Strathfield Mens Shed provides a facility that empowers men of all ages to socialise and do things in a practical way. Participation is encouraged to develop good self-esteem, respect for each other and to support our local community projects.
Members may learn and share skills such as woodworking, wood turning, metalwork and other hand crafts, all in a safe manner.
Mens Sheds are places of encouragement for all to take an interest in their own health and well-being. Good health is also based on many factors and becoming a member of a Mens Shed gives a person that safe and busy environment where many of these things can be found in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure.
You can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all you’re looking for.
Members come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is often they are people with time on their hands and who would like to do something meaningful with that time.
If a man’s shed is his castle, then the Strathfield Mens Shed is his kingdom. If you would like to share your skills or just to have a chat, then drop by.
All visitors are welcome.
We are normally open Wednesday and Saturdays 10am – 4pm.
However due to the covid 19 lockdown the shed is currently closed until further notice.
The modern Mens Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture.
Gentlemen, it’s good to be back in The Shed after the forced shutdown. When I look at the grim situation in other countries, I can see that it was warranted. We are not completely clear of Covit-19 and Winter still has its course to run. At The Shed, those who have returned are keeping their distance and using the correct cleaning procedures. In the Common Room Michael O’Connor has been wiping everything within reach.
The photos below show some of our Members who have been back to bring our Shed back to the way it is supposed to be – noisy, maybe but real action again.
Before our opening day, there was a big clean up to make sure all was clean and safe. Thanks to Ken adequate supplies of cleaning liquids and gear was on hand, then to finish – some lunch. The great team that came must also be thanked: Nick, Gabriel, Matthew, Michael, Yves, Kerry, Chris, and Tim. I hope I have included everyone.
There has been no indication that Bunnings stores are ready to start Saturday barbecues yet. When they do, notice will be given and there will be a call for helpers. We need the barbecues to keep the financial side healthy.
Our calendar shows that a Members General meeting is due on Wednesday 24th June. This is the end of the Financial Year and Membership Renewals may be made from July 1. If you wish to have a matter included on the agenda it can be sent by email in the days ahead on firstname.lastname@example.org This is your chance to raise matters that you wish to know more about or suggestions to improve the culture of our Shed. Members’ Meeting are to keep you informed about all matters in regard to the running of the Shed. Starting at 12.00 noon to allow some work before it starts.
Please have a thought about standing for one of the positions. Eligibility for the Committee is to be a member for two previous Annual General meetings. Just ask if you are not certain about your eligibility. Nominations must be in by 4.00pm 1st August.
Members General Meeting Wednesday 24th June, 2020. 12.00 noon.
Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers Satuurday 8th August, 2020. 12.00 noon.
Saturday 6th of June marked the re-opening of our Men’s Shed. The committee spent some time in the proceeding week putting together procedures for cleaning, sign-in, and health requirements and the day went smoothly with everyone playing their part.
Given the ongoing risk associated with Covid 19 we would ask anyone who is not a member who would like to join, to call before they come (Wednesday and Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm) and arrange their visit with the duty officer please.