ONE of Portland’s newest community organisations, the Portland Men’s Shed, has been boosted by a kind donation.
Many of the organisation’s members spend a bit of time at the city’s timber sales outlets, but when Portland Men’s Shed chairman Geoff Kerr met the new manager of Whiteheads Timber Sales (WTS) in Portland, it sparked a fruitful partnership.
Portland manager of WTS Tammy Whitehead had first encountered the men’s sheds in Edenhope, where she is originally from.
“My father was a saw miller in Edenhope in the 1950s, our whole family comes from Edenhope,” Ms Whitehead said.
Ms Whitehead took over managing the Portland WTS yard last week. She previously managed the Mt Gambier sawmill, which supplies the Portland yard and under her guidance the sawmill staff grew from six to 30.
According to Ms Whitehead the donations to the Portland Men’s Shed will be an ongoing contribution.