Tractor Replacement Fundraiser

07th March 2024

It is vital that the grass on the BADMAC airstrip is kept to a low level to enable aircraft to be flown from it. The grass on the outfield surrounding the strip must also be kept to a manageable height to avoid becoming a fire hazard. We currently have an old Massey Ferguson tractor which is on it's last legs. This will leave us having to pay contractors to mow for us. To avoid this, the club desperately needs to purchase a second hand tractor with a loader to enable us to retire the old Fergy.

Unfortunately, the funds raised by club membership and Bunnings sizzles are soaked up by the ongoing fuel expenses to maintain the field. We are reaching out to the community to assist us with our purchase. Can you kindly help us with a donation toward buying a second hand tractor? If so, that will be very much appreciated.

Bairnsdale and District Model Aero Men's Shed is club for radio-controlled aeromodelling enthusiasts and comprises of 55 members mainly from the Bairnsdale and Paynesville areas. The average age of membership is in the high sixties. We recently registered as a Men's Shed to encourage more people with the same interests to come and learn how to build and fly radio-controlled model aircraft. This is extremely important for the mental health of members to be able to go to the club and chat about common interests all while keeping their minds and hands busy with building and flying model aircraft.

We encourage anyone interested in aeromodelling to come and visit our club in Goon Nure.

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