Group’s shed is al­most fin­ished

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - Nagam­bie Lakes Men’s Shed will soon to be com­pleted, with equip­ment be­ing placed in the new shed ready for the group.

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.

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