An Overview

The Wodonga Men’s Shed is a place for men to come together, to socialise and to share or develop their skills and relate their experiences. A place of camaraderie, of teamwork and for celebrating community spirit. It’s a place to build on the health and well-being of men.

The Men’s Shed is more than just a “shed”, we meet new friends, share experiences (mostly with a laugh) and we always leave feeling better than when we arrived.

There is an open invitation to all men to come and share in our friendship and camaraderie.

Who’s the Men’s Shed for?

The shed is for blokes of any age, though we realize that men’s sheds traditionally attract many older men, particularly those in or close to their retirement.

We’re keen to involve men who have particular skills and who’d gladly help teach others. We’re equally keen to have blokes involved who want to learn from others, or maybe just want to come along for a cuppa and a chat.

Whether you’re a resident of the border region or a casual visitor to the area, the Wodonga Men’s Shed welcomes you with open arms.

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The Fundraising Project

As the total cost of this building project is estimated to exceed $230K, it is planned to complete project in two stages. The first stage is expected to require funding in the vicinity of $150K and to commence the project, WMS has established a dedicated “Wodonga Men’s Shed Building Fund”. All contributions and expenditure pertaining to the building fund will be included in our monthly financial reports and audited in our annual financial reporting.

WMS are aiming to raise $50K by 31 December 2016 via on going workshop activities, regular funding sources and a range of new initiatives (such as corporate contributions, the involvement of service clubs and community groups, a major travel raffle and internet based activities).

We look forward to the involvement of our corporate supporters and the community in our fundraising activities.

Background

Since being established the WMS, the Victorian State Government and Upper Murray Family Care have worked together to provide WMS with the premises they currently occupy at 20 Emerald Avenue in West Wodonga. Due to the growth experienced in membership, the uncertain tenure of the existing premises and the residential nature of the actual location, WMS have commenced a project to access facilities that will provide for our existing and future needs

We are currently concluding negotiations with Wodonga Council for the long term allocation of a suitable block of land on which we can erect a facility that meets our needs. Our plans are for a shed of at least 20m x 12m that will provide a workshop for manual activities as well as separate sections for passive and recreation activities, kitchen and storage facilities. We envisage that the facilities would be potentially inclusive of broader community use.

In the coming months WMS are confident of successfully making application to governments for an infrastructure grant and liaising with philanthropic organisations to access donations. However, we know that we will need to contribute a significant level of funds to the overall building fund ourselves.

Fund Raising

The Wodonga Men’s Shed is launching a fund raising initiative for the construction of a purpose built Men’s Shed facility. Please help us to reach our target of $250,000.00 by making a donation by clicking on the button below.

Raised $7,200 towards the $250,000 target.

Beyond Blue Helpline:
1300 224 636

Men’s Referral Service:
1800 065 973

Men’s Line Australian:
1300 789 978

Life Line:
13 11 14