As of October 2014 and with the assistance of the Victorian Department of Human Services Grants Program called – Strengthening Men’s Shed Program the Mount Beauty and District Men’s Shed now has its own Shed. It is located on a Alpine Shire leased site next to the Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre in Tennis Crt. Mount Beauty.
Thanks to Tony Gentile of ‘Gentile Steel Fabrications‘ for constructing the Shed during the period June to October 2014. The tasks of members now is to outfit the internals. The committee is hopefully working towards a March 2015 opening date.
The project is being managed by our Vice President Ian Howley with assistance from President Dick Puttyfoot.
Sheds conduct three main categories of activity:
Members will be welcome to be involved in any or all of these according to their own capability or interest. Or just to come to the shed and have a chat with friendly guys as they go about their tasks or share a bit of company, either over a cuppa or working on a project.
Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active body and an active mind.
Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.
Members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and they would like something meaningful to do with that time.
Some examples of activities conducted at Men’s Sheds around the country are: general woodwork and carpentry, basic welding, toy making, maintenance of tools and your home machinery, use of computers, trips, metalwork, card and board games, cooking, BBQ’s, voluntary community projects, information sessions on men’s health, restoring furniture and toys, guest speakers, growing vegetables, Shed planning and improvements and of course good company and fellowship