Men’s Shed to set up in new home
■ Exmouth Men’s Shed has moved into permanent premises and members are rolling up their sleeves for a busy period of construction to get their new home up and running.
EMS president Darrel “Boof” Spicer said the Shire of Exmouth had given the town’s newly formed Men’s Shed a third of the old power station building on Nimitz Street next door to Exmouth Fuel Supplies.
He said they had also been given a generous amount of outdoor area to use.
“This is a really good start for the Men’s Shed that will allow us to do what we need to do,” he said.
Mr Spicer said the plan was to install lots of different types of machinery for use in activities such as woodwork and metalwork, but the main aim was to have a space where members could make whatever they wanted to.
He thanked the many people who had already donated tools and Woodside for a $4500 grant to buy new tools.
“Members input on how we should develop is vital because that will lead us where we want to go,” he said.
He imagined the space would be used by the many people in Exmouth who don’t have a shed, as well as by people with skills they were willing to pass on to others, especially to the town’s youth.
There will also be the important aspects of providing companionship, mateship and mental wellbeing.
“The Men’s Shed will provide role models, someone to talk to and a reason to get out of the house,” Mr Spicer said.
He said funding for work on the building was being sought and help was needed among the members to get the work done.
EMS has 26 members and more are always welcome to join.
Anyone who is interested can go to the new premises on Tuesdays or Fridays at 4.30pm.
The Men’s Shed will provide role models, someone to talk to and a reason to get out of the house. Darrel Spicer
Darrel “Boof” Spicer, Dirk Smid and Murray Watts outside the new Exmouth Men’s Shed.