Group’s shed is almost finished
The Nagambie Lakes Men’s Shed is nearing completion.
The Filson St site has been a hive of activity in the past year, with the outside metal shed built and underground services, floor concreting, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, wall installations, painting, flooring in kitchen, gardening and other necessary tasks implemented under the watchful eye of Strathbogie Shire Council and the men of the group.
Funds have been raised over the past few years for the internal and external work on the building, while a government grant enabled the men to raise funds to pay for the trades needed to complete the project.
‘‘Having a shed on the block is only the start of the project, and we hope once it is opened that new members will join the Men’s Shed and share their skills, work on projects, and enjoy some social times and encourage other men to do the same,’’ shed secretary Bob Crick said.
‘‘Hopefully the shed will be completed within the next month, then we can apply for a permit to occupy it and really get into doing things.
‘‘There will be an official opening later on in the year.’’
The group has been using a temporary shed at the Nagambie Scout Hall, but the men are thrilled to see their own shed nearly ready to use.
They have been making India Myna bird cages and sales have been constant for these traps.
They have bagged aluminium cans and sold them for scrap, cooked sausages at the IGA and community market days, and helped with the quilt and craft fair. These efforts have helped fill the coffers to enable the shed to be equipped inside.
The new shed has a kitchen and lounge area, a disabled-size shower and toilet and a large workshop floor.
The guys are appreciative of all the donations of equipment, furniture and other items to establish their new venture.
The shed is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm.
For more details, phone Bob on 5794 2406.