Leongatha Men’s Shed

The Leongatha Men’s Shed has been back in action for three weeks, much to the delight of its members.

President Max Wood said everyone was “happy as hell” to be back after being shut down for several weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Many projects are underway again, such as the creation of a cat scratching stand, possum and bird boxes, and toy cars.

Ken Reid said members can choose which step of the toy car build project they help with, whether that be gluing, painting or nailing.

Hundreds of toy cars will be made for the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ shoebox appeal for underprivileged children in developing countries.

Club members are also awaiting the day when work starts on their new shed at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve.

They were awarded $60,000 last year from the state government’s Men’s Shed Funding Program.

Leongatha Men’s Shed meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the Horn Street campus of Community College Gippsland.

Wonthaggi Men’s Shed

The Wonthaggi Men’s Shed will meeet this Thursday, July 25, to discuss their reopening.

President Robert Mesley said members are eager but cautious to reopen.

“We have a number of members in the ‘at-risk’ age group and right now we’re hoping to open in early July,” Rob said.

Rob was looking forward to returning with the 20 members who enjoy crafts, leisure and in particular the social side of the group.

“We have a strong membership at the moment and will be accepting new members as soon as July.

“Our main craft is woodwork, but the social side of things is what we really enjoy.

“We have a billiards table, darts and, most importantly in a Men’s Shed, a kettle,” Rob said.

The group has been active at the Wonthaggi Harvest Centre since 2009 and welcomes donations of machinary and tools.

Corinella Men’s Shed

Down in the Waterline, the Corinella Men’s Shed is also back up and running.

Everything’s going well, said Ken Thomas of the Corinella Men’s Shed, with members working on their own individual projects while catching up over a cuppa.

They’re also ensuring they keep to social distancing and other restrictions while at the shed.