Open Day for Men’s Shed Week
MYRTLEFORD Men’s Shed last week celebrated the benefits of mateship within when Men’s Shed Week ran from September 23 to 30.
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed as first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of likeminded males.
The shed held an open day on Tuesday that included a free barbeque to mark the special occasion.
President Fred Neal said friendship, loyalty and comradery are highly valued in Men’s Sheds, where shedders are offered with a place to belong and contribute with purpose.
“This contribution can be just listening and talking to fellow members who may be going through a hard time health wise, or assisting the shed members build or repair an item for a community organisation,” he said. “The scope is unlimited. “When we developed our 10 year history we were very surprised at what the shed had accomplished and provided for the community.”
Australian Men’s Shed Association executive officer David Helmers said the spirit of mateship was embedded into the fabric of Australian culture.
“We’re proud to recognise that this spirit still lives on in many ways across the Men’s Shed community,” he said.
“Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programs and initiatives that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.”
Men’s Shed Week is an annual event led by the Australian Men’s Shed Association to highlight the contributions of Men’s Sheds to their members’ health and wellbeing and to the wider community.
Myrtleford Men’s Shed is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm at 161 Standish Street Myrtleford.
Contact Clive Walker on 0419 437 964 or clivejw@ bigpond.com for more information.
SHEDDERS: Trevor Isherwood (left) and Barry Corlis at the Myrtleford Men’s Shed open day last week.