THE ROTARY CLUB OF BUDERIM
One of the Rotary Club of Buderim goals this year is to assist in the establishment of a Men's Shed in the Buderim Area.
The Buderim Men's Shed will be a community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all men over 50 years of age.
AIMS OF THE BUDERIM MEN'S SHED
The Buderim Men's Shed aims to provide a space for men 50 years and over for practical activity, a place to socialise, and learn new skills and share skills and experiences. However, one of the most important functions of the Men's Shed is to provide a venue for men to get together and talk.
Activities of the men's shed may include, but will not be limited to, on-site individual woodwork and metalwork projects e.g. toys, small craft & furniture items, on-site and off-site community projects, cooking, computer lessons etc. Activities will be determined by the members of the shed.
WHAT IS A MEN'S SHED?
The modern Men's Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture.
Men's Sheds are springing up all around Australia, currently over 450. If you looked inside one you might see a number of men restoring furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, maybe making bird traps or fixing lawn mowers or making a kids cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle.
You might also see a few young men working with the older men learning new skills and maybe also learning something about life from the men they work with. You will see tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. You will probably also see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or they can learn how to contact their families by computer.
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.
For additional information please attend our public meeting or access www.buderimrotary.com
BUDERIM MEN' S SHED - PUBLIC MEETING
Venue: St Mark's Hall
Main Street - Buderim
(Opposite Buderim Mountain School)
When: Tuesday 26th October 2010
At 2.00pm to 3.30pm
St Mark's Hall, Buderim
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