Hard yakka pays off
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: