A crowd of more than 80 people, including visitors from Men’s Sheds throughout our area, attended the opening of the brand new Men’s Shed on Saturday, November 11, a new home for Boorowa Men’s Den.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor along with Councillor Wendy Tuckerman and Bendigo Bank Chairperson Sue Corcoran were on hand to cut the ribbon.
Councillor Tuckerman outlined in her address some of the difficulties associated with the establishment of the new shed.
Angus Taylor said one thing he has learned in his time in Parliament is that smaller towns and villages have greater capacity to bring large projects to fruition.
Men’s Den President Bill Gordon, in welcoming one and all, showed his great appreciation of valuable work and support given by Secretary David Evans, builder Alan Banks, Tim Berry and Bendigo Community Bank Chair Sue Corcoran. Each was presented with a certificate of appreciation, with Alan and Tim granted life membership of the Den.
The Federal Government provided a grant of twenty thousand dollars, which set the project in motion.
The South West Men’s Shed Alliance also celebrated its 10th year with David Evans and Executive Officer Australian Men’s Shed David Helmers cutting the cake.
David Helmers made the trip down from Maitland to be on hand for this special day.
He gave a brief but still comprehensive coverage of how the Men’s Shed concept had grown and spread worldwide.