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The Shed

The Pine Rivers Men’s Shed was set up with the following purpose in mind.
To provide a meeting place for men of all ages to carry out meaningful activities and provide an avenue for learning, mentoring and fellowship.

In pursuing our vision we are committed to the following:-
Honesty and integrity in all we do.
Supporting community and respecting others.
Compassion and empathy.
Sincerity in improving men’s health and well-being.
Open to all.
Reliability and trustworthiness.
Appreciation of the contribution and value of others.
Cooperation and goodwill with other men’s sheds/groups.

Activities undertaken at the men’s shed include:-
Basic woodworking, wood turning, metal working, computer training and photography.
A range of skills development programs and community projects.
Access to equipment, training and skills for personal projects.
A drop-in centre for men to call in and have a coffee and a chat.
A range of social activities, including snooker, darts, and card games.
Friendship opportunities for isolated men within the community.
A guest speaker program covering men’s health and well-being and various interests.
A dedicated “blokes” space.

The shed is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.00am until 1.00pm.

If you want to view the shed, come on any Wednesday or Friday at 9.30am and ask for Mike Nicholson.

For further information contact the Secretary – Peter Fox on 0423 130 492 or e-mail secretary.prms@yahoo.com.au

 

 

Current Events

Members recently had a great time at the ‘Barefoot Bowls’ at the Pine Rivers Bowls Club.  As we’re all amateurs at bowls, there was some very interesting bowling from some members because of using the bias of the bowl incorrectly, and the bowls ending up several lanes over. This was however part of the fun, and after some time on the green we enjoyed a great lunch in the club.

Members are planning a visit to the Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove next month, and looking forward to exploring the Museum and having a ride in one of their trams. We are also planning a trip to Caloundra to do a Pumicestone Passage cruise before the end of the year – we did this cruise last year but enjoyed it so much that we’re going to do it again.

Our Computer area is going really well teaching members to become familiar with technology, as we have Windows, Linux and Apple operating systems on our computers.

Training is also being undertaken in woodworking and metalworking, which will allow members to achieve a level whereby they are able to safely operate machinery that we have in our sheds.  It is always good to learn something new, and develop a new interest, no matter what age you are.