One might ask what is a Men’s Shed ?
According to the Men’s Shed organisation it’s is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. 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 or fixing lawn mowers or making a kids cubby house. 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 Bindoon branch had asked me to give a talk on my experiences with volunteering with the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group. As I’m not used to public speaking I was a little nervous but was soon put at ease and welcomed to the group by John Williams.
There were about twenty members and they all said they enjoyed my talk and found it interesting.