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At the Tamborine Mountain Men’s Shed end-of-year function, held at the historic St Bernard’s Hotel on Tuesday 5th December, several members were recognised for their contribution to the Shed throughout the year and honoured with awards, which in the main, were decided by peer nominations and votes.
Jimmy Dunn, who joined the Shed early in 2023, was acclaimed ‘The Shedder of the Year’, which recognised his tremendous contribution, above all others, to the Shed in all areas.
Jimmy Craggs was recognised as the Volunteer of the Year for being the first to volunteer when needed.
The Loyalty and Commitment award was presented to Brian Save for his contribution to the Shed over a long period. Although not a foundation member, Brian joined the Shed in late 2010 and has since been a continuous member.
In a special category, in which the Shed, President Bernie Day, acknowledges a member who he believes worthy of recognition because of his attitude and willingness to help others, Paul Summers was awarded the President’s Award – for him being ‘Helpful beyond Measure’.

Also recognised were three members achieving the significant milestone of being members for 10 years. Keith Dippelsmann, Steve Pinder (not present on the night) and John Schoonbeek were presented 10-Year Membership pins, which are attached to their name tags.
The Men’s Shed, located at 88 Beacon Road, is open from 8.00 AM to 12.30 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Men seeking a venue in which to share a yarn over a cuppa or undertake individual wood-, metal- or leatherwork projects are very welcome. Previous experience in manual arts is not necessary.