Proud mo­ment for men

The past is laid to rest for mem­bers of Childers Men’s Shed:

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

“IT’S a great day for Men’s Shed,” pres­i­dent of Childers Men’s Shed Rob Dight said as he and other mem­bers proudly posed for a photo for Town and Coun­try.

For the past 12 months the bat­tle over the par­cel of land on North St, which the shed now sits, split the town in two.

The bat­tle line cre­ated a firestorm with many lo­cals voic­ing their opin­ions on so­cial me­dia.

It has been a dif­fi­cult 12 months and a long road for the men and the or­gan­i­sa­tion of Men’s Shed.

Mr Dight said the shed is now built and all the mem­bers are ex­tremely ex­cited.

“We have plenty of com­mu­nity sup­port and the Tom Quinn Cen­tre in Bund­aberg have kindly of­fered us as­sis­tance to fin­ish the gar­dens,” he said.

“The in­side walls will be com­pleted soon, we are wait­ing on all the electrics and of course the plumb­ing.”

The Childers Dis­trict Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion holds a 10-year lease on Lot 3a North St and, de­spite the lengthy de­lays in the devel­op­ment of the site, the plans are al­most com­plete.

Mem­bers of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life, the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like some­thing mean­ing­ful and prac­ti­cal to do with their time.

The Men’s Shed move­ment has now be­come one of the most pow­er­ful tools in ad­dress­ing health and well-be­ing and help­ing men to once again be­come val­ued and pro­duc­tive mem­bers of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Men’s Shed mem­ber­ship con­tin­ues to grow, with po­ten­tially mem­bers wait­ing for a per­ma­nent home.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBIT260716MEN

ALL SMILES: Childers Men's Shed pres­i­dent Rob Dight stands in front of the new shed on North St.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

MEN’S SHED: Ten pairs of help­ing hands from the Tom Quinn Cen­tre in Bund­aberg, and Childers Men’s Shed.

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