Grenfell Shed is not associated with Mensheds Australia.
The Grenfell Shed aims to assist men of all ages. This is done through mateship, mentoring, support and activities. We also offer respite care and assist disabled and senior men in leading more fulfilling lives. We pass on skills and trades and do intergenerational mentoring.
"To enjoy each other's company,
Promote self-worth and work
Ethics, while developing and
Sharing skills that benefit both
The individual and the community."©
If a man's shed is his castle, then our Shed in Grenfell is his kingdom. If you Would like to share your skills or just chat then drop by all visitors welcomed we are open Wednesday 10am-12pm.
A Member of the Independant Men's Shed Alliance
The Shed for men concept is an exciting new direction in confronting many of the issues relating to men in today's society. In many cases men see their role in general as undefined, this is relevant as men face the changes life brings. Early intervention is essential if we are to curb the rate of depression, violence and suicide, affecting men of all ages.
The concept used at the Grenfell Shed includes:
1. Encouraging men to socialize in a non threatening environment.
2. Assisting men to be active and creative. "When one is creative through the hand, perceptions can change in the mind". (L.W.)
3. We seek to create an atmosphere of - we are mates - and when men come together maybe to have a cuppa, take part in a project or just yarn, the potential is there for mentoring, encouraging and sharing skills with each other.
The concept of the Grenfell Shed originating in 1987 is enabling men, from many social and ethnic backgrounds to mix and learn. It's a place for men of all ages getting together, sharing fellowship and discovering the satisfaction of, creation through the hands, and in turn changing the perception of the Mind (LW).
An issue of great concern in our society today, is the decline in the art of communication, this is very prevalent in many community groups as they struggle with falling memberships. In many community organizations, when analysed, are held together with hard working and ageing members. Many younger members of the population are not seen joining community groups and organizations, but are drawn towards electronic mediums of entertainment and communication, defaulting on the need of verbal and physical interaction.
At the Grenfell Shed for men, we are providing an attraction for the youth of our community to become involved. Interacting programs, by which younger men become interested in other and /or older men's interests, e.g., model steam, metal sculpturing, woodwork, just to name a few. Then as mentioned above, changing the perception we can have of the world around us, our part in it, and by using our hands, thus achieving another level of communication. The success of working with the men in mentoring programs where they can bounce idea's and life's experiences off each other, has proved the worth of the Shed. For some years the Shed has been involved with academically challenged school boys. Some of our greatest achievements have been in this aspect of our work.
Men in Respite Care come to the Shed for social interaction. Thus the Shed benefits the local community as living skills are shared by the men participating in the life of this Shed. We urge you to consider this program with a degree of urgency, as the need surely exists right now and can only escalate as time moves on. This program may be tailored to suit any community's individual need and can encompass any direction your community desires be it in Australia, Spain, France, USA or anywhere else....21/7/2008.
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The Art of Marriage
A good marriage must be created.
In the marriage the little things are the big things...
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say 'I love you' often.
It is the beauty of a loving, committed bond, emotional, social, spiritual, physical oneness.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values and Common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers In the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and Demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in Which each can grow.
It is the joy of knowing the Lord together.
It is not only marrying the right person
- It is being the right partner.
We are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
The Shed is NOT open on weekends.
Monthly meetings are held at 10.00am on the third Wednesday of each month.