Men's Shed Public Interest Meeting, 08 March 2010
Men's Shed Opening, 14 June 2010
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BICTON MEN’S SHED
The Attadale Rotary Club and the Bicton Uniting Church have joined together to establish a Men’s Community Shed in the grounds of the Bicton Uniting Church on the corner of Canning Highway and Carrington Street, in Bicton/Palmyra.
The concept of a Men’s Shed is to provide a meeting place for retirees and other men to pursue interests in woodwork and metalwork in a communal place and with some assistance and encouragement from fellow members and friends.
There are over 400 Men’s Sheds in Australia, but only 22 in WA. The Shed is available to all men irrespective of age and anyone interested in the concept is invited to contact the Rotary Club of Attadale.
When sufficient space in the new Shed is available, additional activities such as computing, model boat building, mechanical works or a community garden may eventually be developed.
As well as a place to socialise, have a coffee and meet friends, it is anticipated that the environment could also provide an opportunity for mentoring of boys missing a significant male figure in their lives.
Men’s health is of vital importance these days and with modern houses being built on ever smaller blocks, men’s sheds are the first to go. Having a place to meet friends and participate in a useful pursuit of woodwork or metalwork is of prime consideration for the new generation of retirees.
The new shed has as a motto:
SPONSORED BY ROTARY RUN BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE MEN OF THE COMMUNITY
Contact Colin Taylor on 9330 3769 to register your interest.