Our Banchory Men’s Shed survey has been open for just over a month now, and we will be presenting the results at this Thursday’s Business Meeting. Some quite interesting findings, so please come along to the meeting which is:
- Thursday, 14th September 2017, 14:00 at the Banchory Legion, Ramsay Road
If anyone cannot make the meeting but would like to see the results, we are happy for them to ask – we would rather not post them on the web as they would end up in the Googlesphere, all indexable and searchable and who knows what else – whilst there is no private data in there, we’d rather not have every fine detail sucked up by them. To get a copy of the survey, please e-mail us at email@example.com
We also have a report from the Premises Team, together with other usual business. Anyone is free to come along – member, interested or just curious.
See you there!
(p.s. the survey will remain open so if you haven’t done it yet, see the 3rd August blog post)
In today’s BMS monthly meeting we agreed to issue a Survey to find out more about our members and what you want in a Men’s Shed. The responses will help us understand our membership better, what you want in a “Shed”, where you want it to be, what your priorities are.
We would be delighted if you could find the short amount of time needed to fill in the survey and promise that the information will be put to good use.
Depending on how we need to present the results, we intend to ultimately publish the results, either via our web site or perhaps a Newsletter, but the information will definitely be available via our social and business meetings. Indeed, publication may take some time to gather sufficient responses, but the interim picture will be available via our meetings as it builds.
I’ve sent an e-mail out to all current, past and social members, however, the survey is not limited to current and past members – if you know anyone else who might be interested in joining, even tentatively, we would like to hear from them too, so please let them know about this
The survey is at:
The survey is anonymous, though you can input your e-mail address at the end if you want, so we can contact you. Anyone can use the link, there is no login or sign-up required.
If you would prefer to complete a paper copy, then please contact the BMS membersip e-mail given on the Contact page and we will send you one.
River Dee Radio have recently taken delivery of a new Operations Desk, built and installed by the Banchory Men’s Shed. This custom-built desk replaces the standard tables previously in use and provides specific work and equipment areas for radio operations, mike supports, computer location and so forth. The desk was tailored to make best use of the space within the River Dee Radio room (at Banchory Legion).
River Dee Radio’s new Ops Desk in use – with Graham Ling, DJ of the day (right), and BMS’s Alan Pumfrey (left)
The above picture shows the completed desk in use. BMS’s Alan Pumfrey was also being interviewed by River Dee Radio to promote the Banchory Men’s Shed.
BMS are very pleased to be able to make a contribution in this way to help River Dee Radio’s continuing growth towards becoming a key resource for the River Dee area.
You can find out more about River Dee Radio on their Facebook page, listen directly on the web here, or by downloading any radio app such as TuneIn and searching for River Dee Radio.
Banchory Men’s Shed were delighted to assist today with the Banchory District Initiative Litter Pickup.
The photo above shows the Shed contingent before the main team had arrived. Also consider this photo a (small) challenge for those you eagle eyed on the matter of apostrophes.
Our thanks to all who turned out – the Organisers, Scouts, members of the public and individual Shedders. A successful day but why do we have to do it to keep Banchory bonnie? Education – its so easy to bin your rubbish or take it home in the first place!
Banchory Men’s Shed and Banchory Legion Scotland are pioneering a joint partnership approach to providing a Men’s Shed in Banchory. Read the article* here:
*from Legion Scotland Today magazine Winter 2015-2016 issue