The Tuggeranong Men’s Shed recently received some indigenous educational material from the Australian National Museum. Our Shed entered into a collaborative arrangement with the National Museum to repair and refurbish the items that will enhance visiting student’s understanding of indigenous culture.
Under the Federal Stronger Communities Program Member for Bean, Mr David Smith MP, assisted with a grant to allow the purchase of a SawStop table saw to reduce the risk of injury to users and improve workshop safety. Outcome: The provision of the precision saw with its enhanced safety features has enabled a greater number of Men’s Shed members to actively participate in community focused projects.
We were also using the SawStop table saw to build a large number of bird nesting and possum boxes for the community after the recent bushfires in Australia. Recipients have been delighted with them.
The Tuggeranong Men’s Shed made an outdoor bench seat for the Charles Conder Primary School.
Under the Federal Stronger Communities Program Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP, assisted with a grant to install translucent panels in our workshop roof and to replace existing power hungry hi-bay lights, that needed to be on whenever the workshop was in use, with LEDs.
The improvement has been transformational and brought about psychological as well as safety benefits to our shed community (plus environmental benefits). As a result workshop patronage and utilisation has increased.
Some more great work by Geoff and the lads in the project team with the creation of a Street Library. The Lil Street Libraries give members of the community the opportunity to share and read books without cost. Well done!
TMS welcomes its first guest speaker for the 2019 programme next Tuesday the 12th of February. We’ll be joined by Commander Scott Weston from ACT Fire and Rescue who will be letting us know all about not catching on fire.