Men's Sheds actions as of 7/17/19:
S Speakers / Presentations
E Men's Shed Event
R Regular Meeting
T Tours: Businesses, Museums, State, National
O Open Circle
676 Volunteer Man Hours to Date
Area TYPE Date(s) and Actions taken
Hopkins Activity Center
P 1/26 -Store room started: Repaired and painted wall. Hung new storage shelves. Repaired & painted entrance walls. Installed corner guards.
P Feb - Installed self leveling feet on fourteen tables.
P 3/16 - Started to refinished two wooden benches.
P 3/23 - Assembled presentation podium.
P Mar - Assisted event set up for Hopkins Police bingo fundraiser.
P 4/6 -Repaired fold up table - legs attachment.
P April - Started to refinished last three wooden benches.
P April - Assembled second presentation podium.
P May -Repaired handle and drawer in scrapbooking room..
P 5/4 -Planted Hostas, moved plants & put down new mulch at HAC entrance.
P 5/11 - Trimmed trees in HAC parking lot.
P May -Adjusted blinds in break area.
P May - Installed bracket for expandable aisle control.
P June - Reinstalled PVC tube in storage room.
P 6/15 - Made and installed new base for "day old goods" cart with casters.
P 7/8 - Setup for Senior day event at Raspberry festival.
P 7/8 - Set up and manned Men's Shed display at the Seniors day vent.
P 7/13 - Cleaned & tested "Nutri Bullet" for Jackie from Raspberry Ridge
P 7/15 - Manned the Raspberry sundae booth at the annual Raspberry Fest
P 7/20 - Painted letters on Laser cut wood sign for the HAC at 1st.St. N. & 14th.
P 7/28 - Put together a rolling cart for a resident of Raspberry Ridge.
P 8/10 - Finished painting the display case on the wall in front of the Historical Society.
P 9/26 - Helped set up and take down tables & chairs for the Senior Health Fair.
S 9/26 - Set up and Manned Men's Shed display at the senior Health Fair
P 10/5 - Assembled rack for storing pickle ball net. Drained and rolled up three hoses for winter storage.
P 10/12 - Broke down, flattened, & bundled 50 empty cardboard boxes for recycling.
P 11/8 - 11/9 - Helped setup tables and chairs for the Salute to Vets event on 11/9.
P 12/14 & 12/21 - Bagged, counted & transported Xmas giving tree items to ICA and Resource west.
P 12/27 -12/28 - Helped setup and take down before and after the "Noon Years" celebration.
P 1/4 - Repaired pedastal sign, repaired chair back (break), & took down Christmas tree in lobby.
P 1/25/18 - Cut hole in lid for tax preparation donation jar.
P 2/22/18 - Organized shelves in storage room; Sanded & painted door to Raspberry Ridge; Sanded, Patched & Painted wall by coffee sink.
P 4/5/18 - Repaired white folding table.
P 4/12/18 - Replaced some vinyl cove moldings in Raspberry Room. Worked on outdoor games for May celebration.
P 4/22/18 - Helped set up chairs and tables for the Hopkins Police Department bingo fundraiser.
P 5/3/18 - Dismantled and removed large pallet from the facility.
P 5/5/18 - Created three large kids games for the Music on Main event on 5/5/18. Work was done over 4 previous weeks.
P 6/5/18 - Secured moveable height pegs for an easel. Dave W.
P 6/7/18 - Checked out a small blender that was requested through the Activity Center
P 6/21/18 - Created temporary solution to keep Ice cream cooler lid in the upright position.
P 7/7 & 7/8/18 - Helped set up and take down tables and chairs for Senior Day activities for the Raspberry Festival.
P 7/14/18 - Bob N. , Lyle W. & Joe H. served ice cream sundaes for two hours at the Raspberry Fest.
P 7/26/18 - Trimmed tree outside of office.
P 7/30/18 - Dave W. power washed the wood fence and cement area in front of it.
P 8/2/18 - Stained wood fence outside the offices.
P 9/20/18 - Drained, rolled up, and stored three hoses.
P 9/20/18 - Repaired three flamingo ring toss games. .
P 9/25/18 - Helped set up and take down tables and chairs for Senior Health Day. .
P 11/7/18 - Helped set up tables, chairs and decorations for the veterans lunch.
P 11/18/18 - Helped set up and take down of tables and chairs for the Hopkins Police Turkey bingo event.
P 12/13/18 - Sorted & counted items for food shelf and Resource West. Delivered items.
P 12/20/18 - Oiled storage door; took remaining Xmas items to Resource West; Sorted flyers for Hopkins
P 12/26/18 - Helped setup tables and chairs for the Happy Noon Years party.
P 12/27/18 - Helped take down tables and chairs for the Happy Noon Years party. .
P 1/17/19 - Sanded, scraped and prepared wall in store room for painting.
P 1/31/19 - Rebuilt and glued on two sets of wheels for wooden banks for Diana Ziffer.
P 2/14/19 - Delivered 3 bags to ICA food shelf.
P 2/19/19 - Painted wall in storage room. Dave W. & Joe H. P 3/12/19 - 9 men volunteered to keep the soup ready at the HAC for the "Empty Bowls" program.
P 3/21/19 - Created a cart to store and move roadway cones.
P 4/4/19 - Started work on hallway display cases.
P 4/18/19 - Repaired shelving unit in storage area outside office, repaired plastic information signs.
P 4/25/19 - Assembled new popcorn machine.
P 5/4/19 - Volunteered to help setup and to help with the games at the Music On Main event.
P 5/16/19 - Installed four crowd control units
P 5/30/19 - Assembled new desk chair.
P 6/6/19 - Worked on hallway display cases. Cut linoleum patterns.
P 6/20/19 - Finished hallway display cases. Put on adhesive, let cure & installed linoleum.
7/13 & 7/14/19 - Helped set up and take down tables and chairs for Senior Day activities for the Raspberry Festival.
Hopkins Public Works Dept.:
P 6/29/17 - Scraped & painted large exhaust vent at City water treatment plant.
P September & October 2017 - Stained the wood fence sections at the public works buildings.
T 3/8/18 - The group toured the Hopkins Public Works facilities including the City water treatment plant.
P 5/17/18 - Assembled 200 - temporary no parking signs.
P 5/31/18 - Assembled and stained a picnic bench for use at the city water treatment plant
P 6/27/19 - Cut lumber and built two exterior benches
7/11/19 - Finished bench project. Sanded and sealed the two benches.
Hopkins Parks & Rec. Dept.:
P 10/5 - Did initial walk through for the Harley Hopkins and Oakes Parks that the Men's Shed has adopted.
P 10/19 - Removed underbrush from three large pine trees at north end of Harley Hopkins Park.
P 10/26 - Cut down grasses and other brush at one site at west end of Burnes Park.
P 11/2 - Cut down grasses and other brush at second site at west end of Burnes Park.
P 11/16 - Walked entire Oakes Park and picked up trash and twigs. Drove by Harley Hopkins Park and checked it out.
P 5/3/18 - Walked both Oakes and Harley Hopkins parks and picked trash and small twigs and branches that came down in winter.
P 7/4/18 - Walked both Oakes and Harley Hopkins parks and picked trash and small twigs and branches.
P 9/27/18 - Walked both Oakes and Harley Hopkins parks and picked trash and small twigs and branches.
P 11/1/18 - Cut down grasses at Burnes Park. Cut down Hostas & lilies at 10th & 1st St. N, Fire dept, and Downtown Park.
P 5/16/19 - Walked both Oakes and Harley Hopkins parks and picked up trash and small twigs and branches that came down in winter.
S 1/25/18 - Presentation on tax law changes by an AARP Representative.
P 2/7/18 - Ten men volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children Organization
T 3/1/18 - The group toured the Mpls. Federal Reserve Bank
R 3/15/18 - Met with three members of AARP
R 3/22/18 - Discussions with Molly Cummings, Mayor of Hopkins.
T 3/29/18 - Toured the Hennepin County Energy Recovery Center
T 4/12/18 - Toured the Hopkins Historical Society.
T 4/19/18 - Toured the Hopkins Police Department.
T 4/10/18 - Toured the National Weather Center in Chanhassen MN.
T 5/15/18 -Toured the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recyling Facility
S 5/24/18 - Attended demonstration of stained glass assembly by member Dave Wagner at his home.
T 6/7/18 - Toured the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District facility in Eden Prairie.
R 6/28/18 - Several members played miniature golf at Big Stone course in Minnetrista.
P 7/12/18 - Three men volunteered at Feed My Starving Children
T 7/19/18 - Group toured the State Capitol.
S 8/6/18 - Made a "Thank You" presentation to the Hopkins City Council
T 8/9/18 - Toured the "Unmapped Brewery" in Glen Lake.
T 9/6/18 - Toured MTS in Eden Prairie.
T 9/13/18 - Toured EDCO plant in Hopkins.
T 10/4/18 - Toured the Golden Wings Flying Museum at the Anoka airport.
P 10/27/18 - Volunteered for the Free Bikes for Kids project in Brooklyn Center
T 11/8/18 - Toured the Augustana Open Circle facility in Hopkins.
S 11/21/18 - Made a presentation the Minnetonka Rotary.
S 11/29/18 - Heard a presentation by Peggy Gaard from Open Circle on dementia and alzheimers.
R 12/6/18 - The Men's Shed held a dinner on the second anniversary of the group. Spouses and significant others were invited.
T 1/10/19 - Toured Hopkins Autobody.
S 1/24/19 - Attended a presentation by Joe Ortner - "Carpentry, Engineering & Computers".
S 1/31/19 - Attended a presentation on tax law changes for 2018 by Gene T. - AARP representative.
P 2/28/19 - Ten men to Feed My Starving Children
S 3/7/19 - Attended a presentation by Tom Vande Hei - "My son, the astronaut".
S 3/14/19 - Attended a presentation on the Apollo space program by Jim Zdrazil and Linc Hudson.
P 3/28/19 - Repaired cart for Resource West.
E 4/7/19 Participated in Family Service Fair put on by the Hopkins Women's Club including prep time.
E 5/1-2/19 - Helped fellow member Phil Johnson and his wife prep for a garage sale.
7/13/19 - Several men volunteered to serve ice cream at the Raspberry Festival kick off.
O 12/14/18 - 4 Shed members conducted walk thru and did some work. 1.25 man hrs.
O 12/18/18 - Jim provided 2 hours of volunteer work. 2.0 man hrs.
O 12/20/18 - Jim provided 1.25 hrs of volunteer work. 1.25 man hrs.
O 12/26/18 - Jim provided 1 hour of volunteer work. 1.0 man hrs.
O 01/09/19 - Jim provided volunteer work.
O 01/10/19 - Jim (1.75), Chuck (1.75), Lyle (1.15) & Dan (1.15) provided volunteer hours.
O 12/13/19 John and 3 others snow shoveled
Jim S. - Water temps, clean faucets
Cush - Electric, move bulletin bd., mag door latch
O 2/14 - 2/27/19 Jim S. - Water temps, faucet repair
John - Snow shoveling
Jim S. - Mtg with O. C. & staff re joint project with womens' club
O 2/17 - 3/1019 John - snow shovel, Jim S - electric, door and file cabinet, Cush - electric & door.
O 4/4/19 - Table shelving by Dan.
O 4/5/19 - Maintenance work and snow removal.
O 4/18/19 - Built , refurbished and delivered flower boxes by Lyle, Jim and Dave.
O 4/25/19 - Attended a volunteer appreciation event at Open Circle.
O 5/2/19 - Misc. maintenance work.
O 5/12/19 - Updated garden plot on right side of building.
O 5/12/19 - Flower bed watering
O 5/14/19 - HVAC filter change and water temp. monitoring.
O5/19/19 - Flower bed watering and maintenance.
O 5/23/19 - Flower box remeasuring and water temp monitoring.
O 5/26/19 - Flower bed watering.
O 5/30/19 - Mtg with kitchen staff on kitchen area heat control and water temp monitoring.
O 6/6-7/19 - 2 persons work on fixing restroom handicapped safety bar.
O 6/7/19 Attempted mtg with rep from Home Depot on future client programing projects.
O 6/7/19 - Shelving replacement and cabinet repair.
O6/17/19 - Trip to Home Depot for kits.
O 6/18-19/19 - Woodworking prep time.
O 6/20/19 - 5 man woodworking group at Open Circle
Group Total Vol.Hrs = 676 or 85 Group Volunteer Days