Hard yakka pays off

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - Nagam­bie Lakes Mens Shed mem­bers Trevor Onn, Don McKay, Ray Pater­son, Bren­dan Dal­rym­ple, Michael Smith, Bill Tay­lor, Kevin Swaffield (Hume Mens Shed, Sun­bury) War­ren Har­ris and Bob Crick.

The Nagam­bie Lakes Men’s Shed (NLMS) has been op­er­at­ing since 2013, and af­ter five years in the mak­ing and many hours of hard yakka, the group’s shed was of­fi­cially opened in July 2017.

They be­gan their early years at the Nagam­bie Scout hall and af­ter three years in the plan­ning stages and build­ing, moved into their own premises in Fil­son St.

They have been cook­ing thou­sands of sausages and hamburgers to raise funds for their group, and have of­ten been seen at com­mu­nity mar­kets, out­side IGA su­per­mar­ket and when re­quired at lo­cal events such as New Year’s Eve fire­works night.

Re­cently, dis­played at the ceno­taph, was the 100 years AN­ZAC ban­ner cov­ered with pop­pies, which the Men’s Shed crew had made three years ago for the RSL to use for AN­ZAC Day and Re­mem­brance Day.

The Nagam­bie Lakes Men’s Shed held their an­nual gen­eral meet­ing last Wed­nes­day.

Spe­cial guests were Liz Ta­tia from the De­part­ment of Hu­man Ser­vices and Mary Townsend from the Shire of Strath­bo­gie, both of whom were in­stru­men­tal in es­tab­lish­ing a Men’s Shed in Nagam­bie.

Eleven mem­bers were present at the meet­ing and the of­fice bear­ers for 2018-2019 were elected — David Keall (pres­i­dent), Trevor Onn (vice-pres­i­dent), Bob Crick (sec­re­tary-trea­surer), Trevor Onn (as­sis­tant-trea­surer), and Bill Tay­lor (health and safety rep­re­sen­ta­tive).

All other mem­bers present formed the com­mit­tee.

The Men’s Shed is not tak­ing on any new projects this year.

In 2019 they hope to kick it off with some pos­i­tive work for the shed and their com­mu­nity.

Fu­ture pro­grams will cater for men who live on their own and men’s health.

If any man aged 18-100 is in­ter­ested in join­ing the Men’s Shed, it is open on Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 9 am to 1 pm.

Phone Bob Crick on 5794 2406 or David Keall on 5794 2458 to find out more about the Men’s Shed ac­tiv­i­ties.

— Diane Grant

Ready for an­other year:

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