On Trustees' Week we're highlighting Inverclyde's trustees and the incredible contribution they make.
We caught up with Bruce Newlands, secretary and treasurer, and he paid tribute to the Shed's Board: "Volunteering as a Trustee and particularly as an office bearer is at the heart of strong resilient community organisations which in turn creates stronger communities.
"We need people to step forward to share their skills & experience, to provide some leadership but to also share this burden with others, working collectively with boards and members to deliver community benefits. It takes a little courage, some faith and a big heart but can be very rewarding for everyone, encouraging people to meet, make, grow & share."
John Cook, Chair
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank John, our chair and charity trustee, for all his efforts in leading the shed over the last few years. John’s leadership, organisational skills, diligence & experience have been at the heart of the shed’s growth and success in recent years. John plays an active role in the shed, being approachable and ‘on the tool’s as much as ordinary members, helping deliver projects for our community. John is at the heart of our operation, supporting his board to deliver on the shed’s values of meet, make, grow & share.
Margaret Moyse, Vice Chair
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank Margaret, our vice-chair and charity trustee for all her efforts to expand what the shed does, making it the safe & friendly space that it is and introducing a wider range of people to our values of meet, make, grow & share. Margaret is a hands-on vice-chair: often in the shed, leading our sewing & craft groups but also always there supporting others, helping them build self-esteem and passing on her wisdom.
Bruce Newlands, Secretary / Treasurer
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank Bruce for his work as a founding trustee. Bruce has served in various roles as chair, secretary & treasurer over the past five years and used his professional skills to help deliver the new shed building and our community gardens. Bruce has been at the heart of what we do and embodied our values of meet, make, grow & share.
Peter McNab, Trustee
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank Peter for all his work and enthusiasm since joining the shed as an ordinary member and then becoming a trustee & workshop supervisor. Peter’s experience & skills have contributed to a safer workshop environment, widening access with STEM activities for families and supporting others in projects which deliver for our community, epitomising our values of meet, make, grow & share.
Liz Ness, Trustee
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank Liz for all her work as a trustee, but particularly her leadership and guidance in supporting wood crafts within the shed, making it accessible to a wide range of people and attracting many more into the shed’s safe environment. Liz is a people’s person, amenable, approachable and always keen to teach, she embodies our values of meet, make, grow & share
Tosca Lahiri, Trustee
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank Tosca for all her work as a trustee, particularly her professional expertise and guidance with the digital aspects of the shed but also for her leadership in starting a very successful art group within the shed that has expanded the range of people we engage with. Tosca has also worked hard to expand and diversify our membership demographic, ensuring that we continue to grow and provide a safe space to meet, make, grow & share.
Andy Adams, Trustee
The Inverclyde Shed would like to thank Andy for all his work as a trustee and accessibility champion within the shed. Andy has worked tirelessly to expand our offer and make facilities and activities more accessible for everyone. He has also championed more re-use, repair and recycling within the shed.
Nov 7, 2023