Now Open Monday 9:00- 1:00 Tuesday 9:00 -1:00 Wednesday 9:0 - 1:00 Thursday 9:00 -1:00 Saturday 9:00- 1:00
Close is whenever the last Shedder leaves, usually around 1-2 pm Give us a call on 8644 1484 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT US The Whyalla Men’s Shed (WMS) is an incorporated, not for profit, registered charity, established in 2013 and managed exclusively by volunteers; it has been operating from its current premises – a repurposed church – since early 2014. The WMS provides a setting where older men can engage in productive pursuits that benefit themselves and the community. The objectives of the Shed are to improve the social and emotional well-being of members as a result of the opportunity for socialisation, camaraderie, friendship, providing a sense of identity and purpose, as well as opportunity for constructive endeavour and peer support.
The shed has about 50 members (often called ‘shedders’) with about 25 attending on a regular basis. The median age of members is 67 years and the mean, 70 years; the youngest member is 30 years old and the oldest 91 years. The shed offers a smoke-, drug- and alcohol-free, multipurpose space with a range of facilities: workshops, tools and equipment suitable for small wood and metal construction, repair or restoration projects; a common room for meetings and socialisation; a games room equipped with pool table, television, board and other games; a small library containing fiction, non-fiction as well as hobby and craft books and magazines; a networked computer suite with Internet access used for computer refurbishing and computer tuition; a small office area and display foyer where shed-made products are available for sale; a kitchen for preparing light meals and refreshments, and an outdoor recreation and garden area.
Q: What do blokes do at the shed? Whatever they like (within reason!), including nothing.
Q: Who can join? All men, of all ages and backgrounds. Q: How much does it cost? $15 per quarter or $50 per year. We also ask for a daily $1 donation to cover tea/coffee and biscuits. You can purchase canned soft drink or bottled water for $1 each and join our XLotto syndicate and Social CLub for $2 each per week. We hold regular barbeques for a small cost. All proceeds go to the shed to maintain equipment and amenities.
Helga Fleming John Visi Tony Shaw Bill Hatherly
Q: Is alcohol allowed? No, if you need a drink there are plenty of pubs around town!
Q: What if I smoke? Don’t worry, we have fire extinguishers on the premises to put you out. Q: Who makes the decisions? No-one, and everyone, but there is a Management Committee for the tricky things.