending on Covid 19 restrictions).

To enable our support group to fund this event we have been able in part to secure a number of Business Sponsors who have great respect for our War Veterans. Companies like Swiftco Trailer & Marine, Gold Coast, who kindly donated a fully registered Boat trailer & Intersail Australia who donated the sail. As members of our organisation, these are the businesses we need to thank as they are loyal supporters to our cause. Another vote of thanks also goes to the Shopping Centre Managers & business for allowing us to stage the display at their premises for the duration of the Raffle.

The Sailing Dinghy we are raffling is based off a 1908 design by Icon NZ boatbuilder/designer Jack Logan & was the Tender for “Raweene” the last Logan Brothers built Yacht. Our Dinghy has been Professionally built by Shed Members Don Lees, Bill Rosenberg & Ken Swainson who have spent countless hours during the construction. The value of the completed Boat & Registered Trailer is estimated to be $10,500.

The funds raised from the Raffle will benefit Vietnam Veterans & their families & we encourage all Veterans, Shed members & their friends to support this worthy event when tickets become available; by contacting …

The Vietnam Veterans Mens Shed. Phone: Don (Noah) on 0414387103

or : on line admin@vietnamveterans.net.au

Ticket prices are anticipated to be within the range below:

$5.00 for I x ticket

$20.00 for 5 x tickets

$50.00 for 15 x tickets