Murrurundi Men’s Shed opens its doors to newcomers

YOU don’t have to be handy with your hands to attend the Murrurundi Men’s Shed as “talking” is one of their favourite pastimes.

Every Monday, between 9am and noon, approximately 10 blokes meet at the facility located behind Wilson Memorial Oval on Mayne Street.

And, newcomers are more than welcome to join the fold.

“It’s easy … just turn up and introduce yourself,” president Ray Shoobert said.

“We’re a community-based organisation that is here to help men who feel they need to be useful and pass on their experience – no matter what that capability is.

“We break at 10am for a cuppa and, every second week, there is a sausage sizzle at noon.

“It only costs $2 each session.

“You can bring your own project to work on, using the extensive range of woodwork and metalwork tools.

“Or, if you don’t have one, someone else is bound to ask for a hand with theirs.

“We do renovations and repairs of old things, make new stuff and interact with other groups in the area.

“At the moment, we’re undertaking a few small jobs.

“As well, we’re helping Kevin Taylor restore an old 1916 Army wagon.”

Mr Shoobert said the Murrurundi Men’s Shed was thankful for the ongoing community support.

“A lot of locals have donated tools,” he added.

“There are many generous people around and, for that, we’re extremely grateful.”

For more information, phone Ray on 6546 6022 or Phil on 6546 6420.