Gladstone’s Men Shed Marks Three Decades of Community Dedication

Gladstone’s Men Shed Marks Three Decades of Community Dedication

Compared to most other voluntary organisations in Australia, the Men’s Shed organisation stands out as a rare example of consistent year on year growth.

The Gladstone Men’s Shed is set to welcome the community to an Open Day event at Barney Point on the 14th of October as part of Queensland Mental Health Week, offering a closer look at their important work and initiatives.

Ron, the President of the Men’s Shed, is thrilled to share his excitement about their recent celebration of a significant milestone of thirty years of dedication.

“The Gladstone Men’s Shed was formed in late 2011 with the very first committee elected on 9th of September in that same year,” said Ron.

“During those earlier times, we were fortunate to receive support from Gladstone Regional Council, the Rotary Club, as well as individuals like Bob McCosker and Cyril Golding. What’s remarkable is that we continue to enjoy their unwavering support to this day!”

”The Gladstone Men’s Shed is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning for workshop activities on metal and woodwork as well our CNC Router and Friday mornings for group exercises that are conducted by Gladstone Physio and Fitness,” said Ron.

“We’ve also had the privilege of fostering strong partnerships with various industrial organisations. However, one of our most significant accomplishments is undoubtedly our Early Childhood Services Project,”

“This initiative involves crafting items requested by early childhood centres and preschools, skilfully produced by our dedicated team within the shed,” explained Ron.

Heartfelt congratulations are in order for the Australian Men’s Shed Association, which has played a pivotal role in expanding the organisation to 1,297 sheds across Australia today and an impressive 2,500 sheds across twelve countries worldwide.

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