Chinchilla Men’s Shed

On the 19th Of May at the Chinchilla Museum there will be the grand opening of the “Chinchilla Men’s Shed”
The Chinchilla Men’s Shed is an initiative of the Apex Club of Chinchilla backed by the Australian Men’s Shed Association”

What is a Men’s Shed? Extract taken from “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. If you looked inside one you might see a number of men restoring furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, maybe making Mynah 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.”

The initiative is one that I personally feel aligns with our clubs values and principles and as such I would like to see members within our club donate small tools and pieces of equipment that the men’s shed could use.

What can I donate?

  • Hammers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Electrical items such as Saws etc are more than welcome.
  • Any Tool Item is more than welcome!
  • Tools can be brought to classes between now and the 19th of May or they maybe taken directly to the Opening Day in which all are welcome to attend.

Any Questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Dale Exon
Russell Macathur Taekwondo – Darling Downs
0429 638 242
Po Box 223
Chinchilla Qld 4413