Newsletter 56 April 27, 2016

Hello Farina Supporters

Here is a letter from the Farina Restoration Group Committee regarding our new Operations Centre which will also provide storage and workshops.

Dear Friends of Farina,

This high quality structure is a lasting tribute to the skill of our 2015 volunteers and visitors who assisted.

Working towards completion is a primary task for the 2016 team of builders, plumbers, electricians, welders, assistants, labourers and “encouragers”.

To our Supporters Group (non–volunteers) – your help in financially assisting, whether generally or with a specific focus (for example the first aid room, joinery work shop or mechanical work shop) will help to complete the task.

The building to lock up stage was sponsored and a further $18,000 of Farina Restoration Group funds has advanced it to its present stage.

Another $15,000 will be needed to equip it to a functional amenity over the 2016 and 2017 programmes.

This venture indicates our permanence at Farina. It will add to our work efficiency, to safety and security and overall pride in Farina.

We have recently received an unexpected donation of $100 from two volunteers from 2015 who are unable to assist in 2016. It will provide two whiteboards in the Administration area – a wonderful gesture!!

Every year our onsite volunteers incur considerable personal costs travelling to Farina as well as donating their time and effort – thank you to all our past and present volunteers.

Any contributions towards the fit out of the Operations Centre would be welcome.

The immediate essentials needed are listed below:

First Aid Room
Vanity cabinet base $140
Vanity cabinet basin and mixer tap $157
Plug set $ 14.50
Tall cupboard $100
1 x 1.5 metre table $ 44
3 x chairs “comfortable” folding stackable @ $20 each $ 60

Meeting/Dining Room
SS sink and cupboard 1.8 metres long comprising:
Base cupboard $236
Merbau timber bench top $140
Single bowl sink, mixer tap and drain plug $180
Cupboard to go under existing 4 burner stove $150
Extension flue $ 35
Tall storage cupboard $100
10 x chairs “comfortable” folding stackable @ $20 each $200
2 x 2 metre stackable tables @ $50 each $100
2 x 1.5 metre tables @ $44 each $ 88

Administration Room
Tall storage cupboard $100
3 x chairs “comfortable” folding stackable @ $20 each $ 60
2 Drawer filing cabinet $ 80

All the above are Bunnings flat pack kits for ease of delivery and reduced freight charges
If nominating a specific item for your contribution please advise Tom 0418 300 597 or
Bob 0409 433 731

Outdoor Equipment
2 x crowbars @ $70 $140
2 x steel rakes @ $30 $ 60
2 x square mouth shovels @ $30 $ 60
2 x long handled posthole shovels @ $45 $ 90
1 x long handled secateurs $ 35
1 x log splitter $ 35
1 x rubber tyred cement barrow $110

Blinds and Curtains
Draw curtains to 2 sliding external doors @ $90 each $180
Roller blind to meeting room window $ 50

We have set up and are progressively equipping a mechanical workshop and a joinery workshop together with extensive wall benches and shadow boards.

We would welcome any unused tools and equipment you feel would have a place in this setup.

Talk to Ken Blackman 08 8341 8962 (mechanical) or Peter Cram 08 8262 4040 (carpentry) about these items. You could also contact Tom Harding 0418 300 597

Monetary contributions can be lodged with the Commonwealth bank
Farina Restoration Group Inc BSB 065 115 AC 1040 8713 plus name and contact number.

Tax deductibility is available. Please contact Tom Harding 0418 300 597 or Bob Brownlee 0409 433 731 before depositing.

If you arrive at Farina as visitors during the volunteer work programme, please identify yourselves as SUPPORTERS so that we can include you in our happenings.

We can still welcome additional volunteers although some weeks are full. Contact Tom or Bob or fill out and return the attached Registration Form.

Thank you for your continuing support

The Farina Restoration Group Committee