The Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Romsey Men’s Shed Forum held Friday, 4th May.
We had a great attendance with over 30 people signing in. Mary-Anne Thomas MP opened the forum with a personal story about her father on his retirement – the Men’s Shed was exactly what he needed. Acting Mayor Janet Pearce also spoke about the importance of a community men’s shed. Cr Bill West was also in attendance as our local council representative and is supporting our endeavours to get a Shed up and running as soon as possible.
Our guest speaker from the Woodend Men’s Shed, Bill Hebb spoke about the importance of a steering committee to begin with to get the Men’s Shed incorporated, writing their Shed rules, searching for that elusive Shed etc. Bill discussed the ups and downs involved but he advised it was well worth it. You could see the prospective members in the room could relate to what Bill spoke about and acknowledged just how important these Sheds are to well being of the local community.
We had seven people offer to be on the steering committee and we have their first meeting booked for Friday, 18th May at 2pm at the Romsey Hub.
Next Meeting: (Friday) 18th May 2018
Venue: Romsey Hub
Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Inc.
President Anne Collins
Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Inc
Phone: 0411 097 187